Carl Frey discussed the future of automation and employment at the House of Commons on February 25th. Our current research within the Oxford Martin School’s Programme on the Impacts of Future Technology suggests almost half of the modern workforce is vulnerable to increased automation. Continue reading
The Cambridge Centre for the Study of Existential Risk will be hosting a public lecture on February 26th entitled “Existential Risk: Surviving the 21st Century.” Continue reading
As physics shines more light on the nature of our universe, Nick Bostrom’s simulation argument has received more attention. Last week, the New York Times cited Bostrom’s work in explaining why physicists are conducting certain experiments. Continue reading
Would Asimov’s laws or a simple kill switch be sufficient to avoid the harms of a superintelligent AI? Nick Bostrom and James Barrat explain the difficulties of ensuring positive outcomes of an intelligence explosion on BBC Radio. Continue reading
The Future of Humanity Institute is pleased to announce the Amlin-Oxford Martin School Conference on Systemic Risk, taking place on February 11th-12th. Speakers will include Lord Robert May, Professor Didier Sornette, Professor Ian Goldin, and Professor Doyne Farmer. Continue reading
On February 4th, a diverse group met at the Future of Humanity Institute to discuss projects in agent based modelling (ABM). Experts in cultural anthropology, neuroscience, complex systems, and ecology all shared insights into how ABM is used in their respective fields.
Today Dr. Stuart Armstrong lauded Google’s decision to establish an artificial intelligence (AI) ethics board following their acquisition of DeepMind. It is a positive step forward, addressing the risks associated with continuing improvements in AI. Continue reading
David Christian, hosted in part by our Programme on the Impacts of Future Technology, will be presenting his work on “Big History” at the Oxford Martin School on January 31st at 16:00.
In the past, technological innovation has increased long run employment. Will this pattern hold in the future? The Economist has featured Carl Frey and Mike Osborne’s paper on automation and unemployment in the January 18th print edition. Continue reading
Luke Muehlhauser, executive director of the Machine Intelligence Research Institute, was interviewed by io9 regarding a paper he co-wrote with Nick Bostrom about the dangers of artificial intelligence. Continue reading