Miles Brundage, Anders Sandberg and Andrew Snyder-Beattie attended the Symposium on Ethics of Autonomous Systems (SEAS), an event organised by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and attended by globally recognised experts from a diversity of fields. The aim of the Symposium was to discuss the draft document, prepared by, among others, FHI Research Assistant Carrick Flynn, on concerns and recommendations on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Artificial Superintelligence (ASI). The document will be used to inform key stakeholders on how to best advance technology for the interests of humanity with regards to autonomous systems.
Andrew Synder-Beattie moderated the Committee on Safety and Beneficence of AGI and ASI, which was also attended by Anders Sandberg. The Committee discussed the issues surrounding how to build systems, today and in the near to mid future, that can be designed in ways that foster safety and beneficence for society while also advancing innovation for AI and autonomous technology. Meanwhile, Miles Brundage attended a committee on the legal and ethical issues surrounding AI and robotics.