[ExI] ExtroBritannia: The Friendly AI Problem: how can we ensure that superintelligent AI doesn't terminate us?

estropico estropico at gmail.com
Fri Jan 8 14:06:55 UTC 2010

Ooops! Obviously I meant the 23rd of **January**!

On Fri, Jan 8, 2010 at 1:58 PM, estropico <estropico at gmail.com> wrote:
> The Friendly AI Problem: how can we ensure that superintelligent AI
> doesn't terminate us?
> Venue: Room 416, Birkbeck College.
> Date: Saturday 23rd December.
> Time: 2pm-4pm.
> About the talk:
> Suppose that humans succeed in understanding just what it is about the
> human brain that makes us smart, and manage to port that over to
> silicon based digital computers. Suppose we succeed in creating a
> machine that was smarter than us.
> What would it do? Would we benefit from it?
> This talk will present arguments that show that there are many
> different ways that the creation of human-level AI could spell
> disaster for the human race. It will also cover how we might stave off
> that disaster - how we might create a superintelligence that is
> benevolent to the human race.
> About the speaker:
> Roko Mijic graduated from the University of Cambridge with a BA in
> Mathematics, and the Certificate of Advanced Study in Mathematics. He
> spent a year doing research into the foundations of knowledge
> representation at the University of Edinburgh and holds an MSc in
> informatics. He is currently an advisor for the Singularity Institute
> for Artificial Intelligence.
> Roko writes the blog "Transhuman goodness"
> For more details about Roko, see RokoMijic.com
> ** There's no charge to attend this meeting, and everyone is welcome.
> There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions and to make
> comments.
> **Discussion will continue after the event, in a nearby pub, for those
> who are able to stay.
> ** Why not join some of the Extrobritannia regulars for a drink and/or
> light lunch beforehand, any time after 12.30pm, in The Marlborough
> Arms, 36 Torrington Place, London WC1E 7HJ. To find us, look out for a
> table where there's a copy of the book "Beyond AI: creating the
> conscience of the machine" displayed.
> ** Venue:
> Room 416 is on the fourth floor (via the lift near reception) in the
> main Birkbeck College building, in Torrington Square (which is a
> pedestrian-only square). Torrington Square is about 10 minutes walk
> from either Russell Square or Goodge St tube stations
> www.extrobritannia.blogspot.com
> UK Transhumanist Association: www.transhumanist.org.uk

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