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Wednesday 16 October: 6:00pm - 7:30pm

St John's College Old Divinity School, All Saints Passage, CB2 1TP

Leading Cambridge University researchers from The Leverhulme Centre for Future Intelligence and The Centre for the Study of Existential Risk discuss the far-reaching advances offered by artificial intelligence and consider the consequences of developing systems that think far beyond human abilities.

We are said to be standing on the brink of a fourth industrial revolution – one that will see new forms of artificial intelligence underpinning almost every aspect of our lives. These new technologies will help us to tackle some of the greatest challenges that face our world.

The researchers ask fundamental questions about the ethics, trust and humanity of AI systems. “It can’t simply be enough for the leading scientists as brilliant as they are to be pushing ahead as quickly as possible,” says Dr Seán Ó hÉigeartaigh. “We need there to be ongoing conversations and collaborations with the people who are thinking about the ethical impacts of the technology.

“The idea that AI can help us understand ourselves and the universe at a much deeper level is about as far reaching a goal for AI as could be.”

Dr Seán Ó hÉigeartaigh – The Centre for the Study of Existential Risk
Dr Kanta Dihal – Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence
Dr Mateja Jamnik – The Department of Computer Science and Technology

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