It all started with a taxi ride in 2001, in which Huw Price found himself with Jaan Tallinn, one of the team who developed Skype. That chance meeting and subsequent conversation about the dangers of artificial intelligence led them to co-found the Cambridge Centre for the Study of Existential Risk with British astronomer Lord Martin Rees.
Today, there are two Centres in Cambridge dedicated to ensuring that humans not only avoid the pitfalls of their own technological success, but make the best of the opportunities of the 21st century - especially in artificial intelligence.
In this lecture, Price presents an insider's view of the history and vision of these Centres, and a message about the importance of making our own good fortune.
Huw Price is a Bertrand Russell Professor of Philosophy and a Fellow of Trinity College at the University of Cambridge. In addition to being a co-founder of the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (CSER), he is the academic director of the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence (CFI).
Date: October 6
Venue: Seminar room, Frontier Research Institute for Interdisciplinary Sciences
Aobayama Campus (MAP)
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Frontier Research Institute for Interdisciplinary Sciences