Elon Musk vs. Mark Zuckerberg: Assessing the risks from superintelligent AI

September 29, 2017

Tech titans Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg take opposing views over the dangers posed by the development of better AI (Artificial Intelligence). This talk by longtime singularity-watcher David Wood provides an accessible background to this monumental debate.

The talk, held courtesy of Funzing, will include:

*) The various meanings of the terms “singularity” and “intelligence explosion”
*) Five factors that are accelerating progress in AI
*) Scenarios in which superintelligence might arise within as little as ten years time
*) Common fallacies and misunderstandings in discussions over superintelligence
*) Five ways in which superintelligence could knock humanity off trajectory
*) Positive steps that are now being taken to ensure a beneficial outcome for AI.

To attend, please register in advance via the Funzing website.

(RSVP’ing on this meetup page lets your friends and colleagues know that you plan to attend, but you’ll have to register on the Funzing site too.)

Tickets to this talk include 1 x small beer / wine or soft drink.

Doors will open at 7pm. The talk will start at 7:30pm, and will include a break around half way through for people to stretch legs and/or refill drinks.

There will be plenty of time for audience questions.

For more details about this talk, see the Funzing website.

—Event Producer