Join us at the Augmented Intelligence Summit26. Februar 2019
Is it possible to develop a collective, concrete, realistic vision of a positive AI future that can inform policy, the development of the industry, and academic research, and can it be done inclusively? Our hypothesis is that this is indeed possible, and we have designed this experiment to test it.
Today many of the concepts, consequences, and possibilities involved in a future with advanced AI feel distant, uncertain, and abstract. No one has all the answers about how to ensure that powerful AI in the future is beneficial, either in terms of technical implementation or in terms of transference to the domains of law, regulations and policy, industry best practices, or society at large. There are a number of organizations and initiatives that are working on the issues of AI safety, ethics, and governance.
Joining these efforts with a distinct role that bridges academia and industry, the Augmented Intelligence Summit offers a unique, interdisciplinary approach to learning and creating solutions in this space.
The Summit will provide the tools and framework for a multi-disciplinary group of policy, research, and business leaders to imagine and interact with a simulated model of a positive future for our global society and its major interconnected systems – the economy, education, work, and political structures – through the lens of advanced AI. AIS utilizes a range of collaborative design tools and immersive exercises, including:
Scenario simulation, war-game style
World building and collaborative strategic planning exercises
Presentations on models of economic, social and complex systems to inform our work
The Summit’s high-level goals are about increasing systems-literacy and improving long-term thinking and decision making, which we see as critical skills for navigating the future of advanced AI and its impact on society. In addition to presentations on the state of AI and its trajectory, immersive exercises at the Summit relate to a fictional future world with advanced AI that is both plausible and aspirational. By mentally committing to a specific version of the future, our creativity, our ability to identify important variables, and our overall problem-solving capacity can be enhanced to help us better imagine the societal challenges, opportunities, and needs that will face us and the planning that must be done.
Anthony Aguirre Future of Life Institute | UC Santa Cruz
Shahar Avin Centre for the Study of Existential Risk
Meia Chita-Tegmark Future of Life Institute | Tufts
Ariel Conn Future of Life Institute
Gaia Dempsey 7th Future
Allison Duettmann Foresight Institute
Peter Eckersley Partnership on AI
Marc Fleurbaey Princeton
David Haussler UC Santa Cruz | QB3
David Krakauer Santa Fe Institute
Michael Page OpenAI
Marie-Therese Png Oxford | DeepMind
Stuart Russell UC Berkeley | CHAI
Max Tegmark Future of Life Institute | MIT