Discussion article for the meetup : Israel Less Wrong Meetup - Existential Risk and AI discussion
* NOTE - Meetup date was moved to Wednesday, April 30th *
We're going to have a meetup on Wednesday, April 30th at Google Israel's offices, Electra Tower, 98 Yigal Alon st., Tel Aviv.
This time will be a discussion of General Artificial Intelligence and Existential Risk - subjects that are both core to LessWrong and some would say important for the sake of the future of humanity. Like the successful productivity hacks session we will have multiple speakers talking about various aspects of artificial intelligence explosion, decision theories, and existential risk.
Examples of subjects we will be talking about: One-Boxing vs Two-Boxing, Resurrection after a friendly singularity, Constructing friendly utility functions, X-Risk and the chances of FOOM... We will also be talking to explore and learn from each-other about AI. This meetup will assume previous knowledge of LW writings and discussion about AI and X-Risk, but even if you don't know a lot about it and are simply interested you should come.
We'll start the meetup at 19:00, and we'll go on as much as we like to. (We've had great success with the earlier hour last meetup and so we're continuing on the trend)
Please come on time, as we will begin the discussions and talks close to when we start. But, if you can only come later, thats totally ok!
We'll meet at the 29th floor of the building (Note: Not the 26th where Google Campus is). If you arrive and cant find your way around, call Anatoly who is graciously hosting us at 054-245-1060.
Note that we are trying a transition to a meet once every two weeks. This is to allow people who cant make it to a meetup to not have to wait a whole month to meet again, and because we'd like to have both subject based and social meetups and doing one meetup a month would make that hard.
If you have any question feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 054-533-0678.
See you there!