Hello! I'm part of the AI club at the University of Victoria. We want to help expose students and professors at our university to the ideas of AI alignment and AI ethics, and so we are putting together an online conference this November 25th.
Our club website
We are looking for presenters, so if you, or anyone you know, may be interested in presenting on an AI Ethics topic, please reach out : ) You can comment here or pm me, or use the contact page on our website.
I'm most interested in preventing X-Risk from not having sufficient alignment in agents capable of recursive self improvement to superintelligence, but I feel it is also important to host discussion on AI related ethics concerns that are already affecting peoples lives. Moreover, if you have another topic you feel would make sense at our conference, I'd be happy to hear about it. We'd love talks from people working in alignment labs, academia, or with independent funding, to inspire those of us interested in working on these issues, and to help our peers realize this can be a viable, even profitable, career.
Also, of course, if you just want to attend our conference, I invite you to do so!
Haha, I was hoping for a bit more activity here, but we filled our speaker slots anyway. If you stumble across this post before November 26th, feel free to come to our conference.