Discussion article for the meetup : Intro to AI Existential Risk
Organizations like Oxford's Future of Humanity Institute and the Machine Intelligence Research Institute consider artificial intelligence to be a possible extinction risk to humanity. In this presentation, I'll be introducing the concept of AI as an 'existential risk'.
The presentation will take about 30 minutes, followed by Q&A and discussion.
Cambridge/Boston-area Less Wrong meetups are every Sunday at 2pm in MIT's building 66 at 25 Ames St, room 156. Room number subject to change based on availability; signs will be posted with the actual room number.
Our default schedule is as follows:
—Phase 1: Arrival, greetings, unstructured conversation. —Phase 2: The headline event. This starts promptly at 2:30, and lasts 30-60 minutes. —Phase 3: Further discussion. We'll explore the ideas raised in phase 2, often in smaller groups. —Phase 4: Dinner. It's about a ten minute walk to the usual restaurant.