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Rustat Conferences: Machine Superintelligence & Humanity (Invite only workshop)

June 2, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

This workshop is part of the Hauser-Raspe Workshop Series.

Report by Nathan Brooker here.

CSER co-organised and co-sponsored.

9.30-10.15: Professor Ian White Master, Jesus College; Van Eck Professor of Engineering, University of Cambridge; Chair, Rustat Conferences

INTRODUCTION Chair: Professor Lord Martin Rees Co-Founder, Centre for the Study of Existential Risk; former Master, Trinity College, Cambridge; former President, Royal Society

From Artificial Intelligence to Superintelligence: Dr Hermann Hauser Co-Founder, Amadeus Capital Partners; Honorary Fellow, King’s College, Cambridge

AGI and Existential Risk: Professor John Naughton Senior Research Fellow, CRASSH, University of Cambridge; Emeritus Professor of the Public Understanding of Technology, Open University

10.15-11.30: SESSION 1: Creativity and Imagination in Humans and Machines

Chair: Professor Margaret Boden Research Professor of Cognitive Science, University of Sussex Dr Demis Hassabis Co-Founder and CEO, DeepMind (Google) Professor Simon Colton Professor of Computational Creativity, Goldsmiths, University of London

11.30-11.50: COFFEE: Gallery, Upper Hall

11.50-13.15: SESSION 2: Human-AI Equivalence and Beyond: Personhood, Consciousness, Values Chair: Professor Murray Shanahan Professor of Cognitive Robotics, Imperial College London Professor Tim Crane Knightbridge Professor of Philosophy, University of Cambridge Professor Sarah Coakley Norris-Hulse Professor of Divinity, University of Cambridge

13.15-14.15: LUNCH: Master’s Lodge and Prioress’s Room

14.15-15.30: SESSION 3: Ethics, Regulation and Governance Chair: Professor Huw Price Academic Director, Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence Bertrand Russell Professor of Philosophy, University of Cambridge, Co-Founder, Centre for the Study of Existential Risk Dr Jatinder Singh Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge Professor Murray Shanahan Professor of Cognitive Robotics, Imperial College London

15.30-16.45: SESSION 4: Anthropology and Theology in An Era of AGI Chair: Professor Andrew Briggs Professor of Nanomaterials, University of Oxford Dr Andrew Davison Starbridge Lecturer in Theology and Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge Dr Timothy Jenkins Anthropologist, Fellow, Jesus College, Cambridge

CONCLUDING REMARKS: The Master, Jesus College, Professor Ian White 16.45-17.15


June 2, 2016
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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The Centre for the Study of Existential Risk; Centre for Law, Medicine and the Life Sciences; Synthetic Biology Strategic Research Initiative


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