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January 2017

Extreme Events and How to Live with Them – Professor Nicholas Taleb

January 27 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Lady Mitchell Hall, Sidgewick Site
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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The talk on "Extreme Events and How to Live with Them" is held by Professor Nassim Nicholas Taleb. He will talk about how distributions that are dominated by extremes and tail events require a completely different way of thinking and provide a classification and show where conventional statistical tools fail, such as the conventional law of large numbers. He will show how robust statistics is not robust at all; how frequency-based forecasting fails and how past averages misrepresent future ones.…

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February 2017

Dealing with Extremism – Professor David Runciman

February 3 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Lady Mitchell Hall, Sidgewick Site
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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  On Friday 3 February, Professor David Runciman gave a talk on “Dealing with Extremism” the third of the popular Darwin Lecture Series, which this year is co-convened by CSER Research Associate Julius Weitzdoerfer. Professor Runciman argued that not all conspiracy theorists are extremists; but that almost all extremists are conspiracy theorists. The talk can be viewed on the Darwin College Lectures website. The ‘Extremes’ lecture series take place every Friday during Lent term (January to March). The lectures are given at 5.30 p.m. in The…

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Extreme Rowing – Roz Savage

February 10 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Lady Mitchell Hall, Sidgewick Site
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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On Friday 10 February, Roz Savage gave a talk on “Extreme Rowing” the fourth of the popular Darwin Lecture Series, which this year is co-convened by CSER Research Associate Julius Weitzdoerfer. The talk can be viewed on the Darwin College Lectures website. The ‘Extremes’ lecture series take place every Friday during Lent term (January to March). The lectures are given at 5.30 p.m. in The Lady Mitchell Hall, Sidgwick Avenue, with an adjacent overflow theatre with live TV coverage. Each lecture is typically attended by…

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Extremes of the Universe – Professor Andy Fabian

February 17 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Lady Mitchell Hall, Sidgewick Site
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Professor Andy Fabian will give a talk on “Extremes of the Universe” the fifth of the popular Darwin Lecture Series, which this year is co-convened by CSER Research Associate Julius Weitzdoerfer. The talk will be able to be viewed on the Darwin College Lectures website. The ‘Extremes’ lecture series take place every Friday during Lent term (January to March). The lectures are given at 5.30 p.m. in The Lady Mitchell Hall, Sidgwick Avenue, with an adjacent overflow theatre with live TV coverage. Each lecture is…

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Bad Actors and AI (Invite only workshop)

February 19 - February 20
Future of Humanity Insitute, Oxford, United Kingdom + Google Map

On the 19th and 20th of February, the Future of Humanity Institute (FHI) hosted a workshop on the potential risks posed by the malicious misuse of emerging technologies in machine learning and artificial intelligence. The workshop, co-chaired by Miles Brundage at FHI and Shahar Avin of the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk, invited experts in cybersecurity, AI governance, AI safety, counter-terrorism and law enforcement. The workshop was jointly organised by the Future of Humanity Institute, the Centre for…

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Extreme Politics – Professor Matthew Goodwin

February 24 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Lady Mitchell Hall, Sidgewick Site
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Professor Matthew Goodwin will give a talk on “Extreme Politics” the sixth of the popular Darwin Lecture Series, which this year is co-convened by CSER Research Associate Julius Weitzdoerfer. The talk will be able to be viewed on the Darwin College Lectures website. The ‘Extremes’ lecture series take place every Friday during Lent term (January to March). The lectures are given at 5.30 p.m. in The Lady Mitchell Hall, Sidgwick Avenue, with an adjacent overflow theatre with live TV coverage. Each lecture is typically attended…

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