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AI x Future - Effective Altruism Discussion Evening

During this evening we will continue our quest, trying to see the links and connections between the worlds greatest challenges & initiatives, by looking closer at a subject that could potentially pose an existential risk to humanity: Artificial Intelligence.

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Mar 2019
 
19:00 to 22:00
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In addition to the informal monthly Effective Altruism meetups at Café Engels we will host reading and discussion meetings every two months. During these meetings we will read and discuss articles or books that are about Effective Altruism or topics that are related to it. Effective Altruism consists in the honest and impartial attempt to find out how to do the most amount of good with our available time and resources by applying rational reasoning, data and scientific evidence. Effective Altruism covers a lot of different themes and domains that concern effectively helping others, be it in the short-term or the longer run. If you want to delve deeper into the question on doing good better, you're more than welcome to join these bi-monthly meetings.

March 13

During this evening we will continue our quest, trying to see the links and connections between the worlds greatest challenges & initiatives, by looking closer at a subject that could potentially pose an existential risk to humanity: Artificial Intelligence.

After an introduction to Effective Altruism, we will take on the topic of Artificial Intelligence (AI). From 19-21 we will have a presentation, followed by a guided discussion. Will it bring endless prosperity or eternal doom?

Through an Effective Altruism (EA) lens, we will discuss risk, challenges, and possibilities. No previous experience with EA is necessary (or with AI). Below are some resources you can, however, dive into!

Resources

- https://concepts.effectivealtruism.org/concepts/existential-risks-from-artificial-intelligence/
- https://concepts.effectivealtruism.org/concepts/artificial-intelligence/
- https://ea-foundation.org/artificial-intelligence/
- https://futureoflife.org/background/benefits-risks-of-artificial-intelligence/

Videos

-https://www.ted.com/talks/sam_harris_can_we_build_ai_without_losing_control_over_it (Sam Harris on dangers of AI)
- https://www.ted.com/talks/dan_finkel_can_you_solve_the_rogue_ai_riddle (TED-Ed video on rogue AI)
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcdVC4e6EV4 (Numberphile video(s) on AI, highly recommended)
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IB1OvoCNnWY (ditto, AI safety)

Books

- Superintelligence, Nick Bostrom
- Our Final Invention - James Barrat
- Life 3.0 - Max Tegmark
- The Singularity Is Near - Ray Kurzweil

Practical

Doors open: 19.00
Intro: 19.15
Wrap up: 21.00

Entrance: Free/donation

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