(Cohosted with Jake Mckinnon, Stanford Effective Altruism)
MIT Professor Max Tegmark will be visiting Stanford to give a talk on his new book, Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence!
Tegmark's new book focuses on the big questions of AI: How can we grow our prosperity through automation without leaving people lacking income or purpose? What career advice should we give today’s kids? How can we make future AI systems more robust, so that they do what we want without crashing, malfunctioning or getting hacked? Should we fear an arms race in lethal autonomous weapons? Will machines eventually outsmart us at all tasks, replacing humans on the job market and perhaps altogether? Will AI help life flourish like never before or give us more capabilities than we can handle?
Because shaping the future is an important component to effective altruism, we expect this this talk to be a great way to start the conversation on thinking about specific ways we can do the most good in the medium-to-long future.
Who is Max Tegmark?
Max Tegmark is a professor of physics at MIT and president of the Future of Life Institute. His research has ranged from cosmology to the physics of intelligence, and is currently focused on the interface between AI, physics, and neuroscience. His recent technical papers focus on AI, including ones accepted to AI venues such as ICML, and typically build on physics-based techniques. He is the author of over 200 publications and the book Our Mathematical Universe: My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality.
Join us for this exploration of the future of humanity and intelligence in the universe. We hope to see you there!
(Note: this event is hosted by Stanford and first priority will be given to Stanford affiliates, however there should be ample seating for everybody else)