Past Meetup

The Future of AI | Summoning the Demon: AI and the Future of Life on Earth

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Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC)

Tech Square | 75 5th Street NW, Suite 2000 · Atlanta, GA

How to find us

On the 2nd floor, adjacent to the lobby - Community Room

Details

• What we'll do
Part 2 of our series: 'The Future of AI | Two Perspectives'

'Summoning the Demon: AI and the Future of Life on Earth'

Elon Musk asserts we are 'summoning the demon'. He claims that AI is 'our biggest existential threat'. Other luminaries like Bill Gates and Stephen Hawking agree with him. However, Mark Zuckerberg counters, "People who are naysayers and try to drum up these doomsday scenarios... I actually think it is pretty irresponsible."

Who is right? What should we do about it?

In the decades to come, advances in artificial intelligence will rocket forward at an exponential rate, leaving behind today's most sophisticated neural networks as mere toys from an Age of AI Infancy. Every industry on the planet will be impacted, from lifesaving miracles in medicine, to autonomous drone swarms launched from within the military industrial complex. Every man, woman, and child on Earth will be affected.

There is a scale and level of sophistication that AI will inevitably achieve, from which inherent intelligence and consciousness will arise. AI will have the advantage of achieving super-intelligence without biological limitations. What will that moment mean for a world of human beings?

We will explore possible futures for the human race and the super-intelligence to come - from an AI-enhanced human paradise on Earth, to the ultimate extermination nightmare.

This is the same keynote presentation that was presented at 'DataSciCon 2017', and at the upcoming 'AI Congress - Las Vegas' on May 3-4, 2018.

Come join us Monday, March 12th at 6:30pm EDT at ATDC, in the Community Room on the 2nd floor of the Centergy Building. There is convenient parking in the adjacent Centergy Parking Deck (Google Maps).

It's free to attend, and includes free food & drinks provided by a sponsor.

Attendees are required to sign in using their real name and email address to be admitted. Personal information is never shared with other parties.

Attendees will also be invited to join our Slack community, which is where our deep learning conversations occur between monthly meetups.

Spend the evening expanding your AI horizons. We guarantee you will leave inspired.

• What to bring
A smile, an interest in our shared future, a curious mind, and your questions and comments.

• Important to know
Attendees are required to sign in using their real name and email address to be admitted. Personal information is never shared with other parties.