April Newsletter

Centre for the Study of Existential Risk

GCRI executive director Seth Baum has joined the Cambridge Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (CSER) as a research affiliate. The affiliation is in recognition of the contribution Baum has made to CSER.

Colloquium on Catastrophic and Existential Threats

GCRI executive director Seth Baum gave a talk titled “Integrated Assessment of Global Catastrophic Risk” and GCRI director of research Tony Barrett gave a talk titled “Towards Integrated, Comprehensive Assessment of Global Catastrophic Risks to Inform Risk Reduction” at the Garrick Institute for the Risk Science’s first Colloquium On Catastrophic And Existential Threats, March 27-29 in Los Angeles.

Artificial Intelligence

GCRI Associate Roman Yampolskiy gave a talk on the “Future of Intelligent Machines” at the Retreat on Artificial Intelligence, Rochester Institute of Technology, February 17. Yampolskiy gave a separate talk on AI safety at Beer with a Scientist in Louisville, KY. Yampolskiy was interviewed for a piece produced by the Beneficial AI 2017 conference about the conference and the Asilomar AI Principles that came out of the conference.

GCRI Associate Roman Yampolskiy is also looking for submissions of chapters for a forthcoming book, Artificial Intelligence Safety and Security. Submissions are due before July 25, 2017.

Popular Media

GCRI Director of Communications Robert de Neufville was interviewed about global catastrophes that threaten human civilization on the podcast Here’s How I Think This Works.

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