The AI Festival, organized by IIIM and CADIA, was held last Friday October 23rd, with over 100 attendees. The festival this year was devoted to the possible dangers man kind faces from the use of artificial intelligence and how AI does not need to posses a human like personality with its own goals and desires to be a threat. Continue reading Terminator at your doorstep?
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AI Festival 2015: Terminator at the Doorstep – Just how Dangerous is AI?
Together with Reykjavik University’s CADIA, IIIM has revealed the schedule for this years AI Festival. Join us for an afternoon of lectures and discussion on Friday October 23 from 3-5.30 pm. All the lectures will be in English and the festival is open to everyone.
Location: Reykjavik University, Lecture Hall V101
15.00 Introduction – Dr. Hannes H. Vilhjálmsson, Director of CADIA
15.10 Killer Robots Coming Soon: What Can We Do? – Dr. Noel Sharkey, Emeritus Professor of AI & Robotics, U. Sheffield
15.55 Why an AI Lab Needs an Ethics Policy – Dr. Kristinn R. Þórisson, Director of IIIM
16.30 Panel: Noel Sharkey, Kristinn R. Þórisson & Salvör Nordal on the Ethics of AI, Robotics & Neurological Enhancement. Moderator: Þorbjörn Kristjánsson philosopher.
17.05 Artificial intelligence in industry and academia – posters and demonstrations / Refreshments
IIIM Takes Lead on First Ethics Policy for Peaceful R&D
While computer technology has greatly enhanced our opportunities and means to communicate, it also has allowed anyone so inclined to spy, invade personal privacy, and violate human rights, with little effort in deep obscurity. The United States’ Patriot Act gave government agencies of the US access to millions of private citizens’ data under the pretense of national security. Uproar caused by its expiration in late May 2015, and subsequent reinstatement a few days later, as well as Edward Snowden’s NSA whistleblowing, created a maelstorm of debate about how our information is collected and disseminated. IIIM’s position at the crossroads of academia and industry left it in a unique position to choose: ethical refusal – to cause harm with its research, or status quo – to accept money without complaint. Continue reading IIIM Takes Lead on First Ethics Policy for Peaceful R&D
Playing to Win: Success of CADIA´s General Game Playing Machine (Video from AI Festival 2014)
Dr. Stephan Schiffel gave a talk on General Game Playing at IIIM’s and CADIA’s AI Festival. In the last decades, Artificial Intelligence was very successful in developing programs that play on par with human experts or even beat them in such complex games as Chess, Checkers, Backgammon or Poker. Why are there still other games we have not solved – for example the board-game Go? The area of General Game Playing tries to bridge the gap between these different games and develop more general solutions. Dr. Schiffel provides a look behind the success of CADIA in this field and discuss how this research is relevant beyond playing games. Continue reading Playing to Win: Success of CADIA´s General Game Playing Machine (Video from AI Festival 2014)