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?
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
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
Dr. Kristinn R. Thórisson gave a talk on Artificial General Intelligence at IIIM’s and CADIA’s AI festival where he emphasised that truly intelligent systems will not be anything like the software we know today, for at least two reasons: Today’s software cannot “figure stuff out for itself” and it has no “life of its own” — since, whenever its environment changes even slightly, it relies completely and utterly on its designers to make things right. Continue reading Towards True AI: Artificial General Intelligence (Video from AI Festival 2014)