The Winter Intelligence Conference: AGI-12 (the Fifth Conference on Artificial General Intelligence), and AGI-Impacts.
This year celebrates one hundred years of the birth of Alan Turing, whose intellectual contribution revolutionised the field of computing, and whose ideas forecast many advances that are only coming to be realised. In honour of his work, Oxford University and the Future of Humanity Institute will be hosting the Winter Intelligence Conference, encompassing AGI-12 — the fifth international conference on Artificial General Intelligence —and AGI-Impacts, which focuses on the opportunities and risks posed by the development of Artificial General Intelligence.
This landmark conference will feature leading international experts in this emerging and potentially radically transformative field, including:
Bruce Schneier: World-leading expert on computer security, cryptography and their implications for real world engineering.
Steve Omohundro: Founder of Self-Aware Systems, leading expert in machine learning, machine vision, programming languages.
Margaret Boden OB: Author of Mind as Machine, founding Dean of the University of Sussex’s School of Cognitive and Computing Sciences.
David Hanson: President and Founder of Hanson Robotics, creators of Hanson Robokind.
Angelo Cangelosi: Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Cognition at the University of Plymouth.
Nick Bostrom: Director of the Future of Humanity Institute and the Programme on the Impacts of Future Technology at the University of Oxford, 2009 winner of the Gannon Award for the Continued Pursuit of Human Advancement
The Conference, held in conjunction with the AGI Society, will be held in St. Anne’s College, Oxford, from the 8th-11th of December. It will be divided into
a) AGI-12: Technical talks covering theoretical aspects of AGI, and reports on current developments towards AGI systems
b) AGI-Impacts: Rigorous discussion of the potential future risks, benefits and societal impacts of this emerging transformative technology.
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“We can only see a short distance ahead, but we can see plenty there that needs to be done. “ Alan