Dissolving the Fermi Paradox & The Far Future

A salon with Anders Sandberg, Future of Humanity Institute. Event description here. 


2018 Atomic Precision for Longevity Workshop

Co-facilitation of workshop with Christine Peterson. Event description here.


Executive Briefing on AI Safety @O’Reilly AI Conference 2018

Presentation on the state of AI safety in 2018. Event description here.


Existential Hope @Effective Altruism Summit 2018

Talk and strategy group on Existential Hope. Event description here. 


Civilization: Institutions, Knowledge, and The Future

A salon with Samo Burja, Bismarck Analysis. Event description here, videos below.

Opting In For a Better Future


The Trajectory of Civilization Salon

A salon on the trajectory of civilization with Robin D. Hanson, George Mason, Future of Humanity Institute, Paul Christiano, OpenAI, Christine Peterson, Foresight Institute, Peter Eckersley, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Mark S. Miller, Foresight Institute, Agoric, and Alyssa Vance, Apprente. Event description here.

The Trajecotry of Civilization Part 1: Ethics, Now and Tomorrow


The Trajectory of Civilization Part 2: Racing Where? 


Existential Hope @Hans & Marie

Talk on Existential Hope at Hans & Marie 2018. Event description here. Interview with Hans & Marie Magazine here. 


Making the Most of our Humanity Salon

A salon co-hosted by IndieBio and Foresight Institute on the future of neurotechnology and biotechnology with David Eagleman, NeoSensory, Arvind Gupta, IndieBio, and Lou Viquerat, Foresight Institute. Event description here.


Introductory talk different futures for human biology.


Panel with Arvind Gupta, IndieBio, and David Eagleman, NeoSensory, on developing an Ethical Framework for Human Biology.


Existential Hope: The Website The World Needs 

Article on Existential Hope, published by Quartz. Article here. 

2018 Foresight AGI Strategy Meeting

Facilitation of meeting. Event description here. 


2018 Integrated Molecular Machines Workshop

Co-facilitation of workshop with Christine Peterson. Workshop description here. 


Existential Hope @Capitalism 2050

Talk on Existential Hope. Event description here.


Existential Hope @The Simulation Series

Video interview with Allen Saakyan, covering philosophy, foresight, existential hope, AI safety, utopia, strengthening civilizations, longevity, the blockchain ecosystem, and the simulation.


Capitalism 2050

Talk on Existential Hope at Capitalism 2050. Event description here. 


Bitcoin on the Moon Conference


Moderation of cryonics Panel and talk on Existential Hope. Event description here.

Foresight Institute: Artificial General Intelligences & Corporations Seminar 

Facilitation on seminar on Artificial General Intelligences & Corporations. Event description here, videos below.


AI Definitions & AI Safety Overview 

Intro AI Definitions & Overview of the field of AI safety.


Aligning Long-Term Projects with Short-term Incentives

Allison Duettmann and Tom Kalil, former Deputy Director, OSTP, Chief Innovation Officer at Schmidt Futures, on aligning long-term projects with incentives in governmental institutions.


Cybersecurity & Civilization as Superintelligence 

Interview with Mark S. Miller, Foresight Senior Fellow, Co-Founder of Agoric, on cybersecurity as neglected risk and civilization as relevant superintelligence.


AGI & Corporations Conclusions

Summary session with Peter Scheyer, Foresight Institute Fellow in Cybersecurity & Corporate AGI, Mark Nitzberg, Executive Director of the UC Berkeley Center for Human Compatible AI,  Allison Duettmann, AI Safety Researcher at Foresight Institute, Advisor to EthicsNet, Mark S. Miller – Agoric, Senior Fellow at Foresight Institute, Brewster Kahle, Founder of the Internet Archive, Digital Librarian, and Philanthropist, and Thomas Kalil, Former Deputy Director for Technology and Innovation at the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy, Chief Innovation Officer at Schmidt Futures.


Enlightening Hidden Social Motives with Robin Hanson 

Talk and interview with Robin Hanson. Event description here.


Emergent Communities Conference

Facilitation of speed salon on emergent community topics. Event description here.


SXSW 2018: AI Philosophy: State of The Art

Video of 2018 SXSW workshop on AI Philosophy. Event description here. SXSW’s AI Safety review with Allison Duettmann, Elon Musk, and David Chalmers is here.


Debunking Human & AI Morality

Talk at East Bay Futurist Meetup on Human & AI Morality. Salon description here.


Foresight Institute: Creating Counterculture with Joon Yun

Fireside chat with Joon Yun, MD, President of Palo Alto Investors on the evolutionary genealogy of our cultural norms and how to use this knowledge to create a more efficient counterculture. Event description here. 


Foresight Institute Updating Rationality Salon

Intimate, informal salon on putting systems in place to follow-through on your long-term goals. Event description here.


Foresight Institute: 2018 Plans Strategy Gathering

An evening dedicated to strategizing on Foresight’s 2018 vision. Panel with Peter Eckersley, Shoshana O’Brien, Matt Bell, Allison Duettmann on looking back at 2017 to look ahead into 2018.


Foresight Institute 2017 Vision Weekend

Vision Weekend in a nutshell

4 minute summary of Vision Weekend. Event website here.


Existential Hope 

Allison Duettmann on Existentialhope.com.


Longevity: Reaching Escape Velocity

Sonia Arrison – Author, Advisor at Foresight Institute, Thiel Foundation, Aubrey De Grey, Co-Founder of SENS Research Foundation, Max More, President & CEO of Alcor, Kevin Perrott, Researcher at Buck Institute. Moderated by Allison Duettmann, Foresight Institute


Intelligence: The Brain, AI, and Hybrids

David Eagleman – Author, Neuroscientist, Stanford University, Robert McIntyre – CEO, Nectome, Randal Koene – Lead Scientist, Kernel, Nell Watson – Co-Founder, OpenEth.org. Moderated by Allison Duettmann, Foresight Institute


Blockchains: Master Key To Unlock The Future?

Zooko Wilcox – Founder, ZCash, Nathana Sharma – Program Director, Singularity University, Mark Miller –  Senior Fellow, Foresight Institute, Nick Kritikos, Head of Global Business Development, ConsenSys. Moderated by Allison Duettmann, Foresight Institute


The Long Run: The Tools To Make It Beyond This Century

Joon Yun – MD, President, Palo Alto Investors, Thomas Kalil – Senior Advisor, Eric & Wendy Schmidt Group, Melanie Swan – Founder, Institute for Blockchain Studies, Matt Bell – Founder, Matterport. Moderated by Allison Duettmann, Foresight Institute

Foresight @The World Transformed

Podcast on Foresight’s vision here. 


Embassy Salon 

Salon on Existential Hope. Event description here.


Foresight Institute Atomic Precision for Longevity Workshop

Facilitation and white paper for invitational technical workshop at the intersection of Nanotechnology & Longevity. 



1517 Great Assembly 

Talk on Existential Hope at the 1515 General Assembly.


Speed Salons on Playa

Hosting Speed Salons at Dream Society.


Effective Altruism Global 2017

EA: Evaluating Hard-to-Measure Projects 

Facilitation of workshop evaluating hard-to-measure projects at Effective Altruism Global 2017 with Christine Peterson.


BIL 2017

Talk on Why X-Risks Matter at BIL 2017. Event description here. 



Speed salons on Settling Into The Future, Hard-To-Quantify Projects, and AI Ethics


Foresight Institute AI for Atomic Precision Workshop

Coordination, workshop concept, facilitation of technical invitational workshop on AI  for Atomic Precision. Please find above a video of NanoMind, a research proposal for AI-powered framework for nano-scale design that was generated at the workshop.


Foresight Institute: Building Better Futures on the Blockchain

Moderated panel with Christopher Allen, Principal Architect at Blockstream, Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director at Hyperledger, Mark S. Miller, Senior Fellow at Foresight Institute, Steve Omohundro, Director at Possibility Research.


Foresight Institute: Brunch With Brin

Fireside chat with David Brin on futurism, predictions, the Fermi Paradox, transparency, and more. 


Foresight Institute: The Great Debates

Summary video


Tomorrow And The Day After

Debate with Bryan Johnson, Founder of Kernel, Braintree and the O/S Fund Richard Titus, Senior Vice President at Samsung Electronics Julia Bossmann, President of Foresight Institute Nichol Bradford, Co-Founder of the Transformative Technology Lab Ryan Bethencourt, Program Director & Venture Partner at IndieBio Moderator: James Norris, Founder of Self Spark, Bay Area Futurists Organizer. 


Drop Everything To Work on AI

Peter Voss, Head of AGI Innovations Inc Steve Omohundro, President, Possibility Research Monica Anderson, Director of Research at Syntience Inc Michael Andregg, Co-Founder and CSO at Fathom Computing Moderator: David Yanofsky, Reporter at Quartz.


Life: Longer & Better

Dr. Joon Yun, President of Palo Alto Investors, founder of The Palo Alto Prize Dr. David Eagleman, Neuroscientist at Stanford, author of PBS series The Brain with David Eagleman Dr. Ralph Merkle, Co-founder of Nanofactory Collaboration, Faculty at Singularity University, Director of Alcor Joe Betts-Lacroix, Co-Founder at Vium Tanya Jones, Co-Founder and CEO of Arigos Biomedical Moderator: Christine Peterson, Co-founder and former President of Foresight Institute. 


Goodbye Nation-states

off the record.


Freezing Woman

Micro talk on Realizing the Cosmic Imperative 


AI for Scientific Progress Workshop

Co-authored workshop report with Jim Lewis.


Burning Man 2016

Talk on Alternative Societies at Dream Society.


Galactic Tick Day 2016

Talk on The Importance Of The Very Long-Run. Event description here.


Breakthrough Technologies for Energy Workshop

Edited the Workshop Report 


TEDx EchoPark: Paradigm Shifts

Production and hosting TEDx talk in Los Angeles. Talks playlist here, speaker list here. Eg. Valter Longo on Rejuvenation.