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Tom Chi (Co-Founder, Google X) gave this eye-opening keynote on Addressing our Carbon Debt as introduction to Foresight’s last interactive technical competition “Healing the Planet: Atomic Precision for Clean Energy & Clean Air”, which Tom did us the honor to co-chair.
Apply to participate in the next competition: Contemporary Materials Science: How Can Molecular Machines Help?
Tom Chi: How to Address our Carbon Debt to Heal the Planet
This month we gathered not one but three individuals who have been pre-eminent luminaries in their fields for 30 years: Eric Drexler, Robin Hanson, and Mark S. Miller — to discuss alternatives to the current AI paradigm.
What is unique and uniting about those approaches?
They all outline possible positive scenarios, in which artificial and human entities co-exist in a multipolar framework, avoiding potential risks of aligning one generally intelligent singleton with human values.
Infinite gratitude to our prodigious crowd for their participation and our wonderful hosts Academia.edu for their extensive welcoming abilities
In the second part, Allison Duettmann (Foresight Institute) discusses alternative approaches to the current AI paradigm with Eric Drexler, Robin Hanson, and Mark S. Miller.
These salon are part of the Foresight Institute Salon Series on Strengthening Civilization. Find all previous salons videos here.
Previous salons topics:
Alternative Web Infrastructures – Ted Nelson
Debunking Social Motives – Robin Hanson
The Hedonistic Imperative – David Pearce
The Fermi Paradox and the Far Future – Anders Sandberg
Civilization: Institutions, Knowledge and the Future – Samo Burja
The trajectory of Civilization: Part 1 – Ethics, Now and Tomorrow and Part 2 – Racing Where? – Robin D. Hanson, Paul Christiano, Christine Peterson, Peter Eckersley, Mark S. Miller, Alyssa Vance
The Future of Human Biology: Part 1 – Roadmap & Part 2 – Ethical Framework – David Eagleman and Arvind Gupta
AI & Human Morality – Allison Duettmann
Creating Counterculture – Joon Yun
Innovative governance – Mark Lutter, Mwiya Musokotwane
Allison gave this talk as part of the Positive Futures from AI Workshop, organized by Partnership on AI, May 15-16, San Francisco.
How should you think about the future? We’ll give you five highlights:
– Deep time perspectives will help you get context
– Be open to things getting weird
– Build on the hidden values of existing systems
– Look for solutions between existing options, in technical advances, and future game-changers
– Aim for depessimizing instead of optimizing
…watch the video for more!
Allison Duettmann: Thinking About “The Future” – Partnership on AI Workshop @Google
Builders and Dreamers, join a special gathering of pioneers building decentralized technologies and principles for an open, private, secure Web, for a meaningful long weekend.
This event involves camping on a private farm surrounded by 700 acres of pristine coastal land with miles of beaches, forests, and streams.
Save the Date: July 18-21th
Based on communal principles, much of the weekend’s programming will be community-created and self-organized. There will be hacking, lightning talks, workshops and celebration through music and art!
There will be a hacker space for building decentralized infrastructure and community-first dapps. The farm will be wired with a mesh network to experiment with off-line tech. Come build interesting applications for decentralization around: decentralized identity, file-sharing, local mesh networks, databases, mapping, and social media.
Additional activities include workshops on:
Building mesh networks
Renewable energy and solar kits
Permaculture & regenerative agriculture
Seed & Crop Diversity
Join Decentralized Web Camp
…for a mind-expanding and heart warming weekend! Limited pre-set camping spots available.
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