Allison Duettmann, Foresight Institute
Alison Duettmann is the president and CEO of Foresight Institute. She directs the Intelligent Cooperation, Molecular Machines, Biotech & Health Extension, Neurotech, and Space Groups, Fellowships, Prizes, and Tech Trees. She shares Foresight’s work with the public, for instance at the Wall Street Journal, SXSW, O’Reilly AI, WEF, The Partnership on AI, Effective Altruism Global, and TEDx. She founded Existentialhope.com, co-edited Superintelligence: Coordination & Strategy, co-authored Gaming the Future, and co-initiated The Longevity Prize…
Allison Duettmann, President of Foresight Institute, laid out the general steps of the workshop. First, keynote presentations were given, and challenges were mapped out onto the tech tree. Top challenges were voted on, and working groups formed to generate hypotheses for each challenge. Winning hypotheses, determined by votes, were presented with $500 awards. These hypotheses have the potential to be expanded upon and eventually submitted to the Longevity Prize for a potential $20,000 prize.