Stuart Jonathan Russell is a British computer scientist known for his contributions to artificial intelligence. He is a professor of computer science at the University of California, Berkeley and was from 2008 to 2011 an adjunct professor of neurological surgery at the University of California, San Francisco. He holds the Smith-Zadeh Chair in Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. He founded and leads the Center for Human-Compatible Artificial Intelligence (CHAI) at UC Berkeley. Russell is the co-author with Peter Norvig of the most popular textbook in the field of AI: Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach used in more than 1,500 universities in 135 countries.
Artificial intelligence is transforming nearly every aspect of our lives, from healthcare to transportation and beyond. However, as AI systems become more capable, concerns about their safety, alignment with human values, and long-term impact on society have emerged. In this talk, Stuart Russell, presents his vision of human-compatible AI, a new framework for designing AI systems that are beneficial for humanity.