Upcoming Events:

Sept. 8, 2020
5:00 – 6:00 PM
(17:00) CEST
Stuart Russell
(University of California, Berkeley, USA):
– “How Not to Destroy the World with Artificial Intelligence!”

I will briefly survey recent and expected developments in AI and their implications. Some are enormously positive, while others, such as the development of autonomous weapons and the replacement of humans in economic roles, may be negative. Beyond these, one must expect that AI capabilities will eventually exceed those of humans across a range of real-world-decision making scenarios. Should this be a cause for concern, as Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking, and others have suggested? And, if so, what can we do about it? While some in the mainstream AI community dismiss the issue, I will argue that the problem is real and that the technical aspects of it are solvable if we replace current definitions of AI with a version based on provable benefit to humans.


Sept. 22, 2020
5:00 – 6:00 PM
(17:00) CEST
Barbara J. Grosz
(Harvard, USA):
From Ethical Challenges of Intelligent Systems to Embedding Ethics in Computer Science Education


Past Events:

July 14, 2020
5:00 – 6:00 PM
(17:00) CEST
Corona Contact Tracing – the Role of Governments and Tech Giants
Alfonso Fuggetta (Politecnico di Milano, Italy), James Larus (EPFL, Switzerland)
Moderator: Jeff Kramer (Imperial College London, UK)
June 9, 2020
5:00 – 6:00 PM
(17:00) CEST
Moshe Vardi
(Rice University, USA):
Lessons for Digital Humanism from Covid-19
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