Workshop programme


Most seminars are visible on YouTube, see links below.

Thursday, September 7

09.00-09.45 Coffee

09.45-10.00 Introductory remarks

10.00-10.40 Anders Sandberg: Tipping points, uncertainty and systemic risks: what to do when the whole is worse than its parts?

10.45-11.25 Karin Kuhlemann: Complexity, creeping normalcy, and conceit: Why certain catastrophic risks are sexier than others

11.30-12.10 Phil Torres: Agential risks: Implications for existential risk reduction

12.15-14.30 Lunch break

14.30-15.10 Karim Jebari: Resetting the tape of history

15.15-15.55 David Denkenberger: Cost of non-sunlight dependent food for agricultural catastrophes

16.00-16.45 coffee

16.45-17.25 Thore Husfeldt: Plausibility and utility of apocalyptic AI scenarios

17.30-18.10 Roman Yampolskiy: Artificial intelligence as an existential risk to humanity

18.15-18.55 Stuart Armstrong: Practical methods to make safe AI

20.30- Dinner at Hotel Riverton (Stora Badhusgatan 26, Göteborg)

Friday, September 8

10.00-10.40 Robin Hanson: Disasters in the Age of Em and After

10.45-11.15 Coffee

11.15-11.55 Katja Grace: Empirical evidence on the future of AI

12.00-12.40 James Miller: Hints from the Fermi paradox for surviving existential risks

12.45-14.30 Lunch break

14.30-15.10 Catherine Rhodes: International governance of existential risk

15.15-15.55 Seth Baum: In search of the biggest risk reduction opportunities

16.00-16.30 Coffee

Published: Fri 16 Jun 2017. Modified: Thu 05 Oct 2017