''The Streaming Self: The Joining Effects of Technology and Liberalism'' by David M. Goodman | 5:00-6:00pm | Mansfield College
There are risks– both individual and political– to the ways that the self is being configured through the combined effects of technologically mediated social relations and the exigencies of living in a modern liberal political state. Drawing from the work of Emmanuel Levinas and Wilfred Bion, ethical concerns regarding a self-riveted back to itself and attracted to counterfeit versions of connection will be the focus of this talk.
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"What is AI Safety and why should I care?" by Robert Miles | 6.00-7.00pm | Large Lecture Theatre – Department of Statistics
Artificial intelligence is likely to have an enormous impact on the future, and there's no guarantee that the impact will be positive. What might be the key problems, and what technical work can be done now to prevent or mitigate them?
Robert Miles has been explaining AI safety on his Youtube channel since 2014, where he has over 100k subscribers. He’s also known for his appearances in Computerphile videos. He’ll be giving a short talk, followed by a longer Q&A.
Facebook page. The talk will be followed by free pizza and AI safety books.