Artificial General Intelligence - risks and impacts conference

Past Event

10 December 2012, 10:00am 11 December 2012 - 6:00pm

St Anne's College
Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6HS

The Impacts and Risks of Artificial General Intelligence is organised by the Oxford Martin Programme on the Impacts of Future Technology and the Future of Humanity Institute, as the second part of the fifth annual conference on Artificial General Intelligence (AGI-12).

The conference will explore questions such as: How can we best predict the impact of as future intelligent and superintelligent machines? How can we combine ideas from computer science, mathematics and philosophy to best estimate this impact? What will be the impacts of AGI on the world? Which directions of research should be most explored, and which should be de-emphasized or avoided? What can we do to best ensure scientific rigour in this non-experimental academic field? What are the best ideas and methods for ensuring both safety and predictability of advanced AI systems? Can we lay the foundations to a field of rigorous study of realistic AGI control methods that lead to implementable security protocols?

Call for Papers

Please submit your paper to our easychair conference website. Submit an abstract of ca. 400-800 words, with author contact information by August 31st, 2012. A selection of papers from AGI-Impacts 2012 will be published in a special volume of the 'Journal of Experimental & Theoretical Artificial Intelligence' in 2013.

Attendees at this conference and at the AGI-12 conference are eligible for the '2012 Turing Prize for Best AGI Safety Paper': The Singularity Institute sponsors a $1000 prize for a paper or contribution to 'AGI-12' and 'AGI-Impacts 2012' in recognition of exceptional research on the question of how to develop safe architectures or goals for artificial general intelligence.


  • July 30th, 2012: Deadline for the proposal of workshops
  • August 31st, 2012: Deadline for paper submissions
  • September 30th, 2012: Notification of paper acceptance or rejection
  • Dec 10th and 11th, 2012: AGI-Impacts Conference