CANCELLED - "Artificial Intelligence: A New Age Dawns. Just How Terrified Should We Be?" - Carissa Veliz Interviewed by Stephen Law

Past Event

29 March 2022, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Lecture Theatre, Oxford Martin School
34 Broad Street (corner of Holywell and Catte Streets), Oxford, OX1 3BD

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This talk has been cancelled - you can watch a video of Carissa talking about her book here -

This book talk is part of the FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival 2022, the Oxford Martin School is the Festival Ideas Partner.

Expert in the ethics of artificial intelligence Professors Carissa Veliz talks about the advance of this new technology and what it means for human beings.

Most researchers at a 2015 Puerto Rico Conference thought that human level artificial intelligence would be achieved by 2060. Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, Steve Wozniak, and Bill Gates, have all expressed concerns about artificial intelligence. It opens doors not only to self-driving cars, but to extraordinary levels of surveillance, autonomous weapons systems, and the loss of many traditional areas of employment. It also offers huge benefits – not least the potential to solve many problems we humans have created but have so far proved unable to solve, such as climate change.

Veliz is associate professor at the Institute for Ethics and AI and an Oxford Martin Fellow on the Oxford Martin Programme on Ethical Web and Data Architecture. Her latest book is Privacy Is Power: Why and How You Should Take Back Control of Your Data. Here she talks to Dr Stephen Law, a philosopher and academic, author of bestselling introductions to philosophy for adults and children, and editor of the Royal Institute of Philosophy Journal Think.