CSER/CFI/Engineering Public Lecture: Geoff Hinton

Digital versus biological intelligence: Reasons for concern about AI

Lecture by Professor Geoff Hinton on biological and digital intelligence, and concerns around the future of AI.

The Centre for the Study of Existential Risk, the Centre for the Future of Intelligence, and the Department of Engineering are pleased to cohost a public lecture by Professor Geoff Hinton on the risks posed by artificial intelligence. He will discuss the unique features of digital intelligence that differentiate it from the biological intelligences we are accustomed to, and implications for the future of AI. Professor Hinton is a cognitive scientist and computer scientist known for his pioneering work on artificial neural networks. He received the Turing Award in 2018 alongside Yoshua Bengio and Yann LeCun for their work on deep learning. Professor Hinton recently announced his departure from Google, citing concerns about the risks posed by AI.

Further details will be added to the Eventbrite page.

Please note there are tickets available for ONLINE or IN PERSON. Seats in the Dr Constance Tipper Lecture Theatre are on a first come, first serve basis - anyone attending above the main hall capacity will have a seat in LR4.

Due to high demand, if you are unable to attend the lecture, please return your ticket before the event through Eventbrite.

This lecture was part of the Blavatnik Public Lecture Series at the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk.


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