Report by Nathan Brooker here.
CSER co-organised and co-sponsored the event.
9.30-10.15: Professor Ian White Master, Jesus College; Van Eck Professor of Engineering, University of Cambridge; Chair, Rustat Conferences
INTRODUCTION Chair: Professor Lord Martin Rees Co-Founder, Centre for the Study of Existential Risk; former Master, Trinity College, Cambridge; former President, Royal Society
From Artificial Intelligence to Superintelligence: Dr Hermann Hauser Co-Founder, Amadeus Capital Partners; Honorary Fellow, King’s College, Cambridge
AGI and Existential Risk: Professor John Naughton Senior Research Fellow, CRASSH, University of Cambridge; Emeritus Professor of the Public Understanding of Technology, Open University
10.15-11.30: SESSION 1: Creativity and Imagination in Humans and Machines
Chair: Professor Margaret Boden Research Professor of Cognitive Science, University of Sussex Dr Demis Hassabis Co-Founder and CEO, DeepMind (Google) Professor Simon Colton Professor of Computational Creativity, Goldsmiths, University of London
11.30-11.50: COFFEE: Gallery, Upper Hall
11.50-13.15: SESSION 2: Human-AI Equivalence and Beyond: Personhood, Consciousness, Values Chair: Professor Murray Shanahan Professor of Cognitive Robotics, Imperial College London Professor Tim Crane Knightbridge Professor of Philosophy, University of Cambridge Professor Sarah Coakley Norris-Hulse Professor of Divinity, University of Cambridge
13.15-14.15: LUNCH: Master’s Lodge and Prioress’s Room
14.15-15.30: SESSION 3: Ethics, Regulation and Governance Chair: Professor Huw Price Academic Director, Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence Bertrand Russell Professor of Philosophy, University of Cambridge, Co-Founder, Centre for the Study of Existential Risk Dr Jatinder Singh Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge Professor Murray Shanahan Professor of Cognitive Robotics, Imperial College London
15.30-16.45: SESSION 4: Anthropology and Theology in An Era of AGI Chair: Professor Andrew Briggs Professor of Nanomaterials, University of Oxford Dr Andrew Davison Starbridge Lecturer in Theology and Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge Dr Timothy Jenkins Anthropologist, Fellow, Jesus College, Cambridge
CONCLUDING REMARKS: The Master, Jesus College, Professor Ian White 16.45-17.15