Best Paper Award - An AI Race: Rhetoric and Risks

16 January 2018

A joint paper by the Executive Directors of CSER and CFI, An AI Race: Rhetoric and Risks, has won Best Paper Award at the AAAI/ACM conference on Artificial Intelligence, Ethics, and Society.

The award is sponsored by the Partnership on AI, an organisation that brings together the world's leading AI firms.

The rhetoric of the race for strategic advantage is increasingly being used with regard to the development of AI. This paper assesses the potential risks of the AI race narrative, explores the role of the research community in responding to these risks, and discusses alternative ways to develop AI in a collaborative and responsible way.

Dr Seán Ó hÉigeartaigh is the Executive Director of the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (CSER). Dr Stephen Cave is the Executive Director of the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence (CFI). Both are based at the University of Cambridge.

The Artificial Intelligence, Ethics, and Society (AIES) Conference was created by leading scientific societies the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

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