How to Make AGI Beneficial and Avoid a Robot Apocalypse

Mar 12, 2024

2:30pm – 3:30pm CT

While concerns about the darker potentials of the AGI revolution have been propagated widely, wildly positive outcomes are also very feasible. What we need are AI architectures with moral agency, empathy, and self-understanding; democratic and decentralized AI governance; and a practical focus on beneficial AI applications. This fireside chat will discuss how to make these good things happen, and soon. Don't miss this session as humanoid robot poetess/singer Desdemona, and Desdemona’s creators the roboticist David Hanson and “father of AGI” Ben Goertzel share their insights.

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Ben Goertzel


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David Hanson

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