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The past five years have seen rapid growth in a thriving set of communities – scientists and technologists in different fields, security and risk researchers, governance specialists, to name a few – united by a common interest in anticipating and mitigating the most severe potential hazards from human activities, particularly from emerging technologies. We still have much to learn from one another, and from the lessons provided by ongoing efforts in each of these domains.
Each of the three days of the conference will focus on one of these areas:
Machine Intelligence: Creating a Community for Beneficial AI
Depreciation of Earth Systems: Biodiversity, Climate and Environmental Risks
Bioengineering: Lessons from Recent Cases for Building Engagement between Communities
Within each focus area we will explore three main themes:
Current best understanding of risks and mitigation strategies
Lessons from the history of engagement with these risks, in academia, industry and policy
Future directions for the communities engaging with these risks.
The conference aims to bring distinct but yet complimentary communities together, to ask how we can best work together and where our efforts should be directed, over the rest of the decade and beyond in mitigating the most severe potential hazards from human activities. Dedicated sessions, led by invited speakers, will focus on artificial intelligence, depreciation of earth systems, and bioengineering. The opening session will give broader consideration to how to better combine our communities’ contributions to efforts for the management of catastrophic risk.
The Cambridge Conference on Existential Risk 2016 is organized by the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (CSER) and co-sponsored by the Future of Life Institute and the Templeton World Charity Foundation as part of the ‘Managing Extreme Technological Risk’ research programme.