European Parliament Passes Resolution on Autonomous Weapons21 Sep 2018
European Parliament recently passed a resolution on September 12, 2018 which advocted for a ban on lethal autonomous weapon systems (LAWS), calling it a matter of urgency and demanding that meaningful human control is maintained.
AI Safety and CHAI Mentioned in Latest TED Talk12 Sep 2018
Professor William MacAskill, a professor of philosophy at Oxford University and leader in the Effective Altruism movement, mentioned AI safety as a research priority and mentioned CHAI in this TED Talk given at the official TED 2018 conference. You can watch the original video here.
Joseph Halpern Publishes “Combining the Causal Judgments of Experts with Possibly Different Focus Areas”04 Sep 2018
CHAI’s Joseph Halpern and his student Meir Friedenberg from Cornell University published this paper in the 2019 Conference on Knowledge Representation and Reasoning. The abstract reads:
Anca Around the World - Conferences from the Past Year03 Sep 2018
Anca Dragan has been busy the past year, attending conferences and delivering talks everywhere from Berkeley to Switzerland to promote the safe development of AI and robotics. In the past year, she has attended a variety of events, including:
CHAI Students at Workshop on AI Alignment26 Aug 2018
This weekend workshop brought together research interns from MIRI and UC Berkeley’s Center for Human-Compatible AI (CHAI) for the second workshop on approaches to AI alignments to discuss conceptual foundations and open problems in AI safety research.