Month: April 2018

Ashoka Foundation panel on “Empathy and Technology”

On July 26, 2017, Steve Omohundro was on a panel hosted by the Ashoka Foundation and the Hive on “Empathy and Technology”.

What is the role of empathy in technology — and what should it be?

Role of Empathy in Technology

Role of Empathy in Technology

Wednesday, Jul 26, 2017, 6:00 PM

Location details are available to members only.

4 Data Bees Went

Registration:Register here to confirm your attendance. Registered attendees only. – 6:30pm Registration and Networking6:30pm – 6:45pm Introduction by The Hive & Ashoka6:45pm – 7:45pm Panel Discussion and Q&A7:45pm – 8:15pm Wrap-up an…

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Here is a video of the event on Facebook:


KZSU Radio Henry George Program: “Steve Omohundro on AI Risk, Human Values, and Decentralized Resource Sharing”

On July 15, 2017, Steve Omohundro did an interview with Mark Mollineaux’s radio show “The Henry George Program” on “AI Risk, Human Values, and Decentralized Resource Sharing”. Here’s a description of the show:

Steve Omohundro on AI Risk, Human Values, and Decentralized Resource Sharing

ReleasedJul 18, 2017

Steve Omohundro shares plans for creating provably correct protections against AI superintelligence, and thoughts on how human values can be imbued into AI. Resource allocation, decentralized cooperation, and discussions on how Blockchain Proofs of Work/Stake can possibly be compatible with basic needs.

Here’s a link to the show on CastBox:

and on iTunes:

Stanford CS22a Social and Economic Impact of Artificial Intelligence: “Social Impact and Ethics of AI”

On May 25, 2017 Steve Omohundro spoke in Jerry Kaplan’s Stanford CS22a class “Social and Economic Impact of Artificial Intelligence” on “Social Impact and Ethics of AI”.

Here’s Steve’s bio:

Steve Omohundro founded Possibility Research and Self-Aware Systems to develop beneficial intelligent technologies. He has degrees in Physics and Mathematics from Stanford and a Ph.D. in Physics from Berkeley. He was a computer science professor at the University of Illinois and cofounded the Center for Complex Systems Research. He published the book “Geometric Perturbation Theory in Physics”, designed the programming languages StarLisp and Sather, wrote the 3D graphics system for Mathematica, invented many machine learning algorithms (including manifold learning, model merging, bumptrees, and family discovery), and built systems that learn to read lips, control robots, and induce grammars. He’s done internationally recognized work on AI safety and strategies for its beneficial development. He is on the advisory boards of several AI and Blockchain companies.

And here are the slides: