Million AI Startups Talk: AI for Human Flourishing

Steve Omohundro will speak on “AI for Human Flourishing” on November 27, 2018 at 6:00 PM at BootUP Silicon Valley in Menlo Park as a part of Million AI Startups workshop on “AI for Mankind”.

AI for Human Flourishing

2018 is the best year in human history. The rates of hunger, poverty, violence, and illiteracy are all at their lowest levels ever. We have achieved this using both human intelligence and collective intelligence. But things are about to get even better using Artificial Intelligence. A recent UN report predicts that today’s AI will create at least $70 trillion of value through 2030 and new AI technologies could double that. AI will impact every single challenge humanity currently faces. In addition to vastly improving productivity, it will provide new solutions to social dilemmas and will provide new coordination mechanisms to foster cooperation. It will be used to predict and mitigate extreme behavior in a wide range of complex systems including the climate, economy, disease, politics, social media, transportation, and energy flows. It will usher in a new era of creativity and invention that will lead to unprecedented human flourishing. (Steve Omohundro, Ph.D.)

Here are some background materials for the talk:

Why 2017 May Be the Best Year Ever

Our world is changing

Explore the ongoing history of human civilization at the broadest level, through research and data visualization.

Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World–and Why Things Are Better Than You Think

Bill Gates: These 4 books make me feel optimistic about the world

Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress

Assessing the Economic Impact of Artificial Intelligence

Critical Transitions in Nature and Society

Social Self-Organization: Agent-Based Simulations and Experiments to Study Emergent Social Behavior

Theme: AI for Mankind

6:00 pm – 6:30 pm Check In, Food & Networking
6:30 pm – 6:50 pm AI for Human Flourishing
Speaker: Steve Omohundro, Ph.D., President, Self-Aware Systems
6:50 pm – 7:10 pm (To be announced)
Speaker: David Ayman Shamma, Ph.D., Sr Research Scientist, FXPAL
7:10 pm – 7:30 pm AI-Powered Future Simulation in Life and Business
Speaker: Richard Shinn, Ph.D., AIBrain,
7:30 pm – 8:00 pm Discussion
8:00 pm – 8:30 pm Announcement & Networking

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