Basingstoke IVC Science Cafe invite you to this free Royal Institution talk titled “The alignment problem: how can machines learn human values?”
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We will have the replay of the video available for 72 hours after the event for those of you that can’t make the new date. It will also be uploaded to YouTube in the future.
Recent years have seen an eruption of concern about machine learning. When the systems we attempt to teach don’t do what we want or what we expect, ethical and potentially existential risks emerge.
In this talk, Brian Christian discusses the inherent biases in algorithms and the varying complexities of the systems that are making potentially life-changing decisions.
Join Brian as he explores everything that goes wrong when we build AI systems and the people that will fix them.
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ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Brian Christian is the author of ‘The Most Human Human’, which was named a Wall Street Journal bestseller, a New York Times Editors’ Choice, and a New Yorker favourite book of the year. He is the author, with Tom Griffiths, of ‘Algorithms to Live By’, a #1 Audible bestseller, Amazon best science book of the year and MIT Technology Review best book of the year.
His third book, ‘The Alignment Problem’, has just been published in the US and is forthcoming in the UK and in translation in 2021.
The live stream will go live at 6.55pm, and the introduction will begin at 7.00pm. If you miss the live stream, it will be available to watch on WebinarJam for the following 72 hours.
HOW TO WATCH LIVE
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Don’t worry if you miss the live stream. You will receive an email with a link to access a replay video, which will be available for 24 hours after the live stream. Check your spam filter if you don’t receive this email. The video will also be uploaded onto our YouTube channel.
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