BBC Reith Lectures 2021

We are absolutley thrilled that part of this year's BBC Reith lecture series will be delivered at Newcastle Helix.

Impact of AI

Stuart Russell, Professor of Computer Science and founder of the Center for Human-Compatible Artificial Intelligence at the University of California, Berkeley will deliver four lectures which will explore the impact of AI on our lives, from jobs to military conflict, and discuss how we can retain power over machines more powerful than ourselves.

In this fourth and final lecture, Russell looks at the questions of human control over increasingly capable AI systems. He will argue for the abandonment of the current “standard model” of AI, proposing instead a new model based on three principles - chief among them the idea that machines should know that they don’t know what humans’ true objectives are.

Tickets must be obtained through the BBC.

For information about tickets, Covid-19 requirements and the rest of the lecture series, please visit the BBC website.

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