Tech & Society Communication Group
explored different aspects of existential risks for humanity connected with the technological advance, including the threat of the development of artificial intelligence systems. Jaan Tallinn
, technologist and philanthropist, a founding engineer of Skype
a, was a special guest at the closed meeting of the Group.
In the in-depth interview
to Olena Boytsun
, the founder of the Group, Jaan Tallinn
shared a broad definition of existential risk as a catastrophic reduction of the maximum potential of the humanity. The expert divides existential risks into two categories — natural and technological ones. "If you want to predict the future of the planet, the most important factor is going to be what kind of technology we will have," — Jaan Tallinn
At the first working meeting of the Group, moderated by Olena Boytsun
, members continued the discussion about the classification of existential risks, current state of AI development globally, governance of the technological field and questions of ethics, both ethics of a developer and the importance of AI alignment.