2.02.21
Skype co-founder Jaan Tallinn will speak at the first working meeting of the Tech & Society Communication Group
2.02.21
Skype co-founder Jaan Tallinn will speak at the first working meeting of the Tech & Society Communication Group
Jaan Tallinn (Photo: Annika Metsla)
Tech & Society Communication Group will explore different aspects of existential risks for humanity connected with the technological advance.

Jaan Tallinn, philanthropist and programmer, a founding engineer of Skype and Kazaa, will be a special guest at the closed meeting of the Group. Jaan has chosen the subject of prevention and reduction of existential risks for humanity as the main focus of his philanthropic activities.

Olena Boytsun, founder of the Tech & Society Communication Group, will moderate the discussion about the current state of AI development around the world, the definition of existential risk and its minimization, regulation of the technological field and the role of society in these processes.

Jaan Tallinn is a founding engineer of Skype and Kazaa, a co-founder of the Cambridge Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (cser.org), Future of Life Institute (futureoflife.org), and philanthropically supports other existential risk research organisations. Jaan is also an active angel investor, a partner at Ambient Sound Investments (asi.ee) and has served on the High-Level Expert Group on AI at the European Commission. He is a former investor director of the AI company DeepMind (deepmind.com), that became world-famous, having developed AlphaZero, a computer program that showed unique results in the games of chess and go.

The meeting will be held in English for the members of the Group and by personal invitation only. The video of the meeting will be published. Event format: a moderated online discussion with the Q&A section for members.




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