[AI Seminar] ROOM CHANGE -- AI Seminar -- Professor Robin Hanson -- May 3, 2016

Ellen Vitercik vitercik at cs.cmu.edu
Fri Apr 29 08:44:34 EDT 2016

Professor Robin Hanson's talk will be in GHC 6115.

On Tuesday, May 3rd, at noon, George Mason University Professor Robin Hanson
<http://mason.gmu.edu/~rhanson/home.html> will give a talk titled "The Age
of Em: Work, Love, and Life when Robots Rule the Earth."

*Abstract:* The three most disruptive transitions in history were the
introduction of humans, farming, and industry. If a similar transition lies
ahead, a good guess for its source is artificial intelligence in the form
of whole brain emulations, or "ems," sometime in the next century. Drawing
on academic consensus in many disciplines, I outline a baseline scenario
set modestly far into a post-em-transition world. I consider computer
architecture, energy use, cooling infrastructure, mind speeds, body sizes,
security strategies, virtual reality conventions, labor market
organization, management focus, job training, career paths, wage
competition, identity, retirement, life cycles, reproduction, mating,
conversation habits, wealth inequality, city sizes, growth rates, coalition
politics, governance, law, and war.

To learn more, see Professor Hanson's forthcoming book The Age of Em

*Bio:* Robin Hanson is Assoc. Prof. of economics at George Mason
University, and research associate at Future of Humanity Institute of
Oxford University. He has a Caltech social science Ph.D., University of
Chicago physics M.S and philosophy M.A., 9 years experience as A.I.
research programmer, at Lockheed and NASA, 3050 citations, h-index of 25,
60 academic publications, 400 media mentions, 200 invited talks, and 8
million visits to his blog OvercomingBias.com <http://overcomingbias.com/>.

Oxford Press publishes his The Age of Em: Work, Love and Life When Robots
Rule the Earth in June 2016, and The Elephant in the Brain: Hidden Motives
in Everyday Life, Kevin Simler co-author, in spring 2017. A prediction
market pioneer since 1988, he was architect of first internal corporate
markets, at Xanadu in 1990, of the Foresight Exchange since 1994, of
DARPA's Policy Analysis Market, from 2001 to 2003, and of IARPA's DAGGRE
and SCICAST from 2010 to 2015.


Ellen and Ariel
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