Stuart Russell

Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, University of California (Berkeley)

Stuart Russell is one of the world’s leading experts in artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and bioinformatics. The British scientist lectures at universities in Berkeley and San Francisco and is Vice-Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Council on AI and Robotics. He has authored many publications, including the oft-quoted book “Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach”. Stuart Russell is the founder and Vice President of a data analysis start-up, which is designing a nuclear weapon test monitoring system on behalf of the United Nations. The AI pioneer supports the “Campaign to Stop Killer Robots”, an international coalition looking to ban autonomous weapons.

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2018

Tthe ‘mind’ of a machine

Stuart Russel, global expert in artificial intelligence (AI), has his talk about to what extent AI will affect both the human race and the economy. He leads through the ‘mind’ of a machine. Humans are the machine’s biggest difficulty since we are very unpredictable and human behaviour doesn’t always correspond to the person’s true objective. AI may eventually overtake human abilities but will be released only under the condition of being provably beneficial. To face policing and regulation problems concerning human objectives fed to a machine will therefore be one of the central steps to take next.