In August 2018 the Human-Level AI Conference came to Prague. The conference was created by Tarek R. Besold as a combination of three established conferences AGI, BICA and NeSy. GoodAI was honored to be the local host of the conference and to contribute by organizing the Future of AI Track and two collocated panels, the Investing in AGI and Innovation Policy panel and the AI Race and Societal Impacts panel.
The conference attracted over 500 attendees and featured over 40 experts in the AI field covering a wide range of topics.
We had representatives from some of the top tech companies including Microsoft, Google DeepMind, Uber AI Labs, Facebook AI Research and more, from the top global academic institutes including University of Cambridge, Harvard, John Hopkins, University of New York, UCL and others, from international organizations including the United Nations, DARPA, Aspen Institute and more, and from exciting private sector companies (ARAYA, Vicarious, SingularityNET, Zeroth.AI to name a few).
You can watch all of the keynote talks from the Future of AI Track below.
- Ben Goertzel – Inference Meta-Learning: The Core of Recursively Self-improving AGI?
- Dileep George – Building machines that work like the brain
- Brenden Lake – Ingredients of Intelligence
- Vladimir Red’ko – Modelling of Cognitive Evolution
- Hava Siegelmann – Lifelong learning machines
- Paul Smolensky – Embedding symbolic computation within neural computation for AI & NLP
- Tomas Mikolov – A Roadmap Towards Machine Intelligence
- Thomas Parr – Uncertainty and active inference
- Ben Goertzel – Cognitive Networks of Cognitive Networks
- Tomas Mikolov – When Shall We Achieve Human-Level AI?
- Irakli Beridze – Maximizing the Chances of Global Prosperity
- Seán Ó hÉigeartaigh – Connecting the near and long-term challenges of Beneficial AI
- John Langford – Interactive Learning in the Real World
- Pavel Kordik – AI powered by AI
- Kenneth Stanley – On Creativity, Objectives, and Open-Endedness
- Ryota Kanai – Consciousness and AI
- Irina Higgins – Unsupervised Disentanglement Or How to Transfer Skills & Imagine Things
Solving the AI Race
The second round of the General AI Challenge focussed on Solving the AI Race and it was a pleasure to invite the finalists of the competition to take place in the AI Race and Societal Impacts panel at the conference.
You can watch a selection of videos from the panel here. And you can read an article based on the panel in Futurism here.