What is the current status of Artificial Intelligence as an Existential Risks? In our debate, policy-makers, experts, academia and decision-makers will go head-to-head to decide what the best way forward will be.

The development of AI has been incredible fast over the last decade. We seem to be able to keep up less and less, while the abilities of AI will soon outpace us. What do we need to do to make sure that AI will not become an existential risks? What is the latest on this, and what are decision-makers willing to do? And what is their responsibility to do something about it?

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Stuart Russell

Stuart Russell is a professor of computer science at the University of California, Berkeley. He founded and leads the Center for Human-Compatible Artificial Intelligence (CHAI) at UC Berkeley. Russell is the co-author with Peter Norvig of the most popular textbook in the field of AI: Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach.

Maxim Februari

Maxim Februari is a leading writer, columnist, and thinker who writes on democracy, digital rights, and law. He recently published Doe Zelf Normaal, an essay on the impact of climate change and new technologies on the rule of law.

Queeny Rajkowski

Queeny Rajkowski is MP for the VVD. Her portfolio includes Digitalisation, the Intelligence Service AIVD, Cybersecurity, and Cybercrime. In the past, she worked for a tech company, and was a candidate for the show De Slimste Mens.

Mark Brakel

Mark Brakel is Director of Policy at the Future of Life institute. He has extensive experience influencing policy at the EU level, notably with the AI Act.

Tim Bakker

Tim Bakker is a PhD student in AI at University of Amsterdam, who has interned at Facebook AI. His research focuses on active learning and active sensing through reinforcement learning.

General Information

This event will take place at Pakhuis de Zwijger at the Piet Heinkade 179 in Amsterdam. It will start at 20:00. This event will take place in English.