Announcing the AI Safety Summit Talks with Yoshua Bengio

At the Existential Risk Observatory, we focus on reducing AI existential risk by informing the public debate. One way we do this is by organizing events, such as before the AI Safety Summit. We did this last time in Bletchley Park, and we’re now doing it again, fully remote, between the two days (21-22 May) of the Seoul AI Safety Summit.

Our speakers will be:


The Rt. Hon. Michelle Donelan MP, Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology of the United Kingdom will open our event.


Yoshua Bengio is professor at the University of Montreal (MILA institute). He is recipient of the Turing Award and generally considered one of the fathers of AI. He is also globally the second-most cited AI scientist.


Max Tegmark is physics professor at MIT. His current research focuses on the intersection of physics and AI. He is also president and cofounder of the Future of Life Institute (FLI).
Jaan Tallinn is cofounder of Skype, CSER, and FLI, investor in DeepMind and Anthropic, and a leading voice in AI Safety.
Holly Elmore is AI activist and Executive Director of PauseAI US. She holds a PhD in Organismic & Evolutionary Biology from Harvard University.
Stijn Bronzwaer is AI and technology journalist at leading Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad. He co-authored a best-selling book on Booking and is recipient of investigative journalism award De Loep.
Will Henshall is editorial fellow at TIME Magazine. He covers tech, with a focus on AI. One recent piece he wrote details big tech lobbying on AI in Washington DC.
Arjun Ramani writes for The Economist about economics and technology. His writings on AI include a piece on what humans might do in a world of superintelligence.

David Wood, chair of the London Futurists, will be our moderator.

Date/​time: 21 May 20:00-21:30 Seoul time (13:00 CET, 12:00 UK time, 7:00 ET)
Register here (free): https://​​​​1ex04fuw

Since the event is fully remote and free, anyone interested in the latest in AI Safety and AI Governance is can attend. Spreading this announcement in local EA groups is much appreciated!