Vortrag von Yoshua Bengio, 7. Mai um 17:00 Uhr

07.05.2024 17:00

Die Fakultät für Informatik freut sich, gemeinsam mit dem Forschungsnetzwerk Data Science, eine Vorlesung des weltbekannten Informatikers Yoshua Bengio ankündigen zu können: "Obtaining Safety Guarantees to avoid AI Catastrophic Risks". Als Turing Award-Winner und einer der sogenannten "Godfathers of AI" gehört er zu den führenden Wissenschaftlern, die eine verantwortungsvolle Entwicklung von KI-Techniken fördern.

Der Vortrag ist Teil der Feierlichkeiten zum 20-jährigen Jubiläum der Fakultät für Informatik und 50-jährigen Jubiläum der Informatik-Lehre an der Universität Wien.

Details zum Vortrag

Wann: Dienstag, 7. Mai, 17:00 Uhr

Wo: BIG-Hörsaal, Hauptgebäude der Universität Wien, Universitätsring 1, 1010 Wien

Titel: Obtaining Safety Guarantees to avoid AI Catastrophic Risks

Abstract: This presentation will start by providing context regarding catastrophic scenarios from future advanced AI systems, both in terms of dangerous misuse (threatening democracy and national security) and loss of control to superhuman AI systems. This will clarify the need to address both the technical alignment challenge and the political challenge of coordination and governance, at national and international levels. In particular, I will discuss the proposal of a multilateral network of publicly funded non-profit AI labs to work on alignment and preparing for the eventual emergence of rogue AIs, presented in my Journal of Democracy paper. I will then outline a machine learning research program to obtain quantitative and conservative risk evaluations to address the alignment challenge. This is based on amortized inference of Bayesian posterior over causal theories of the data available to the AI, using generative AI to approximate that posterior and mathematical methods developed recently around generative flow networks (GFlowNets).

Bio: Yoshua Bengio is Full Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Operations Research at Université de Montreal, as well as the Founder and Scientific Director of Mila and the Scientific Director of IVADO. He also holds a Canada CIFAR AI Chair.

Considered one of the world’s leaders in artificial intelligence and deep learning, he is the recipient of the 2018 A.M. Turing Award with Geoff Hinton and Yann LeCun, known as the Nobel prize of computing. He is a Fellow of both the Royal Society of London and Canada, an Officer of the Order of Canada, Knight of the Legion of Honor of France and member of the UN’s Scientific Advisory Board for Independent Advice on Breakthroughs in Science and Technology.

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Weiterführende Links

>> Turing Award-Winner Yoshua Bengio

>> "Statement on AI Risk" unterzeichnet von Yoshua Bengio



Fakultät für Informatik

Vortrags-Flyer mit Bild von Yoshua Bengio: "Obtaining Safety Guarantees to avoid AI Catastrophic Risks"