Dr Adam Stanton

Researcher in Adaptive Informatics

What’s the Royal Institution like?

It’s amazing! I was invited to be part of a panel discussion on Artificial General Intelligence which took place yesterday. Quite a thrilling experience to be in the Royal Institution, talking about a subject I love, with extremely cool people: Wendy Hall, Raia Hadsell , and Brad Love! We covered some ground, bouncing between practical concerns about AI and a more sci-fi view of where we could end up, how we could get there, and what we might do to make sure AI is on our side.

The RI is a fascinating place to visit, let alone speak at. And I was told a great story about how the first ever “hack” happened there, to demonstrate the insecurity of Marconi’s wireless telegraph, in 1903.

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