At the University of Waterloo, the 16-year-old Canadian Shalev Lifshitz is conducting research to further the AI community’s efforts in reaching human-level AI by developing new Artificial Neural Networks that aim to behave more like the human brain. His presentation at the IFA + Summit will no doubt raise a few eyebrows for several reasons. We asked him to tell us more:
Intelligence and the human brain have always fascinated me. How do humans learn? Do we run on some type of learning algorithm? What is it and how does it work? The best way to understand something is by creating it. Thus, creating Intelligence as a means to understand Intelligence made sense to me. I believe we are on the brink of a biological and industrial revolution and Artificial Intelligence is at its core. How must we prepare and what changes will this transformation bring? My goal is to pave the way towards human-level AI while ensuring that we ask the right questions and prepare for our intelligent future. I will outline the work being done to achieve human-level AI and discuss what we must do to ensure a positive future for humanity. Some of the questions discussed will include: What is human-level AI? How far are we from human-level AI? How are we getting there? Why is human-level AI exciting? Should we be wary of it? These are the questions we must ask to ensure a positive future for humanity alongside AI!
Who should come to your talk?
Anyone hoping to play a part in or understand AI’s future impact on society. Those interested in the future of humanity and AI, come out to my talk! I would love to speak with you!
HUMANITY & AI: PREPARING FOR AN INTELLIGENT FUTURE
Date: Today, Monday 9 September
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Hall 26b – GRAND THEATRE
Photo: Shalev Lifshitz, Student at the University of Waterloo