AI - Challenging humanity «AI - Challenging humanity» What kind of future do we want for humanity in a world of super-intelligent AI?

Mi. 18.10.2023

Beginn um 18.15 Uhr
Abschluss um 21.00 Uhr

Hörraum 003, Fabrikstrasse 6, vonRoll Areal
Hörsaalvortrag mit Graham Budd

«AI - Challenging humanity» - Scientific discovery often raises ethical questions, which invite insights from philosophy and theology to help explore their implications. Technological advances building on scientific discoveries also raise important questions of ethics, but in recent history, economic opportunity and the pace of development have meant that many of these questions have not been addressed until after mass adoption of the new technology. Recent advances in bioengineering and AI mean we are entering an era where new technologies are posing key questions for society, not just in regard to ethics, but more fundamentally about what it means to be human and what kind of future we want for humanity. How should we navigate this? The speaker will draw on his experience from the technology industry, and his personal experience of working at the intersection of science and faith, to explore some of these big questions and the value of a holistic approach to addressing them, with a particular focus on AI.

About the speaker Graham Budd:
Graham Budd is the Executive Director of The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion. He was previously President and COO at Arm, before his retirement from the company in 2021.
He read Engineering at Cambridge University, before starting his career in technology at Thorn EMI Electronics. He has over 30 years experience in computing and the global semiconductor industry, including his work leading the development of several of Arm’s pioneering early single-chip computer designs. In 2005 he became Executive VP and General Manager of Arm’s Processor Division, then Chief Operating Officer from 2008. He was a member of Arm’s Executive Committee from 2005 and joined the main Arm Board in 2017.
Graham has held a number of business and charity Board roles and is currently a non-executive Director at Oxa, an Autonomous Vehicle software company, a Trustee at SOS Children’s Villages UK and Chair of the Aidan Charitable Trust. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.