General AI Challenge
Challenge Update #20 - Launch of "Solving the AI Race" round
January 18, 2017
Today GoodAI have launched the "Solving the AI Race" round of the General AI Challenge. Participants can compete for $15,000 in prizes by sending us suggestions on how to mitigate the risks associated with a race to transformative AI.
We will be accepting submissions until 18 May 2018.
It is the first non-programming round and we are encouraging participants from all disciplines.
We are asking participants to come up with detailed proposals of how to avoid AI research becoming a race where:
Key stakeholders, including developers, may ignore or underestimate safety procedures, or agreements, in favor of faster utilization
The fruits of the technology might not be shared by the majority of people to benefit humanity, but only by a selected few
We have worked on the specification of this round with our external advisory board which includes representatives from Facebook, Microsoft, Future of Humanity Institute, Tencent, and other industry and academic leaders (full list below).
For this round to have the biggest impact we need to spread the word as widely as possible. So if you know anyone who might be interested in taking part please share the news with them!
Challenge advisory board:
Miles Brundage - Research Fellow, Future of Humanity Institute
Frank Dignum - Associate Professor, Utrecht University
Virginia Dignum - Associate Professor, Delft University of Technology
Ayako Fukui - Strategic Initiatives Consultant, Araya
Ling Ge - Chief European Representative, Tencent
José Hernández-Orallo - Professor, Universitat Politècnica de València
Ryota Kanai - Founder and CEO, Araya
Pavel Kordik - Researcher, Czech Technical University
Tak Lo - Partner, Zeroth.ai
Alison Lowndes - Artificial Intelligence Developer Relations, NVIDIA
Tomas Mikolov - Research Scientist, Facebook AI Research
Jan Pospisil - Senior Technology (Technical) Evangelist, Microsoft
Jan Romportl - Chief Data Scientist, O2
Jan Sekerka - Partner Business Evangelism Lead, Microsoft
Julian Togelius - Professor, New York University
Roman Yampolskiy - Professor, University of Louisville
Ivan Zelinka - Professor, Technical University Ostrava