Panel Session (Wednesday 17.45-19.30)
Is AI an existential threat to humanity? If so, in what way and what can be done about it?
Chair: Andrew Lea
This year, there has been extensive and high-profile discussion on the potential for AI to pose an existential threat to humanity, so it is a topical question for our panel and audience from academia, industry, and media to debate.
This discussion will ask:-
Is AI an existential threat to humanity?
Or is it a lesser threat, perhaps to employment or well being? How would such a threat come about?
If it does pose a threat, what can or should be done about it?
But perhaps this is too negative, so we will also ask:-
- Could AI help preserve humanity?
The debate is intended to be interesting and entertaining. We will welcome opinions and questions from the floor.
Panel members will include
Daniel Bennett (Editor BBC Focus Magazine)