“.. could be the biggest event in the history of our civilization. Or the worst. We just don’t know.”

“a fundamental risk to the existence of civilization.”

– Elon Musk called A.I.


Are we creating the instruments of our own destruction or exciting tools for our future survival? Once we teach a machine to learn on its own—as the programmers behind AlphaGo have done, to wondrous results—where do we draw moral and computational lines?

Leading specialists in A.I., neuroscience, and philosophy will tackle the very questions that may define the future of humanity.

The World Science Festival panel moderated by Tim Urban features the panel participants Yann LeCun, Susan Schneider, Max Tegmark, and Peter Ulric Tse.