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September 17-18, 2017: Training
September 18-20, 2017: Tutorials & Conference
San Francisco, CA
Nate Soares

Nate Soares
Executive Director, MIRI


Nate Soares is the executive director of the Machine Intelligence Research Institute (MIRI), a Berkeley research nonprofit focused on the challenge of making superhumanly capable AI systems robust and reliable. Nate first joined MIRI as a research fellow, during which time he was the primary author of the organization’s technical agenda. He has contributed to ongoing work in decision theory, game theory, algorithmic information theory, computational reflection, online machine learning, mathematical logic, and a number of other areas. Previously, Nate worked as a software engineer at Google.


2:35pm–3:15pm Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Implementing AI
Location: Franciscan AB
Secondary topics:  Law, ethics and governance (including AI safety), Tools and frameworks
Nate Soares (MIRI)
The field of artificial intelligence has made major strides in recent years, but there is a growing movement to consider the implications of machines that can rival humans in general problem-solving abilities. Nate Soares outlines the underresearched fundamental technical obstacles to building AI that can reliably learn to be "aligned" with human values. Read more.