AGI Impacts

AGI Impacts conference 2012

The first conference on the Impacts and Risks of Artificial General Intelligence will take place at the University of Oxford, St. Anne’s College, on December 10th and 11th, 2012 – immediately following the fifth annual conference on Artificial General Intelligence AGI-12. AGI-Impacts is organized by the “Future of Humanity Institute” (FHI) at Oxford University through its “Programme on the Impacts of Future Technology”. The two events form the Winter Intelligence Multi-Conference 2012, hosted by FHI.

Publication: Selected papers have been published in a special volume of the Journal of Experimental & Theoretical Artificial Intelligence (26/3, 2014) and in “Risks of General Artificial Intelligence”, ed. Vincent C. Müller (Taylor & Francis 2015).

Organisation: Programme on the Impacts of Future TechnologyOxford Martin School, University of Oxford
Academic:  Nick Bostrom, Vincent C. Müller and the program committee.
Managerial: Sean O’Heigeartaigh, Alexandre Erler, Daniel Dewey, Stuart Armstrong et al.

Keynote speakers: Steve Omohundro and Bruce Schneier. A full programme with abstracts is online.

The conference explores questions such as: How can we best predict the impact of as future intelligent and superintelligent machines? How can we combine ideas from computer science, mathematics and philosophy to best estimate this impact? What will be the impacts of AGI on the world? Which directions of research should be most explored, and which should be de-emphasized or avoided? What can we do to best ensure scientific rigour in this non-experimental academic field? What are the best ideas and methods for ensuring both safety and predictability of advanced AI systems? Can we lay the foundations to a field of rigorous study of realistic AGI control methods that lead to implementable security protocols?

The Call for Papers is online (with a $1000 prize, sponsored by the Singularity Institute). A selection of papers from this conference will be published in a special volume of the Journal of Experimental & Theoretical Artificial Intelligence.


  • August 31st, 2012: Deadline for abstract submissions
  • September 30th, 2012: Notification of paper acceptance or rejection
  • December 10th and 11th, 2012: AGI-Impacts Conference
  • February 28th, 2013: Deadline for full paper submission for publication

Contact: Sean O’Heigeartaigh.