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Artificial General Intelligence


 Beyond MAD?: the Race for Artificial General Intelligence


Artificial intelligence research is a source of great technological advancement as well as ethical concern, as applied AI invades diverse aspects of human life. Yet true artificial general intelligence remains out of reach. Based on the history of deeply transformative technologies developed by multiple actors on the global stage and their consequences for global stability, we consider the possibility of artificial general intelligence arms races and propose solutions aimed at managing the development of such an intelligence without increasing the risks to global stability and humanity.


 AGI, AI safety, AI Treaty, arms races, global coordination, MAD


Anand Ramamoorthy 
(University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)

Anand Ramamoorthy is a computational modeller with a multi-disciplinary background. He obtained his B.Sc in biochemistry from the University of Madras (India), followed by an M.Sc in computational and systems Neuroscience from The University of Sheffield (UK). He holds a PhD in psychology awarded by Universiteit Gent (Belgium). He has worked on research projects in the information sciences, computational neuroscience, computational cognitive neuroscience and experimental psychology. He has held postdoctoral appointments at Indiana University Bloomington, Florida Atlantic University, and most recently, University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has published journal articles, conference papers and a book chapter. He is currently an independent researcher with interests and active projects in computational neuroscience, artificial AI safety and decision making.

Roman Yampolskiy 
(University of Louisville, USA)

Dr. Roman V. Yampolskiy is a Tenured Associate Professor in the department of Computer Engineering and Computer Science at the Speed School of Engineering, University of Louisville. He is the founding and current director of the Cyber Security Lab and an author of many books including Artificial Superintelligence: a Futuristic Approach. During his tenure at UofL, Dr. Yampolskiy has been recognized as: Distinguished Teaching ProfessorProfessor of the Year, Faculty Favorite, Top 4 Faculty, Leader in Engineering Education, Top 10 of Online College Professor of the Year, and Outstanding Early Career in Education award winner among many other honors and distinctions. Yampolskiy is a Senior member of IEEE and AGI; Member of Kentucky Academy of Science, and Research Advisor for MIRI and Associate of GCRI. Dr. Yampolskiy's main areas of interest are AI Safety and Cybersecurity. Dr. Yampolskiy is an author of over 100 publications including multiple journal articles and books. His research has been cited by 1000+ scientists and profiled in popular magazines both American and foreign (New Scientist, Poker Magazine, Science World Magazine), hundreds of websites (BBC, MSNBC, Yahoo! News), on radio (German National Radio, Swedish National Radio, Alex Jones Show) and TV. Dr. Yampolskiy's research has been featured 700+ times in numerous media reports in 30 languages. Dr. Yampolskiy has been an invited speaker at 100+ events including Swedish National Academy of Science, Supreme Court of Korea, Princeton University and many others.​