Climate change. Pandemics. Automation. Human enhancement. Artificial general intelligence. If you find the 21st century daunting, you are not alone. But imagine we overcame these challenges, and it became a lasting positive legacy for humanity. What would it take?
When I watch a documentary on plastics in the ocean or read about the great risks and opportunities of AI, it makes me want to rise to the occasion. I got started as a student and political candidate campaigning on climate change. Then in 2015 I read about the trends in biotechnology and AI which forced me to rethink: ‘what should I be campaigning for, and why?’. I spent the next four years researching a wide range of topics and 21st century trends, wrote a book and launched a nonprofit to promote discussion around these themes. The conclusion I came to is that AGI (artificial general intelligence) is the defining issue we face, and should be our #1 priority.
I moved to Ottawa in Oct 2021, and since I have been working full-time to accelerate the formation of the AGI governance and safety community in Canada to make us a champion on the issue at home and abroad. To find out more, visit AIGS.ca.
If any of this sounds interesting to you, let’s connect. I’m always up for meeting new people and learning new ways of thinking and doing.