Day Two Speaker: Steve Jurvetson

Steve Jurvetson is a Managing Director for the venture capital firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson. He explored two possible paths to AGI, while emphasizing an evolutionary, bottom-up approach versus designing AGI directly, based on the experience of DFJ investigating and investing in nanotechnology.

Evolved systems could result in robust, resilient, and adaptive technologies, such as AGI. It will not be necessary to understand every thing that is going on in these systems. Combined with exponential progress, the resulting systems may outstrip our ability to model and develop a theory of how the system or its subsystems works.

Richard Leis

Richard Leis

Richard Leis (he/him/his) lives in Tucson, Arizona where he writes poetry and fiction, attends and teaches writing workshops at the Writers Studio Tucson, and works for HiRISE, a team in the Lunar & Planetary Laboratory at the University of Arizona with a camera in orbit around Mars onboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

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