Is the existential threat of AI overhyped?

Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt, Dr Alex Connock, Professor John Tasioulas, Professor Helen Margetts, Dr Caroline Green, Professor Jakob Foerster
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Jesus College
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The Cheng Kar Shun Digital Hub and online via Zoom

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Artificial intelligence is already revolutionising our everyday lives, with the impact of AI only set to increase as the technology advances.

But what does this mean for society in general? Will robots take our jobs? Will humanity lose control to some form of superintelligence, or is the existential threat of AI being overhyped?

Join a panel of Oxford experts in AI ethics and application as they discuss the risks and benefits of artificial intelligence.


  • Introduction by: Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt, Principal of Jesus College and Professorial Research Fellow in Computer Science
  • Host and panel chair: Dr Alex Connock, Senior Fellow in Management Practice, Saïd Business School


  • Professor John Tasioulas, Director for the Institute for Ethics and AI, and Professor of Ethics and Legal Philosophy in the Faculty of Philosophy
  • Professor Helen Margetts, Professor of Society and the Internet at the Oxford Internet Institute, and Director of the Public Policy Programme at the Alan Turing Institute
  • Dr Caroline Green, an Early Career Research Fellow at the Institute for Ethics and AI, and Research Fellow at Reuben College
  • Professor Jakob Foerster, Associate Professor at the Department of Engineering Science and Tutorial Fellow at St Anne's College