AI Safety Unconference 2018

Saturday December 8, 1200-1800
La Factry — 1111 Saint-Antoine St W, Montreal, QC H3C 1B3


The potential benefits and risks of AI technologies loom large on the future of the world. Creating safe AI, both in the near-term and long-term, is a multifaceted and complex endeavour. By bridging perspectives and coordinating better we can increase the likelihood of desired outcomes.

The AI Safety Unconference brings together people interested in AI safety for an afternoon of participant-driven moderated discussions. The focus of the event being to maximize valuable social time, supported by a minimal structure. Discussion groups will self-assemble to cover multiple topics and intersections of the field — from specific technical AI safety problems to longer-term governance issues.


A vegan lunch will be provided, along with snacks & drinks.



Background readings

See Victoria Krakovna's up-to-date resource list on AI safety. Also, see the the list of AI-safety related papers that were accepted to NeurIPS 2018.


Based on early signups, here's a sample of the people you'll get to meet:

Lightning talks


For questions or more info, reach out to the organizers:


Thanks to the following organisations or people for their support.

(last update: 2018-12-09)