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LISA Opening Party

19 Apr 2024 18:00 - 00:00 GMT

LISA, 25 Holywell Row, EC2A 4XE

On the evening of Friday, April 19th, we will be hosting a celebratory gathering in our new space.
There will be food, drinks, games, and movies showcasing our gratitude for the support that allowed us to move into the new premises.

Talk: Michael Webb

1 Feb 2024 18:30 - 19:30 GMT

LISA dining area

Michael Webb, founder of Quantum Leap, and former economic advisor to no. 10, will be giving a talk on the economics of superintelligence.

Thanks to ARENA for organising this – all LISA members are welcome, however, ARENA participants will be prioritised.here

Workshop: Kay Kozaronek

30 Jan 2024 18:30 - 19:30 GMT

LISA dining area

Kay Kozaronek, the cofounder of Catalyze Impact, will be delivering a workshop tailored to those aspiring to make a significant contribution to solving the alignment problem. Whether you’re considering a career in academia, your startup, an AGI lab, or as an independent researcher, this workshop will help you strategize!

Thanks to ARENA for organising this – all LISA members are welcome, however, ARENA participants will be prioritised.

Meet & Greet: ARENA 3.0 Participants

23 Jan 2024 12:30 - 13:00 GMT

LISA dining area

ARENA 3.0 participants will briefly introduce themselves and their research interests.

Talk/Q&A: Marius Hobbhahn

23 Jan 2024 18:30 - 19:30 GMT

LISA dining area

The founder of Apollo Research, will be giving a talk (10-15 mins) on the AI safety landscape, followed by a Q&A.

We’re thankful to ARENA for organising this – all LISA members are welcome, however, ARENA participants will be prioritised.

Talk: Arthur Conmy (Google DeepMind)

20 Jan 2024 11:30 - 12:30 GMT

LISA dining area

Arthur Conmy of Google DeepMind will be giving a talk on his research in scalable mechanistic interpretability.

Talk: Neel Nanda (Google DeepMind)

19 Jan 2024 19:00 - 19:45 GMT

LISA dining area

Neel Nanda of Google DeepMind will be running a Q&A on interpretability.

This event has been organised by ARENA, as part of their 3.1 programme. Whilst all LISA members are welcome, ARENA participants will have priority in asking questions.

Submit your questions here with Slido for Neel to see them.

Talk: James Richard (Entrepreneur First)

18 Jan 2024 12:30 - GMT

LISA dining area

Topic: “Starting a company might be what you should do next.”

Talk: Adam Gleave (FAR AI)

8 Jan 2024 18:00 - 19:00 GMT

LISA dining area

Adam Gleave, the CEO of Far AI, will be giving a talk which provides an overview of his research, followed by a Q&A.

Talk: Professor Stuart Russell

5 Jan 2024 12:30 - 13:30 GMT

LISA dining area

We’re delighted to be hosting Prof Stuart Russell at LISA for a Lunchtime Talk this Friday.

He’ll be covering areas he’s recently been engaged with, including risks, regulation, and control.

There’ll also be a Q&A opportunity afterwards.

Please follow this link for more details and to RSVP.

LISA Christmas Party

8 Dec 2023 12:30 - GMT

LISA Centre

Join us to celebrate Xmas with LISA members & select external guests from the AI safety community! RSVP here.

Talk: Tom Everitt (Google DeepMind)

7 Dec 2023 12:30 - GMT

LISA dining area

A deeper take on some of Google DeepMind’s work on causal foundations for thinking about agency, generalisation, incentives.

Talk: Samuel Martin

30 Nov 2023 12:30 - GMT

LISA dining area

Talk: Rob Miles

30 Nov 2023 12:30 - GMT

LISA dining area

How to write more gooder so people understand your research.

Talk: 80,000 Hours & EA Tech

6 Nov 2023 19:00 - 22:00 GMT

LISA dining area

Title: How to use your career to help with AI safety

Concerned about AI safety and potential catastrophic risks? Want to help but not sure how? Sudhanshu from the 80,000 hours team will be giving a talk on the evening of Tuesday 7th November on what to practically do about AI safety and how to think about using your career to help.

For more info, and to RSVP, visit this link.

LISA H-AI-lloween Party

27 Oct 2023 18:00 - 12:00 GMT

LISA Centre

LISA’s first Halloween Party!

RSVP here.

Q&A: Adam Gleave (FAR AI)

25 Oct 2023 16:00 - 18:00 GMT

LISA sofas

Adam Gleave, the CEO of Far AI, will be running a Q&A for MATS scholars and LISA members.

Talk: Gaia Dempsey (Metaculus)

19 Oct 2023 18:00 - 20:00 GMT

LISA dining area

LISA will be hosting an Apollo-sponsored talk with Metaculus CEO, Gaia Dempsey.

Topic: Leveraging Quantified Collective Intelligence to Inform AI Research and Grant Making

Talk: Department for Business & Trade

10 Oct 2023 14:00 - 16:00 GMT

LISA dining area

An exciting opportunity to hear from government officials on the AI Safety landscape in the UK, AI Futures program, and guidance on UK immigration laws.

This will be of particular interest to anyone interested in working in policy/governance in the UK, setting themselves up here (particularly as a foreign national), and sharing feedback on how to make the UK more attractive to AI talent.

Will include, intro from the DBT Director on UK strengths and interests in AI/AI safety, an AI Futures presentation on what is AIF and what support is provided by AIF, Q&A session, and a discussion session around how the UK could become even more attractive to global AI talent.

Lightning Talks: AI London

5 Oct 2023 18:00 - 21:00 GMT

Lisa centre

Pleased to announce that we’ll be hosting the AI London Lightning Talks.

Topics will include:

• Making the case for AI Slow-down

• Applications of ML

• LLM Agents

• How to change Govt Policy

• Using Markets to Minimise AI Risk