87th Domus Seminar

We are pleased to invite you

to the 87th St Anne’s College Domus Seminar

on Wednesday 24 April 2024 at 5.30pm in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre.

The paper is to be given by Dr Jakob Foerster, Tutorial Fellow in Engineering and Associate Professor in the Engineering Science Department.

The title of the talk will be: “Computer says ‘No’: AI Alignment, Opponent Shaping, and Censorship”

About Professor Foerster 

Prof Jakob Foerster leads the Foerster Lab for AI Research at the Department of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford and is a Tutorial fellow at St Anne’s College. During his PhD at Oxford, he helped bring deep multi-agent reinforcement learning to the forefront of AI research and spent time at Google Brain, OpenAI, and DeepMind.

After his PhD he worked as a (Senior) Research Scientist at Facebook AI Research in California, where he developed the zero-shot coordination problem setting, a crucial step towards safe human-AI coordination. He was awarded a prestigious CIFAR AI chair in 2019 and the ERC Starter Grant in 2023. More recently he was awarded the JPMC AI Research Award for his work on AI in finance and the Amazon Research Award for his work on Large Language models.

His past work addresses how AI agents can learn to cooperate, coordinate, and communicate with other agents, including humans. Currently the lab is focused on developing safe and scalable machine learning methods that combine large scale pre-training with reinforcement learning and search. His work has been cited over 13000 times and includes numerous seminal papers in the field of AI.

Drinks 6.30pm (Foyer)

There is no need to RSVP.