Professor Yuval Noah Harari is considered one of the world’s most influential public intellectuals today.
In his keynote at Frontiers Forum Live 2023, Yuval spoke on the potential for artificial intelligence to become the first inorganic lifeform on our planet, and how it might change the very make-up or meaning of the world’s ecological system.
He outlined of the threat that this ‘alien’ intelligence poses to human civilizations – even without AI becoming conscious or able to navigate the physical world, and called for immediate regulation.
The session was followed by a series of questions and answers from the virtual and in-person audience, moderated by host, Vivienne Parry.
Yuval Noah Harari
Yuval Noah Harari is the bestselling and award-winning author of ‘Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind’, ‘Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow’, ’21 Lessons for the 21st Century’, and the series ‘Sapiens: A Graphic History’ and ‘Unstoppable Us’.
He also writes articles for publications such as The Guardian, The Financial Times, The New York Times, TIME, and the Economist, and regularly discusses global issues with heads of state and business leaders. He lectures around the world on the topics explored in his books and speaks at international events including the World Economic Forum. He is a professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.