Wednesday, June 5, 2024 - 11:25am to 11:55am

AI Risk and Safety: Proactive Monitoring for the Future of Humanity and Business

In an era where AI's capabilities are rapidly advancing, the question of safety and risk management becomes paramount. While AI currently serves as a beneficial tool, its potential evolution poses significant risks. The possibility of AI surpassing human intelligence, outperforming human capabilities, or developing biases misaligned with human values raises concerns about existential risks comparable to, or potentially exceeding, those of nuclear warfare. High-level attention, including inquiries from Congress and presidential directives, underscores the gravity of these concerns. Some experts even consider a significant AI-related risk as inevitable. Given these considerations, it is crucial for industries and businesses to understand the potential impacts on their systems and learn effective strategies for monitoring AI developments. This includes identifying signs of 'AI Breakaway'—a critical point where AI could potentially surpass human oversight.


Jason Arbon is the CEO at Checkie.AI. His mission is to test all the world's apps. Google’s AI investment arm led the funding for his previous company ( Jason previously worked on several large-scale products: web search at Google and Bing, the web browsers Chrome and Internet Explorer, operating systems such as WindowsCE and ChromeOS, and crowd-sourced testing infrastructure and data at Jason has also co-authored two books: How Google Tests Software and App Quality: Secrets for Agile App Teams.