February 2021 Newsletter

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MIRI updates Abram Demski distinguishes different versions of the problem of “pointing at” human values in AI alignment. Evan Hubinger discusses “Risks from Learned Optimization” on the AI X-Risk Research Podcast. Eliezer Yudkowsky comments on AI safety via debate and Goodhart’s law. MIRI supporters donated ~$135k on Giving Tuesday, of which ~26% was matched by Facebook and ~28% by employers for a total of $207,436! MIRI also received $6,624 from TisBest Philanthropy in late December, largely… Read More »February 2021 Newsletter

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I’m just wondering if there are any books/podcasts that are worth reading/listening to on the subject of AI and transhumanism? submitted by /u/Memento92Mori [link] [comments]

Fostering ethical thinking in computing

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Traditional computer scientists and engineers are trained to develop solutions for specific needs, but aren’t always trained to consider their broader implications. Each new technology generation, and particularly the rise of artificial intelligence, leads to new kinds of systems, new ways of creating tools, and new forms of data, for which norms, rules, and laws frequently have yet to catch up. The kinds of impact that such innovations have in… Read More »Fostering ethical thinking in computing