Tuesday Aug 29, 2023

AI and Existential Risk - Overview and Discussion

A special non-news episode in which Andrey and Jeremie discussion AI X-Risk!

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(00:00) Intro
(03:55) Topic overview
(10:22) Definitions of terms
(35:25) AI X-Risk scenarios
(41:00) Pathways to Extinction
(52:48) Relevant assumptions
(58:45) Our positions on AI X-Risk
(01:08:10) General Debate
(01:31:25) Positive/Negative transfer
(01:37:40) X-Risk within 5 years 
(01:46:50) Can we control an AGI
(01:55:22) AI Safety Aesthetics
(02:00:53) Recap
(02:02:20) Outer vs inner alignment
(02:06:45) AI safety and policy today
(02:15:35) Outro


Taxonomy of Pathways to Dangerous AI

Clarifying AI X-risk

Existential Risks and Global Governance Issues Around AI and Robotics

Current and Near-Term AI as a Potential Existential Risk Factor

AI x-risk, approximately ordered by embarrassment

Classification of Global Catastrophic Risks Connected with Artificial Intelligence

X-Risk Analysis for AI Research

The Alignment Problem from a Deep Learning Perspective

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