We even had an infamous scandal that concerned one class of such risks!

Yes, but the claim that that risk needs to be taken seriously is certainly not conventional wisdom around here.

Decision theory (which includes the study of risks of that sort) has long been a core component of AI-alignment research.

S-risks: Why they are the worst existential risks, and how to prevent them

by Kaj_Sotala 1 min read20th Jun 2017107 comments