Having good relations between the various factions of AI research is key to achieving our common goal of a good future. Therefore, I proposal an event to help bring us all together: EliezerKart! It is a go karting competition between three factions: AI capabilities researchers, AI existential safety researchers, and AI bias and ethics researchers.
The word Eliezer means "Help of my God" in Hebrew. The idea is whichever team is the best will have the help of their worldview, "their god", during the competition. There is no relation to anyone named Eliezer whatsoever.
The race will probably take place in the desert or some cool city or something.
Here is a breakdown of the three factions:
They are the most straight forward faction, but also the most technical. They can use advanced AI to create go kart autopilot, can simulate millions of races courses in advance to create the perfect cart, and can use GPT to couch their drivers. Unfortunately, they are not good at getting things right on the first critical try.
Safety has two overlapping subfactions.
Rationalists can use conditional prediction markets (kind of like a Futarchy) and other forecasting techniques to determine the best drivers, the best learning methods, etc... They can also use rationality to debate go kart driving technique much more rationally than the other factions.
The richest faction, they can pay for the most advanced go karts. However, they will spend months debating the metrics upon which to rate how "advanced" a go kart is.
Safety also knows how to do interpretability, which can create adversarial examples to throw off capabilities.
The trickiest faction, they can lobby the government to change the laws and the rules of the event ahead of time, or even mid-race. They can also turn the crowd against their competitors. They can also refuse to acknowledge the power of the AI used by capabilities altogether; whether their AI will care remains to be seen.
Ah, but this isn't simply a team building exercise. There are also "prizes" in this race. Think of it kind of like a high stakes donor lottery.
So what do you think? Game on?