Here’s the first edition (on slowdown) of Navigating AI Risks, a newsletter on AI governance that we're launching with some colleagues.
This newsletter is mostly aimed at policymakers but I expect that it might interest some of you to keep up with the ideas that are around in AI governance.
Here's a bullet point summary of it:
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Question : what do you think of the opinion of the chinese officials on easily accessible LLM to chinese citizens? As long as alignment is unsolved, I can imagine china being extremely leery of how citizens could somehow be exposed to ideas that go against official propaganda (human rights, genocide, etc).
But china can't accept being left out of this race either is my guess.
So in the end china is incentivized to solve alignment or to as least slow down its progress.
Have you thought about any of this? I'm extremely curious about anyone's opinion on the matter.
Yes, I definitely think that countries with strong deontologies will try to solve some narrow versions of alignment harder than those that tolerate failures.
I think it's quite reassuring and means that it's quite reasonable to focus on the US quite a lot in our governance approaches.