MIRIx events are funded by MIRI, but we don't decide the topics or anything. I haven't taken a poll of MIRI researchers to see how enthusiastic different people are about formal verification, but AFAIK Nate and Eliezer don't see it as super relevant. See https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/xCpuSfT5Lt6kkR3po/my-take-on-agent-foundations-formalizing-metaphilosophical#cGuMRFSi224RCNBZi and the idea of a "safety-story" in https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/8gqrbnW758qjHFTrH/security-mindset-and-ordinary-paranoia for better attempts to charact... (read more)

AI Alignment Open Thread August 2019

by habryka 1 min read4th Aug 201996 comments

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Crossposted from the AI Alignment Forum. May contain more technical jargon than usual.

This is an experiment in having an Open Thread dedicated to AI Alignment discussion, hopefully enabling researchers and upcoming researchers to ask small questions they are confused about, share very early stage ideas and have lower-key discussions.