you agree that people are already pushing too hard for progress in AGI capability (relative to what's ideal from a longtermist perspective)

I'm uncertain, given the potential for AGI to be used to reduce other x-risks. (I don't have strong opinions on how large other x-risks are and how much potential there is for AGI to differentially help.) But I'm happy to accept this as a premise.

Your argument seems more about what's happening now, and does not really address this concern.

I think what's happening now is a good guide into wh... (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.