For me it's because:

  • Nukes seem like an obvious Xrisk
  • People mostly seem to agree that we haven't done a good job coordinating around them
  • They seem a lot easier to coordinate around

Also, not a reason, but:

AI seems likely to be weaponized, and warfare (whether conventional or not) seems like one of the areas where we should be most worried about "unbridled competition" creating a race-to-the-bottom on safety.

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.