Re: convergent rationality, I don't buy it (specifically the "convergent" part).

Re: fragility of human values, I do buy the notion of a broad basin of corrigibility, which presumably is less fragile.

But really my answer is "there are lots of ways you can get confidence in a thing that are not proofs". I think the strongest argument against is "when you have an adversary optimizing against you, nothing short of proofs can give you confidence", which seems to be somewhat true in security. But then I think there are ways tha... (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.