It does sound like our disagreement is the same thing outlined in Realism about Rationality (although I disagree with almost all of the "realism about rationality" examples in that post - e.g. I don't think AGI will necessarily be an "agent", I don't think Turing machines or Kolmogorov complexity are useful foundations for epistemology, I'm not bothered by moral intuitions containing contradictions, etc).

I would also describe my "no proofs => doomed" view, not as the proofs being causally important, but as th... (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.