Because (it seems to me) existential risk seems asymmetrically bad in comparison to potential technology upsides (large as upsides may be), I just have different standards of evidence for "significant risk" vs "significant good".

This is a normative argument, not an empirical one. The normative position seems reasonable to me, though I'd want to think more about it (I haven't because it doesn't seem decision-relevant).

I especially don't see an argument that one could expect all failure modes of very very capable syste
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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.