I'm more sympathetic to this argument (which is a claim about what might happen in the future, as opposed to what is happening now, which is the analogy I usually encounter, though possibly not on LessWrong). I still think the analogy breaks down, though in different ways:

  • There is a strong norm of openness in AI research (though that might be changing). (Though perhaps this was the case with nuclear physics too.)
  • There is a strong anti-government / anti-military ethic in the AI research community. I'm not sure what the nuclear analog is, but I
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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.