[CKC] [May 2018] What subjects are most important for an AI safety researcher to know? (Open Call)

byAndrew Quinn1y18th May 20182 comments


[CKC]: I intend this to be a Community Knowledge Convergence project - that is to say, I do not think I am particularly well informed on the subject, and I think there's a lot to be gained from compiling an understanding of what others in the LessWrong community consider as very important, probably important, possibly important, or maybe important.

What academic subjects do you consider most important to the study of AI safety? What non-academic subjects would you recommend?

Currently, here are the subjects I think are most important.

  • (Non-academic) Eliezer's Sequences.
  • Mathematical logic.
  • Game theoretic economics.

You might be able to tell, I'm not very well versed in this discipline. Please comment and add more subjects for me to add to the [June 2018] posts.