Stuart_Armstrong

Having done a lot of work on corrigibility, I believe that it can't be implemented in a value agnostic way; it needs a subset of human values to make sense. I also believe that it requires a lot of human values, which is almost equivalent to solving all of alignment; but this second belief is much less firm, and less widely shared.

Instead, you could have a satisficer which tries to maximize the probability that the utility is above a certain value. This leads to different dynamics than maximizing expected utility. What do you think?

If U is the utility and u is the value that it needs to be above, define a new utility V, which is 1 if and only if U>u and is 0 otherwise. This is a well-defined utility function, and the design you described is exactly equivalent with being an expected V-maximiser.

Another way of saying this is that inner alignment is more important than outer alignment.

Interesting. My intuition is the inner alignment has nothing to do with this problem. It seems that different people view the inner vs outer alignment distinction in different ways.

Thanks, modified!