The Red Pill of Machine Learning – Monica Anderson
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The Red Pill of Machine Learning – Monica Anderson

Synopsis: The new cognitive capabilities in our machines were the result of a shift in the way wethink about problem solving. The shift is the most significant change in AI, ever, if not inscience as a whole. Machine Learning based systems are now successfully attackingboth simple and complex problems using these novel Methods. We are…

What do we Need to Do to Align AI? – Stuart Armstrong
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What do we Need to Do to Align AI? – Stuart Armstrong

Synopsis: The goal of Aligned AI is to implement scalable solutions to the alignment problem, and distribute these solutions to actors developing powerful transformative artificial intelligence. What is Alignment? Algorithms are shaping the present and will shape the future ever more strongly. It is crucially important that these powerful algorithms be aligned – that they…

Agency in an Age of Machines – Joscha Bach
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Agency in an Age of Machines – Joscha Bach

This talk is part of the ‘Stepping Into the Future‘ conference. Synopsis: The arrival of homo sapiens on Earth amounted to a singularity for its ecosystems, a transition that dramatically changed the distribution and interaction of living species within a relatively short amount of time. Such transitions are not unprecedented during the evolution of life,…

Causal Incentives and Safe AGI – Tom Everitt
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Causal Incentives and Safe AGI – Tom Everitt

This talk is part of the ‘Stepping Into the Future‘ conference. Synopsis: Along with many benefits of powerful machine learning methods comes significant challenges. For example, as content recommendation algorithms become increasingly competent at satisfying user preferences, they may also become more competent at manipulating human preferences, to make the preferences more easily satisfiable. These kinds of alignment…

Artificial Intelligence – Will it be Smarter than You in Your Lifetime?

Artificial Intelligence – Will it be Smarter than You in Your Lifetime?

Adam Ford argues for the position that Artificial Intelligence Will Be Smarter Than Humans in the lifetime of a young adult (sometime before the end of this century). This was one side of a debate put on my Melbourne University for a philosophy course. Adam discusses reasons why AI becoming smarter than human level intelligence…

Joscha Bach – GPT-3: Is AI Deepfaking Understanding?
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Joscha Bach – GPT-3: Is AI Deepfaking Understanding?

Joscha Bach on GPT-3, achieving AGI, machine understanding and lots more! Discussion points: 02:40 What’s missing in AI atm? Unified coherent model of reality 04:14 AI systems like GPT-3 behave as if they understand – what’s missing? 08:35 Symbol grounding – does GPT-3 have it? 09:35 GPT-3 for music generation, GPT-3 for image generation, GPT-3…

Exciting progress in Artificial Intelligence – Joscha Bach
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Exciting progress in Artificial Intelligence – Joscha Bach

Joscha Bach discusses progress made in AI so far, what’s missing in AI, and the conceptual progress needed to achieve the grand goals of AI. Discussion points: 0:07 What is intelligence? Intelligence as the ability to be effective over a wide range of environments 0:37 Intelligence vs smartness – interesting models vs intelligent behavior 1:08…

Ethical Progress, AI & the Ultimate Utility Function – Joscha Bach
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Ethical Progress, AI & the Ultimate Utility Function – Joscha Bach

Joscha Bach on ethical progress, and AI – it’s fascinating to think ‘What’s the ultimate utility function?’ – should we seek the answer in our evolved motivations? Discussion points: 0:07 Future directions in ethical progress 1:13 Pain and suffering – concern for things we cannot regulate or change 1:50 Reward signals – we should only get…