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The Grand Challenge of Developing Friendly Artificial Intelligence – Joscha Bach
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The Grand Challenge of Developing Friendly Artificial Intelligence – Joscha Bach

Joscha Bach discusses problems with achieving AI alignment, the current discourse around AI, and inefficiencies of human cognition & communication. Discussion points: 0:08 The AI alignment problem 0:42 Asimov’s Laws: Problems with giving AI (rules) to follow – it’s a form of slavery 1:12 The current discourse around AI 2:52 Ethics – where do they…

Cognitive Biases & In-Group Convergences – Joscha Bach
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Cognitive Biases & In-Group Convergences – Joscha Bach

Joscha Bach discusses biases in group think. Discussion points: – In-group convergence: thinking in true & false vs right & wrong – The group mind may be more stupid than the smartest individuals in the group Joscha Bach, Ph.D. is an AI researcher who worked and published about cognitive architectures, mental representation, emotion, social modeling,…

Cognitive Biases & In-Group Convergences with Joscha Bach
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Cognitive Biases & In-Group Convergences with Joscha Bach

True & false vs right & wrong – People converge their views to set of rights and wrongs relative to in-group biases in their peer group. As a survival mechanism, convergence in groups is sometimes more healthy than being right – so one should optimize for convergence sometimes even at the cost of getting stuff…

March for Science! Interview with Michael Shermer
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March for Science! Interview with Michael Shermer

Adam Ford: G’day everybody – we’ve got Michael Shermer here today and we’re going to discuss science advocacy as well as the up and coming ‘March for Science’ which is happening on the 22nd of April. And I’m helping out with the Melbourne March for Science here in Australia. Michael is in California. Michael is…

Rationality & Moral Judgement – Simon Laham
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Rationality & Moral Judgement – Simon Laham

Rationality & Moral Judgement – A view from Moral Psychology. Talk given at EA Global Melbourne 2015. Slides here. What have we learned from an empirical approach to moral psychology – especially in relation to the role of rationality in most every day morality? What are some lessons that the EA movement can take from…