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Ambitious Value Learning

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This week we read the “Ambitious Value Learning” series by Rohin Shah (and others). This is the introduction and posts under “Ambitious Value Learning” at https://www.lesswrong.com/s/4dHMdK5TLN6xcqtyc . You should read it before the session.

Ambitious value learning is the “traditional” AI safety research agenda: attempting to learn (or write down) all of human values, to later give them to an AI to maximise. If you think of your AI as long-term goal-oriented, this is almost the only way to solve the problem. In this series of posts Rohin challenges this problem framing, arguing that we may need to step out of it in order to implement safe AGI . The first part describes this framing, and some of the problems that have been found in it over the years.

As usual, there will be free pizza. The first half hour is for stragglers to finish reading.

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