EAG 2018 London: Paretotopian Goal Alignment

What if humanity suddenly had a thousand times as many resources at our disposal? It might make fighting over them seem like a silly idea, since cooperating would be a safer way to be reliably better off. In this talk from EA Global 2018: London, Eric Drexler argues that when emerging technologies make our productive capacity skyrocket, we should be able to make the world much better for everyone.

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EAG 2018 London: Reframing Superintelligence

In the early days of debate on advanced artificial intelligence, we didn’t yet have very good AI systems at all, so we had to rely on ideas about human thinking and extrapolate. Now, however, there are plenty of advanced AI systems, many of which are better than humans at narrow tasks. In this talk from EA Global 2018: London, Eric Drexler argues that using this new data, we should rethink our models for how superintelligent AI is likely to emerge and function.

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EAG 2018 London: AI Safety Needs Social Scientists

When an AI wins a game against a human, that AI has usually trained by playing that game against itself millions of times. When an AI recognizes that an image contains a cat, it’s probably been trained on thousands of cat photos. So if we want to teach an AI about human preferences, we’ll probably need lots of data to train it. And who is most qualified to provide data about human preferences? Social scientists! In this talk from EA Global 2018: London, Amanda Askell explores ways that social science might help us steer advanced AI in the right direction.

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EAG 2018 London: The plurality pandemic

The Plurality Pandemic by Aaron Hamlin from EA Global 2018: London.

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EAG 2018 London: Why companies should be leading on AI governance

Why Companies Should be Leading on AI Governance by Jade Leung from EA Global 2018: London.

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EAG 2018 London: Fireside chat with Toby Ord

Fireside Chat with Toby Ord, moderated by William MacAskill at EA Global 2018: London.

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EAG 2018 London: Promoting welfare biology as the study of wild-animal suffering

Promoting Welfare Biology as the Study of Wild Animal Suffering by Oscar Horta from EA Global 2018: London.

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EAG 2018 London: Against Malaria Foundation—What we do

The Against Malaria Foundation is one of the most effective global health charities in the world, and the single most common donation target for EA Survey respondents (as of 2018). What makes this organization so special? How do they approach their work, and what challenges do they face? CEO Rob Mather answers these questions in this talk from EA Global 2018: London.

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EAG 2018 London: How sure are we about this AI stuff?

It is increasingly clear that artificial intelligence is poised to have a huge impact on the world, potentially of comparable magnitude to the agricultural or industrial revolutions. But what does that actually mean for us today? Should it influence our behavior? In this talk from EA Global 2018: London, Ben Garfinkel makes the case for measured skepticism.

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EAG 2018 London: Using evidence for smart impact investing

Using Evidence for Smart Impact Investing by Alix Peterson Zwane from EA Global 2018: London.

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