February 2016 Newsletter February 6, 2016 | Rob Bensinger | Newsletters Research updates New at IAFF: Thoughts on Logical Dutch Book Arguments; Another View of Quantilizers: Avoiding Goodhart’s Law; Another Concise Open Problem General updates Fundraiser and grant successes: MIRI will be working with AI pioneer Stuart Russell and a to-be-determined postdoctoral researcher on the problem of corrigibility, thanks to a $75,000 grant by the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity. News and links In a major break from trend in Go progress, DeepMind’s AlphaGo software defeats the European Go champion 5-0. A top Go player analyzes AlphaGo’s play. NYU hosted a Future of AI symposium this month, with a number of leading thinkers in AI and existential risk reduction in attendance. Marvin Minsky, one of the early architects of the field of AI, has passed away. Learning and Logic: Paul Christiano writes on the challenge of “pursuing symbolically defined goals” without known observational proxies. OpenAI, a new Elon-Musk-backed AI research nonprofit, answers questions on Reddit. (MIRI senior researcher Eliezer Yudkowsky also chimes in.) Victoria Krakovna argues that people concerned about AI safety should consider becoming AI researchers. The Centre for Effective Altruism is accepting applicants through Feb. 14 to the Pareto Fellowship, a new three-month training program for ambitious altruists.