News and links
- Google DeepMind’s AlphaGo software defeats leading Go player Lee See-dol 4-1. GoGameGuru provides excellent commentary on each game (1, 2, 3, 4, 5). Lee’s home country of South Korea responds with an AI funding push.
- In other Google news: The New York Times reports on an AI platform war; Alphabet’s head of moonshots rejects AI risk concerns; and Alphabet jettisons its main robotics division.
- The UK Parliament is launching an inquiry into “social, legal, and ethical issues” raised by AI, and invites written submissions of relevant evidence and arguments.
- The White House’s Council of Economic Advisers predicts the widespread automation of low-paying jobs. Related: How Machines Destroy (And Create!) Jobs.
- CGP Grey, who discussed automation in Humans Need Not Apply (video), has a thoughtful conversation about Nick Bostrom’s Superintelligence (audio).
- Amitai and Oren Etzioni call for the development of guardian AI, “second-order AI software that will police AI.”
- In a new paper, Bostrom weighs the pros and cons of openness in AI.
- Bostrom argues for scalable AI control methods at RSA Conference (video).
- The Open Philanthropy Project, a collaboration between GiveWell and Good Ventures, awards $100,000 to the Future of Life Institute.
- The Center for Applied Rationality is seeking participants for two free programs: a Workshop on AI Safety Strategy and EuroSPARC, a math summer camp.