Software Engineer Internship / Staff Openings

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The Machine Intelligence Research Institute is looking for highly capable software engineers to directly support our AI alignment research efforts, with a focus on projects related to machine learning. We’re seeking engineers with strong programming skills who are passionate about MIRI’s mission and looking for challenging and intellectually engaging work. While our goal is to… Read more »

CSRBAI talks on agent models and multi-agent dilemmas

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We’ve uploaded the final set of videos from our recent Colloquium Series on Robust and Beneficial AI (CSRBAI) at the MIRI office, co-hosted with the Future of Humanity Institute. A full list of CSRBAI talks with public video or slides:   Stuart Russell (UC Berkeley) — AI: The Story So Far (slides) Alan Fern (Oregon State… Read more »

CSRBAI talks on preference specification

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We’ve uploaded a third set of videos from our recent Colloquium Series on Robust and Beneficial AI (CSRBAI), co-hosted with the Future of Humanity Institute. These talks were part of the week focused on preference specification in AI systems, including the difficulty of specifying safe and useful goals, or specifying safe and useful methods for… Read more »

CSRBAI talks on robustness and error-tolerance

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We’ve uploaded a second set of videos from our recent Colloquium Series on Robust and Beneficial AI (CSRBAI) at the MIRI office, co-hosted with the Future of Humanity Institute. These talks were part of the week focused on robustness and error-tolerance in AI systems, and how to ensure that when AI system fail, they fail… Read more »

2016 summer program recap

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As previously announced, we recently ran a 22-day Colloquium Series on Robust and Beneficial AI (CSRBAI) at the MIRI office, co-hosted with the Oxford Future of Humanity Institute. The colloquium was aimed at bringing together safety-conscious AI scientists from academia and industry to share their recent work. The event served that purpose well, initiating some… Read more »

Wanted: Office Manager (aka Force Multiplier)

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We’re looking for a full-time office manager to support our growing team. It’s a big job that requires organization, initiative, technical chops, and superlative communication skills. You’ll develop, improve, and manage the processes and systems that make us a super-effective organization. You’ll obsess over our processes (faster! easier!) and our systems (simplify! simplify!). Essentially, it’s… Read more »

MIRI’s May 2014 Workshop

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From May 3–11, MIRI will host its 7th Workshop of Logic, Probability, and Reflection. This workshop will focus on decision theory and tiling agents. The participants — all veterans of past workshops — are: Mihály Barasz (Google) Paul Christiano (UC Berkeley) Benja Fallenstein (Bristol U) Marcello Herreshoff (Google) Patrick LaVictoire (U Wisconsin) Nate Soares (Google) Nisan Stiennon… Read more »

Support MIRI by Shopping at AmazonSmile

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If you shop at the new AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to a charitable organization of your choosing. MIRI is an eligible charitable organization, so the next time you consider purchasing something through Amazon, support MIRI by shopping at AmazonSmile! If you get to Amazon.com via an affiliate link, remember… Read more »