Hadi Esmaeilzadeh on Dark Silicon

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Hadi Esmaeilzadeh recently joined the School of Computer Science at the Georgia Institute of Technology as assistant professor. He is the first holder of the Catherine M. and James E. Allchin Early Career Professorship. Hadi directs the Alternative Computing Technologies (ACT) Lab, where he and his students are working on developing new technologies and cross-stack… Read more »

Russell and Norvig on Friendly AI

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AI: A Modern Approach is by far the dominant textbook in the field. It is used in 1200 universities, and is currently the 22nd most-cited publication in computer science. Its authors, Stuart Russell and Peter Norvig, devote significant space to AI dangers and Friendly AI in section 26.3, “The Ethics and Risks of Developing Artificial… Read more »

Richard Posner on AI Dangers

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Richard Posner is a jurist, legal theorist, and economist. He is also the author of nearly 40 books, and is by far the most-cited legal scholar of the 20th century. In 2004, Posner published Catastrophe: Risk and Response, in which he discusses risks from AGI at some length. His analysis is interesting in part because it… Read more »

Ben Goertzel on AGI as a Field

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Dr. Ben Goertzel is Chief Scientist of financial prediction firm Aidyia Holdings; Chairman of AI software company Novamente LLC and bioinformatics company Biomind LLC; Chairman of the Artificial General Intelligence Society and the OpenCog Foundation; Vice Chairman of futurist nonprofit Humanity+; Scientific Advisor of biopharma firm Genescient Corp.; Advisor to the Singularity University and MIRI;… Read more »

MIRI’s October Newsletter

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Greetings from the Executive Director Dear friends, The big news this month is that Paul Christiano and Eliezer Yudkowsky are giving talks at Harvard and MIT about the work coming out of MIRI’s workshops, on Oct. 15th and 17th, respectively (details below). Meanwhile we’ve been planning future workshops and preparing future publications. Our experienced document… Read more »

Upcoming Talks at Harvard and MIT

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On October 15th from 4:30-5:30pm, MIRI workshop participant Paul Christiano will give a technical talk at the Harvard University Science Center, room 507, as part of the Logic at Harvard seminar and colloquium. Christiano’s title and abstract are: Probabilistic metamathematics and the definability of truth No model M of a sufficiently expressive theory can contain a… Read more »

Paul Rosenbloom on Cognitive Architectures

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Paul S. Rosenbloom is Professor of Computer Science at the University of Southern California and a project leader at USC’s Institute for Creative Technologies. He was a key member of USC’s Information Sciences Institute for two decades, leading new directions activities over the second decade, and finishing his time there as Deputy Director. Earlier he… Read more »