Index of Transcripts

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Volunteers at MIRI Volunteers and elsewhere have helpfully transcribed several audio/video recordings related to MIRI’s work. This post is a continuously updated index of those transcripts. All transcripts of Singularity Summit talks are available here. Other available transcripts include: Philosophy Talk: Turbo-Charging the Mind (with Anna Salamon) Eliezer Yudkowsky and Scott Aaronson on superintelligence and many-worlds… Read more »

MIRI’s December 2013 Workshop

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From December 14-20, MIRI will host another Workshop on Logic, Probability, and Reflection. This workshop will focus on the Löbian obstacle, probabilistic logic, and the intersection of logic and probability more generally. Participants confirmed so far include: Nate Ackerman (Harvard) John Baez (UC Riverside) Paul Christiano (UC Berkeley) Benja Fallenstein (U Bristol) Cameron Freer (MIT)… Read more »

Nick Beckstead on the Importance of the Far Future

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Nick Beckstead recently finished a Ph.D in philosophy at Rutgers University, where he focused on practical and theoretical ethical issues involving future generations. He is particularly interested in the practical implications of taking full account of how actions taken today affect people who may live in the very distant future. His research focuses on how… Read more »

Roman Yampolskiy on AI Safety Engineering

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Roman V. Yampolskiy holds a PhD degree from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University at Buffalo. There he was a recipient of a four year NSF IGERT fellowship. Before beginning his doctoral studies, Dr. Yampolskiy received a BS/MS (High Honors) combined degree in Computer Science from Rochester Institute of Technology, NY,… Read more »

MIRI’s July Newsletter: Fundraiser and New Papers

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Greetings from the Executive Director Dear friends, Another busy month! Since our last newsletter, we’ve published 3 new papers and 2 new “analysis” blog posts, we’ve significantly improved our website (especially the Research page), we’ve relocated to downtown Berkeley, and we’ve launched our summer 2013 matching fundraiser! MIRI also recently presented at the Effective Altruism… Read more »

2013 Summer Matching Challenge!

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Thanks to the generosity of several major donors,† every donation to the Machine Intelligence Research Institute made from now until August 15th, 2013 will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to a total of $200,000!   Donate Now! $0 $50,000 $100,000 $150,000 $200,000 We have reached our goal of $200,000! Now is your chance to double your… Read more »

MIRI Has Moved!

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For the past several months, MIRI and its child organization CFAR have been working from a much-too-small office on the outskirts of Berkeley. At the end of June, MIRI and CFAR took over the 3rd floor of 2030 Addison St. in downtown Berkeley, which has sufficient space for both organizations. Our new office is 0.5 blocks… Read more »