Facing Existential Risks through AI Proxies
10 Apr 2022
As a part of the Umea university #FrAIday seminar series about AI, Prof. Tom Lenaerts will present his work on understanding and modeling strategic decision-making in the face of existential risks that has been performed with students and international collaborators within his group in Brussels. The workhorse of this research is the collective risk dilemma (CRD), a formalization of the problem of climate negotiations, wherein the goal is to reach a common good, but selfish considerations may result in failure with potential cataclysmic outcomes.
What Does it Mean to Give Someone What They Want? The Nature of Preferences in Recommender Systems
12 Mar 2022
On March 11, Jonathan Stray, along with Luke Thorburn and Pri Bengani, published an article on Medium diving into the idea of “preferences”. The post explains that watching someone’s choices cannot tell us what they want, or what is best from them. CHAI’s Michael Dennis, Smitha Milli, Adam Gleave, and Micah Carroll also provided feedback during the development of the article.
UC Berkeley AI Value Alignment Speaker Series
03 Mar 2022
On March 1, Brian Christian spoke with UC Berkeley students as part of the AI Value Alignment Speaker Series, organized by Mahendra Prasad. The talk was a Q&A about his book The Alignment Problem. Read more about the Speaker Series and Brain Christian’s talk here.
Brian Christian is a panelist for The Prince Mahidol Award Conference 2022￼
24 Feb 2022
Brian Christian spoke alongside Former Prime Minister of Norway Gro Bruntland and mRNA vaccine pioneer Katalin Karikó about AI as one of the essential trends affecting the world, and specifically public health, in the 21st century.