Brian Christian gave a keynote address at the annual Linux Foundation Member Summit, which took place from November 2-4. He spoke about the alignment problem and the role the open-source community can play in addressing issues of AI safety. This is a topic that Christian covers in his book The Alignment Problem: Machine Learning and Human Values.
On the 15th, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella named The Alignment Problem as one of the 5 books that inspired him in 2021. “Clear and compelling,” he writes, the book “moves us from the theoretical to the practical while attempting to answer one of our industry’s most pressing questions: How do we teach machines, and what should we teach them?”