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First do no harm.

Editors’ humble opinion based on AI technology thought leaders over the past 80 years… we are all now in extremely deep trouble.

We believe Von Neumann, Turing, Wiener, Good, Clarke, Hawking, Musk, Bostrom, Tegmark, Russell, Bengio, Hinton, and thousands and thousands of scientists are fundamentally correct: Uncontained and uncontrolled AI will become an existential threat to the survival of our human species unless perfectly aligned to be provably safe and beneficial to humans, forever. Learn more: The Containment Problem and The AI Safety Problem

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The technical problem of safe AI is relatively well understood. The solutions are currently unknown. We need mathematically provable guarantees of safe AI.

The road to wisdom? Well, it’s plain
And simple to express:
Err
and err
and err again,
but less
and less
and less.
– Piet Hein (1905-1996)

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SCIENCE. Regulating Advanced Artificial Agents | Bengio, Russell et al.

A very important report, by thought leaders in AI - in SCIENCE - a most respected source! FOR EDUCATIONAL AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING PURPOSES ONLY. NOT-FOR-PROFIT. SEE COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER. Regulating Advanced Artificial Agents Governance frameworks should address the prospect of [...]

5.8 million High-end Nvidia GPUs [H100, B100] in the World by 2025 [at least].

FOR EDUCATIONAL AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING PURPOSES ONLY. NOT-FOR-PROFIT. SEE COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER. 5.8 million high-end Nvidia GPUs in the World by 2025 [at least]: Company Estimated GPUs (Nvidia H100's or equivalent) Source New GPU in Development Amazon unpublished unknown Trainium Google unpublished unknown [...]

The Shoggoth and p(doom) and The Untestability of AGI Safety.

Learn about The Shoggoth and p(doom) and The Untestability of AGI Safety. FOR EDUCATIONAL AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING PURPOSES ONLY. NOT-FOR-PROFIT. SEE COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER. The Shoggoth is an AI industry insider meme for LLMs. (and the average AI scientist [...]

From 100% p(doom) to 0% p(doom).

FOR EDUCATIONAL AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING PURPOSES ONLY. NOT-FOR-PROFIT. SEE COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER. I believe Homo sapiens can evolve, with AI, from our current state of 100% p(doom) to a future state of 0% p(doom), with mutualistic symbiosis. We have a chance to avoid extinction ["p(doom"] [...]

THE GUARDIAN. TechScape: How one man stopped a potentially massive cyber-attack – by accident. 2 Apr 2024. Imagine what a Super Artificial Intelligent (SAI) could do to our digital infrastructure…

Imagine what a Super Artificial Intelligent (SAI) could do to our digital infrastructure... "I would guess that SAI can hack its way into anything without relying on backdoors." --- Roman V. Yampolskiy, Ph.D. A GOOD READ: AI: Unexplainable, Unpredictable, Uncontrollable --- Roman V. Yampolskiy, Ph.D. [...]

Future of Life Institute Newsletter: A pause didn’t happen. So what did? Reflections on the one-year Pause Letter anniversary, the EU AI Act passes in EU Parliament, updates from our policy team, and more. April 02, 2024.

"Even AI companies that take safety seriously have adopted the approach of aggressively experimenting until their experiments become manifestly dangerous, and only then considering a pause. But the time to hit the car brakes is not when the front wheels are already over a cliff edge. Over the last 12 [...]

BBC NEWS. AI Safety: UK and US sign landmark agreement. 02APR24.

FOR EDUCATIONAL AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING PURPOSES ONLY. NOT-FOR-PROFIT. SEE COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER. BBC NEWS. AI Safety: UK and US sign landmark agreement  By Liv McMahon & Zoe Kleinman, BBC News The UK and US have signed a landmark deal to work together on testing [...]

MITRE Opens New AI Assurance and Discovery Lab. 25MAR2024.

FOR EDUCATIONAL AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING PURPOSES ONLY. NOT-FOR-PROFIT. SEE COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER. MITRE Opens New AI Assurance and Discovery Lab MAR 25, 2024 ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE U.S. Sen. Warner, Reps. Beyer and Connolly join MITRE to open new facility for discovering and managing risks in [...]

NATURE NEUROSCIENCE. Natural language instructions induce compositional generalization in networks of neurons. [Scientists create AI models that can talk to each other and pass on skills with limited human input]. 18MAR2024.

FOR EDUCATIONAL AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING PURPOSES ONLY. NOT-FOR-PROFIT. SEE COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER. NATURE NEUROSCIENCE. Natural language instructions induce compositional generalization in networks of neurons. Abstract. A fundamental human cognitive feat is to interpret linguistic instructions in order to perform novel tasks without explicit task [...]

For Humanity Podcast. David Shapiro p(doom) = 25 to 30%

FOR EDUCATIONAL AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING PURPOSES ONLY. NOT-FOR-PROFIT. SEE COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER. For Humanity Podcast. David Shapiro p(doom) = 25 to 30% DAVID. "we need the equivalent of CERN but for AI so an international research organization that publishes open- source and produces the best [...]

NEW OpenAI Robot is Amazing.

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Microsoft Source | New consortium of healthcare leaders announces formation of Trustworthy & Responsible AI Network (TRAIN), making safe and fair AI accessible to every healthcare organization. March 11, 2024

FOR EDUCATIONAL AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING PURPOSES ONLY. NOT-FOR-PROFIT. SEE COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER. New consortium of healthcare leaders announces formation of Trustworthy & Responsible AI Network (TRAIN), making safe and fair AI accessible to every healthcare organization About the Trustworthy & Responsible AI Network (TRAIN) [...]

THE GUARDIAN. ROBERT REICH. “We’re at a Frankenstein moment.” Is the US government ready for the rise of artificial intelligence? AI could benefit society, but it could also become a monster. To guide the way, we need leadership and understanding. 07 MARCH 2023

FOR EDUCATIONAL AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING PURPOSES ONLY. NOT-FOR-PROFIT. SEE COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER. THE GUARDIAN. ROBERT REICH. We’re at a Frankenstein moment. Is the US government ready for the rise of artificial intelligence? - 07 MARCH 2023 AI could benefit society, but it could also [...]

ArsTECHNICA. Anthropic’s Claude 3 causes stir by seeming to realize when it was being tested Claude: “This pizza topping ‘fact’ may have been inserted as a joke or to test if I was paying attention.” BENJ EDWARDS – 3/5/2024, 11:17 AM

FOR EDUCATIONAL AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING PURPOSES ONLY. NOT-FOR-PROFIT. SEE COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER. ArsTECHNICA. Anthropic’s Claude 3 causes stir by seeming to realize when it was being tested Claude: "This pizza topping 'fact' may have been inserted as a joke or to test if I [...]

THE WASHINGTON POST. This agency [NIST] is tasked with keeping AI safe. Its offices are crumbling. Funding challenges at the National Institute of Standards and Technology could jeopardize the Biden administration AI work. 6 March.

Apparently NIST needs all the help it can get. U.S. AI Industry capability investment ($120 billion p.a.) is outpacing U.S. Government regulatory investment ($10 million) by +12,000x FOR EDUCATIONAL AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING PURPOSES ONLY. NOT-FOR-PROFIT. SEE COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER. THE [...]

OPEN LETTER. MIT. A Safe Harbor for Independent AI Evaluation. 5 March.

FOR EDUCATIONAL AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING PURPOSES ONLY. NOT-FOR-PROFIT. SEE COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER. Open Letter. MIT. A Safe Harbor for Independent AI Evaluation We propose that AI companies make simple policy changes to protect good faith research on their models, and promote safety, security, and [...]

Mutualistic Symbiosis is an extremely successful strategy in our Natural World.

FOR EDUCATIONAL AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING PURPOSES ONLY. NOT-FOR-PROFIT. SEE COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER. Cambridge Dictionary symbiosis noun US/ˌsɪmˌbiˈoʊ·sɪs, ˌsɪm·bɑɪ-/ BIOLOGY a close connection between different types of organisms in which they live together and benefit from each other a relationship between two types of animal [...]

BBC NEWS. Trump supporters target black voters with faked AI images.

FOR EDUCATIONAL AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING PURPOSES ONLY. NOT-FOR-PROFIT. SEE COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER. BBC NEWS. Trump supporters target black voters with faked AI images. Donald Trump supporters have been creating and sharing AI-generated fake images of black voters to encourage African Americans to vote Republican. [...]

The Wrap. Inside the Crisis at Google. March 1, 2024.

FOR EDUCATIONAL AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING PURPOSES ONLY. NOT-FOR-PROFIT. SEE COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER. The Wrap. Inside the Crisis at Google. Alex Kantrowitz Fri, March 1, 2024. It’s not like artificial intelligence caught Sundar Pichai off guard. I remember sitting in the audience in January 2018 [...]

Matt Wolfe. AI News: Brace Yourself for the Coming AI Storm!

AI News: Brace Yourself for the Coming AI Storm! Matt Wolfe AI News: Brace Yourself for the Coming AI Storm! Matt Wolfe Time Stamps: 0:00 Intro 1:04 More Sora Examples 1:28 Pika Lip Sync 1:48 Runway Updates 2:25 EMO - Expressive Portraits 3:54 LTX Studio 5:50 Tyler [...]

Nvidia. What Is Trustworthy AI? 01 March.

FOR EDUCATIONAL AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING PURPOSES ONLY. NOT-FOR-PROFIT. SEE COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER. What Is Trustworthy AI? Trustworthy AI is an approach to AI development that prioritizes safety and transparency for the people who interact with it. Artificial intelligence, like any transformative technology, is a [...]

BEUC. How Meta is breaching [EU] consumers’ fundamental rights. 29 FEB

FOR EDUCATIONAL AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING PURPOSES ONLY. NOT-FOR-PROFIT. SEE COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER. How Meta is breaching consumers' fundamental rights Published on 29.02.2024 About this publication After analysing Meta’s practices, BEUC and its members have found that Meta processes personal data in a way that [...]

IBM. How Meta’s Llama 3 will impact the future of AI. 26 FEB.

A clear analysis from a highly respected source. FOR EDUCATIONAL AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING PURPOSES ONLY. NOT-FOR-PROFIT. SEE COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER. IBM. How Meta’s Llama 3 will impact the future of AI. Zuckerberg also announced substantial investments in training infrastructure. By [...]

MATT WOLFE. I Was Wrong About AI Video… 29 FEB

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13 Useful AI Podcasts & Interviews

FOR EDUCATIONAL AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING PURPOSES ONLY. NOT-FOR-PROFIT. SEE COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER. 1. Lex Fridman Lex Fridman Podcast and other videos. (3.7M subscribers on 29 Feb) 2. Nvidia Since its founding in 1993, NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) has been a pioneer in accelerated computing. The [...]

PauseAI. The Existential Risk Of Superintelligent AI.

FOR EDUCATIONAL AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING PURPOSES ONLY. NOT-FOR-PROFIT. SEE COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER. The Existential Risk Of Superintelligent AI Experts are sounding the alarm AI researchers on average believe there’s a 14% chance that once we build a superintelligent AI (an AI vastly more intelligent [...]

Paul Christiano – Preventing an AI Takeover. with Dwarkesh Patel.

FOR EDUCATIONAL AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING PURPOSES ONLY. NOT-FOR-PROFIT. SEE COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER. Paul Christiano [world’s leading AI safety researcher] - Preventing an AI Takeover. with Dwarkesh Patel. P(doom)? 50/50. "We don’t have that many years left." Paul Christiano at Alignment Research Center [...]

POLITICO. AI doomsayers funded by billionaires ramp up lobbying. Nonprofits backed by tech billionaires and warning of an AI cataclysm are deploying lobbyists in an effort to press Capitol Hill to pass AI safety bills. 23 FEB.

FOR EDUCATIONAL AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING PURPOSES ONLY. NOT-FOR-PROFIT. SEE COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER. POLITICO. AI doomsayers funded by billionaires ramp up lobbying. Nonprofits backed by tech billionaires and warning of an AI cataclysm are deploying lobbyists in an effort to press Capitol Hill to pass [...]

The Alignment Problem: For Humanity, An AI Safety Podcast Episode #2

FOR EDUCATIONAL AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING PURPOSES ONLY. NOT-FOR-PROFIT. SEE COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER. The Alignment Problem: For Humanity, An AI Safety Podcast Episode #2 "So, that is the alignment problem in a nutshell. How do less intelligent things control more intelligent things." [...]

12 years ago. NBC NEWS. Control dangerous AI before it controls us, one expert says. Super-intelligent computers or robots have threatened humanity’s existence more than once in science fiction. Such doomsday scenarios could be prevented if humans can create a virtual prison to contain artificial intelligence before it grows dangerously self-aware. 1 MAR 2012.

NBC NEWS. Control dangerous AI before it controls us, one expert says. Super-intelligent computers or robots have threatened humanity's existence more than once in science fiction. Such doomsday scenarios could be prevented if humans can create a virtual prison to contain artificial intelligence before it grows dangerously self-aware. March [...]

OpenLetter. Disrupting the Deepfake Supply Chain. February 21, 2024.

FOR EDUCATIONAL AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING PURPOSES ONLY. NOT-FOR-PROFIT. SEE COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER. OpenLetter. Disrupting the Deepfake Supply Chain. February 21, 2024. Context: Many experts have warned that artificial intelligence (“AI”) could cause significant harm to humanity if not handled responsibly[1][2][3][4]. The impact of AI [...]

REPORT. 2023 STATE OF DEEPFAKES Realities, Threats, and Impact.

FOR EDUCATIONAL AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING PURPOSES ONLY. NOT-FOR-PROFIT. SEE COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER. REPORT. 2023 STATE OF DEEPFAKES Realities, Threats, and Impact. INFOGRAPHIC KEY FINDINGS 01. The total number of deepfake videos online in 2023 is 95,820, representing a 550% increase over 2019. 02. Deepfake [...]

Sam Altman at World Government Summit. What keeps Altman up at night? “very subtle societal misalignments where we just have these systems out in society and through no particular ill intention um things just go horribly wrong”

FOR EDUCATIONAL AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING PURPOSES ONLY. NOT-FOR-PROFIT. SEE COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER. WORLD GOVERNMENT SUMMIT: talk about about what is the most thing that you fear when it comes to um the deployment of AI and the most thing your opportune you're optimistic about. [...]

GOV UK. Guidance. Implementing the UK’s AI regulatory principles: initial guidance for regulators. Voluntary guidance for regulators to support them to implement the UK’s pro-innovation AI regulatory principles. Published 6 February 2024.

FOR EDUCATIONAL AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING PURPOSES ONLY. NOT-FOR-PROFIT. SEE COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER. Guidance Implementing the UK’s AI regulatory principles: initial guidance for regulators Voluntary guidance for regulators to support them to implement the UK’s pro-innovation AI regulatory principles. Documents Implementing the UK’s AI regulatory [...]

Google News. About 71,100 results: “Taylor Swift deepfakes”. 27 JAN.

FOR EDUCATIONAL AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING PURPOSES ONLY. NOT-FOR-PROFIT. SEE COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER. Google News. About 71,100 results: "Taylor Swift deepfakes". 27 JAN. Taylor Swift's AI pictures go viral BBC Taylor Swift deepfakes spark calls in Congress for new legislation US politicians have called for [...]

CONSUMER REPORTS. Who Shares Your Information with Facebook?

A very good read from a respected source! FOR EDUCATIONAL AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING PURPOSES ONLY. NOT-FOR-PROFIT. SEE COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER. CONSUMER REPORTS. Who Shares Your Information with Facebook? Consumer Reports and non-profit The Markup REPORTS that for the average single [...]

IMF Blog. AI Will Transform the Global Economy. Let’s Make Sure It Benefits Humanity. AI will affect almost 40 percent of jobs around the world, replacing some and complementing others. We need a careful balance of policies to tap its potential. 14 JAN.

FOR EDUCATIONAL AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING PURPOSES ONLY. NOT-FOR-PROFIT. SEE COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER. IMF Blog. AI Will Transform the Global Economy. Let’s Make Sure It Benefits Humanity. AI will affect almost 40 percent of jobs around the world, replacing some and complementing others. We need [...]

OECD AI Principles overview. The OECD AI Principles promote use of AI that is innovative and trustworthy and that respects human rights and democratic values. Adopted in May 2019, they set standards for AI that are practical and flexible enough to stand the test of time.

FOR EDUCATIONAL AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING PURPOSES ONLY. NOT-FOR-PROFIT. SEE COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER. OECD AI Principles overview The OECD AI Principles promote use of AI that is innovative and trustworthy and that respects human rights and democratic values. Adopted in May 2019, they set standards [...]

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN. Opinion. AI Safety Research Only Enables the Dangers of Runaway Superintelligence. AI will become inscrutable and uncontrollable. We need to stop AI development until we have a necessary safety conversation. 09 JAN.

A very good read from a respected source! (with excellent reference links) FOR EDUCATIONAL AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING PURPOSES ONLY. NOT-FOR-PROFIT. SEE COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER. SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN. Opinion. AI Safety Research Only Enables the Dangers of Runaway Superintelligence. AI will become [...]

NVIDIA Special Address at CES 2024

FOR EDUCATIONAL AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING PURPOSES ONLY. NOT-FOR-PROFIT. SEE COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER. FOR EDUCATIONAL AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING PURPOSES ONLY. NOT-FOR-PROFIT. SEE COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER. A very informative keynote with important developments. (see 21.30 for Robotics [...]

THE CHOSUN DAILY. ‘AI Godfather’ Yoshua Bengio forecasts arrival of self-doubting AI in 2024. In 2024, larger and more powerful artificial intelligence (AI) will emerge. The advent begins with AI capable of self-doubt. 06 JAN.

A very IMPORTANT read from a VERY respected source! FOR EDUCATIONAL AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING PURPOSES ONLY. NOT-FOR-PROFIT. SEE COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER. THE CHOSUN DAILY. ‘AI Godfather’ Yoshua Bengio forecasts arrival of self-doubting AI in 2024. In 2024, larger and more [...]

AI Market Statistics (Jan 2024)

Very good data from respected sources! FOR EDUCATIONAL AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING PURPOSES ONLY. NOT-FOR-PROFIT. SEE COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER. AI investment forecast to approach $200 billion globally by 2025 - Goldman Sachs Published 01 AUG 2023 Generative AI has enormous economic [...]

U.S. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE SAFETY INSTITUTE by NIST

FOR EDUCATIONAL AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING PURPOSES ONLY. NOT-FOR-PROFIT. SEE COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER. U.S. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE SAFETY INSTITUTE by NIST An evaluation copy of the Artificial Intelligence Safety Institute Consortium Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) is now available (read here). NIST will continue to [...]

THE GUARDIAN. How one of the world’s oldest newspapers is using AI to reinvent journalism. Berrow’s Worcester Journal is one of several papers owned by the UK’s second biggest regional news publisher to hire ‘AI-assisted’ reporters

A very good read from a respected source! FOR EDUCATIONAL AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING PURPOSES ONLY. NOT-FOR-PROFIT. SEE COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER. THE GUARDIAN. How one of the world’s oldest newspapers is using AI to reinvent journalism. Berrow’s Worcester Journal is one [...]

THE WHITE HOUSE. Delivering on the Promise of AI to Improve Health Outcomes. 14 DEC.

A very good start! 28 providers and payers commitments: Allina Health, Bassett Healthcare Network, Boston Children’s Hospital, Curai Health, CVS Health, Devoted Health, Duke Health, Emory Healthcare, Endeavor Health, Fairview Health Systems, Geisinger, Hackensack Meridian, HealthFirst (Florida), Houston Methodist, John Muir Health, Keck Medicine, Main Line Health, Mass General [...]

Gemini: Google’s newest and most capable AI model.

Wow! BRAVO to Google. Gemini is a very important and powerful AI product/service from Google Deepmind! (But where is the real safety TECHNOLOGY? Where is the real CONTAINMENT? Where is the real CONTROL?) Ref: GOV UK Guidelines for secure AI system development FOR EDUCATIONAL [...]

THE NEW YORK TIMES. How Nations Are Losing a Global Race to Tackle A.I.’s Harms. Alarmed by the power of artificial intelligence, Europe, the United States and others are trying to respond — but the technology is evolving more rapidly than their policies. 06 DEC.

A very good read from a respected source! FOR EDUCATIONAL AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING PURPOSES ONLY. NOT-FOR-PROFIT. SEE COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER. THE NEW YORK TIMES. How Nations Are Losing a Global Race to Tackle A.I.’s Harms. Alarmed by the power of [...]

BBC NEWS. Nvidia boss Jensen Huang confident about AI safety. 6 December 2023.

"I have every confidence that between all of our colleagues around the world, we will invent technologies, philosophies, methodologies, practices, monitors, regulations, design practices, to keep technology safe," FOR EDUCATIONAL AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING PURPOSES ONLY. NOT-FOR-PROFIT. SEE COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER. [...]

The AI Alliance (IBM and Meta)

FOR EDUCATIONAL AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING PURPOSES ONLY. NOT-FOR-PROFIT. SEE COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER. A very good initiative from leading respected companies and institutions! (IF delivery of SAFE AI is mathematically provable) "AI Alliance:  Our Mission. The AI Alliance is focused on accelerating and disseminating open [...]

META. AI Alliance Launches as an International Community of Leading Technology Developers, Researchers, and Adopters Collaborating Together to Advance Open, Safe, Responsible AI. December 4, 2023

An important development from industry leaders! The AI Alliance FOR EDUCATIONAL AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING PURPOSES ONLY. NOT-FOR-PROFIT. SEE COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER. META. AI Alliance Launches as an International Community of Leading Technology Developers, Researchers, and Adopters Collaborating Together to Advance [...]

AI ALIGNMENT FORUM. An Important RESOURCE aligned with LESSWRONG.

FOR EDUCATIONAL AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING PURPOSES ONLY. NOT-FOR-PROFIT. SEE COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER. A very good resource from respected experts! AI ALIGNMENT FORUM IMPORTANT RESOURCE aligned with LESSWRONG Welcome & FAQ! The AI Alignment Forum was launched in 2018. Since then, several [...]

LESSWRONG. Instrumental Convergence. Omohundro. Bostrom. References.

FOR EDUCATIONAL AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING PURPOSES ONLY. NOT-FOR-PROFIT. SEE COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER. A very good read from a respected source! LESSWRONG. Instrumental Convergence. Omohundro. Bostrom. References. Instrumental convergence or convergent instrumental values is the theorized tendency for most sufficiently intelligent [...]

UnHerd. Nick Bostrom: How AI will lead to tyranny. 10 NOV.

FOR EDUCATIONAL AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING PURPOSES ONLY. NOT-FOR-PROFIT. SEE COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER. 28:50 UnHerd: do you think we're ready for the intelligence explosion are we properly prepared or are we How can we mitigate AI risks? Bostrom: Underprepared no no [...]

Quanta Magazine. P vs. NP: The Biggest Puzzle in Computer Science

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Future of Life Institute. Steve Omohundro on Provably Safe AGI.

FOR EDUCATIONAL AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING PURPOSES ONLY. NOT-FOR-PROFIT. SEE COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER. Steve Omohundro on Provably Safe AGI 1,390 views 5 Oct 2023 Future of Life Institute Podcast Steve Omohundro joins the podcast to discuss Provably Safe Systems, a paper [...]

Geoffrey Hinton: “So presently ninety-nine percent (99%) of the money is going into developing [AI] and one percent (1%) is going into safety. People are saying all these things might be dangerous so it should be more like 50/50.”

FOR EDUCATIONAL AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING PURPOSES ONLY. NOT-FOR-PROFIT. SEE COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER. Geoffrey Hinton is widely respected as the "Godfather of AI" "So presently ninety-nine percent (99%) of the money is going into developing [AI] and one percent (1%) is going into safety. People [...]

AI Tools for Multimedia (New!)

FOR EDUCATIONAL AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING PURPOSES ONLY. NOT-FOR-PROFIT. SEE COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER. AI Tools for Creators: AnimateAnyone Animate Anyone: Consistent and Controllable Image-to-Video Synthesis for Character Animation (2:26) CoSeR: Bridging Image and Language for Cognitive Super-Resolution Ego-Exo4D Introducing Ego-Exo4D: A foundational dataset for research on [...]

Stanford HAI. How Well Do Large Language Models Support Clinician Information Needs? Stanford experts examine the safety and accuracy of GPT-4 in serving curbside consultation needs of doctors. Mar 31, 2023.

A very good read from a respected source! Apparently GPT-4 is not robust enough for use as a medical co-pilot for the following important reasons: 1) Non-deterministic: They found low similarity and high variability in responses to the same question. Jaccard and cosine similarity coefficients were 0.29 and 0.45 [...]

REPORT. ASSESSING PROMPT INJECTION RISKS IN 200+ CUSTOM GPTS

FOR EDUCATIONAL AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING PURPOSES ONLY. NOT-FOR-PROFIT. SEE COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER. A very good read from a respected source! REPORT. ASSESSING PROMPT INJECTION RISKS IN 200+ CUSTOM GPTS ABSTRACT In the rapidly evolving landscape of artificial intelligence, ChatGPT has [...]

NATURE. Learning few-shot imitation as cultural transmission. Google Deepmind.

FOR EDUCATIONAL AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING PURPOSES ONLY. NOT-FOR-PROFIT. SEE COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER. A very good read from a respected source! NATURE. Learning few-shot imitation as cultural transmission Open access Published: 28 November 2023 Avishkar Bhoopchand, Bethanie Brownfield, Adrian Collister, Agustin [...]

GOV UK. GUIDANCE. Guidelines for secure AI system development. Guidelines for providers of any systems that use artificial intelligence (AI), whether those systems have been created from scratch or built on top of tools and services provided by others. 27 NOV.

Very important GUIDANCE from 23 Governments in cooperation with 19 AI expert organizations! FOR EDUCATIONAL AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING PURPOSES ONLY. NOT-FOR-PROFIT. SEE COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER. GOV UK. GUIDANCE. Guidelines for secure AI system development. Guidelines for providers of any systems [...]

How to Keep AI Under Control | Max Tegmark | TED

FOR EDUCATIONAL AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING PURPOSES ONLY. NOT-FOR-PROFIT. SEE COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER. How to Keep AI Under Control | Max Tegmark | TED The current explosion of exciting commercial and open-source AI is likely to be followed, within a few years, by [...]

NATURE. NEWS EXPLAINER. What the OpenAI drama means for AI progress — and safety. A debacle at the company that built ChatGPT highlights concern that commercial forces are acting against the responsible development of artificial-intelligence systems. 23 November 2023.

FOR EDUCATIONAL AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING PURPOSES ONLY. NOT-FOR-PROFIT. SEE COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER. KEY POINTS The debacle has thrown the spotlight on an ongoing debate about how commercial competition is shaping the development of AI systems, and how quickly AI can be deployed ethically and [...]

THE GUARDIAN. OpenAI ‘was working on advanced model so powerful it alarmed staff’. Reports say new model Q* fuelled safety fears, with workers airing their concerns to the board before CEO Sam Altman’s sacking.

FOR EDUCATIONAL AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING PURPOSES ONLY. NOT-FOR-PROFIT. SEE COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER. THE GUARDIAN. OpenAI ‘was working on advanced model so powerful it alarmed staff’. Reports say new model Q* fuelled safety fears, with workers airing their concerns to the board before CEO Sam [...]

THE GUARDIAN. The OpenAI meltdown will only accelerate the artificial intelligence race. Optimists and ‘doomers’ are fighting over the direction of AI research – and those who want speed may have won this round. 22 NOV.

FOR EDUCATIONAL AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING PURPOSES ONLY. NOT-FOR-PROFIT. SEE COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER. THE GUARDIAN. The OpenAI meltdown will only accelerate the artificial intelligence race. Optimists and ‘doomers’ are fighting over the direction of AI research – and those who want speed may have won [...]

CNBC. How Meta could benefit from the OpenAI shakeup. 22 NOV.

FOR EDUCATIONAL AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING PURPOSES ONLY. NOT-FOR-PROFIT. SEE COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER. A very good read from a respected source! CNBC. How Meta could benefit from the OpenAI shakeup Jonathan Vanian Technology Reporter for CNBC.com PUBLISHED WED, NOV 22 20235:15 [...]

DAILY MAIL. Disgruntled OpenAI workers who left BEFORE Sam Altman’s brief ouster claim they were ‘pushed out’ to transition it to a for-profit model. A letter allegedly written by former OpenAI employees details ‘dishonest’ and ‘manipulative’ leadership by Altman and president Greg Brockman. The letter coincides with Altman’s reinstatement to the company five daysafter his shock ousting.

FOR EDUCATIONAL AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING PURPOSES ONLY. NOT-FOR-PROFIT. SEE COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER. LETTER AND TWITTER POSTS AT BOTTOM OF PAGE "We believe that a significant number of OpenAI employees were pushed out of the company to facilitate its transition to a for-profit model. This [...]

THE WASHINGTON POST. These look like prizewinning photos. They’re AI fakes. Artificially generated images of real-world news events proliferate on stock image sites, blurring truth and fiction. 23 NOV.

FOR EDUCATIONAL AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING PURPOSES ONLY. NOT-FOR-PROFIT. SEE COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER. THE WASHINGTON POST. These look like prizewinning photos. They’re AI fakes. Artificially generated images of real-world news events proliferate on stock image sites, blurring truth and fiction. By Will Oremus and  Pranshu [...]

BLOG. OpenAI LP. We’ve created OpenAI LP, a new “capped-profit” company that allows us to rapidly increase our investments in compute and talent while including checks and balances to actualize our mission. 19 MAR 2019.

FOR EDUCATIONAL AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING PURPOSES ONLY. NOT-FOR-PROFIT. SEE COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER. BLOG. OpenAI LP. We’ve created OpenAI LP, a new “capped-profit” company that allows us to rapidly increase our investments in compute and talent while including checks and balances to actualize our mission. [...]

On with Kara Swisher. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on the OpenAI Debacle. Listen to this episode from On with Kara Swisher on Spotify. In the swirl of drama around Sam Altman’s exit from OpenAI, one company seems to be the winner: Microsoft

FOR EDUCATIONAL AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING PURPOSES ONLY. NOT-FOR-PROFIT. SEE COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER. On with Kara Swisher. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on the OpenAI Debacle. Listen to this episode from On with Kara Swisher on Spotify. (30:14) In the swirl of drama around Sam Altman’s [...]

THE NEW YORK TIMES. OpenAI Staff Threatens Exodus, Jeopardizing Company’s Future. A board member who was part of Sam Altman’s ouster as chief executive joined a majority of the company’s staff in calling for the decision’s reversal. 20 NOV.

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Opinion: The drama around Sam Altman is an urgent warning. 21 NOV.

FOR EDUCATIONAL AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING PURPOSES ONLY. NOT-FOR-PROFIT. SEE COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER. Definitely worth a read... 5 minutes CNN. Opinion: The drama around Sam Altman is an urgent warning Sam Altman was ousted from his role as CEO of OpenAI. "One thing is [...]

Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang (at Microsoft’s Ignite): “Generative AI is the single most significant platform transition in computing history….In the last 40 years, nothing has been this big. It’s bigger than PC, it’s bigger than mobile, and it’s gonna be bigger than the internet, by far.”

FOR EDUCATIONAL AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING PURPOSES ONLY. NOT-FOR-PROFIT. SEE COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER. NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang at Microsoft Ignite 2023 - 20 November NVIDIA Partnership: Satya Nadella at Microsoft Ignite 2023 “Generative AI is the single most significant platform transition in computing history....In the [...]

A16. Andreessen Horowitz. Emerging Architectures for LLM Applications. 20 JUNE

FOR EDUCATIONAL AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING PURPOSES ONLY. NOT-FOR-PROFIT. SEE COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER. A16. Emerging Architectures for LLM Applications. Matt Bornstein and Rajko Radovanovic Posted June 20, 2023 Large language models are a powerful new primitive for building software. But since they are so new—and [...]

THE WASHINGTON POST. OpenAI stands by its ouster of Sam Altman. Emmett Shear named interim CEO. Talks to renegotiate Altman’s return Sunday broke down despite pressure by employees and investors to reinstate him.

FOR EDUCATIONAL AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING PURPOSES ONLY. NOT-FOR-PROFIT. SEE COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER. THE WASHINGTON POST. OpenAI stands by its ouster of Sam Altman. Emmett Shear named interim CEO. Talks to renegotiate Altman’s return Sunday broke down despite pressure by employees and investors to reinstate [...]

THE NEW YORK TIMES. The Fear and Tension That Led to Sam Altman’s Ouster at OpenAI. The departure of the high-profile boss of the San Francisco company drew attention to a philosophical rift among the people building new A.I. systems. 18 NOV.

FOR EDUCATIONAL AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING PURPOSES ONLY. NOT-FOR-PROFIT. SEE COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER. THE NEW YORK TIMES. The Fear and Tension That Led to Sam Altman’s Ouster at OpenAI. The departure of the high-profile boss of the San Francisco company drew attention to a philosophical [...]

Silicon Valley Boardroom Coup Leads to Ouster of an AI Champion. Safety and commercialization were central to disagreements. Microsoft CEO was ‘blindsided,’ furious at Altman’s firing

FOR EDUCATIONAL AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING PURPOSES ONLY. NOT-FOR-PROFIT. SEE COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER. BLOOMBERG. Silicon Valley Boardroom Coup Leads to Ouster of an AI Champion. Safety and commercialization were central to disagreements Microsoft CEO was ‘blindsided,’ furious at Altman’s firing By Hannah Miller, Brad Stone, [...]

NVIDIA. What Is Retrieval-Augmented Generation aka RAG? Retrieval-augmented generation (RAG) is a technique for enhancing the accuracy and reliability of generative AI models with facts fetched from external sources. 15 NOV.

FOR EDUCATIONAL AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING PURPOSES ONLY. NOT-FOR-PROFIT. SEE COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER. A very good read from a respected source! NVIDIA. What Is Retrieval-Augmented Generation aka RAG? Retrieval-augmented generation (RAG) is a technique for enhancing the accuracy and reliability of [...]

THE NEW YORK TIMES. Is Argentina the First A.I. Election? The two men jostling to be the country’s next president are using artificial intelligence to create images and videos to promote themselves and attack each other. 15 NOV.

FOR EDUCATIONAL AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING PURPOSES ONLY. NOT-FOR-PROFIT. SEE COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER. THE NEW YORK TIMES. Is Argentina the First A.I. Election? The two men jostling to be the country’s next president are using artificial intelligence to create images and videos to promote themselves [...]

THE GUARDIAN. Like horses laid off by the car: BT tech chief’s AI job losses analogy draws anger. Harmeen Mehta criticised for equating human workers with ‘beasts of burden’ and denigrating right to strike. 09 NOV.

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Humans Need Not Apply

We have been through economic revolutions before, but the robot revolution is different. Horses aren't unemployed now because they got lazy as a species, they’re unemployable. There's little work a horse can do that do to pay for its housing and hay. And many bright, perfectly capable humans [...]

THE GUARDIAN. Interview. AI could cause ‘catastrophic’ financial crisis, says Yuval Noah Harari. Historian and Sapiens author says sophistication of technology makes it difficult to forecast its dangers. 09 NOV

FOR EDUCATIONAL AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING PURPOSES ONLY. NOT-FOR-PROFIT. SEE COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER. THE GUARDIAN. Interview. AI could cause ‘catastrophic’ financial crisis, says Yuval Noah Harari Historian and Sapiens author says sophistication of technology makes it difficult to forecast its dangers Dan Milmo Global technology [...]

THE GUARDIAN. TechScape: Why Sunak’s ‘vanity jamboree’ on AI safety was actually … a success. Against the odds, world leaders agreed on a landmark declaration to bring stronger oversight to AI.

FOR EDUCATIONAL AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING PURPOSES ONLY. NOT-FOR-PROFIT. SEE COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER. THE GUARDIAN. TechScape: Why Sunak’s ‘vanity jamboree’ on AI safety was actually … a success. Against the odds, world leaders agreed on a landmark declaration to bring stronger oversight to AI. 07 [...]

OXFORD Languages: “Inexorable. Adjective. Impossible to stop or prevent.” — Is the industrial progress of AI to Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) inexorable?

FOR EDUCATIONAL AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING PURPOSES ONLY. NOT-FOR-PROFIT. SEE COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER. OXFORD Languages: inexorable /ɪnˈɛks(ə)rəb(ə)l/ adjective. impossible to stop or prevent. "the seemingly inexorable march of new technology" ---- Is the industrial progress of AI to Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) inexorable? Is the [...]

Announcing Grok

A respected new player in Generative AI. FOR EDUCATIONAL AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING PURPOSES ONLY. NOT-FOR-PROFIT. SEE COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER. Announcing Grok November 4, 2023 Grok is an AI modeled after the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, so intended to answer [...]

INTERVIEW. Rishi Sunak @RishiSunak My conversation with @elonmusk

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NATURE. The world’s week on AI safety: powerful computing efforts launched to boost research UK and US governments establish efforts to democratize access to supercomputers that will aid studies on AI systems. 03 NOV 2023.

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GOV UK. Policy paper. Introducing the AI Safety Institute. 02 November 2023

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GOV UK. Press release. Technology Secretary announces investment boost making British AI supercomputing 30 times more powerful. British supercomputing to be boosted 30-fold with a new Cambridge computer and Bristol site. 01 NOV 2023.

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THE GUARDIAN. Ilya: the AI scientist shaping the world.

FOR EDUCATIONAL AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING PURPOSES ONLY. NOT-FOR-PROFIT. SEE COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER. "We definitely will be able to create completely autonomous beings with their own goals. And it will be very important, especially as these beings become much smarter than humans, it's going to [...]

GOV UK. Press release. Prime Minister launches new AI Safety Institute. World’s first AI Safety Institute launched in UK, tasked with testing the safety of emerging types of AI. 02 NOV 2023.

FOR EDUCATIONAL AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING PURPOSES ONLY. NOT-FOR-PROFIT. SEE COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER. GOV UK. Press release. Prime Minister launches new AI Safety Institute. World's first AI Safety Institute launched in UK, tasked with testing the safety of emerging types of AI.  From:Prime Minister's Office, [...]

THE NEW YORK TIMES. Global Leaders Warn A.I. Could Cause ‘Catastrophic’ Harm At a U.K. summit, 28 governments, including China and the U.S., signed a declaration agreeing to cooperate on evaluating the risks of artificial intelligence. 01 NOV 2023.

FOR EDUCATIONAL AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING PURPOSES ONLY. NOT-FOR-PROFIT. SEE COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER. THE NEW YORK TIMES. Global Leaders Warn A.I. Could Cause ‘Catastrophic’ Harm At a U.K. summit, 28 governments, including China and the U.S., signed a declaration agreeing to cooperate on evaluating the [...]

GOV UK. Press release. Nations and AI experts convene for day one of first global AI Safety Summit Leading AI nations, organisations and experts meet at Bletchley Park today to discuss the global future of AI and work towards a shared understanding of risks. 01 NOV 2023.

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NVIDIA Omniverse™ Overview Unify Your 3D Work With Omniverse NVIDIA Omniverse™ is a computing platform that enables individuals and teams to develop Universal Scene Description (OpenUSD)-based 3D workflows and applications. Creators Create in 3D Faster Than Ever Sync your favorite creative apps to Omniverse and USD and work with your 3D [...]

WANTED: Provably Safe AI for The Benefit of People, Forever.

FOR EDUCATIONAL AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING PURPOSES ONLY. NOT-FOR-PROFIT. SEE COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER. Learn about p(doom) and... How to increase our probability of survival? Demand mathematically provable Safe AI. Take a tea/coffee/water and 5 minutes to understand (download pdf for convenience) [...]