Entries by The FLI Team

State of California Endorses Asilomar AI Principles

On August 30, the State of California unanimously adopted legislation in support of the Future of Life Institute’s Asilomar AI Principles. The Asilomar AI Principles are a set of 23 principles intended to promote the safe and beneficial development of artificial intelligence. The principles – which include research issues, ethics and values, and longer-term issues – emerged […]

Examples of Possible RFP Topics for 2018 Grants

Here are some examples of the kinds of topics we are interested in funding. Many of them are based on problems from the following research agendas: Concrete Problems in AI Safety and Agent Foundations. Scalable reward learning One way to specify human preferences to an artificial agent is having the agent learn a reward function […]

2018 International AI Safety Grants Competition

For many years, artificial intelligence (AI) research has been appropriately focused on the challenge of making AI effective, with significant recent success, and great future promise. This recent success has raised an important question: how can we ensure that the growing power of AI is matched by the growing wisdom with which we manage it? […]

A Principled AI Discussion in Asilomar

We, the organizers, found it extraordinarily inspiring to be a part of the BAI 2017 conference, the Future of Life Institute’s second conference on the future of artificial intelligence. Along with being a gathering of endlessly accomplished and interesting people, it gave a palpable sense of shared mission: a major change is coming, over unknown […]