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Ajeya Cotra on how Artificial Intelligence Could Cause Catastrophe

November 3, 2022

Ajeya Cotra joins us to discuss how artificial intelligence could cause catastrophe.

Follow the work of Ajeya and her colleagues.


00:00 Introduction

00:53 AI safety research in general

02:04 Realistic scenarios for AI catastrophes

06:51 A dangerous AI model developed in the near future

09:10 Assumptions behind dangerous AI development

14:45 Can AIs learn long-term planning?

18:09 Can AIs understand human psychology?

22:32 Training an AI model with naive safety features

24:06 Can AIs be deceptive?

31:07 What happens after deploying an unsafe AI system?

44:03 What can we do to prevent an AI catastrophe?

53:58 The next episode


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