#297 – Brian Christian – The Alignment Problem: AI’s Scary Challenge

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Brian Christian is a programmer, researcher and an author.

You have a computer system, you want it to do X, you give it a set of examples and you say “do that” – what could go wrong? Well, lots apparently, and the implications are pretty scary.

Expect to learn why it’s so hard to code an artificial intelligence to do what we actually want it to, how a robot cheated at the game of football, why human biases can be absorbed by AI systems, the most effective way to teach machines to learn, the danger if we don’t get the alignment problem fixed and much more…


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