Interview with Stuart Russell: "AI Alignment and the Future of Humanity"

Dr. Stuart Russell is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley and Adjunct Professor of Neurological Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco.

Dr. Russell’s research spans many areas of artificial intelligence, including machine learning, probabilistic reasoning, and philosophical foundations. Recently, his work has focused on ensuring that advanced AI is developed safely.

If we succeed, we’re going to need to…know how to control these systems. Otherwise, we’ll have a catastrophe.

Jump to a question:How would you respond to those who argue that any generally intelligent system should, by definition, be able to understand human goals?

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