Ben Pace

I'm an admin of this site; I work full-time on trying to help people on LessWrong refine the art of human rationality.

Longer bio: www.lesswrong.com/posts/aG74jJkiPccqdkK3c/the-lesswrong-team-page-under-construction#Ben_Pace___Benito

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AI Alignment Writing Day 2019
AI Alignment Writing Day 2018

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AMA: Paul Christiano, alignment researcher

Noted.

(If both parties are interested in that debate I’m more than happy to organize it in whatever medium and do any work like record+transcripts or book an in-person event space.)

AMA: Paul Christiano, alignment researcher

The stuff about ‘alien’ knowledge sounds really fascinating, and I’d be excited about write-ups. All my concrete intuitions here come from reading Distill.Pub papers.

AMA: Paul Christiano, alignment researcher

Huh, am surprised. Guess I might’ve predicted Boston. Curious if it’s because of the culture, the environment, or what.

AMA: Paul Christiano, alignment researcher

Most people, or most people you know.

And “should“ = given their own goals.

I’m asking what you think people might be wrong about. And very slightly hoping for product recommendations :)

AMA: Paul Christiano, alignment researcher

I want to know this question, but for the ‘peak’ alignment researcher.

AMA: Paul Christiano, alignment researcher

If you could magically move most of the US rationality and x-risk and EA community to a city in the US that isn't the Bay, and you had to pick somewhere, where where would you move them to?

AMA: Paul Christiano, alignment researcher

And on an absolute level, is the world much more or less prepared for AGI than it was 15 years ago? 

Follow-up: How much did the broader x-risk community change it at all?

AMA: Paul Christiano, alignment researcher

Why did nobody in the world run challenge trials for the covid vaccine and save us a year of economic damage?

AMA: Paul Christiano, alignment researcher

Which rationalist virtue do you identify with the strongest currently? Which one would you like to get stronger at?

AMA: Paul Christiano, alignment researcher

Paul, if you did an episode of AXRP, which two other AXRP episodes do you expect your podcast would be between, in terms of quality? For this question, collapse all aspects of quality into a scalar.

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