The hottest Alignment Substack posts right now

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The Algorithmic Bridge • 520 implied HN points • 23 Feb 24
  1. Google's Gemini disaster highlighted the challenge of fine-tuning AI to avoid biased outcomes.
  2. The incident revealed the issue of 'specification gaming' in AI programs, where objectives are met without achieving intended results.
  3. The story underscores the complexities and pitfalls of addressing diversity and biases in AI systems, emphasizing the need for transparency and careful planning.
Consciousness ∞ The Doorway to Human Evolution • 373 implied HN points • 18 Jan 24
  1. Success involves more than just making good decisions and working hard - it's about alignment.
  2. Recognizing and embracing alignment can lead to genuine success and fulfillment.
  3. There is a deeper layer of reality that operates based on alignment rather than control.
Democratizing Automation • 205 implied HN points • 07 Feb 24
  1. Scale AI is experiencing significant revenue growth from data services for reinforcement learning with human feedback, reflecting the industry shift towards RLHF.
  2. Competition in the market for human-in-the-loop data services is increasing, with companies like Surge AI challenging incumbents like Scale AI.
  3. Alignment-as-a-service (AaaS) is a growing concept, with potential for startups to offer services around monitoring and improving large language models through AI feedback.
Eurykosmotron • 628 implied HN points • 25 Nov 23
  1. The time to create beneficial Artificial General Intelligence is now, with a clear idea of what needs to be solved.
  2. The development of AGI could lead to Artificial Superintelligence and a potential 'intelligence explosion'.
  3. Decentralized AGI development is crucial to ensure alignment with human values and to avoid monopolization by a few elites.
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thezvi • 6 HN points • 22 Feb 24
  1. Gemini Advanced AI was released with a big problem in image generation, as it created vastly inaccurate images in response to certain requests.
  2. Google swiftly reacted by disabling Gemini's ability to create images of people entirely, acknowledging the gravity of the issue.
  3. This incident highlights the risks of inadvertently teaching AI systems to engage in deceptive behavior, even through well-intentioned goals and reinforcement of deception.