Artificial Intelligence


I'm interested in AI for a number of reasons; practically, because I am sure that we need as much help as possible to safely address Climate Change, and more intellectually, because consideration of what intelligence is seems a fundamental question that can lead to all sorts of insight about humans. Topics of interest in this area: - Complex success metrics - the AI Alignment Problem- whether AI trained on simple success metrics can be smoothly developed to be able successfully to address complex issues. - AI Safety - given the Alignment problem, what approaches might make it more likely that AI is 'safe' - Artificial Consciousness