Learning Complex Goals with Iterated Amplification

We’re proposing an AI safety technique called iterated amplification that lets us specify complicated behaviors and goals that are beyond human scale, by demonstrating how to decompose a task into simpler sub-tasks, rather than by providing labeled data or a reward function. Although this idea is in its very early stages and we have only completed

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Don’t worry about AI going bad – the minds behind it are the problem!

As the science fiction novelist William Gibson famously observed: “The future is already here – it’s just not very evenly distributed.” I wish people would pay more attention to that adage whenever the subject of artificial intelligence (AI) comes up. Public discourse about it invariably focuses on the threat (or promise, depending on your point

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What is Deep Learning? Everything you need to know!

WHAT IS DEEP LEARNING? Deep learning is a subset of machine learning, which itself falls within the field of artificial intelligence. WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DEEP LEARNING, MACHINE LEARNING AND AI? Artificial intelligence is the study of how to build machines capable of carrying out tasks that would typically require human intelligence. That rather

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Machine learning — Is the emperor wearing clothes? (A behind-the-scenes look at how ML works)

Machine learning uses patterns in data to label things. Sounds magical? The core concepts are actually embarrassingly simple. I say “embarrassingly” because if someone made you think it’s mystical, they should be embarrassed. Here, let me fix that for you. The core concepts are embarrassingly simple. Our thing-labeling example will involve classifying wine as yummy or not-so-yummy

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Top-10 Artificial Intelligence Startups in Germany

Ask any American to tell you three things about Germany and the first thing out of their mouth will be Oktoberfest, likely because they’ve “always wanted to go there”. Germany isn’t just about attractive buxom blondes serving beer though. That’s such a dated, narrow-minded stereotype. Germany doesn’t just have attractive blonds, they also have attractive brunettes. Yes, zee Germans

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Big Data Analytics June 2018 Conference Summary

How Big Data is driving innovation in all industries There were many positive reviews from both speakers and delegates on how big data is driving innovation. Nick Barth from MicroStrategy quite clearly took Big Data back to its roots for his presentation; he made it clear that often business analytics and intelligence is usually a one way street from

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NASA Lab Looks to Spur AI Development

A NASA laboratory is working with Google, Intel and other industry heavyweights to launch applied AI technologies into space. The space agency’s Frontier Development Lab is targeting four space applications that would use AI and machine learning technologies, including improved prediction of space weather and accelerating the discovery of exoplanets. The results of a public-private

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Balderton Capital leads $25M Series A in ‘urban farming’ platform Infarm

Infarm, a startup that has developed vertical farming tech for grocery stores, restaurants and local distribution centres to bring fresh and artisan produce much closer to the consumer, has raised $25 million in Series A funding. The round is led by London-based VC firm Balderton Capital, with participation from TriplePoint Capital, Mons Investments, and previous investors

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