Less Wrong is a community blog devoted to refining the art of human rationality. Please visit our About page for more information.

AnnaSalamon comments on CFAR’s new focus, and AI Safety - Less Wrong

30 Post author: AnnaSalamon 03 December 2016 06:09PM

You are viewing a comment permalink. View the original post to see all comments and the full post content.

Comments (87)

You are viewing a single comment's thread. Show more comments above.

Comment author: AnnaSalamon 10 December 2016 06:32:31PM 1 point [-]
Comment author: owencb 10 December 2016 11:28:25PM *  1 point [-]

Thanks. I'll dwell more on these. Quick thoughts from a first read:

  • I generally liked the "further discussion" doc.
  • I do think it's important to strongly signal the aspects of cause neutrality that you do intend to pursue (as well as pursuing them). These are unusual and important.
  • I found the mission statement generally opaque and extremely jargony. I think I could follow what you were saying, but in some cases this required a bit of work and in some cases I felt like it was perhaps only because I'd had conversations with you. (The FAQ at the top was relatively clear, but an odd thing to lead with.)
  • I was bemused by the fact that there didn't appear to be a clear mission statement highlighted anywhere on the page!

ETA: Added some more in depth comments on the relevant comment threads: here on "further thoughts", and here and here on the mission statement.