AI Safety Needs Social Scientists

Published in Distill, 2019

Recommended citation: Irving & Askell, ‘AI Safety Needs Social Scientists’, Distill, 2019. https://distill.pub/2019/safety-needs-social-scientists/

Properly aligning advanced AI systems with human values will require resolving many uncertainties related to the psychology of human rationality, emotion, and biases. These can only be resolved empirically through experimentation — if we want to train AI to do what humans want, we need to study humans.

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Recommended citation: Irving & Askell, ‘AI Safety Needs Social Scientists’, Distill, 2019.

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