Comment author: Nick_Robinson 04 October 2017 08:23:05AM 2 points [-]

Looks like DeepMind have gone with "AI risk" and classified that into "misuse and unintended consequences", among other ethical challenges. See

Comment author: kbog  (EA Profile) 02 October 2017 08:27:26PM -1 points [-]

Meh, that makes it sound too narrowly technical - there are a lot of ways that advanced AI can cause problems, and they don't all fit into the narrow paradigm of a system running into bugs/accidents that can be fixed with better programming.

Comment author: Nick_Robinson 03 October 2017 07:15:09PM 2 points [-]

This seems unnecessarily rude to me, and doesn't engage with the post. For example, I don't see the post anywhere characterising accidents as only coming from bugs in code, and it seems like this dismissal of the phrase 'AI accidents' would apply equally to 'AI risk'.

Comment author: Nick_Robinson 26 September 2016 10:46:21PM 3 points [-]

Excited to see LEAN grow! And happy to help. Thanks for the update :D

Comment author: Nick_Robinson 03 September 2016 01:17:25PM 2 points [-]

Very impressive so far. Thanks for all your hard work, Sean!

Comment author: RyanCarey 29 June 2015 05:28:39PM 1 point [-]

Generally you'll start as a data engineer (read 'person who uses code to organise data') or data analyst (spreadsheets and business') rather than a data scientist (read commercial statistician). If you're starting from zero, it's worth learning to code regardless, and if you love math then it's plausible that data engineer could be a better entry point than web development. Pay is similar.

Comment author: Nick_Robinson 29 June 2015 06:31:46PM 0 points [-]

Thanks, Ryan. Do you have a specific starting recommendation?

i.e. best starting point if you think data engineering will suit you more than web development? (e.g. learn python)

Or quickest way to test out if you're going to like the data science track? (e.g. start with a stats course rather than the coding)

Comment author: Nick_Robinson 29 June 2015 04:46:04PM *  0 points [-]

Are there any reasons why a humantiies graduate considering trying out software engineering ought not consider data science instead?

i.e. if you have a non-technical background and would initially by doing online courses with the aim of applying to a bootcamp if you liked it / seemed to be progressing well.

Comment author: Nick_Robinson 17 April 2015 08:49:00PM 3 points [-]

CSER also have a seminar in Cambridge UK on April 24th with Dr Toby Ord (Oxfrod, FHI), anyone's welcome! Details here:

Comment author: Nick_Robinson 05 February 2015 02:32:38PM 2 points [-]

Thanks for sharing this, Ryan. I would have missed it otherwise (obviously not following the right people on social media). Looking forward to reading it! Hopefully see you at another CSER seminar soon.