Comment author: Milan_Griffes 21 December 2017 03:47:09AM *  1 point [-]

Thanks for writing this; I found it really useful.

two of the authors (Christiano from OpenAI and Amodei from Deepmind)

I thought both Christiano and Amodei were at OpenAI? (Amodei's LinkedIn)

Small typo:

in general I am warey of giving organisations ...

"warey" should be "wary"

Comment author: carrickflynn 21 December 2017 11:24:00PM 3 points [-]

Christiano and Amodei are both at OpenAI. Jan Leike, Shane Legg, and Miljan Martic are all at DeepMind. (Jan Leike is also former FHI and is still a research associate with us :) ).

Comment author: poppingtonic 29 September 2017 11:37:59AM 3 points [-]

Your link [2] points to a .docx file in a folder on a computer. It isn't a usable download link. Was that the purpose?


Comment author: carrickflynn 19 October 2017 09:17:25PM 0 points [-]

I wrote this in a google doc and copy-pasted, without intending the numbers to be links to anything. I'm not really sure why it made them highlight like a hyperlink.

Comment author: weeatquince  (EA Profile) 18 October 2017 01:08:36PM 0 points [-]

In fact a more general version of the above question is:

What are the existing research / consultancy / etc disciplines that are most similar to the kind of work you are looking for?

If you can identify that it could help people in local communities direct people to this kind of work.

Comment author: carrickflynn 19 October 2017 09:11:57PM 2 points [-]

The closest seems to be really well done analytic philosophy. I recommend Nick Bostrom's work as a great example of this.

I also think that is seems similar to what mathematicians, theoretical physicists, and model builders frequently do.

Other good examples would probably be Thomas Schelling in IR and nuclear security. Coase in economics. Maybe Feynman?