Iason Gabriel is a research scientist at DeepMind and was previously a lecturer in political and moral philosophy at Oxford University. His work focuses on the moral questions raised by artificial intelligence. In this conversation we discuss how and why AI is different from other technologies; the problem of value alignment in AI; what political philosophy can tell us about how to build ethical AI systems; and much more.
Iason's paper on value alignment that we discuss is here. In the paper, he also recommends this paper on decolonial AI; the book Superintelligence by Nick Bostrom; and the book Automating Inequality by Virginia Eubanks.
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