What is AI Safety?
New technologies bring new opportunities for progress, but often come with novel risks.
We believe advanced artificial intelligence (AI) could be one of the most impactful technologies developed this century. However, there are many open problems in present-day machine learning (ML) systems which could be exacerbated as their capabilities become more advanced, and we do not yet have the governance infrastructure in place to ensure these systems are developed safely and aren’t used maliciously.
Developing and implementing solutions to these problems ahead of time will require a concerted effort from researchers, policymakers and others in the decades to come. We run courses to support people to learn about these potential harms, the interventions currently being proposed, and how they could use their skills and career to mitigate these risks.