In 2023, ChatGPT became the fastest ever product to gain 100 million users. Whilst ChatGPT is a rather benign tool on its own, its release and adoption marks the rapidly increasing capabilities of artificial Intelligence systems.
The rise of any powerful technology demands a thoughtful approach to its governance and regulation. There has been increasing interest in how AI governance can and should mitigate extreme risks from AI, but it can be difficult to get up to speed on research and ideas in this area.
We run this course to help you learn about potential accidents, misuse and structural harms arising from ‘Transformative Artificial Intelligence’, and proposed solutions. Examples of the types of risks we’ll consider are interactions between AI and biosecurity, cybersecurity and defence capabilities, and disempowerment of human decision makers. We’ll also provide an overview of open technical questions such as the control and alignment problems – which posit that AI itself could pose a risk to humanity.
Alongside the course, you will be joining hundreds of course alumni in the AI Safety Fundamentals Community. The AISF Community is a space to evaluate and debate these ideas with others with the relevant skills and background to contribute to AI Governance, and grow your network to foster future opportunities in AI Safety.
The course is completely free to participate in, and is run by BlueDot Impact – a non-profit project that runs courses to support people like you in developing the knowledge, community and network you need to pursue high-impact careers.
There will be some precursory steps to take from mid-July. The deadline is 23:59 Sunday 25th June.