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LW - New blog: Planned Obsolescence by Ajeya Cotra

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Audio narrations of academic papers by Nick Bostrom.


Welcome to The Nonlinear Library, where we use Text-to-Speech software to convert the best writing from the Rationalist and EA communities into audio. This is: New blog: Planned Obsolescence, published by Ajeya Cotra on March 27, 2023 on LessWrong.
Kelsey Piper and I just launched a new blog about AI futurism and AI alignment called Planned Obsolescence. If you’re interested, you can check it out here.
Both of us have thought a fair bit about what we see as the biggest challenges in technical work and in policy to make AI go well, but a lot of our thinking isn’t written up, or is embedded in long technical reports. This is an effort to make our thinking more accessible. That means it’s mostly aiming at a broader audience than LessWrong and the EA Forum, although some of you might still find some of the posts interesting.
So far we have seven posts:
What we're doing here
"Aligned" shouldn't be a synonym for "good"
Situational awareness
Playing the training game
Training AIs to help us align AIs
Alignment researchers disagree a lot
The ethics of AI red-teaming
Thanks to ilzolende for formatting these posts for publication. Each post has an accompanying audio version generated by a voice synthesis model trained on the author's voice using Descript Overdub.
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