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[Week 1] “AGI Safety From First Principles” by Richard Ngo

Radio Bostrom

Audio narrations of academic papers by Nick Bostrom.


This report explores the core case for why the development of artificial general intelligence (AGI) might pose an existential threat to humanity. It stems from my dissatisfaction with existing arguments on this topic: early work is less relevant in the context of modern machine learning, while more recent work is scattered and brief. This report aims to fill that gap by providing a detailed investigation into the potential risk from AGI misbehaviour, grounded by our current knowledge of machine learning, and highlighting important uncertain ties. It identifies four key premises, evaluates existing arguments about them, and outlines some novel considerations for each.


Narrated for AGI Safety Fundamentals by TYPE III AUDIO.