GoodAI announced "AI Race Avoidance" challenge with $15k in prize money

post by Jan_Kulveit · 2018-01-18T18:05:09.811Z · score: 27 (12 votes) · LW · GW · 1 comments

This is a link post for https://www.general-ai-challenge.org/ai-race

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comment by Premek Paska (premek-paska) · 2018-01-19T12:12:11.198Z · score: 13 (4 votes) · LW · GW

TL;DR: GoodAI launched the Solving the AI Race round of the General AI Challenge. $15,000 in prizes are available for entering suggestions on how to mitigate the risks associated with a race to transformative AI.

They will be accepting submissions until 18 May 2018, and are asking participants to come up with detailed proposals of how to avoid AI research becoming a race where:

  • Key stakeholders, including developers, may ignore or underestimate safety procedures, or agreements, in favor of faster utilization
  • The fruits of the technology might not be shared by the majority of people to benefit humanity, but only by a selected few