Is there any serious attempt to create a system to figure out the CEV of humanity and if not, why haven't we started yet?post by Jonas Hallgren · 2021-02-25T22:06:04.695Z · LW · GW · No comments
This is a question post.
Hey, fellow people, I'm fairly new to LessWrong and if this question is irrelevant i apologise for that, however I was wondering whether any serious attempts to create a system for mapping out the CEV of humanity have been started yet?
Since the CEV ismore of a democratic process than any other alignment system I can think of, it would make sense to try to create a database for the purpose of a future AGI to calibrate itself on. If we where to create the database now we could explore if it suited our needs through trial and error (testing whether it would predict moral decisions), which would mean that we would get a more functional alignment system than we could otherwise get. Also as a follow up, if we where to create a central authority for creating this database, there's a possibility that the authority could become a central alignment checking facility meaning that we could avoid potential misalginment disasters.
There are therefore quite clear reasons for me why it would be a good idea to start this project which is why I'm wondering if there are any such plans.
Thank you for your time.
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