AI Alignment: Why It's Hard, and Where to Start

Author: Eliezer Yudkowsky

On May 5, 2016, Eliezer Yudkowsky gave a talk at Stanford University for the 26th Annual Symbolic Systems Distinguished Speaker series (

Eliezer is a senior research fellow at the Machine Intelligence Research Institute, a research nonprofit studying the mathematical underpinnings of intelligent behavior.

Talk details—including slides, notes, and additional resources—are available at…more


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