FHI awarded prestigious €2m ERC Grant

Nick Bostrom was recently awarded a €2 million ERC Advanced Grant, widely considered to be the most prestigious grant available from the European Research Council.  The grant will allow Nick Bostrom and a team of FHI researchers to continue their work on existential risk and crucial considerations.  Continue reading

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We are now welcoming open expressions of interest from researchers and administrators who would would like to join our multi-disciplinary team focused on improving the long-run future of humanity.  At this time we are particularly interested in computer scientists with a background in machine learning, and policy analysts with a background in the governance of emerging technologies. Continue reading

FHI Technical Report: MDL Intelligence Distillation by Eric Drexler

In a newly published FHI Technical Report, “MDL Intelligence Distillation: Exploring strategies for safe access to superintelligent problem-solving capabilities”, Eric Drexler explores a general approach to separating learning capacity from domain knowledge, and then using controlled input and retention of specialised domain knowledge to focus and implicitly constrain the capabilities of domain-specific superintelligent problem solvers.

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