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Week 3: Progress!
Submitted my research proposal, new leads and another research?
Last week, I made a meaningful milestone in my research journey by submitting my entry to AI Alignment awards. While the final product was far from perfect, it was a significant stepping stone and reflection of how far had come since I started this venture. Despite all the challenges I have faced, I felt proud to see that my research proposal had taken shape reflecting what I had set out to do initially. It’s all about my take on the goal misgeneralisation problem that is plaguing the AI world - what I think is the best approach to it - leveraging on Jungian archetypes is what I believe will be a good research direction moving forward for the community. Whether my work turned out to be successful or not, this experience has undoubtedly been very gratifying for me!
The Rob Miles and his team is seeking help in creating the AI safety wikipedia page. But my problem is I have time to explore my mind’s curiosity on a possible solution to the corrigibility problem. I was advised by Mr. Plex of the safety team to follow my gut after I fed it with information - which makes perfect sense. Let’s see.
I need to train a lot of martial arts for the next ten days too! Grandmaster Don Jacob is coming here to Cayman and will do two days of lecture and examination!
This week’s blogs!
Stoic quote of the week!
“I am not soothing you or making light of your misfortune: if fate can be overcome by tears, let us bring tears to bear upon it: let every day be passed in mourning, every night be spent in sorrow instead of sleep: let your breast be torn by your own hands, your very face attacked by them, and every kind of cruelty be practiced by your grief, if it will profit you. But if the dead cannot be brought back to life, however much we may beat our breasts, if destiny remains fixed and immoveable forever, not to be changed by any sorrow, however great, and death does not loose his hold of anything that he once has taken away, then let our futile grief be brought to an end. Let us, then, steer our own course, and no longer allow ourselves to be driven to leeward by the force of our misfortune. He is a sorry pilot who lets the waves wring his rudder from his grasp, who leaves the sails to fly loose, and abandons the ship to the storm: but he who boldly grasps the helm and clings to it until the sea closes over him, deserves praise even though he be shipwrecked.”
“Why need we weep over parts of our life? the whole of it calls for tears: new miseries assail us before we have freed ourselves from the old ones. You, therefore, who allow them to trouble you to an unreasonable extent ought especially to restrain yourselves, and to muster all the powers of the human breast to combat your fears and your pains. Moreover, what forgetfulness of your own position and that of mankind is this? You were born a mortal, and you have given birth to mortals: yourself a weak and fragile body, liable to all diseases, can you have hoped to produce anything strong and lasting from such unstable materials? Your son has died: in other words he has reached that goal towards which those whom you regard as more fortunate than your offspring are still hastening. this is the point towards which move at different rates all the crowds which are squabbling in the law courts, sitting in the theaters, praying in the temples. Those whom you love and those whom you despise will both be made equal in the same ashes.”
“To everyone Nature says: ‘I do not deceive any person. If you choose to have children, they may be handsome, or they may be deformed; perhaps they will be born dumb. One of them may perhaps prove the savior of his country, or perhaps its betrayer. … If you still choose to rear children, after I have explained these conditions to you, you render yourself incapable of blaming the gods, for they never guaranteed anything to you.’”
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