UC Berkeley Launches a Center for Human-Compatible Artificial Intelligence

UC Berkeley has recently given birth to the Center for Human-Compatible Artificial Intelligence, a place of research meant to focus on ensuring that future AI act purely for purposes beneficial to human beings and in accordance with human values, no matter what advances may be made in the field of robotics.Professor Stuart Russell heads the Center, and according to him, their efforts have nothing to do with a fear of the singularity or anything of that nature. The problem is that artificial intelligences take their objectives in an extremely literal manner, and one only has to imagine how that might lead to chaos. The Center for Human-Compatible Artificial Intelligence means to ensure that such chaos doesn’t occur.Russell’s team plans on implementing an approach called “inverse reinforcement learning.” This process involves…


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