What is the alignment problem?

Summary: A short description of >What is the alignment problem? by Jan Leike.
Topics: AI alignment, capabilities, the hard problem of alignment
Slides: link (pdf)

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  • J. Leike, https://aligned.substack.com/p/what-is-alignment (2022)