Having our cake and eating it too
Start 12:00, End 13:00
It has been argued that competitive pressures could cause AI developers to cut corners on the safety of their systems. If this is true, however, why don't we see this dynamic play out more often in other private markets?
In this talk Amanda Askell - research scientist in ethics and policy at OpenAI - outlines the standard incentives to produce safe products: market incentives, liability law, and regulation. Askell argues that if these incentives are too weak because of information asymmetries or other factors, competitive pressure could cause firms to invest in safety below a level that is socially optimal.
In such circumstances, responsible AI development is a kind of collective action problem. Askell develops a conceptual framework to help identify levers to improve the prospects for cooperation in this kind of collective action problem.