Eliezer Yudkowsky


by Eliezer Yudkowsky Sep 4 2015 updated Dec 19 2015

Cofounder, with Nick Bostrom, of the field of value alignment theory.

Eliezer Yudkowsky is, with Nick Bostrom, one of the cofounders of value alignment theory. He is the founder of the Machine Intelligence Research Institute. He is the inventor of [ timeless decision theory] and [ extrapolated volition], the co-inventor with Marcello Herreshoff of the [ tiling agents problem] that kicked off the study of Vingean reflection, and so on and so on. His specializations include [ logical decision theory], [ naturalistic reflection], and [adversarial_AI_safety_analysis pinpointing the failure modes] in design proposals for advanced AIs.