Sonia Joseph on NFTs, Web 3 and AI Safety

Sonia is a graduate student applying ML to neuroscience at MILA. She was previously applying deep learning to neural data at Janelia, an NLP research engineer at a startup and graduated in computational neuroscience at Princeton University.

Mentioned during the podcast

  • Sonia’s December update: https://t.co/z0GRqDTnWm

  • Orthogonality Thesis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEUO6pjwFOo

  • Paperclip game: https://www.decisionproblem.com/paperclips/

  • Ngo & Yudkowsky on feedback loops: https://bit.ly/3ml0zFL


-00:00 Intro

-01:06 NFTs

-03:38 Web 3

-21:12 Digital Copy

-29:09 ML x Neuroscience

-43:44 Limits of the Orthogonality Thesis

-01:01:25 Goal of perpetuating Information

-01:08:14 Compressing information

-01:10:52 Feedback loops are not safe

-01:17:43 Another AI Safety aesthetic

-01:23:46 Meaning of life