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What considerations influence whether I have more influence over short or long timelines?

by kokotajlod1 min read5th Nov 2020No comments

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As my TAI timelines have been shortening, I've been rethinking my priorities. As have many of my colleagues. It occurs to us that there are probably general considerations that should cause us to weight towards short-timelines plans, or long-timelines plans. (Besides, of course, the probability of short and long timelines) For example, if timelines are short then maybe AI safety is more neglected, and therefore higher EV for me to work on, so maybe I should be systematically more inclined to act as if timelines are short.

We are at this point very unsure what the most important considerations are, and how they balance. So I'm polling the hive mind!

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