AI safety is the study of ways to reduce risks posed by artificial intelligence.

AI safety as a career

80,000 Hours' medium-depth investigation rates technical AI safety research a "priority path"—among the most promising career opportunities the organization has identified so far.[1][2]

Further reading

Krakovna, Victoria (2017) Introductory resources on AI safety research, Victoria Krakovna's Blog, October 19.
A list of readings on AI safety.

Ngo, Richard (2019) Disentangling arguments for the importance of AI safety, Effective Altruism Forum, January 21.

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    Todd, Benjamin (2018) The highest impact career paths our research has identified so far, 80,000 Hours, August 12.

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    Todd, Benjamin (2021) AI safety technical research, 80,000 Hours, October.