Nov 23, 2021 • 54M

Miles Brundage on AI Misuse and Trustworthy AI

An interview with Miles Brundage, Head of Policy Research at OpenAI and a researcher passionate about the responsible governance of artificial intelligence

 
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In episode 17 of The Gradient Podcast, we talk to Miles Brundage, Head of Policy Research at OpenAI and a researcher passionate about the responsible governance of artificial intelligence.

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(00:00) Intro
(01:05) How did you get started in AI
(07:05) Writing about AI on Slate
(09:20) Start of PhD
(13:00) AI and the End of Scarcity
(18:12) Malicious Uses of AI
(28:00) GPT-2 and Publication Norms
(33:30) AI-Generated Text for Misinformation
(37:05) State of AI Misinformation
(41:30) Trustworthy AI
(48:50) OpenAI Policy Research Team
(53:15) Outro

Miles is a researcher and research manager, and is passionate about the responsible governance of artificial intelligence. In 2018, he joined OpenAI, where he began as a Research Scientist and recently became Head of Policy Research. Before that, he was a Research Fellow at the University of Oxford's Future of Humanity Institute, where he is still a Research Affiliate).He also serves as a member of Axon's AI and Policing Technology Ethics Board. He completed a PhD in Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology from Arizona State University in 2019.


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