5 - Infra-Bayesianism with Vanessa Kosoy
Listen now
The theory of sequential decision-making has a problem: how can we deal with situations where we have some hypotheses about the environment we're acting in, but its exact form might be outside the range of possibilities we can possibly consider? Relatedly, how do we deal with situations where the environment can simulate what we'll do in the future, and put us in better or worse situations now depending on what we'll do then? Today's episode features Vanessa Kosoy talking about infra-Bayesianism, the mathematical framework she developed with Alex Appel that modifies Bayesian decision theory to succeed in these types of situations. Link to the listener survey Link to the sequence of posts - Infra-Bayesianism Link to the transcript Vanessa Kosoy's Alignment Forum profile
More Episodes
What's going on with deep learning? What sorts of models get learned, and what are the learning dynamics? Singular learning theory is a theory of Bayesian statistics broad enough in scope to encompass deep neural networks that may help answer these questions. In this episode, I speak with Daniel...
Published 05/07/24
Top labs use various forms of "safety training" on models before their release to make sure they don't do nasty stuff - but how robust is that? How can we ensure that the weights of powerful AIs don't get leaked or stolen? And what can AI even do these days? In this episode, I speak with Jeffrey...
Published 04/30/24