PrincipiaQualia is definitely the thing to read if you want to engage with QRI. It reviews the science and explains the core theory that the research is structured around. I’m not sure if you want to engage with it—I begin from the strong intuition that qualia is real, and so I’m delighted that someone is working on it. My impression is that it makes an excellent case, but my judgment is severely limited since I don’t know the literature. Either way, it doesn’t have a lot of overlap with what you’re working on.
There’s also an AI alignment podcast episode.