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2017-2019 AI Align­ment Prize

TagLast edit: 31 Jul 2022 0:34 UTC by NunoSempere

The AI Alignment Prize was a contest carried out during 2017-2019, meant to encourage better work in the area.

Throughout its existent, the alignment price paid $50k ($15k in the first iteration, $15k in the second, $10k in the third and $20k in the fourth and last).

The successive rounds received 40, 37, 12 and 10 entries, and awarded 6, 5, 2 and 4 people, respectively. Towards the end of the prize’s existence, numbers declined, as the organizers note and reflect about in the body and comments of the last post. Two bottlenecks to participation and impact noted were a) lack of prestige, and b) the time requirements for the organizers.

Since then, there have been other prizes hosted on LessWrong, some of which can be found in the bounties and prizes tag, though older articles might not be tagged. One such related prize is the ELK prize, which attracted 197 entries, selected 32 winners, and gave out $274,000 in prizes.

An­nounc­ing the AI Align­ment Prize

cousin_it3 Nov 2017 15:47 UTC
95 points
78 comments1 min readLW link

An­nounce­ment: AI al­ign­ment prize win­ners and next round

cousin_it15 Jan 2018 14:33 UTC
80 points
68 comments2 min readLW link

AI Align­ment Prize: Round 2 due March 31, 2018

Zvi12 Mar 2018 12:10 UTC
28 points
2 comments3 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

An­nounce­ment: AI al­ign­ment prize round 2 win­ners and next round

cousin_it16 Apr 2018 3:08 UTC
64 points
29 comments2 min readLW link

An­nounce­ment: AI al­ign­ment prize round 3 win­ners and next round

cousin_it15 Jul 2018 7:40 UTC
93 points
7 comments1 min readLW link

An­nounce­ment: AI al­ign­ment prize round 4 winners

cousin_it20 Jan 2019 14:46 UTC
74 points
41 comments1 min readLW link
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