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Agency

TagLast edit: 26 Dec 2022 6:28 UTC by Roman Leventov

Agency or Agenticness is the property of effectively acting with an environment to achieve one’s goals. A key property of agents is that the more agentic a being is, the more you can predict its actions from its goals since its actions will be whatever will maximize the chances of achieving its goals. Agency has sometimes been contrasted with sphexishness, the blind execution of cached algorithms without regard for effectiveness.

One might lack agency for internal reasons, e.g., being a rock that has no goals and no ability to act, or for external reasons, e.g., being a child who is granted no freedom to act as they choose.

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On Devin

Zvi18 Mar 2024 13:20 UTC
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(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Think care­fully be­fore call­ing RL poli­cies “agents”

TurnTrout2 Jun 2023 3:46 UTC
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Be­ing a Ro­bust Agent

Raemon18 Oct 2018 7:00 UTC
149 points
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Con­se­quen­tial­ists: One-Way Pat­tern Traps

David Udell16 Jan 2023 20:48 UTC
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Un­der­stand­ing Selec­tion Theorems

adamk28 May 2022 1:49 UTC
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Op­ti­mal­ity is the tiger, and agents are its teeth

Veedrac2 Apr 2022 0:46 UTC
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[Link] Sarah Con­stantin: “Why I am Not An AI Doomer”

lbThingrb12 Apr 2023 1:52 UTC
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(sarahconstantin.substack.com)

An Agent is a Wor­ldline in Teg­mark V

komponisto12 Jul 2018 5:12 UTC
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Select Agent Speci­fi­ca­tions as Nat­u­ral Abstractions

lukemarks7 Apr 2023 23:16 UTC
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LLMs may cap­ture key com­po­nents of hu­man agency

catubc17 Nov 2022 20:14 UTC
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The Agency Overhang

Jeffrey Ladish21 Apr 2023 7:47 UTC
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A re­view of “Agents and De­vices”

adamShimi13 Aug 2021 8:42 UTC
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[Question] Why do we care about agency for al­ign­ment?

Chris_Leong23 Apr 2023 18:10 UTC
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What’s Stop­ping You?

Neel Nanda21 Oct 2021 16:20 UTC
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(www.neelnanda.io)

A hermeneu­tic net for agency

TsviBT1 Jan 2024 8:06 UTC
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Agents as P₂B Chain Reactions

Daniel Kokotajlo4 Dec 2021 21:35 UTC
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Agency: What it is and why it matters

Daniel Kokotajlo4 Dec 2021 21:32 UTC
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You can’t un­der­stand hu­man agency with­out un­der­stand­ing amoeba agency

shminux6 Jan 2022 4:42 UTC
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[Question] How to trade­off util­ity and agency?

A Ray14 Jan 2022 1:33 UTC
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REPL’s: a type sig­na­ture for agents

scottviteri15 Feb 2022 22:57 UTC
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Gaia Net­work: a prac­ti­cal, in­cre­men­tal path­way to Open Agency Architecture

20 Dec 2023 17:11 UTC
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What good is G-fac­tor if you’re dumped in the woods? A field re­port from a camp coun­selor.

Hastings12 Jan 2024 13:17 UTC
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Gra­da­tions of Agency

Daniel Kokotajlo23 May 2022 1:10 UTC
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Why agents are powerful

Daniel Kokotajlo6 Jun 2022 1:37 UTC
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Abil­ity to solve long-hori­zon tasks cor­re­lates with want­ing things in the be­hav­iorist sense

So8res24 Nov 2023 17:37 UTC
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Seven ways to be­come un­stop­pably agentic

Evie Cottrell26 Jun 2022 17:39 UTC
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Agen­tic GPT simu­la­tions: a risk and an opportunity

Yair Halberstadt22 Mar 2023 6:24 UTC
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Mean­ing & Agency

abramdemski19 Dec 2023 22:27 UTC
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In­sti­tu­tional eco­nomics through the lens of scale-free reg­u­la­tive de­vel­op­ment, mor­pho­gen­e­sis, and cog­ni­tive science

Roman Leventov23 Jan 2024 19:42 UTC
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Role Ar­chi­tec­tures: Ap­ply­ing LLMs to con­se­quen­tial tasks

Eric Drexler30 Mar 2023 15:00 UTC
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How Would an Utopia-Max­i­mizer Look Like?

Thane Ruthenis20 Dec 2023 20:01 UTC
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The By­ronic Hero Always Loses

Cole Wyeth22 Feb 2024 1:31 UTC
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Ul­ti­mate ends may be eas­ily hid­able be­hind con­ver­gent subgoals

TsviBT2 Apr 2023 14:51 UTC
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Vingean Agency

abramdemski24 Aug 2022 20:08 UTC
62 points
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Orthog­o­nal­ity is Expensive

DragonGod3 Apr 2023 0:43 UTC
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(www.beren.io)

[Ex­plo­ra­tory] Be­com­ing more Agentic

Johannes C. Mayer6 Sep 2022 0:45 UTC
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Rel­a­tive Ab­stracted Agency

Audere8 Apr 2023 16:57 UTC
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Nat­u­ral­ist Experimentation

LoganStrohl10 May 2023 4:28 UTC
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Aliveness

Ziz18 Jan 2018 5:00 UTC
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(sinceriously.fyi)

Are You a Par­a­lyzed Subor­di­nate Mon­key?

Eliezer Yudkowsky2 Mar 2011 21:12 UTC
45 points
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Beren’s “De­con­fus­ing Direct vs Amor­tised Op­ti­mi­sa­tion”

DragonGod7 Apr 2023 8:57 UTC
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Steer­ing sub­sys­tems: ca­pa­bil­ities, agency, and alignment

Seth Herd29 Sep 2023 13:45 UTC
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On the Na­ture of Agency

Ruby1 Apr 2019 1:32 UTC
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Mana

Ziz20 Dec 2017 2:24 UTC
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Char­ac­ter­iz­ing Real-World Agents as a Re­search Meta-Strategy

johnswentworth8 Oct 2019 15:32 UTC
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Ex­ten­u­at­ing Circumstances

Eliezer Yudkowsky6 Apr 2009 22:57 UTC
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Bring­ing Agency Into AGI Ex­tinc­tion Is Superfluous

George3d68 Apr 2023 4:02 UTC
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One path to co­her­ence: con­di­tion­al­iza­tion

porby29 Jun 2023 1:08 UTC
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Río Grande: judg­ment calls

KatjaGrace27 Jan 2019 3:50 UTC
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(worldlypositions.tumblr.com)

[Question] Where do you find peo­ple who ac­tu­ally do things?

Ulisse Mini13 Jan 2023 6:57 UTC
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Does novel un­der­stand­ing im­ply novel agency /​ val­ues?

TsviBT19 Feb 2023 14:41 UTC
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In­stru­men­tal­ity makes agents agenty

porby21 Feb 2023 4:28 UTC
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The Open Agency Model

Eric Drexler22 Feb 2023 10:35 UTC
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Power-seek­ing can be prob­a­ble and pre­dic­tive for trained agents

28 Feb 2023 21:10 UTC
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(arxiv.org)

Try­ing Agen­tGPT, an Au­toGPT variant

Gunnar_Zarncke13 Apr 2023 10:13 UTC
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Defi­ni­tions of “ob­jec­tive” should be Prob­a­ble and Predictive

Rohin Shah6 Jan 2023 15:40 UTC
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Con­se­quen­tial­ism is in the Stars not Ourselves

DragonGod24 Apr 2023 0:02 UTC
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Agents synchronization

Ben Amitay11 Mar 2023 18:41 UTC
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In­tro­duc­tion to Towards Causal Foun­da­tions of Safe AGI

12 Jun 2023 17:55 UTC
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Agency and Sphex­ish­ness: A Se­cond Glance

Ruby16 Apr 2019 1:25 UTC
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Ideal­ized Agents Are Ap­prox­i­mate Causal Mir­rors (+ Rad­i­cal Op­ti­mism on Agent Foun­da­tions)

Thane Ruthenis22 Dec 2023 20:19 UTC
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Be­ware over-use of the agent model

Alex Flint25 Apr 2021 22:19 UTC
28 points
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Agents Over Carte­sian World Models

27 Apr 2021 2:06 UTC
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Pit­falls of the agent model

Alex Flint27 Apr 2021 22:19 UTC
24 points
4 comments20 min readLW link

Agency in Con­way’s Game of Life

Alex Flint13 May 2021 1:07 UTC
110 points
93 comments9 min readLW link2 reviews

Sav­ing Time

Scott Garrabrant18 May 2021 20:11 UTC
156 points
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Refine­ment of Ac­tive In­fer­ence agency ontology

Roman Leventov15 Dec 2023 9:31 UTC
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(arxiv.org)

Uncer­tainty can De­fuse Log­i­cal Explosions

J Bostock30 Jul 2021 12:36 UTC
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[Question] Will the first AGI agent have been de­signed as an agent (in ad­di­tion to an AGI)?

nahoj3 Dec 2022 20:32 UTC
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MDPs and the Bel­l­man Equa­tion, In­tu­itively Explained

Jack O'Brien27 Dec 2022 5:50 UTC
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Prop­er­ties of cur­rent AIs and some pre­dic­tions of the evolu­tion of AI from the per­spec­tive of scale-free the­o­ries of agency and reg­u­la­tive development

Roman Leventov20 Dec 2022 17:13 UTC
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How evolu­tion­ary lineages of LLMs can plan their own fu­ture and act on these plans

Roman Leventov25 Dec 2022 18:11 UTC
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Against Agents as an Ap­proach to Aligned Trans­for­ma­tive AI

DragonGod27 Dec 2022 0:47 UTC
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[Question] Why The Fo­cus on Ex­pected Utility Max­imisers?

DragonGod27 Dec 2022 15:49 UTC
116 points
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Some for-profit AI al­ign­ment org ideas

Eric Ho14 Dec 2023 14:23 UTC
70 points
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My scorched-earth policy on New Year’s resolutions

PatrickDFarley29 Dec 2022 14:45 UTC
29 points
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Re­ward is not Ne­c­es­sary: How to Create a Com­po­si­tional Self-Pre­serv­ing Agent for Life-Long Learning

Roman Leventov12 Jan 2023 16:43 UTC
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(arxiv.org)

A multi-dis­ci­plinary view on AI safety research

Roman Leventov8 Feb 2023 16:50 UTC
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Im­plied “util­ities” of simu­la­tors are broad, dense, and shallow

porby1 Mar 2023 3:23 UTC
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A re­ply to Byrnes on the Free En­ergy Principle

Roman Leventov3 Mar 2023 13:03 UTC
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ARC tests to see if GPT-4 can es­cape hu­man con­trol; GPT-4 failed to do so

Christopher King15 Mar 2023 0:29 UTC
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In­stan­ti­at­ing an agent with GPT-4 and text-davinci-003

Max H19 Mar 2023 23:57 UTC
13 points
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In Defense of Wrap­per-Minds

Thane Ruthenis28 Dec 2022 18:28 UTC
23 points
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The vir­tu­ous cir­cle: twelve con­jec­tures about fe­male re­pro­duc­tive agency and cul­tural self-determination

Miles Saltiel27 Dec 2023 18:25 UTC
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[Question] Con­crete ex­am­ples of do­ing agen­tic things?

Jacob G-W12 Jan 2024 15:59 UTC
13 points
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Flex­i­bil­ity and the Singularity

Jonathan Moregård18 Jan 2024 15:29 UTC
8 points
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(honestliving.substack.com)

Things You’re Allowed to Do: At the Dentist

rbinnn28 Jan 2024 18:39 UTC
38 points
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(metavee.github.io)

What fuels your am­bi­tion?

Cissy31 Jan 2024 18:30 UTC
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(www.moremyself.xyz)

Where free­dom comes from

Logan Kieller31 Jan 2024 16:53 UTC
−5 points
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(logankieller.substack.com)

Nat­u­ral ab­strac­tions are ob­server-de­pen­dent: a con­ver­sa­tion with John Wentworth

Martín Soto12 Feb 2024 17:28 UTC
38 points
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min­i­mum vi­able action

Sindhu Prasad12 Mar 2024 16:06 UTC
0 points
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[Question] Op­ti­miz­ing for Agency?

Michael Soareverix14 Feb 2024 8:31 UTC
8 points
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OpenAI’s Sora is an agent

CBiddulph16 Feb 2024 7:35 UTC
94 points
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[Aspira­tion-based de­signs] 2. For­mal frame­work, ba­sic algorithm

28 Apr 2024 13:02 UTC
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In­fants ask for help to avoid er­rors.

Bruce W. Lee2 Apr 2024 18:10 UTC
12 points
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(www.pnas.org)

In­ves­ti­gat­ing the role of agency in AI x-risk

Corin Katzke8 Apr 2024 15:12 UTC
10 points
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(www.convergenceanalysis.org)

[Question] What are some posthu­man­ist/​more-than-hu­man ap­proaches to defi­ni­tions of in­tel­li­gence and agency? Par­tic­u­larly in ap­pli­ca­tion to AI re­search.

Eli Hiton9 Apr 2024 21:52 UTC
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Weep­ing Agents

pleiotroth6 Jun 2024 12:18 UTC
17 points
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Does GPT-4 ex­hibit agency when sum­ma­riz­ing ar­ti­cles?

Christopher King24 Mar 2023 15:49 UTC
16 points
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More ex­per­i­ments in GPT-4 agency: writ­ing memos

Christopher King24 Mar 2023 17:51 UTC
5 points
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GPT-4 busted? Clear self-in­ter­est when sum­ma­riz­ing ar­ti­cles about it­self vs when ar­ti­cle talks about Claude, LLaMA, or DALL·E 2

Christopher King31 Mar 2023 17:05 UTC
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Imag­ine a world where Microsoft em­ploy­ees used Bing

Christopher King31 Mar 2023 18:36 UTC
6 points
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Stop try­ing to have “in­ter­est­ing” friends

eq19 Apr 2023 23:39 UTC
40 points
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We Need To Know About Con­tinual Learning

michael_mjd22 Apr 2023 17:08 UTC
29 points
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Tall Tales at Differ­ent Scales: Eval­u­at­ing Scal­ing Trends For De­cep­tion In Lan­guage Models

8 Nov 2023 11:37 UTC
49 points
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They are made of re­peat­ing patterns

quetzal_rainbow13 Nov 2023 18:17 UTC
49 points
4 comments2 min readLW link

‘The­o­ries of Values’ and ‘The­o­ries of Agents’: con­fu­sions, mus­ings and desiderata

15 Nov 2023 16:00 UTC
34 points
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Agen­tic Growth

Logan Kieller28 Nov 2023 15:45 UTC
1 point
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(logankieller.substack.com)

Ap­ply to the Con­cep­tual Boundaries Work­shop for AI Safety

Chipmonk27 Nov 2023 21:04 UTC
48 points
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[Question] Does agency nec­es­sar­ily im­ply self-preser­va­tion in­stinct?

Mislav Jurić1 May 2023 16:06 UTC
5 points
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[Question] Is “brit­tle al­ign­ment” good enough?

the8thbit23 May 2023 17:35 UTC
9 points
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Notes on the im­por­tance and im­ple­men­ta­tion of safety-first cog­ni­tive ar­chi­tec­tures for AI

Brendon_Wong11 May 2023 10:03 UTC
3 points
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Towards Mea­sures of Optimisation

12 May 2023 15:29 UTC
53 points
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Some Sum­maries of Agent Foun­da­tions Work

mattmacdermott15 May 2023 16:09 UTC
58 points
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We are mis­al­igned: the sad­den­ing idea that most of hu­man­ity doesn’t in­trin­si­cally care about x-risk, even on a per­sonal level

Christopher King19 May 2023 16:12 UTC
3 points
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AGI safety from first prin­ci­ples: Goals and Agency

Richard_Ngo29 Sep 2020 19:06 UTC
76 points
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Align­ing AI by op­ti­miz­ing for “wis­dom”

27 Jun 2023 15:20 UTC
22 points
7 comments12 min readLW link

Min­i­mum Vi­able Exterminator

Richard Horvath29 May 2023 16:32 UTC
14 points
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In­tent-al­igned AI sys­tems de­plete hu­man agency: the need for agency foun­da­tions re­search in AI safety

catubc31 May 2023 21:18 UTC
24 points
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Causal­ity: A Brief Introduction

20 Jun 2023 15:01 UTC
48 points
18 comments6 min readLW link

OpenAI in­tro­duces func­tion call­ing for GPT-4

20 Jun 2023 1:58 UTC
24 points
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(openai.com)

Agency from a causal perspective

30 Jun 2023 17:37 UTC
38 points
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Gw­ern’s “Why Tool AIs Want to Be Agent AIs: The Power of Agency”

habryka5 May 2019 5:11 UTC
26 points
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(www.gwern.net)

“Con­cepts of Agency in Biol­ogy” (Okasha, 2023) - Brief Paper Summary

Nora_Ammann8 Jul 2023 18:22 UTC
40 points
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The in­tel­li­gence-sen­tience or­thog­o­nal­ity thesis

Ben Smith13 Jul 2023 6:55 UTC
18 points
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Forc­ing Freedom

vlad.proex6 Oct 2020 18:15 UTC
43 points
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A crit­i­cal agen­tial ac­count of free will, cau­sa­tion, and physics

jessicata5 Mar 2020 7:57 UTC
25 points
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(unstableontology.com)

“Dirty con­cepts” in AI al­ign­ment dis­courses, and some guesses for how to deal with them

20 Aug 2023 9:13 UTC
65 points
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Non-su­per­in­tel­li­gent pa­per­clip max­i­miz­ers are normal

jessicata10 Oct 2023 0:29 UTC
66 points
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(unstableontology.com)

Direc­tion of Fit

NicholasKees2 Oct 2023 12:34 UTC
34 points
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The In­ner Work­ings of Resourcefulness

Nora_Ammann25 Feb 2021 9:15 UTC
22 points
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Dis­cus­sion: Ob­jec­tive Ro­bust­ness and In­ner Align­ment Terminology

23 Jun 2021 23:25 UTC
73 points
7 comments9 min readLW link

Em­piri­cal Ob­ser­va­tions of Ob­jec­tive Ro­bust­ness Failures

23 Jun 2021 23:23 UTC
63 points
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Grokking the In­ten­tional Stance

jbkjr31 Aug 2021 15:49 UTC
45 points
22 comments20 min readLW link1 review

[Question] Does Agent-like Be­hav­ior Im­ply Agent-like Ar­chi­tec­ture?

Scott Garrabrant23 Aug 2019 2:01 UTC
58 points
8 comments1 min readLW link

Agency and Coherence

David Udell26 Mar 2022 19:25 UTC
25 points
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Gato’s Gen­er­al­i­sa­tion: Pre­dic­tions and Ex­per­i­ments I’d Like to See

Oliver Sourbut18 May 2022 7:15 UTC
43 points
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Towards Gears-Level Un­der­stand­ing of Agency

Thane Ruthenis16 Jun 2022 22:00 UTC
23 points
4 comments18 min readLW link

A physi­cist’s ap­proach to Ori­gins of Life

pchvykov28 Jun 2022 15:23 UTC
12 points
6 comments16 min readLW link

Cul­ti­vat­ing And De­stroy­ing Agency

hath30 Jun 2022 3:59 UTC
104 points
11 comments9 min readLW link

Can we achieve AGI Align­ment by bal­anc­ing mul­ti­ple hu­man ob­jec­tives?

Ben Smith3 Jul 2022 2:51 UTC
11 points
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What En­vi­ron­ment Prop­er­ties Select Agents For World-Model­ing?

Thane Ruthenis23 Jul 2022 19:27 UTC
25 points
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Mis­takes as agency

pchvykov25 Jul 2022 16:17 UTC
12 points
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AGI-level rea­soner will ap­pear sooner than an agent; what the hu­man­ity will do with this rea­soner is critical

Roman Leventov30 Jul 2022 20:56 UTC
24 points
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Pro­ject pro­posal: Test­ing the IBP defi­ni­tion of agent

9 Aug 2022 1:09 UTC
21 points
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[Question] What is an agent in re­duc­tion­ist ma­te­ri­al­ism?

Valentine13 Aug 2022 15:39 UTC
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Dis­cov­er­ing Agents

zac_kenton18 Aug 2022 17:33 UTC
73 points
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Agency en­g­ineer­ing: is AI-al­ign­ment “to hu­man in­tent” enough?

catubc2 Sep 2022 18:14 UTC
9 points
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There are no rules

unoptimal23 Sep 2022 20:47 UTC
38 points
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“Agency” needs nuance

Evie Cottrell25 Sep 2022 7:40 UTC
23 points
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Co­op­er­a­tors are more pow­er­ful than agents

Ivan Vendrov21 Oct 2022 20:02 UTC
19 points
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Beyond Kol­mogorov and Shannon

25 Oct 2022 15:13 UTC
62 points
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In­ter­pret­ing sys­tems as solv­ing POMDPs: a step to­wards a for­mal un­der­stand­ing of agency [pa­per link]

the gears to ascension5 Nov 2022 1:06 UTC
13 points
2 comments1 min readLW link
(www.semanticscholar.org)

The two con­cep­tions of Ac­tive In­fer­ence: an in­tel­li­gence ar­chi­tec­ture and a the­ory of agency

Roman Leventov16 Nov 2022 9:30 UTC
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AGIs may value in­trin­sic re­wards more than ex­trin­sic ones

catubc17 Nov 2022 21:49 UTC
8 points
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Sets of ob­jec­tives for a multi-ob­jec­tive RL agent to optimize

23 Nov 2022 6:49 UTC
11 points
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