2019

October

Joined EA hotel on October 23rd. Attended the Learning-by-doing AI safety workshop.

Nov-Dec

Studied and read papers about AI safety with focus on wireheading and reward hacking.

Increased my background knowledge about computational complexity and algorithms; improved my mathematical problem solving skills.

2020

January

Research on wireheading and reward hacking.

Improved my mathematical background and problem solving skills.

February

Read Anthropic Bias and focused on decision theory. Research proposal phase of AI Safety Camp.

March

Research in decision theory. Research on the topic of goal-directedness for AI Safety Camp.

April

Research on the mathematical formalisation of goal-directedness for AI Safety Camp.

May

Attended AI Safety Camp and some discussions at Web-TAISU. Research on goal-directedness and decision theory.

June

Sent two applications to LTFF. Research on goal-directedness and decision theory.

July

Research in decision theory. Stayed at the hotel for only two weeks.

August

Wrote a short essay on decision theory. Some work on a literature review on goal-directedness. Read some of Magnus Vinding’s books, including Suffering-Focused Ethics.

September

Applied to FHI RSP. Various readings in AI safety.

October

Read Writing Science by Schimel. Wrote a research proposal on AI alignment.

November

Edited the research proposal. Read Life 3.0 by Tegmark, How to Create a Vegan World by Leenaert, The Intentional Stance by Dennett. Some work on a literature review on goal-directedness.

December

Worked on a literature review on goal-directedness. Sent the research proposal to potential funders and mentors. Applied to CHAI internship.

2021

(All year long) Research on a project about goals in intelligent agents and metaethics.

January

Read Practical Reasoning about Final Ends by Richardson. Read the Metaethics sequence by Yudkowsky.

February

Read Epistemology by Feldman, Artificial Superintelligence by Yampolskiy, papers on a formal model of AGI.

March

Organised research ideas, various readings, applied to LTFF.