AI safety

Conversations with an expert on AI Safety

edited excerpts from an interview with an expert on AI safety

Charles: Some of our readers may be unfamiliar with AI safety. Can you start by describing what AI safety is?

Expert: AI safety is the study and prevention of unintended consequences of artificial intelligence. This includes ensuring that AI is designed in a way that prevents accidents, such as those that could lead to loss of human life or serious damage to the environment.