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The International Scientific Report on the Safety of Advanced AI
From Yoshua Bengio

The International Scientific Report on the Safety of Advanced AI

In November 2023, I’ve been given the responsibility to chair the International Scientific Report on the Safety of Advanced AI as part of an international… L’article...

Towards a Cautious Scientist AI with Convergent Safety Bounds
From Yoshua Bengio

Towards a Cautious Scientist AI with Convergent Safety Bounds

What can’t we afford with a future superintelligent AI? Among others, confidently wrong predictions about the harm that some actions could yield. Especially catastrophic...

Proposal for a Multilateral Network of Public Good AI Research Labs to Protect Democracy and Humanity
From Yoshua Bengio

Proposal for a Multilateral Network of Public Good AI Research Labs to Protect Democracy and Humanity

I have been thinking about this question for several months: what if AI continues to progress towards and beyond our abilities in areas where it… L’article Proposal...

Personal and Psychological Dimensions of AI Researchers Confronting AI Catastrophic Risks
From Yoshua Bengio

Personal and Psychological Dimensions of AI Researchers Confronting AI Catastrophic Risks

On May 31st, 2023, a BBC web page headlined: “AI ‘godfather’ Yoshua Bengio feels ‘lost’ over life’s work.” However, this is a statement I never… L’article Personal...

My testimony in front of the U.S. Senate – The urgency to act against AI threats to democracy, society and national security
From Yoshua Bengio

My testimony in front of the U.S. Senate – The urgency to act against AI threats to democracy, society and national security

The capabilities of AI systems have steadily increased with deep learning advances for which I received a Turing Award alongside Geoffrey Hinton (University ofMy...

FAQ on Catastrophic AI Risks
From Yoshua Bengio

FAQ on Catastrophic AI Risks

I have been hearing many arguments from different people regarding catastrophic AI risks. I wanted to clarify these arguments, first for myself, because I would...

How Rogue AIs may Arise
From Yoshua Bengio

How Rogue AIs may Arise

Scenarios giving rise to potentially rogue AIs, from intential genocidal behavior of some humans to unintentional catastrophe arising because AI misalignment. L...

AI Scientists: Safe and Useful AI?
From Yoshua Bengio

AI Scientists: Safe and Useful AI?

There have recently been lots of discussions about the risks of AI, whether in the short term with existing methods or in the longer term… L’article AI Scientists...

Slowing down development of AI systems passing the Turing test
From Yoshua Bengio

Slowing down development of AI systems passing the Turing test

I recently signed an open letter asking to slow down the development of giant AI systems more powerful than GPT-4  –those that currently pass the… L’article Slowing...

Scaling in the service of reasoning & model-based ML
From Yoshua Bengio

Scaling in the service of reasoning & model-based ML

This blog post is co-written by my PhD student Edward J. Hu. Scaling seems to work really well. We must be cautious in pursuing research… L’article Scaling in the...

Generative Flow Networks
From Yoshua Bengio

Generative Flow Networks

I have rarely been as enthusiastic about a new research direction. We call them GFlowNets, for Generative Flow Networks. They live somewhere at the intersection...

Superintelligence: Futurology vs. Science
From Yoshua Bengio

Superintelligence: Futurology vs. Science

We sometimes come across catchy headlines about AI that can scare or excite us, such as “By the middle of this century, artificial intelligence will… L’article ...

The complexity of the climate change challenge
From Yoshua Bengio

The complexity of the climate change challenge

I was at the Montreal climate march on Friday Sept 24th, 2021 with a bunch of Mila folk and it got me thinking again and… L’article The complexity of the climate...

Bringing future societal impact into present incentives
From Yoshua Bengio

Bringing future societal impact into present incentives

In my previous blog entry, I discussed how when each person or corporation maximizes their individual interests, it can easily end up with most of… L’article Bringing...

When Maximizing Individual Interests Can Make Us All Lose (usually some losing more than others)
From Yoshua Bengio

When Maximizing Individual Interests Can Make Us All Lose (usually some losing more than others)

Many experts, but not enough people, are well aware that markets can fail to achieve the goal of maximizing long-term wealth, and indeed they do… L’article When...

Science and innovation in times of a pandemic
From Yoshua Bengio

Science and innovation in times of a pandemic

Mila’s COVI project has found itself at the centre of a public debate regarding the use of an app in the fight against COVID-19. While… L’article Science and innovation...

Peer-to-peer AI-tracing of COVID-19
From Yoshua Bengio

Peer-to-peer AI-tracing of COVID-19

Social distancing works but in its simplest form it is brutal and economically very damaging. We have already seen how tracing and testing can greatly… L’article...

Time to rethink the publication process in machine learning
From Yoshua Bengio

Time to rethink the publication process in machine learning

I am on the NeurIPS advisory board and on the ICLR board, and I have been involved in the organization of these conferences at all… L’article Time to rethink the...

Yoshua Bengio’s blog – first words
From Yoshua Bengio

Yoshua Bengio’s blog – first words

I often write comments and posts on social media but these tend to be only temporarily visible, so I thought I needed a place to… L’article Yoshua Bengio’s blog...
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