Lectures  |  ,   |  March 11, 2021

How Can Machines Learn Human Values?

How Can Machines Learn Human Values? Runtime 61 minutes.
Q & A: How can machines learn human values? Runtime 29 minutess.

Online presentation by Brian Christian, author of The Alignment Problem: Machine Learning and Human Values. Produced by the Royal Institution. Runtime 61 minutes. Brian explores everything that goes wrong when we build AI systems and introduces the people that fix them.

Recent years have seen an eruption of concern about machine learning. When the systems we attempt to teach don’t do what we want or what we expect, ethical and potentially existential risks emerge.

Brian Christian holds degrees in computer science, philosophy, and poetry from Brown University and the University of Washington. He is a Visiting Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley, and is also the author of

  • Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions
  • The Most Human Human: What Talking with Computers Teaches Us About What It Means to Be Alive