A Tour of Emerging Cryptographic Technologies
Historically, progress in the field of cryptography has been enormously consequential. Over the past century, for instance, cryptographic discoveries have played a key role in a world war and made it possible to use the internet..
Economic Growth Under Transformative AI: A Guide to the Vast Range of Possibilities for Output Growth, Wages, and the Laborshare
At least since Herbert Simon’s (1960) prediction that artificial intelligence would soon replace all human labor, many economists have understood that there is a possibility that sooner or later ar...
Open Problems in Cooperative AI
Arguably, the success of the human species is rooted in our ability to cooperate. Since machines powered by artificial intelligence are playing an ever greater role in our lives, it will be importa...
Beyond Privacy Trade-offs with Structured Transparency
Many socially valuable activities depend on sensitive information, such as medical research, public health policies, political coordination, and personalized digital services. This is often posed a...
AI Governance: Opportunity and Theory of Impact
Advances in AI are likely to be among the most impactful global developments in the coming decades, and that AI governance will become among the most important global issue areas. AI governance is ...
Political Science and International Relations
Artificial Intelligence and China
In recent years, China’s ambitious development of artificial intelligence (AI) has attracted much attention in policymaking and academic circles. This syllabus aims to broadly cover the research la...
Thinking About Risks From AI: Accidents, Misuse and Structure
Any technology as potent as AI will also bring new risks, and it is encouraging that many of today’s AI policy initiatives include risk mitigation as part of their mandate. Before risks can be miti...
AI Governance: A Research Agenda
This research agenda by Allan Dafoe proposes a framework for research on AI governance. It provides a foundation to introduce and orient researchers to the space of important problems in AI governa...