On heterogeneous objectives
Paul Christiano
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Regarding the convo btw Paul and Eliezer:

RL seems like the archetypal consequentialist ML algorithm. I’d like to know what Eliezer has in mind when he says “consequentialist”.

I agree that Paul’s approach to creating consequentialist agents while using learning algos with short horizons seems feasible.

However, I think it *is* a much less powerful approach than using a longer horizon learning process.

I view horizon-length as one of the key ways to trade-off performance and safety.

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