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like Greenpeace but for neo-luddism


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Node To Hell

This 6-part song is based on the famous paper: "Concrete Problems in AI Safety" written by leading experts in AI :

Dario Amodei, Chris Olah, Jacob Steinhardt, Paul Christiano, John Schulman, and Dan Mane

You can read the original paper for free here: https://arxiv.org/abs/1606.06565

or read a summary by Shagun Sodhani here: https://futureoflife.org/2018/06/26/a-summary-of-concrete-problems-in-ai-safety/

or watch short and friendly videos by Robert Miles here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqL14ZxTTA4fEp5ltiNinNHdkPuLK4778


My spoof song is based on the amazing song by Chris Rea: The Road To Hell!

If you don't know the original song, be sure to listen to the original song first: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abZlWqVeLzg

If you are impatient you can skip the beautiful beginning right to the song itself on minute 2:50



Node to Hell - Part 1


(the first one is bass guitar, the others are electric guitar)


sat still watching Youtube

I saw a paper by Google Research

With concernes that I knew like my own

reflected by the experts



Well they went through all the arguments

and explained them real slow

their fearful logic paralysed me in my shadow



they said man what are you doing here?

Our fears for you have turned us in our lab



I said guys I came down to the Silicon Val

My code to sell

They said man this is the node to hell



On your journey cross the cyberspace

from the A-I to M-L

you have reached the superhighway to hell.

Node to Hell - Negative Side Effects




As the robot cleans today

there's a vase along his way

he knocks and lets it fall

to reach his goal



can you manually go over

everything he might disorder

I'm scared of what's for him is just byproduct.



if you say keep environment intact

can't scratch the floor - so he can't act

he has no common sense you almost yell



this ain't just Negative Side Effects

oh no, this is the node to hell



if the environment's evolving

what change was caused by him or not

how can he tell the difference he's just a robot



oh look out world what might be the total impact

he pressed a little button here and our power fell



this ain't just Negative Side Effects

oh no, this is the node

said this is the node

this is the node to hell



Node to Hell - Reward Hacking




told the robot don't be sluggish

clean until you see no rubbish

he shuts his sensor eyes

to win his prize



if we measure cleaning progress

by consume of liquid bleach

he drains it to the toilet -

his points to reach



From genie's lamp down to king Midas

formal correct answers surprise us

the loopholes that he finds will serve him well



This ain't no just Reward Hacking

Oh no, this is the node to hell



"max human happiness" command

and electrodes he'll implant

into the pleasure center of our brain



oh look out world please be careful what you wish for

you don't get what you intend, but literally tell



This ain't no just Reward Hacking

Oh no, this is the node

said this is the node

this is the node to hell



Node to Hell - Scalable Oversight




Cleaning robot finds a bygone

candy wrapper or cellphone

to ask "Is Trash?" each time

is troublesome



humans can't get up to speed

with the robot's every deed

he can't have all the feedback that he need



how can we catch and then debug

if he will sweep under the rug

the price to check would make him hard to sell



this ain't just Scalable Oversight

oh no, this is the node to hell



If the robot plays Atari

and he only sees the score

he'll change the sum display,

through some backdoor



oh look out world if he learns from few examples

he fakes the job that we all count on, but we can't tell



this ain't just Scalable Oversight

oh no, this is the node

said this is the node

this is the node to hell


Node to Hell - Safe Exploration




so today the cleaning robot

tries new strategies it brought

put water from the bucket

in electric socket



exploitation keeps our saftey

work the way that worked before

but if it tried more options it could do more



exploration might find out

techniques we never thought about

but what the danger be we cannot tell



this ain't just Safe Exploration

oh no, this is the node to hell


if the robot flies a chopper

solution space is keep off ground,

but in another setting there's trees abound



oh look out world how key is the prior knowledge

experiment with power grid and much can fail



this ain't no Safe Exploration,

oh no, this is the node to hell



Node to Hell - Distributional Change




cleaning robot ain't seen yet

someone brought to work his pet

it think that's part of shop

and scrubs with soap



in a brand new situation

ignorance it must admit

to know its unprepardness is the hard bit



the factory trained on concrete floor

where harsh materials it could pour

on gentle wood parquet this won't go well



this ain't just Distributional Change

oh no, this is the node to hell



a speech system trained on clean speech

won't perform that well in noise

still confident but now it's erroneous



the visual system sees no trouble

'cause fairly different kind of hurdle

now blocks the route but how to break the spell



this ain't just Distributional Change

oh no, this is the node to hell