Thank you for the thoughtful response, Howie. :)
That said, I do see how the page might give the impression that AI dominates 80k’s recommendations since most of the other paths/problems talked about are ‘meta’ or ‘capacity building’ paths.
Indeed. When Todd replied earlier that only 2 of the 9 paths were directly related to AI safety, I have to say it felt slightly disingenuous to me, even though I’m sure he did not mean it that way. Many of the other paths could be interpreted as “indirectly help AI safety.” (Other than that, I appreciated Todd’s comment.)
The good news is that we’re currently putting together a more thorough list of areas that we think might be very promising but aren’t among our priority paths/problems. Unfortunately, it didn’t quite get done in time to add it to this version of key ideas.
I’m looking forward to this list of other potentially promising areas. Should be quite interesting.