General comment: Huge fan of the newsletter, and think it’s awesome you’re doing this sort of review. I should also caveat that I’m not an AIS researcher, so not exactly target audience.
My first guess is that there’s significant value in someone maintaining an open, exhaustive database of AIS research. My main uncertainty is whether you are the best positioned to do this as things ramp up. It is plausible to me that an org with a safety team (e.g. DeepMind/OpenAI) is already doing this in-house, or planning to do so. It’s less clear that they would be willing to maintain a public resource. I’d want to verify this, and make sure that you’re coordinating with them to avoid any unnecessary duplication. More broadly, these labs might have some good systems in place for maintaining databases of new research in areas with a much higher volume than AIS, so could potentially share some best-practices.
Thanks for clarifying, that seems reasonable.
FWIW I share the view that sending all 4 volumes might not be optimal. I think I’d find it a nuisance to receive such a large/heavy item (~3 litres/~2kg by my estimate) unsolicited.
$43/unit is still quite high—could you elaborate a bit more?