[Updated 12.15.2017] This is a post/brain-dump on my thoughts on AI Alignment issues for the AI Alignment Prize, and the future of AI Alignment (and a bit on where the future of AI will go, on its present track- so basically, about a third of this will be wrong by May, except for the problems). Thing is, AI Alignment is a problem right now, in a few ways- and the reasons for it are more basic than the reasons it will be true so in the future (and also why it will be inevitable in the future).

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