Stampy's Wiki is a database of questions and answers which serves as the backend for the Stampy project which is open effort to build a comprehensive FAQ about artificial intelligence existential safety—the field trying to make sure that when we build superintelligent artificial systems they are aligned with human values so that they do things compatible with our survival and flourishing.
We're also building a web UI (early prototype) and bot interface, so you'll soon be able to browse the FAQ and other sources in a cleaner way than the wiki.
The goals of the project are to:
- Offer a one-stop-shop for high-quality answers to common questions about AI alignment.
- Let people answer questions in a way which scales, freeing up researcher time while allowing more people to learn from a reliable source.
- Make external resources more easy to find by having links to them connected to a search engine which gets smarter the more it's used.
- Provide a form of legitimate peripheral participation for the AI Safety community, as an on-boarding path with a flexible level of commitment.
- Encourage people to think, read, and talk about AI alignment while answering questions, creating a community of co-learners who can give each other feedback and social reinforcement.
- Provide a way for budding researchers to prove their understanding of the topic and ability to produce good work.
- Collect data about the kinds of questions people actually ask and how they respond, so we can better focus resources on answering them.
- Track reactions on messages so we can learn which answers need work.
- Identify missing external content to create.