Who is Jacob Steinhardt and what is he working on?
Jacob Steinhardt is a professor at UC Berkeley who works on conceptual alignment. He seems to have a broad array of research interests, but with some focus on robustness to distribution shift.
A technical paper he wrote is Certified defenses against adversarial examples: a technique for creating robust networks in the sense that an adversary has to shift the input image by some constant in order to cause a certain drop in test performance. He's also researched the mechanics of distribution shift, and found that different distribution shits induce different robustness performance.
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