Who is Jacob Steinhardt and what is he working on?

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Who is Jacob Steinhardt?

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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.

He's published several technical overviews including AI Alignment Research Overview and Concrete problems in AI safety, and created an AI forecasting competition.

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Asked by: RoseMcClelland
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Date: 2022/09/13