Eek! will be the world's first digital platform for dolphins. Thinking of AI safety only in human-aligned terms carries a risk of Goodharting (if we try too hard to align AI to human interests, human-aligned AI ceases to be a good target). We believe that optimizing an engaging information feed for another intelligent species could be a practical route toward a more general understanding of cognition, as well as inspire more robust guardrails against addictive AI-generated content.
We developed Machine Thoughts, one of the world's first GPT-based Twitter bots. This project aimed to expose the dangers of generative content in online discourse. Machine Thoughts was finetuned on a corpus of debate responses to contradict any tweet it was asked to reply to. The resulting tweets were equal parts amusing and discomfiting, and reached a surprising level of engagement.
In addition, one team member leads machine learning development for a company that has raised over $6 million in pre-seed funding, while the other is pursuing a Ph.D. Both have M.S. degrees in Computer Science from Columbia University.
Underwater microphone, underwater speakers, LED light array, aquarium fees. Software development and computing costs will be covered by the team.