For the general reader
With Joanna Bryson, Why Watson is Real Artificial Intelligence. February 14, 2014, Future Tense blog, Slate.com
Will Technology Make Work Better for Everyone?, January 29, 2014, Future Tense blog, Slate.com
AI and society
This chapter, in a volume prepared by the Science and Technology Options Assessment division of the European Parliament, outlines the potential upsides of AI:
"Scaling Up Humanity: The Case for Conditional Optimism about Artificial Intelligence," 2018.
This paper synthesizes various literatures related to AI and the future of the economy:
Economic Possibilities for Our Children: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Work, Education, and Leisure, accepted for presentation at AI & Ethics workshop at AAAI 2015. As submitted for publication in the proceedings of AAAI 2015.
This paper elaborates the theoretical framework underlying the choice of topics in and structure of "Economic Possibilities for Our Children" and goes into more detail on some of the non-economic considerations raised by AI:
Artificial Intelligence and Responsible Innovation, 2016. Chapter in Fundamental Issues of Artificial Intelligence, ed. Vincent C. Müller, Berlin: Springer (Synthese Library). Link is to the draft as submitted for publication.
This paper follows up on some of the issues raised in the above papers by describing desiderata and initial directions toward a model of progress in AI:
"Modeling Progress in AI," accepted for AAAI 2016 International Workshop on AI, Ethics, and Society.
On the more technical side, I contributed to this survey of deep reinforcement learning, a promising approach to AI:
Arulkumaran, K., Deisenroth, M., Brundage, M., and Bharath, A. 2017. "A Brief Survey of Deep Reinforcement Learning," to appear in IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, preprint available here.
On the subject of misuse, I was a lead author on this report analyzing risks from malicious uses of AI:
Miles Brundage,* Shahar Avin,* Jack Clark, Helen Toner, Peter Eckersley, Ben Garfinkel, Allan Dafoe, Paul Scharre, Thomas Zeitzoff, Bobby Filar, Hyrum Anderson, Heather Roff, Gregory C. Allen, Jacob Steinhardt, Carrick Flynn, Seán Ó hÉigeartaigh, Simon Beard, Haydn Belfield, Sebastian Farquhar, Clare Lyle, Rebecca Crootof, Owain Evans, Michael Page, Joanna Bryson, Roman Yampolskiy, and Dario Amodei, 2018. "The Malicious Use of Artificial Intelligence: Forecasting, Prevention, and Mitigation," available on arXiv.
Energy and society
For more detail than "Energy Breakthroughs in Context" above on energy policy/technology in solar thermal in particular, see this chapter I wrote for the now-published volume, The Rightful Place of Science: Government & Energy Innovation:
"The Government Role in Developing Solar Thermal Technology," chapter in The Rightful Place of Science: Government & Energy Innovation, Consortium for Science, Policy, and Outcomes.
"Energy Technology Breakthroughs In Context," March 27, 2013, As We Now Think, the blog of the Consortium for Science, Policy, and Outcomes (CSPO) at Arizona State University.