Kelsey Piper, Vox

Kelsey Piper

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Oakland, CA, United States

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Past articles by Kelsey:

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Can you trust a Harvard dishonesty researcher?

The peer review process isn’t very well suited to looking for outright, purposeful fabrication. Gino has been placed on administrative leave at Harvard Business School, and Harvard has requested that three more papers be retracted → Read More

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How AI could spark the next pandemic

New research highlights how language-generating AI models could make it easier to create dangerous germs. → Read More

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Four different ways of understanding AI — and its risks

Worldviews are clashing when it comes to artificial intelligence. → Read More

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Why a military AI-enabled drone went rogue in a simulation

And what it tells us about the growing existential threat of powerful but uncontrolled AI. → Read More

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Can you safely build something that may kill you?

How OpenAI’s Sam Altman is keeping up the AI safety balancing act. → Read More

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Why immigration policy is so inhumane

The expiration of Title 42 has put migration front and center in US politics. Can a humane policy also be a winning political one? → Read More

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Don’t let AI fears of the future overshadow present-day causes

Fears of an AI future are taking up all our focus. But we shouldn’t forget present-day problems like global health and poverty → Read More

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Why the world should celebrate Smallpox Eradication Day

Forty-three years ago this week, the world was officially declared free of smallpox — but that should only be the beginning. → Read More

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What could actually kill us all?

Nuclear war, AGI, and the importance of understanding what makes an existential risk. → Read More

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Why we’re scared of AI and not scared enough of bio risks

What we choose to panic about has less to do with the facts and more to do with chance. → Read More

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How to test what an AI model can — and shouldn’t — do

Inside the labs that helps evaluate AI safety for models like GPT-4 → Read More

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The debate over masks shows our failure to learn from Covid

We need better masks, and better approaches to using them. → Read More

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OpenAI wants to build systems smarter than us

The (problematic) case for building AI as fast as we can. → Read More

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The new scientific review on masks and Covid isn’t what you think

A meta-analysis seeks to be the last word on the effectiveness of masks, but finding answers in science isn’t that easy. → Read More

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Why effective altruism struggles on sexual misconduct

EA was built on making the world a better place. Can the movement police itself when it comes to sexual harassment? → Read More

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Are we racing toward AI catastrophe?

As tech giants like Microsoft and Google compete to capture the AI market, safety could be an afterthought. → Read More

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What should be kept off-limits in a virology lab?

New rules around gain-of-function research make progress in striking a balance between reward — and catastrophic risk. → Read More

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Gas stoves and the problematic politics of sacrifice

To reach sustainable progress on climate and health issues, we need to focus on what’s easy — not what’s hard. → Read More

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Operation Warp Speed was a huge success. So why is the US turning away from it?

A determination to remain slow on Covid and future pandemics. → Read More

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Why is science slowing down?

Science is the engine of society, and the decline of truly disruptive research is a warning sign for all of us. → Read More