Project ideas for making transformative AI go well, other than by working on alignment

This series of posts contains lists of projects that it could be valuable for someone to work on. The unifying theme is that they are projects that:

  • Would be especially valuable if transformative AI is coming in the next 10 years or so.
  • Are not primarily about controlling AI or aligning AI to human intentions. (Or about reducing risks from engineered pandemics.)
    • Most of the projects would be valuable even if we were guaranteed to get aligned AI.
    • Some of the projects would be especially valuable if we were inevitably going to get misaligned AI.

The lists are definitely not exhaustive.