TCS for all travel grants and speaker nominations (guest post by Elena Grigorescu)

TCS for All (previously TCS Women) Spotlight Workshop at STOC 2023/Theory Fest: Travel grants and call for speaker nominations You are cordially invited to our TCS for All Spotlight Workshop! The workshop will be held on Thursday, June 22nd, 2023 (2-4pm), in Orlando, Florida, USA, as part of the 54th Symposium on Theory of Computing (STOC) and TheoryFest! The workshop … Continue reading TCS for all travel grants and speaker nominations (guest post by Elena Grigorescu)

Interview about this blog in the Bulletin of the EATCS

Luca Trevisan recently interviewed me for the Bulletin of the EATCS (see link for the full issue, including an interview with Alexandra Silva, and technical columns by Naama Ben-David, Ryan Williams, and Yuri Gurevich). With Luca's permission, I am cross-posting it here. (I added some hyperlinks to relevant documents.) Q. Boaz, thanks for taking the … Continue reading Interview about this blog in the Bulletin of the EATCS

Provable Copyright Protection for Generative Models

See arxiv link for paper by Nikhil Vyas, Sham Kakade, and me. Conditional generative models hold much promise for novel content creation. Whether it is generating a snippet of code, piece of text, or image, such models can potentially save substantial human effort and unlock new capabilities. But there is a fly in this ointment. … Continue reading Provable Copyright Protection for Generative Models

AI will change the world, but won’t take it over by playing “3-dimensional chess”.

By Boaz Barak and Ben Edelman [Cross-posted on Lesswrong ; See also Boaz’s posts on longtermism and AGI via scaling , as well as other "philosophizing" posts. This post also puts us in Aaronson's "Reform AI Alignment" religion] [Disclaimer: Predictions are very hard, especially about the future. In fact, this is one of the points of this essay. Hence, … Continue reading AI will change the world, but won’t take it over by playing “3-dimensional chess”.

Postdocs at Harvard!

New: Kempner Fellows. A 3-year prestigious position with attractive terms for early-stage scientists interested in "fundamentally advancing our understanding of natural and artificial intelligence." The ML Foundations and theory groups at Harvard are looking for postdocs for the coming academic year. There are also several other positions at Harvard, including at the Harvard Data Science … Continue reading Postdocs at Harvard!

Swiss TCS winter school, CCC 2023 call for papers

[Guest post by David Steurer, both the speakers and the location seem amazing! --Boaz] The Swiss Winter School on Theoretical Computer Science (Jan 29  - Feb 3 2023, https://theory.epfl.ch/WinterSchool2023/) will be the second installment in a series of annual winter schools jointly organized by EPFL and ETH Zurich (the first installment happened in 2020).The goal of … Continue reading Swiss TCS winter school, CCC 2023 call for papers