University of California, San Diego — AI Persuasiveness Evaluation

Organization:
University of California, San Diego
Award Date:
04/2024
Amount:
$470,731
Purpose:
To support research on the persuasiveness of large language models (LLMs). ​​

Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $470,731 to the University of California, San Diego to support research led by Professor Benjamin Bergen on the persuasiveness of large language models (LLMs). ​​The study will use game-like evaluations to assess LLMs’ ability to change minds, foster cooperation or defection in classic games, and negotiate for hidden goals in resource-allocation scenarios, all through freeform conversation.

This falls within our focus area of potential risks from advanced artificial intelligence.

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