Today seems to have been “doing something about risk”-day. Or at least, “let’s investigate risk so we know what we ought to do”-day.
First, the World Economic Forum launched their 2015 risk perception report. (Full disclosure: I am on the advisory committee)
Second, Elon Musk donated $10M to AI safety research. Yes, this is quite related to the FLI open letter.
Today has been a good day. Of course, it will be an even better day if and when we get actual results in risk mitigation.