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Ar­bital postmortem

alexei
30 Jan 2018 13:48 UTC
325 points
107 comments19 min readLW link

Eight Short Stud­ies On Excuses

Scott Alexander
20 Apr 2010 23:01 UTC
291 points
229 comments10 min readLW link

Gen­er­al­iz­ing From One Example

Scott Alexander
28 Apr 2009 22:00 UTC
270 points
411 comments6 min readLW link

My at­tempt to ex­plain Look­ing, in­sight med­it­a­tion, and en­light­en­ment in non-mys­ter­i­ous terms

Kaj_Sotala
8 Mar 2018 7:37 UTC
270 points
122 comments17 min readLW link

Diseased think­ing: dis­solv­ing ques­tions about disease

Scott Alexander
30 May 2010 21:16 UTC
262 points
350 comments9 min readLW link

Thoughts on the Sin­gu­lar­ity In­sti­tute (SI)

HoldenKarnofsky
11 May 2012 4:31 UTC
260 points
1,284 comments29 min readLW link

A LessWrong Crypto Autopsy

Scott Alexander
28 Jan 2018 9:01 UTC
259 points
119 comments4 min readLW link

An Un­trol­lable Mathem­atician Illustrated

abramdemski
20 Mar 2018 0:00 UTC
259 points
33 comments1 min readLW link

AlphaGo Zero and the Foom Debate

Eliezer_Yudkowsky
21 Oct 2017 2:18 UTC
249 points
14 comments3 min readLW link

There’s No Fire Alarm for Ar­ti­fi­cial Gen­eral Intelligence

Eliezer_Yudkowsky
13 Oct 2017 21:38 UTC
238 points
63 comments25 min readLW link

Reason as memetic im­mune disorder

PhilGoetz
19 Sep 2009 21:05 UTC
225 points
173 commentsLW link

Schelling fences on slip­pery slopes

Scott Alexander
16 Mar 2012 23:44 UTC
224 points
195 comments6 min readLW link

The Best Text­books on Every Subject

lukeprog
16 Jan 2011 8:30 UTC
224 points
338 comments7 min readLW link

Hero Licensing

Eliezer_Yudkowsky
21 Nov 2017 21:13 UTC
224 points
78 comments52 min readLW link

“Cheat to Win”: Engin­eer­ing Pos­it­ive So­cial Feedback

sarahconstantin
5 Feb 2018 23:16 UTC
219 points
34 comments2 min readLW link

A vot­ing the­ory primer for rationalists

Jameson Quinn
12 Apr 2018 15:15 UTC
196 points
66 comments17 min readLW link

No­ti­cing the Taste of Lotus

Valentine
27 Apr 2018 20:05 UTC
194 points
69 comments3 min readLW link

Critch on ca­reer ad­vice for ju­nior AI-x-risk-con­cerned researchers

Rob Bensinger
12 May 2018 2:13 UTC
194 points
26 comments4 min readLW link

The Blue-Min­im­iz­ing Robot

Scott Alexander
4 Jul 2011 22:26 UTC
190 points
160 comments4 min readLW link

Preface

Eliezer_Yudkowsky
11 Mar 2015 19:00 UTC
190 points
0 comments4 min readLW link

Mak­ing your­self small

Helen
8 Mar 2018 14:26 UTC
190 points
50 comments11 min readLW link

The Neg­lected Vir­tue of Scholarship

lukeprog
5 Jan 2011 7:22 UTC
189 points
153 comments3 min readLW link

Tool­box-think­ing and Law-thinking

Eliezer_Yudkowsky
31 May 2018 21:28 UTC
189 points
42 comments12 min readLW link

Ex­press­ive Vocabulary

Alicorn
24 May 2018 6:59 UTC
182 points
60 comments3 min readLW link

Dy­ing Outside

HalFinney
5 Oct 2009 2:45 UTC
181 points
88 commentsLW link

The Costly Coordin­a­tion Mech­an­ism of Com­mon Knowledge

Ben Pace
15 Mar 2018 20:20 UTC
181 points
23 comments20 min readLW link

The Least Con­veni­ent Poss­ible World

Scott Alexander
14 Mar 2009 2:11 UTC
180 points
199 comments5 min readLW link

At­ten­tion con­trol is crit­ical for chan­ging/​in­creas­ing/​al­ter­ing motivation

kalla724
11 Apr 2012 0:48 UTC
178 points
99 commentsLW link

In­ad­equacy and Modesty

Eliezer_Yudkowsky
28 Oct 2017 21:51 UTC
178 points
78 comments18 min readLW link

What Do We Mean By “Ra­tion­al­ity”?

Eliezer_Yudkowsky
16 Mar 2009 22:33 UTC
175 points
1 comment4 min readLW link

Anti-so­cial Punishment

Martin Sustrik
27 Sep 2018 7:08 UTC
175 points
58 comments6 min readLW link

Cached Selves

AnnaSalamon
22 Mar 2009 19:34 UTC
174 points
79 comments7 min readLW link

In­tel­lec­tual Hip­sters and Meta-Contrarianism

Scott Alexander
13 Sep 2010 21:36 UTC
173 points
337 comments8 min readLW link

Ra­tion­al­ist Com­munity Hub in Mo­scow: 3 Years Retrospective

berekuk
25 Aug 2018 0:28 UTC
173 points
23 comments16 min readLW link

The non­cent­ral fal­lacy—the worst ar­gu­ment in the world?

Scott Alexander
27 Aug 2012 3:36 UTC
172 points
1,743 comments7 min readLW link

Ter­ror­ism, Tylenol, and dan­ger­ous information

Davis_Kingsley
12 May 2018 10:20 UTC
166 points
45 comments3 min readLW link

Hu­mans are not auto­mat­ic­ally strategic

AnnaSalamon
8 Sep 2010 7:02 UTC
165 points
270 comments4 min readLW link

Chal­lenges to Chris­ti­ano’s cap­ab­il­ity amp­li­fic­a­tion proposal

Eliezer_Yudkowsky
19 May 2018 18:18 UTC
165 points
38 comments37 min readLW link

Ugh fields

Roko
12 Apr 2010 17:06 UTC
164 points
73 commentsLW link

Mo­loch’s Tool­box (1/​2)

Eliezer_Yudkowsky
4 Nov 2017 21:46 UTC
164 points
63 comments33 min readLW link

An­nounce­ment: AI align­ment prize win­ners and next round

cousin_it
15 Jan 2018 14:33 UTC
164 points
68 comments2 min readLW link

Good­hart Taxonomy

Scott Garrabrant
30 Dec 2017 16:38 UTC
162 points
29 comments308 min readLW link

Pris­on­ers’ Di­lemma with Costs to Modeling

Scott Garrabrant
5 Jun 2018 4:51 UTC
162 points
18 comments7 min readLW link

How to Beat Procrastination

lukeprog
5 Feb 2011 18:49 UTC
161 points
154 comments15 min readLW link

The Apo­lo­gist and the Revolutionary

Scott Alexander
11 Mar 2009 21:39 UTC
161 points
96 comments5 min readLW link

The In­tel­li­gent So­cial Web

Valentine
22 Feb 2018 18:55 UTC
160 points
87 comments12 min readLW link

Ro­bust­ness to Scale

Scott Garrabrant
21 Feb 2018 22:55 UTC
159 points
15 comments2 min readLW link

Local Valid­ity as a Key to San­ity and Civilization

Eliezer_Yudkowsky
7 Apr 2018 4:25 UTC
159 points
52 comments13 min readLW link

In­con­veni­ence Is Qu­al­it­at­ively Bad

Alicorn
26 Feb 2018 23:27 UTC
156 points
50 comments2 min readLW link

Un­rolling so­cial meta­cog­ni­tion: Three levels of meta are not enough.

Academian
25 Aug 2018 12:00 UTC
155 points
29 comments7 min readLW link