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Eight Short Stud­ies On Excuses

Scott Alexander
20 Apr 2010 23:01 UTC
351 points
231 comments10 min readLW link

Ar­bital postmortem

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

Gen­er­al­iz­ing From One Example

Scott Alexander
28 Apr 2009 22:00 UTC
296 points
412 comments6 min readLW link

Diseased think­ing: dis­solv­ing ques­tions about disease

Scott Alexander
30 May 2010 21:16 UTC
286 points
352 comments9 min readLW link

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

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

AlphaGo Zero and the Foom Debate

Eliezer Yudkowsky
21 Oct 2017 2:18 UTC
282 points
14 comments3 min readLW link

Thoughts on the Sin­gu­lar­ity In­sti­tute (SI)

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

A LessWrong Crypto Autopsy

Scott Alexander
28 Jan 2018 9:01 UTC
270 points
117 comments4 min readLW link

Preface

Eliezer Yudkowsky
11 Mar 2015 19:00 UTC
269 points
6 comments4 min readLW link

The Best Text­books on Every Subject

lukeprog
16 Jan 2011 8:30 UTC
266 points
351 comments7 min readLW link

An Un­trol­lable Math­e­mat­i­cian Illustrated

abramdemski
20 Mar 2018 0:00 UTC
263 points
35 comments1 min readLW link

There’s No Fire Alarm for Ar­tifi­cial Gen­eral Intelligence

Eliezer Yudkowsky
13 Oct 2017 21:38 UTC
262 points
61 comments25 min readLW link

“Cheat to Win”: Eng­ineer­ing Pos­i­tive So­cial Feedback

sarahconstantin
5 Feb 2018 23:16 UTC
254 points
35 comments2 min readLW link

Schel­ling fences on slip­pery slopes

Scott Alexander
16 Mar 2012 23:44 UTC
253 points
202 comments6 min readLW link

Rea­son as memetic im­mune disorder

PhilGoetz
19 Sep 2009 21:05 UTC
244 points
173 comments5 min readLW link

Hero Licensing

Eliezer Yudkowsky
21 Nov 2017 21:13 UTC
240 points
78 comments52 min readLW link

A vot­ing the­ory primer for rationalists

Jameson Quinn
12 Apr 2018 15:15 UTC
228 points
67 comments17 min readLW link

Notic­ing the Taste of Lotus

Valentine
27 Apr 2018 20:05 UTC
227 points
70 comments3 min readLW link

Dy­ing Outside

HalFinney
5 Oct 2009 2:45 UTC
212 points
88 comments2 min readLW link

What failure looks like

paulfchristiano
17 Mar 2019 20:18 UTC
209 points
42 comments8 min readLW link

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

Rob Bensinger
12 May 2018 2:13 UTC
204 points
25 comments4 min readLW link

Ex­pres­sive Vocabulary

Alicorn
24 May 2018 6:59 UTC
202 points
61 comments3 min readLW link

Per­son­al­ized Medicine For Real

sarahconstantin
4 Mar 2019 22:40 UTC
200 points
15 comments5 min readLW link
(srconstantin.wordpress.com)

What Do We Mean By “Ra­tion­al­ity”?

Eliezer Yudkowsky
16 Mar 2009 22:33 UTC
199 points
2 comments6 min readLW link

Align­ment Re­search Field Guide

abramdemski
8 Mar 2019 19:57 UTC
199 points
5 comments17 min readLW link

Heads I Win, Tails?—Never Heard of Her; Or, Selec­tive Re­port­ing and the Tragedy of the Green Rationalists

Zack_M_Davis
24 Sep 2019 4:12 UTC
199 points
29 comments8 min readLW link

Mak­ing your­self small

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

The Blue-Min­i­miz­ing Robot

Scott Alexander
4 Jul 2011 22:26 UTC
197 points
161 comments4 min readLW link

The non­cen­tral fal­lacy—the worst ar­gu­ment in the world?

Scott Alexander
27 Aug 2012 3:36 UTC
195 points
1,746 comments7 min readLW link

“Other peo­ple are wrong” vs “I am right”

Buck
22 Feb 2019 20:01 UTC
195 points
15 comments9 min readLW link

The Ne­glected Virtue of Scholarship

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

In­tel­lec­tual Hip­sters and Meta-Contrarianism

Scott Alexander
13 Sep 2010 21:36 UTC
193 points
356 comments8 min readLW link

Good­hart Taxonomy

Scott Garrabrant
30 Dec 2017 16:38 UTC
192 points
30 comments10 min readLW link

Toolbox-think­ing and Law-thinking

Eliezer Yudkowsky
31 May 2018 21:28 UTC
192 points
44 comments12 min readLW link

Hu­mans are not au­to­mat­i­cally strategic

AnnaSalamon
8 Sep 2010 7:02 UTC
191 points
272 comments4 min readLW link

The Costly Co­or­di­na­tion Mechanism of Com­mon Knowledge

Ben Pace
15 Mar 2018 20:20 UTC
191 points
24 comments20 min readLW link

The Least Con­ve­nient Pos­si­ble World

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

Norms of Mem­ber­ship for Vol­un­tary Groups

sarahconstantin
11 Dec 2018 22:10 UTC
187 points
8 comments7 min readLW link
(srconstantin.wordpress.com)

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

kalla724
11 Apr 2012 0:48 UTC
186 points
99 comments7 min readLW link

2018 AI Align­ment Liter­a­ture Re­view and Char­ity Comparison

Larks
18 Dec 2018 4:46 UTC
185 points
23 comments62 min readLW link

Cached Selves

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

Anti-so­cial Punishment

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

Ter­ror­ism, Tylenol, and dan­ger­ous information

Davis_Kingsley
12 May 2018 10:20 UTC
180 points
46 comments3 min readLW link

The Pavlov Strategy

sarahconstantin
20 Dec 2018 16:20 UTC
180 points
7 comments4 min readLW link
(srconstantin.wordpress.com)

Sun­set at Noon

Raemon
29 Nov 2017 14:52 UTC
179 points
19 comments17 min readLW link

Lo­cal Val­idity as a Key to San­ity and Civilization

Eliezer Yudkowsky
7 Apr 2018 4:25 UTC
179 points
52 comments13 min readLW link

Ugh fields

Roko
12 Apr 2010 17:06 UTC
178 points
73 comments3 min readLW link

The In­tel­li­gent So­cial Web

Valentine
22 Feb 2018 18:55 UTC
178 points
88 comments12 min readLW link

Ra­tion­al­ist Com­mu­nity Hub in Moscow: 3 Years Retrospective

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

The Apol­o­gist and the Revolutionary

Scott Alexander
11 Mar 2009 21:39 UTC
177 points
97 comments5 min readLW link