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Ar­bital postmortem

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

Eight Short Stud­ies On Excuses

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

Gen­er­al­iz­ing From One Example

Scott Alexander
28 Apr 2009 22:00 UTC
274 points
412 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
271 points
122 comments17 min readLW link

Diseased think­ing: dis­solv­ing ques­tions about disease

Scott Alexander
30 May 2010 21:16 UTC
265 points
351 comments9 min readLW link

Thoughts on the Sin­gu­lar­ity In­sti­tute (SI)

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

AlphaGo Zero and the Foom Debate

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

A LessWrong Crypto Autopsy

Scott Alexander
28 Jan 2018 9:01 UTC
260 points
116 comments4 min readLW link

An Un­trol­lable Math­e­mat­i­cian Illustrated

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

There’s No Fire Alarm for Ar­tifi­cial Gen­eral Intelligence

Eliezer Yudkowsky
13 Oct 2017 21:38 UTC
249 points
60 comments25 min readLW link

The Best Text­books on Every Subject

lukeprog
16 Jan 2011 8:30 UTC
244 points
342 comments7 min readLW link

Schel­ling fences on slip­pery slopes

Scott Alexander
16 Mar 2012 23:44 UTC
237 points
200 comments6 min readLW link

Hero Licensing

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

Rea­son as memetic im­mune disorder

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

“Cheat to Win”: Eng­ineer­ing Pos­i­tive So­cial Feedback

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

Preface

Eliezer Yudkowsky
11 Mar 2015 19:00 UTC
220 points
3 comments4 min readLW link

A vot­ing the­ory primer for rationalists

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

Notic­ing the Taste of Lotus

Valentine
27 Apr 2018 20:05 UTC
201 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
201 points
25 comments4 min readLW link

What failure looks like

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

Per­son­al­ized Medicine For Real

sarahconstantin
4 Mar 2019 22:40 UTC
196 points
15 comments5 min readLW link

Align­ment Re­search Field Guide

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

The Blue-Min­i­miz­ing Robot

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

The Ne­glected Virtue of Scholarship

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

Mak­ing your­self small

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

Toolbox-think­ing and Law-thinking

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

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

Buck
22 Feb 2019 20:01 UTC
188 points
14 comments9 min readLW link

What Do We Mean By “Ra­tion­al­ity”?

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

The non­cen­tral fal­lacy—the worst ar­gu­ment in the world?

Scott Alexander
27 Aug 2012 3:36 UTC
184 points
1,745 comments7 min readLW link

Ex­pres­sive Vocabulary

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

2018 AI Align­ment Liter­a­ture Re­view and Char­ity Comparison

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

Dy­ing Outside

HalFinney
5 Oct 2009 2:45 UTC
183 points
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The Costly Co­or­di­na­tion Mechanism of Com­mon Knowledge

Benito
15 Mar 2018 20:20 UTC
183 points
24 comments20 min readLW link

Norms of Mem­ber­ship for Vol­un­tary Groups

sarahconstantin
11 Dec 2018 22:10 UTC
183 points
8 comments7 min readLW link

In­tel­lec­tual Hip­sters and Meta-Contrarianism

Scott Alexander
13 Sep 2010 21:36 UTC
181 points
353 comments8 min readLW link

The Least Con­ve­nient Pos­si­ble World

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

Anti-so­cial Punishment

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

Cached Selves

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

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

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

Ra­tion­al­ist Com­mu­nity Hub in Moscow: 3 Years Retrospective

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

The Pavlov Strategy

sarahconstantin
20 Dec 2018 16:20 UTC
176 points
7 comments4 min readLW link

Meta-tations on Moder­a­tion: Towards Public Archipelago

Raemon
25 Feb 2018 3:59 UTC
173 points
174 comments23 min readLW link

Ter­ror­ism, Tylenol, and dan­ger­ous information

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

Ugh fields

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

“Tak­ing AI Risk Se­ri­ously” (thoughts by Critch)

Raemon
29 Jan 2018 9:27 UTC
171 points
68 comments13 min readLW link

Challenges to Chris­ti­ano’s ca­pa­bil­ity am­plifi­ca­tion proposal

Eliezer Yudkowsky
19 May 2018 18:18 UTC
170 points
38 comments23 min readLW link

How to Beat Procrastination

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

Hu­mans are not au­to­mat­i­cally strategic

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

The Apol­o­gist and the Revolutionary

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

An­nounce­ment: AI al­ign­ment prize win­ners and next round

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