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The Im­por­tance of Sidekicks

Swimmer963
8 Jan 2015 23:21 UTC
128 points
209 comments5 min readLW link

2014 Sur­vey Results

Scott Alexander
5 Jan 2015 19:36 UTC
89 points
283 comments16 min readLW link

I’m the new moderator

NancyLebovitz
13 Jan 2015 23:21 UTC
87 points
12 comments1 min readLW link

App­ti­mize—ra­tio­nal­ist startup hiring engineers

nancyhua
12 Jan 2015 20:22 UTC
68 points
9 comments2 min readLW link

Elon Musk donates $10M to the Fu­ture of Life In­sti­tute to keep AI benefi­cial

Paul Crowley
15 Jan 2015 16:33 UTC
54 points
52 comments1 min readLW link

Bill Gates: prob­lem of strong AI with con­flict­ing goals “very wor­thy of study and time”

Paul Crowley
22 Jan 2015 20:21 UTC
50 points
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CFAR fundraiser far from filled; 4 days remaining

AnnaSalamon
27 Jan 2015 7:26 UTC
42 points
48 comments1 min readLW link

Im­mor­tal­ity: A Prac­ti­cal Guide

G0W51
26 Jan 2015 16:17 UTC
36 points
61 comments37 min readLW link

An In­tro­duc­tion to Con­trol Theory

Vaniver
19 Jan 2015 20:50 UTC
35 points
13 comments7 min readLW link

‘Dumb’ AI ob­serves and ma­nipu­lates controllers

Stuart_Armstrong
13 Jan 2015 13:35 UTC
33 points
19 comments2 min readLW link

Over­pay­ing for hap­piness?

cousin_it
1 Jan 2015 12:22 UTC
32 points
67 comments1 min readLW link

Be­hav­ior: The Con­trol of Perception

Vaniver
21 Jan 2015 1:21 UTC
31 points
26 comments9 min readLW link

[meta] New LW mod­er­a­tor: NancyLebovitz

Viliam_Bur
13 Jan 2015 21:41 UTC
26 points
6 comments1 min readLW link

Memes and Ra­tional Decisions

inferential
9 Jan 2015 6:42 UTC
25 points
17 comments10 min readLW link

Low Hang­ing fruit for buy­ing a bet­ter life

taryneast
6 Jan 2015 10:11 UTC
23 points
208 comments1 min readLW link

Re­search Pri­ori­ties for Ar­tifi­cial In­tel­li­gence: An Open Letter

jimrandomh
11 Jan 2015 19:52 UTC
23 points
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Graph­i­cal As­sump­tion Modeling

ozziegooen
3 Jan 2015 20:22 UTC
23 points
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How sub­jec­tive is at­trac­tive­ness?

JonahSinick
13 Jan 2015 0:04 UTC
23 points
38 comments4 min readLW link

Vingean Reflec­tion: Reli­able Rea­son­ing for Self-Im­prov­ing Agents

So8res
15 Jan 2015 22:47 UTC
23 points
5 comments9 min readLW link

Com­part­men­tal­iz­ing: Effec­tive Altru­ism and Abortion

Dias
4 Jan 2015 23:48 UTC
22 points
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New, Brief Pop­u­lar-Level In­tro­duc­tion to AI Risks and Superintelligence

LyleN
23 Jan 2015 15:43 UTC
21 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

Ques­tions of Rea­son­ing un­der Log­i­cal Uncertainty

So8res
9 Jan 2015 17:37 UTC
20 points
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The Parable Of The Talents

Scott Alexander
31 Jan 2015 21:44 UTC
20 points
4 comments20 min readLW link

The Role of At­trac­tive­ness in Mate Selec­tion: In­di­vi­d­ual Variation

JonahSinick
23 Jan 2015 11:21 UTC
19 points
37 comments7 min readLW link

For­mal­iz­ing Two Prob­lems of Real­is­tic World Models

So8res
22 Jan 2015 23:12 UTC
19 points
5 comments2 min readLW link

Who are your fa­vorite “hid­den ra­tio­nal­ists”?

aarongertler
11 Jan 2015 6:26 UTC
18 points
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Con­trol The­ory Commentary

Vaniver
22 Jan 2015 5:31 UTC
18 points
15 comments12 min readLW link

[LINK] The P + ep­silon At­tack (Precom­mit­ment in cryp­toe­co­nomics)

DanielVarga
29 Jan 2015 2:02 UTC
18 points
22 comments2 min readLW link

Pre­dic­tion Mar­kets are Con­founded—Im­pli­ca­tions for the fea­si­bil­ity of Futarchy

Anders_H
26 Jan 2015 22:39 UTC
17 points
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The Value Learn­ing Problem

So8res
29 Jan 2015 18:23 UTC
16 points
37 comments2 min readLW link

Nega­tive polyamory out­comes?

atorm
5 Jan 2015 12:25 UTC
16 points
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Is there a ra­tio­nal­ist skill tree yet?

fowlertm
30 Jan 2015 16:02 UTC
15 points
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[Link] Neu­ral net­works trained on ex­pert Go games have just made a ma­jor leap

ESRogs
2 Jan 2015 15:48 UTC
15 points
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[Link] An ar­gu­ment on colds

Konkvistador
18 Jan 2015 19:16 UTC
14 points
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Brain-cen­tred­ness and mind uploading

gedymin
2 Jan 2015 12:23 UTC
14 points
2 comments3 min readLW link

Slides on­line from “The Fu­ture of AI: Op­por­tu­ni­ties and Challenges”

Paul Crowley
16 Jan 2015 11:17 UTC
13 points
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Non-ob­vi­ous skills with highly mea­surable progress?

robot-dreams
3 Jan 2015 0:23 UTC
13 points
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How Is­lamic ter­ror­ists re­duced ter­ror­ism in the US

PhilGoetz
11 Jan 2015 5:19 UTC
13 points
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Donate to Keep Char­ity Science Running

peter_hurford
27 Jan 2015 2:45 UTC
13 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

2015 Re­pos­i­tory Reruns—Bor­ing Ad­vice Repository

TrE
8 Jan 2015 18:00 UTC
13 points
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… And Every­one Loses Their Minds

Ritalin
16 Jan 2015 23:38 UTC
12 points
37 comments1 min readLW link

Ex­ams and Overfitting

robot-dreams
6 Jan 2015 19:35 UTC
12 points
47 comments2 min readLW link

Pur­chas­ing re­search effec­tively open thread

John_Maxwell_IV
21 Jan 2015 12:24 UTC
12 points
15 comments1 min readLW link

Re­spond to what they prob­a­bly meant

adamzerner
17 Jan 2015 23:37 UTC
11 points
42 comments3 min readLW link

[link] Speed is the New Intelligence

Gunnar_Zarncke
28 Jan 2015 11:11 UTC
11 points
17 comments1 min readLW link

An ex­am­ple and dis­cus­sion of ex­ten­sion neglect

emr
16 Jan 2015 6:10 UTC
11 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

The Su­per­star Effect

adamzerner
3 Jan 2015 6:11 UTC
10 points
53 comments6 min readLW link

A Philoso­pher Walks Into A Coffee Shop

Scott Alexander
25 Jan 2015 20:42 UTC
10 points
1 comment5 min readLW link

Un­der­stand­ing Who You Really Are

ozziegooen
2 Jan 2015 8:44 UTC
9 points
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Ex­is­ten­tial Risk and Ex­is­ten­tial Hope: Definitions

owencb
10 Jan 2015 19:09 UTC
9 points
38 comments1 min readLW link