Ar­bital postmortem

alexei
30 Jan 2018 13:48 UTC
343 points
108 comments19 min readLW link

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

Kaj_Sotala
8 Mar 2018 7:37 UTC
297 points
131 comments17 min readLW link3 nominations2 reviews

A LessWrong Crypto Autopsy

Scott Alexander
28 Jan 2018 9:01 UTC
291 points
126 comments4 min readLW link3 nominations4 reviews

An Un­trol­lable Math­e­mat­i­cian Illustrated

abramdemski
20 Mar 2018 0:00 UTC
271 points
38 comments1 min readLW link2 nominations1 review

“Cheat to Win”: Eng­ineer­ing Pos­i­tive So­cial Feedback

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

Notic­ing the Taste of Lotus

Valentine
27 Apr 2018 20:05 UTC
249 points
80 comments3 min readLW link2 nominations3 reviews

A vot­ing the­ory primer for rationalists

Jameson Quinn
12 Apr 2018 15:15 UTC
240 points
78 comments17 min readLW link3 nominations2 reviews

The In­tel­li­gent So­cial Web

Valentine
22 Feb 2018 18:55 UTC
218 points
113 comments12 min readLW link3 nominations2 reviews

Ex­pres­sive Vocabulary

Alicorn
24 May 2018 6:59 UTC
215 points
69 comments5 min readLW link3 nominations1 review

Mak­ing your­self small

Helen
8 Mar 2018 14:26 UTC
213 points
53 comments11 min readLW link1 nomination

The Costly Co­or­di­na­tion Mechanism of Com­mon Knowledge

Ben Pace
15 Mar 2018 20:20 UTC
209 points
30 comments20 min readLW link4 nominations2 reviews

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

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

Lo­cal Val­idity as a Key to San­ity and Civilization

Eliezer Yudkowsky
7 Apr 2018 4:25 UTC
205 points
63 comments13 min readLW link3 nominations5 reviews

Toolbox-think­ing and Law-thinking

Eliezer Yudkowsky
31 May 2018 21:28 UTC
205 points
46 comments12 min readLW link2 nominations

Anti-so­cial Punishment

Martin Sustrik
27 Sep 2018 7:08 UTC
195 points
64 comments6 min readLW link2 nominations3 reviews

2018 AI Align­ment Liter­a­ture Re­view and Char­ity Comparison

Larks
18 Dec 2018 4:46 UTC
195 points
26 comments62 min readLW link2 nominations1 review

The Pavlov Strategy

sarahconstantin
20 Dec 2018 16:20 UTC
195 points
12 comments4 min readLW link3 nominations
(srconstantin.wordpress.com)

Embed­ded Agents

29 Oct 2018 19:53 UTC
194 points
40 comments1 min readLW link6 nominations2 reviews

Norms of Mem­ber­ship for Vol­un­tary Groups

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

Ter­ror­ism, Tylenol, and dan­ger­ous information

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

Inad­e­quate Equil­ibria vs. Gover­nance of the Commons

Martin Sustrik
25 May 2018 13:17 UTC
189 points
19 comments14 min readLW link2 nominations3 reviews

The Loud­est Alarm Is Prob­a­bly False

orthonormal
2 Jan 2018 16:38 UTC
181 points
25 comments2 min readLW link2 nominations1 review

Ra­tion­al­ist Com­mu­nity Hub in Moscow: 3 Years Retrospective

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

Act of Charity

jessicata
17 Nov 2018 5:19 UTC
181 points
49 comments8 min readLW link2 nominations1 review

Challenges to Chris­ti­ano’s ca­pa­bil­ity am­plifi­ca­tion proposal

Eliezer Yudkowsky
19 May 2018 18:18 UTC
176 points
42 comments23 min readLW link3 nominations1 review

Meta-tations on Moder­a­tion: Towards Public Archipelago

Raemon
25 Feb 2018 3:59 UTC
175 points
176 comments23 min readLW link1 nomination

“Tak­ing AI Risk Se­ri­ously” (thoughts by Critch)

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

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

Academian
25 Aug 2018 12:00 UTC
173 points
44 comments7 min readLW link3 nominations1 review

Real­ism about rationality

ricraz
16 Sep 2018 10:46 UTC
171 points
135 comments4 min readLW link3 nominations3 reviews
(thinkingcomplete.blogspot.com)

Ro­bust­ness to Scale

Scott Garrabrant
21 Feb 2018 22:55 UTC
170 points
21 comments2 min readLW link3 nominations1 review

An­nounce­ment: AI al­ign­ment prize win­ners and next round

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

A Sketch of Good Communication

Ben Pace
31 Mar 2018 22:48 UTC
165 points
34 comments3 min readLW link3 nominations1 review

The Rocket Align­ment Problem

Eliezer Yudkowsky
4 Oct 2018 0:38 UTC
165 points
41 comments15 min readLW link6 nominations2 reviews

Pri­son­ers’ Dilemma with Costs to Modeling

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

In­con­ve­nience Is Qual­i­ta­tively Bad

Alicorn
26 Feb 2018 23:27 UTC
163 points
52 comments2 min readLW link1 nomination

Give praise

toonalfrink
29 Apr 2018 21:00 UTC
159 points
87 comments1 min readLW link2 nominations1 review

Babble

alkjash
10 Jan 2018 21:56 UTC
158 points
31 comments5 min readLW link3 nominations2 reviews
(radimentary.wordpress.com)

Of Two Minds

Valentine
17 May 2018 4:34 UTC
157 points
12 comments2 min readLW link

An­nounce­ment: AI al­ign­ment prize round 2 win­ners and next round

cousin_it
16 Apr 2018 3:08 UTC
155 points
29 comments2 min readLW link

Some cruxes on im­pact­ful al­ter­na­tives to AI policy work

ricraz
10 Oct 2018 13:35 UTC
155 points
13 comments12 min readLW link

Sources of in­tu­itions and data on AGI

Scott Garrabrant
31 Jan 2018 23:30 UTC
154 points
26 comments3 min readLW link

Oops on Com­mod­ity Prices

sarahconstantin
10 Jun 2018 15:40 UTC
152 points
8 comments2 min readLW link
(srconstantin.wordpress.com)

Write a Thou­sand Roads to Rome

Screwtape
8 Feb 2018 18:09 UTC
149 points
13 comments4 min readLW link

Ra­tion­al­ity: Abridged

Quaerendo
6 Jan 2018 0:20 UTC
148 points
25 comments1 min readLW link

Nam­ing the Nameless

sarahconstantin
22 Mar 2018 0:35 UTC
148 points
38 comments13 min readLW link2 nominations3 reviews

“Just Suffer Un­til It Passes”

lionhearted
12 Feb 2018 4:01 UTC
147 points
24 comments1 min readLW link

The Case Against Education

Zvi
15 Apr 2018 12:30 UTC
146 points
43 comments7 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

On ex­act math­e­mat­i­cal formulae

daozaich
22 Apr 2018 19:41 UTC
145 points
12 comments2 min readLW link

De­cou­pling vs Con­tex­tu­al­is­ing Norms

Chris_Leong
14 May 2018 22:44 UTC
143 points
51 comments3 min readLW link3 nominations3 reviews

Why ev­ery­thing might have taken so long

KatjaGrace
1 Jan 2018 1:00 UTC
142 points
15 comments3 min readLW link2 nominations1 review
(meteuphoric.wordpress.com)