Mak­ing Vaccine

johnswentworth3 Feb 2021 20:24 UTC
508 points
246 comments6 min readLW link

Ra­tion­al­ism be­fore the Sequences

Eric Raymond30 Mar 2021 14:04 UTC
418 points
73 comments10 min readLW link

Bets, Bonds, and Kindergarteners

jefftk3 Jan 2021 21:20 UTC
317 points
28 comments2 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Leaky Del­e­ga­tion: You are not a Commodity

Darmani25 Jan 2021 2:04 UTC
243 points
31 comments15 min readLW link

RadVac Com­mer­cial An­ti­body Test Results

johnswentworth26 Feb 2021 18:04 UTC
228 points
29 comments3 min readLW link

Poli­tics is way too meta

Rob Bensinger17 Mar 2021 7:04 UTC
219 points
44 comments11 min readLW link

Les­sons I’ve Learned from Self-Teaching

TurnTrout23 Jan 2021 19:00 UTC
215 points
58 comments9 min readLW link

“PR” is cor­ro­sive; “rep­u­ta­tion” is not.

AnnaSalamon14 Feb 2021 3:32 UTC
213 points
85 comments2 min readLW link

Seven Years of Spaced Rep­e­ti­tion Soft­ware in the Classroom

tanagrabeast4 Mar 2021 2:42 UTC
212 points
36 comments34 min readLW link

Dark Matters

Diffractor14 Mar 2021 23:36 UTC
198 points
22 comments15 min readLW link

Your Cheer­ful Price

Eliezer Yudkowsky13 Feb 2021 5:41 UTC
192 points
76 comments17 min readLW link

A whirlwind tour of Ethereum finance

cata2 Mar 2021 9:36 UTC
183 points
48 comments11 min readLW link

[Link] Still Alive—As­tral Codex Ten

jimrandomh21 Jan 2021 23:20 UTC
169 points
10 comments1 min readLW link
(astralcodexten.substack.com)

Take­aways from one year of lockdown

mingyuan1 Mar 2021 3:53 UTC
169 points
80 comments6 min readLW link

The case for al­ign­ing nar­rowly su­per­hu­man models

Ajeya Cotra5 Mar 2021 22:29 UTC
167 points
72 comments38 min readLW link

Birds, Brains, Planes, and AI: Against Ap­peals to the Com­plex­ity/​Mys­te­ri­ous­ness/​Effi­ciency of the Brain

Daniel Kokotajlo18 Jan 2021 12:08 UTC
166 points
74 comments14 min readLW link

Covid 1/​7: The Fire of a Thou­sand Suns

Zvi7 Jan 2021 17:00 UTC
157 points
57 comments27 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Tech­nolog­i­cal stag­na­tion: Why I came around

jasoncrawford23 Jan 2021 22:05 UTC
156 points
73 comments8 min readLW link
(rootsofprogress.org)

Jean Mon­net: The Guerilla Bureaucrat

Martin Sustrik20 Mar 2021 10:37 UTC
153 points
19 comments18 min readLW link

Utility Max­i­miza­tion = De­scrip­tion Length Minimization

johnswentworth18 Feb 2021 18:04 UTC
142 points
29 comments5 min readLW link

Pseu­do­ran­dom­ness con­test: prizes, re­sults, and analysis

UnexpectedValues15 Jan 2021 6:24 UTC
138 points
21 comments20 min readLW link
(ericneyman.wordpress.com)

Why I Am Not in Charge

Zvi7 Feb 2021 18:20 UTC
138 points
22 comments25 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Strong Ev­i­dence is Common

Mark Xu13 Mar 2021 22:04 UTC
138 points
36 comments1 min readLW link
(markxu.com)

Covid 1/​21: Turn­ing the Corner

Zvi21 Jan 2021 16:40 UTC
136 points
41 comments26 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

My re­search methodology

paulfchristiano22 Mar 2021 21:20 UTC
135 points
35 comments16 min readLW link
(ai-alignment.com)

Si­mu­lacrum 3 As Stag-Hunt Strategy

johnswentworth26 Jan 2021 19:40 UTC
132 points
28 comments4 min readLW link

Notes from “Don’t Shoot the Dog”

juliawise2 Apr 2021 16:34 UTC
129 points
5 comments12 min readLW link

Why We Launched LessWrong.SubStack

Ben Pace1 Apr 2021 6:34 UTC
125 points
47 comments4 min readLW link

MIRI com­ments on Co­tra’s “Case for Align­ing Nar­rowly Su­per­hu­man Models”

Rob Bensinger5 Mar 2021 23:43 UTC
124 points
13 comments26 min readLW link

Fun with +12 OOMs of Compute

Daniel Kokotajlo1 Mar 2021 13:30 UTC
123 points
56 comments12 min readLW link

Another RadVac Test­ing Update

johnswentworth23 Mar 2021 17:29 UTC
123 points
17 comments5 min readLW link

De­mand offsetting

paulfchristiano21 Mar 2021 18:20 UTC
122 points
37 comments5 min readLW link
(sideways-view.com)

Pre­dic­tive Cod­ing has been Unified with Backpropagation

lsusr2 Apr 2021 21:42 UTC
120 points
41 comments2 min readLW link

Another (outer) al­ign­ment failure story

paulfchristiano7 Apr 2021 20:12 UTC
120 points
19 comments12 min readLW link

Science in a High-Di­men­sional World

johnswentworth8 Jan 2021 17:52 UTC
115 points
33 comments7 min readLW link

Tales from Pre­dic­tion Markets

ike3 Apr 2021 23:38 UTC
112 points
12 comments3 min readLW link
(misinfounderload.substack.com)

Monastery and Throne

Jacob Falkovich6 Apr 2021 19:00 UTC
112 points
27 comments10 min readLW link

The feel­ing of break­ing an Over­ton window

AnnaSalamon17 Feb 2021 5:31 UTC
111 points
27 comments1 min readLW link

Trapped Pri­ors As A Ba­sic Prob­lem Of Rationality

Scott Alexander12 Mar 2021 20:02 UTC
109 points
25 comments14 min readLW link

Covid 1/​14: To Launch a Thou­sand Shipments

Zvi14 Jan 2021 17:30 UTC
108 points
35 comments22 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Core Path­ways of Aging

johnswentworth28 Mar 2021 0:31 UTC
108 points
51 comments22 min readLW link

Fourth Wave Covid Toy Modeling

Zvi6 Jan 2021 18:30 UTC
107 points
22 comments14 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Defend­ing the non-cen­tral fallacy

Matthew Barnett9 Mar 2021 21:42 UTC
107 points
39 comments6 min readLW link

What Mul­tipo­lar Failure Looks Like, and Ro­bust Agent-Ag­nos­tic Pro­cesses (RAAPs)

Andrew_Critch31 Mar 2021 23:50 UTC
107 points
24 comments21 min readLW link

Test­ing The Nat­u­ral Ab­strac­tion Hy­poth­e­sis: Pro­ject Intro

johnswentworth6 Apr 2021 21:24 UTC
104 points
15 comments6 min readLW link

Full-time AGI Safety!

Steven Byrnes1 Mar 2021 12:42 UTC
103 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

Opinions on In­ter­pretable Ma­chine Learn­ing and 70 Sum­maries of Re­cent Papers

9 Apr 2021 19:19 UTC
103 points
6 comments102 min readLW link

Avoid Un­nec­es­sar­ily Poli­ti­cal Examples

Raemon11 Jan 2021 5:41 UTC
102 points
42 comments3 min readLW link

What’s So Bad About Ad-Hoc Math­e­mat­i­cal Defi­ni­tions?

johnswentworth15 Mar 2021 21:51 UTC
102 points
52 comments7 min readLW link

Thirty-three ran­domly se­lected bioethics papers

Rob Bensinger22 Mar 2021 21:38 UTC
102 points
45 comments50 min readLW link