Ra­tion­al­ism be­fore the Sequences

Eric Raymond30 Mar 2021 14:04 UTC
582 points
81 comments11 min readLW link2 reviews

Mak­ing Vaccine

johnswentworth3 Feb 2021 20:24 UTC
574 points
249 comments6 min readLW link3 reviews

What 2026 looks like

Daniel Kokotajlo6 Aug 2021 16:14 UTC
477 points
153 comments16 min readLW link1 review

How To Write Quickly While Main­tain­ing Epistemic Rigor

johnswentworth28 Aug 2021 17:52 UTC
435 points
38 comments4 min readLW link3 reviews

Bets, Bonds, and Kindergarteners

jefftk3 Jan 2021 21:20 UTC
415 points
35 comments2 min readLW link1 review
(www.jefftk.com)

Les­sons I’ve Learned from Self-Teaching

TurnTrout23 Jan 2021 19:00 UTC
350 points
75 comments9 min readLW link1 review

Ta­boo “Out­side View”

Daniel Kokotajlo17 Jun 2021 9:36 UTC
348 points
33 comments8 min readLW link3 reviews

How To Get Into In­de­pen­dent Re­search On Align­ment/​Agency

johnswentworth19 Nov 2021 0:00 UTC
347 points
38 comments13 min readLW link2 reviews

There’s no such thing as a tree (phy­lo­ge­net­i­cally)

eukaryote3 May 2021 3:47 UTC
334 points
59 comments8 min readLW link2 reviews
(eukaryotewritesblog.com)

Self-In­tegrity and the Drown­ing Child

Eliezer Yudkowsky24 Oct 2021 20:57 UTC
330 points
85 comments5 min readLW link1 review

Dis­cus­sion with Eliezer Yud­kowsky on AGI interventions

11 Nov 2021 3:01 UTC
328 points
251 comments34 min readLW link1 review

A non-mag­i­cal ex­pla­na­tion of Jeffrey Epstein

lc28 Dec 2021 21:15 UTC
324 points
59 comments15 min readLW link1 review

Frame Control

Aella27 Nov 2021 22:59 UTC
317 points
283 comments23 min readLW link2 reviews

Fea­ture Selection

Zack_M_Davis1 Nov 2021 0:22 UTC
317 points
24 comments16 min readLW link1 review

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

AnnaSalamon14 Feb 2021 3:32 UTC
309 points
95 comments2 min readLW link3 reviews

An Un­ex­pected Vic­tory: Con­tainer Stack­ing at the Port of Long Beach

Zvi28 Oct 2021 14:40 UTC
299 points
41 comments9 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Effi­cien­tZero: How It Works

1a3orn26 Nov 2021 15:17 UTC
297 points
50 comments29 min readLW link1 review

Leaky Del­e­ga­tion: You are not a Commodity

Darmani25 Jan 2021 2:04 UTC
297 points
34 comments15 min readLW link1 review

LessWrong is pro­vid­ing feed­back and proofread­ing on drafts as a service

Ruby7 Sep 2021 1:33 UTC
294 points
53 comments3 min readLW link

Lies, Damn Lies, and Fabri­cated Options

[DEACTIVATED] Duncan Sabien17 Oct 2021 2:47 UTC
288 points
132 comments14 min readLW link2 reviews

Science in a High-Di­men­sional World

johnswentworth8 Jan 2021 17:52 UTC
286 points
53 comments7 min readLW link1 review

Poli­tics is way too meta

Rob Bensinger17 Mar 2021 7:04 UTC
286 points
46 comments11 min readLW link1 review

In­ten­tion­ally Mak­ing Close Friends

Neel Nanda27 Jun 2021 23:06 UTC
282 points
35 comments18 min readLW link1 review
(www.neelnanda.io)

Study Guide

johnswentworth6 Nov 2021 1:23 UTC
281 points
48 comments16 min readLW link

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

Andrew_Critch31 Mar 2021 23:50 UTC
278 points
64 comments22 min readLW link1 review

Seven Years of Spaced Rep­e­ti­tion Soft­ware in the Classroom

tanagrabeast4 Mar 2021 2:42 UTC
266 points
38 comments34 min readLW link1 review

Core Path­ways of Aging

johnswentworth28 Mar 2021 0:31 UTC
265 points
123 comments22 min readLW link1 review

Your Cheer­ful Price

Eliezer Yudkowsky13 Feb 2021 5:41 UTC
263 points
82 comments17 min readLW link6 reviews

Where do your eyes go?

alkjash19 Sep 2021 22:43 UTC
261 points
22 comments14 min readLW link1 review
(radimentary.wordpress.com)

A Brief In­tro­duc­tion to Con­tainer Logistics

Vitor11 Nov 2021 15:58 UTC
261 points
22 comments11 min readLW link1 review

Omicron Var­i­ant Post #1: We’re F***ed, It’s Never Over

Zvi26 Nov 2021 19:00 UTC
260 points
95 comments18 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Your Dog is Even Smarter Than You Think

StyleOfDog1 May 2021 5:16 UTC
256 points
108 comments9 min readLW link2 reviews

larger lan­guage mod­els may dis­ap­point you [or, an eter­nally un­finished draft]

nostalgebraist26 Nov 2021 23:08 UTC
254 points
31 comments31 min readLW link2 reviews

The Plan

johnswentworth10 Dec 2021 23:41 UTC
254 points
78 comments14 min readLW link1 review

Omicron: My Cur­rent Model

Zvi28 Dec 2021 17:10 UTC
253 points
72 comments10 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Ngo and Yud­kowsky on al­ign­ment difficulty

15 Nov 2021 20:31 UTC
250 points
148 comments99 min readLW link1 review

Visi­ble Thoughts Pro­ject and Bounty Announcement

So8res30 Nov 2021 0:19 UTC
249 points
104 comments13 min readLW link1 review

The LessWrong Team is now Light­cone In­fras­truc­ture, come work with us!

habryka1 Oct 2021 1:20 UTC
247 points
71 comments4 min readLW link

Deep­Mind: Gen­er­ally ca­pa­ble agents emerge from open-ended play

Daniel Kokotajlo27 Jul 2021 14:19 UTC
247 points
53 comments2 min readLW link
(deepmind.com)

Notes from “Don’t Shoot the Dog”

juliawise2 Apr 2021 16:34 UTC
245 points
11 comments12 min readLW link1 review

Another (outer) al­ign­ment failure story

paulfchristiano7 Apr 2021 20:12 UTC
244 points
38 comments12 min readLW link1 review

Strong Ev­i­dence is Common

Mark Xu13 Mar 2021 22:04 UTC
244 points
50 comments1 min readLW link4 reviews
(markxu.com)

RadVac Com­mer­cial An­ti­body Test Results

johnswentworth26 Feb 2021 18:04 UTC
241 points
30 comments3 min readLW link1 review

Work­ing With Monsters

johnswentworth20 Jul 2021 15:23 UTC
241 points
54 comments5 min readLW link1 review

Dark Matters

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

Con­cen­tra­tion of Force

[DEACTIVATED] Duncan Sabien6 Nov 2021 8:20 UTC
237 points
23 comments12 min readLW link1 review

A whirlwind tour of Ethereum finance

cata2 Mar 2021 9:36 UTC
233 points
52 comments11 min readLW link

Precognition

jasoncrawford14 Jun 2021 0:38 UTC
231 points
35 comments2 min readLW link1 review
(jasoncrawford.org)

Zoe Curzi’s Ex­pe­rience with Lev­er­age Research

Ilverin the Stupid and Offensive13 Oct 2021 4:44 UTC
229 points
261 comments1 min readLW link
(medium.com)

ARC’s first tech­ni­cal re­port: Elic­it­ing La­tent Knowledge

14 Dec 2021 20:09 UTC
225 points
90 comments1 min readLW link3 reviews
(docs.google.com)