Mak­ing Vaccine

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

Ra­tion­al­ism be­fore the Sequences

Eric Raymond30 Mar 2021 14:04 UTC
458 points
79 comments10 min readLW link

Bets, Bonds, and Kindergarteners

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

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

eukaryote3 May 2021 3:47 UTC
288 points
50 comments7 min readLW link
(eukaryotewritesblog.com)

Ta­boo “Out­side View”

Daniel Kokotajlo17 Jun 2021 9:36 UTC
280 points
23 comments8 min readLW link

Leaky Del­e­ga­tion: You are not a Commodity

Darmani25 Jan 2021 2:04 UTC
253 points
32 comments15 min readLW link

Poli­tics is way too meta

Rob Bensinger17 Mar 2021 7:04 UTC
236 points
45 comments11 min readLW link

Your Dog is Even Smarter Than You Think

StyleOfDog1 May 2021 5:16 UTC
235 points
99 comments9 min readLW link

RadVac Com­mer­cial An­ti­body Test Results

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

Seven Years of Spaced Rep­e­ti­tion Soft­ware in the Classroom

tanagrabeast4 Mar 2021 2:42 UTC
228 points
37 comments34 min readLW link

Les­sons I’ve Learned from Self-Teaching

TurnTrout23 Jan 2021 19:00 UTC
224 points
64 comments9 min readLW link

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

AnnaSalamon14 Feb 2021 3:32 UTC
222 points
86 comments2 min readLW link

Deep­Mind: Gen­er­ally ca­pa­ble agents emerge from open-ended play

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

Core Path­ways of Aging

johnswentworth28 Mar 2021 0:31 UTC
207 points
88 comments22 min readLW link

Dark Matters

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

In­ten­tion­ally Mak­ing Close Friends

Neel Nanda27 Jun 2021 23:06 UTC
201 points
25 comments18 min readLW link
(www.neelnanda.io)

A whirlwind tour of Ethereum finance

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

Your Cheer­ful Price

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

Precognition

jasoncrawford14 Jun 2021 0:38 UTC
188 points
32 comments2 min readLW link
(jasoncrawford.org)

Take­aways from one year of lockdown

mingyuan1 Mar 2021 3:53 UTC
187 points
85 comments6 min readLW link

Another (outer) al­ign­ment failure story

paulfchristiano7 Apr 2021 20:12 UTC
183 points
37 comments12 min readLW link

Notes from “Don’t Shoot the Dog”

juliawise2 Apr 2021 16:34 UTC
182 points
10 comments12 min readLW link

Two non-ob­vi­ous les­sons from micro­covid.org

catherio24 Jun 2021 2:35 UTC
181 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

Work­ing With Monsters

johnswentworth20 Jul 2021 15:23 UTC
177 points
42 comments5 min readLW link

The case for al­ign­ing nar­rowly su­per­hu­man models

Ajeya Cotra5 Mar 2021 22:29 UTC
174 points
74 comments38 min readLW link

An­nounc­ing the Align­ment Re­search Center

paulfchristiano26 Apr 2021 23:30 UTC
174 points
6 comments1 min readLW link
(ai-alignment.com)

[Link] Still Alive—As­tral Codex Ten

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

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

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

Tech­nolog­i­cal stag­na­tion: Why I came around

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

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)

Jean Mon­net: The Guerilla Bureaucrat

Martin Sustrik20 Mar 2021 10:37 UTC
156 points
20 comments18 min readLW link

Go­ing Out With Dignity

Bjartur Tómas9 Jul 2021 22:07 UTC
155 points
19 comments6 min readLW link

The topic is not the content

aaronb506 Jul 2021 0:14 UTC
154 points
24 comments5 min readLW link
(aaronbergman.substack.com)

So­cial be­hav­ior curves, equil­ibria, and radicalism

UnexpectedValues5 Jun 2021 1:39 UTC
153 points
16 comments20 min readLW link
(ericneyman.wordpress.com)

Pre­dic­tive Cod­ing has been Unified with Backpropagation

lsusr2 Apr 2021 21:42 UTC
152 points
44 comments2 min readLW link

Power dy­nam­ics as a blind spot or blurry spot in our col­lec­tive world-mod­el­ing, es­pe­cially around AI

Andrew_Critch1 Jun 2021 18:45 UTC
151 points
25 comments6 min readLW link

Utility Max­i­miza­tion = De­scrip­tion Length Minimization

johnswentworth18 Feb 2021 18:04 UTC
147 points
35 comments5 min readLW link

Strong Ev­i­dence is Common

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

Cu­rated con­ver­sa­tions with brilli­ant rationalists

spencerg28 May 2021 14:23 UTC
146 points
17 comments6 min readLW link

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

Andrew_Critch31 Mar 2021 23:50 UTC
145 points
57 comments22 min readLW link

Al­co­hol, health, and the ruth­less logic of the Asian flush

dynomight4 Jun 2021 18:14 UTC
144 points
43 comments1 min readLW link
(dynomight.net)

The Ap­pren­tice Experiment

johnswentworth10 Jun 2021 3:29 UTC
144 points
9 comments4 min readLW link

The Point of Trade

Eliezer Yudkowsky22 Jun 2021 17:56 UTC
144 points
75 comments4 min readLW link

Small and Vulnerable

deluks9173 May 2021 4:55 UTC
142 points
17 comments4 min readLW link

The Case for Ex­treme Vac­cine Effectiveness

Ruby13 Apr 2021 21:08 UTC
140 points
38 comments23 min readLW link

Why I Am Not in Charge

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

My re­search methodology

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

Pseu­do­ran­dom­ness con­test: prizes, re­sults, and analysis

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

MIRI lo­ca­tion op­ti­miza­tion (and re­lated top­ics) discussion

Rob Bensinger8 May 2021 23:12 UTC
137 points
164 comments12 min readLW link

Covid 1/​21: Turn­ing the Corner

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