Meta: IAFF vs LessWrong

It seems that cur­rently many or even most re­searchers started post­ing on in­stead of IAFF. I am trou­bled by this for two rea­sons.

  1. I hoped that even­tu­ally IAFF will draw in all of the AI al­ign­ment re­search com­mu­nity rather than only the MIRI-sphere. Mov­ing to LessWrong seems like a step in the op­po­site di­rec­tion. How­ever, if ev­ery­one else think differ­ently, I will go along with it.

  2. More crit­i­cally, is cur­rently un­us­able for this pur­pose from my point of view. This is be­cause there is no way to see only the posts rele­vant to AI al­ign­ment. For me, it is not prac­ti­cal to fol­low all of the new posts, and read­ing all the AI al­ign­ment rele­vant posts soon af­ter they ap­pear. In­stead, I oc­ca­sion­ally take a break from my own work and catch up with what ev­ery­one else is do­ing. But now it be­came im­pos­si­ble with­out comb­ing through a huge list of ir­rele­vant things. I would be sur­prised if I am the only one with this prob­lem.

Let’s dis­cuss the situ­a­tion, please. I wish that ei­ther we get some solu­tion for see­ing only the AI al­ign­ment posts on LessWrong re­ally soon, or that peo­ple con­tinue at least post­ing the links on IAFF.

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