Prizes for Last Year’s 2018 Review
About a year ago, LessWrong held it’s first annual review, where we looked over the best posts from 2018. The LessWrong team offered $2000 in prizes for the top post authors, and (up to) $2000 in prizes for the best reviews of those posts.
For our top post authors, we have decided to award.… *drumroll*
Abram Demski & Scott Garrabrant are each awarded $200 for Embedded Agents
Eliezer Yudkowsky receives $200 for The Rocket Alignment Problem, and another $200 for Local Validity as the Key to Sanity and Civilization
Paul Christiano is awarded $200 for Arguments about Fast Takeoff
Abram Demski receives an additional $200 for Towards a New Technical Explanation of Technical Explanation.
Martin Sustrik receives $200 for Anti-Social Punishment
Scott Alexander receives $200 for The Tails Coming Apart as a Metaphor for Life
Alkjash receives $200 for Babble
Patrick LaVictoire $200 for The Loudest Alarm is Usually False
For Reviews, there are three tiers of prize ($300, $200, $100):
Vanessa Kosoy receives $300 for her reviews of Realism about rationality, Coherence arguments do not imply goal-directed behavior, and Clarifying “AI Alignment”.
Bucky receives $200 for his critique of Unknown Knowns
Abram Demski receives $100 for his response to Realism about Rationality
Mingyuan receives $100 for a good critique of Give Praise.
Jacobian receives $100 for his review of Intelligent Social Web.
Zvi and Jameson Quinn both receive $100 for lots of good short reviews.
Val receives $100 for taking the time to reflect on and rewrite his own post, The Intelligent Social Web.
Not for reviews, but for discussion in the review, $50 apiece goes to Richard Ngo and Rohin Shah.
Prizewinners, we’ll reach out to you in a week or so to give you your prize-money.
Congratulations to all the winners!