Goal Factoring

TagLast edit: 11 Apr 2020 0:42 UTC by Ruby

Goal Factoring is a rationality technique for planning which proceeds by first identifying the underlying goals motivating one or more behaviors and then searching for alternative sets of behaviors that better accomplish the goals.

For example, someone might refactor the two behaviors of going to the gym and browsing Facebook into the single behavior of play tennis with my friend which more efficiently and effectively accomplishes the underlying goals of have social interaction and get exercise.

Goal Factoring

CFAR!Duncan5 Jul 2022 7:10 UTC
69 points
2 comments8 min readLW link

Goal Factoring

alkjash26 Feb 2018 23:30 UTC
25 points
5 comments2 min readLW link

Train­ing Regime Day 7: Goal Factoring

Mark Xu21 Feb 2020 17:55 UTC
11 points
6 comments5 min readLW link

Ra­tional Tooth­paste: A Case Study

badger31 May 2012 0:31 UTC
125 points
60 comments6 min readLW link

Nar­row your an­swer space

Vaniver28 Dec 2010 11:38 UTC
33 points
110 comments8 min readLW link

[Question] Is there soft­ware for goal fac­tor­ing?

philip_b18 Feb 2020 19:55 UTC
11 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

Ham­mer­time Day 7: Aver­sion Factoring

alkjash4 Feb 2018 16:10 UTC
24 points
14 comments3 min readLW link

My scorched-earth policy on New Year’s resolutions

PatrickDFarley29 Dec 2022 14:45 UTC
27 points
2 comments4 min readLW link


Nate Showell19 Feb 2023 5:35 UTC
22 points
2 comments2 min readLW link

Se­crets of the eliminati

Scott Alexander20 Jul 2011 10:15 UTC
132 points
255 comments3 min readLW link

The cor­rect re­sponse to un­cer­tainty is *not* half-speed

AnnaSalamon15 Jan 2016 22:55 UTC
245 points
44 comments3 min readLW link

On Ter­mi­nal Goals and Virtue Ethics

Swimmer963 (Miranda Dixon-Luinenburg) 18 Jun 2014 4:00 UTC
105 points
207 comments4 min readLW link

Buy­ing Value, not Price

Jacob Falkovich29 Apr 2019 15:51 UTC
32 points
9 comments3 min readLW link

Re­search Agenda in re­verse: what *would* a solu­tion look like?

Stuart_Armstrong25 Jun 2019 13:52 UTC
34 points
25 comments1 min readLW link
No comments.