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Summaries of papers, books, or anything else.

Mazes Se­quence Summary

Zvi23 May 2020 16:40 UTC
80 points
2 comments7 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Fuck­ing God­damn Ba­sics of Ra­tion­al­ist Discourse

LoganStrohl4 Feb 2023 1:47 UTC
301 points
97 comments1 min readLW link

Ra­tion­al­ity: Abridged

Quaerendo6 Jan 2018 0:20 UTC
98 points
25 comments1 min readLW link

Par­tial sum­mary of de­bate with Ben­quo and Jes­si­cata [pt 1]

Raemon14 Aug 2019 20:02 UTC
89 points
63 comments22 min readLW link3 reviews

Fake Frame­works for Zen Med­i­ta­tion (Sum­mary of Sek­ida’s Zen Train­ing)

Gordon Seidoh Worley6 Feb 2021 15:38 UTC
54 points
10 comments10 min readLW link

Maps of Mean­ing: Abridged and Translated

Vaniver11 Oct 2018 0:27 UTC
53 points
14 comments10 min readLW link

A sum­mary of ev­ery “High­lights from the Se­quences” post

Akash15 Jul 2022 23:01 UTC
94 points
7 comments17 min readLW link

Quan­tum Physics Re­vealed As Non-Mysterious

Eliezer Yudkowsky12 Jun 2008 5:20 UTC
13 points
26 comments8 min readLW link

Bring up Genius

Viliam8 Jun 2017 17:44 UTC
101 points
62 comments20 min readLW link

Book Sum­mary: Con­scious­ness and the Brain

Kaj_Sotala16 Jan 2019 14:43 UTC
168 points
20 comments26 min readLW link1 review

Read­ing the ethi­cists: A re­view of ar­ti­cles on AI in the jour­nal Science and Eng­ineer­ing Ethics

Charlie Steiner18 May 2022 20:52 UTC
50 points
8 comments14 min readLW link

Ex­trap­o­lat­ing from Five Words

Gordon Seidoh Worley15 Nov 2023 23:21 UTC
40 points
11 comments2 min readLW link

(Sum­mary) Se­quence High­lights—Think­ing Bet­ter on Purpose

qazzquimby2 Aug 2022 17:45 UTC
33 points
3 comments11 min readLW link

Po­ten­tial fac­tors in Bell Labs’ in­tel­lec­tual progress, Pt. 1

Ruby12 Feb 2021 19:26 UTC
50 points
6 comments8 min readLW link

Build­ing Blocks of Poli­tics: An Overview of Selec­torate Theory

Yoav Ravid12 Oct 2021 11:27 UTC
82 points
26 comments49 min readLW link1 review

“On Bul­lshit” and “On Truth,” by Harry Frankfurt

Callmesalticidae28 Aug 2020 0:44 UTC
20 points
3 comments6 min readLW link

Notes on notes on virtues

David Gross30 Dec 2020 17:47 UTC
71 points
11 comments11 min readLW link

In­sights from “All of Statis­tics”: Probability

Rafael Harth8 Apr 2021 17:48 UTC
7 points
0 comments14 min readLW link

In­sights from “All of Statis­tics”: Statis­ti­cal Inference

Rafael Harth8 Apr 2021 17:49 UTC
8 points
0 comments18 min readLW link

Out­line of Galef’s “Scout Mind­set”

Rob Bensinger10 Aug 2021 0:16 UTC
160 points
17 comments14 min readLW link

[Sum­mary] “In­tro­duc­tion to Elec­tro­dy­nam­ics” by David Griffiths—Part 1

lsusr22 Sep 2021 22:22 UTC
24 points
4 comments4 min readLW link

The Mom Test: Sum­mary and Thoughts

Adam Zerner18 Apr 2024 3:34 UTC
47 points
3 comments10 min readLW link

Chris Voss ne­go­ti­a­tion MasterClass: review

VipulNaik20 Nov 2021 22:39 UTC
70 points
15 comments33 min readLW link

How To Get Startup Ideas: A Brief Lit Re­view and Analysis

Adam Zerner30 Mar 2023 20:33 UTC
21 points
10 comments43 min readLW link

Sum­maries of top fo­rum posts (27th March to 16th April)

Zoe Williams17 Apr 2023 0:28 UTC
14 points
1 comment1 min readLW link

The Equa­tion of Knowledge

Lê Nguyên Hoang7 Jul 2020 16:09 UTC
58 points
3 comments7 min readLW link

Spoiler-Free Re­view: Mon­ster Train

Zvi2 Jun 2020 13:40 UTC
13 points
4 comments5 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Sum­mary and Les­sons from “On Com­bat”

Gunnar_Zarncke22 Mar 2015 1:48 UTC
28 points
63 comments7 min readLW link

The Cy­ber­se­cu­rity Dilemma in a Nutshell

Gentzel12 Dec 2019 3:20 UTC
34 points
5 comments3 min readLW link
(theconsequentialist.wordpress.com)

Fake Fake Utility Functions

Eliezer Yudkowsky6 Dec 2007 6:30 UTC
41 points
9 comments3 min readLW link

An In­tu­itive Ex­pla­na­tion of Quan­tum Mechanics

Eliezer Yudkowsky12 Jun 2008 3:45 UTC
16 points
3 comments5 min readLW link

And the Win­ner is… Many-Wor­lds!

Eliezer Yudkowsky12 Jun 2008 6:05 UTC
28 points
12 comments9 min readLW link

Quan­tum Me­chan­ics and Per­sonal Identity

Eliezer Yudkowsky12 Jun 2008 7:13 UTC
12 points
28 comments10 min readLW link

Book Re­view: The Cap­tured Economy

Zvi11 Dec 2017 13:10 UTC
14 points
6 comments8 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Mak­ing a Differ­ence Tem­pore: In­sights from ‘Re­in­force­ment Learn­ing: An In­tro­duc­tion’

TurnTrout5 Jul 2018 0:34 UTC
33 points
6 comments8 min readLW link

Con­tin­u­ous Im­prove­ment: In­sights from ‘Topol­ogy’

TurnTrout22 Feb 2020 21:58 UTC
30 points
4 comments4 min readLW link

Great Books of Failure

Eliezer Yudkowsky19 Apr 2009 0:59 UTC
32 points
53 comments1 min readLW link

Judg­ment Un­der Uncer­tainty sum­maries, Part 1: Representativeness

Tesseract15 Aug 2011 0:05 UTC
42 points
2 comments6 min readLW link

What I got out of ‘Al­gorithms to Live By’

rk11 Apr 2018 16:35 UTC
26 points
1 comment19 min readLW link

High­lights from the Black­mail De­bate (Robin Han­son vs Zvi Mow­show­itz)

Ben Pace20 Aug 2020 0:49 UTC
48 points
37 comments9 min readLW link

Brief sum­mary of ai-plans.com

Iknownothing28 Jun 2023 0:33 UTC
9 points
4 comments2 min readLW link
(ai-plans.com)

“Tech­nol­ogy and the Fu­ture of Per­sons”, by Lynne Rud­der Baker (2013)

Callmesalticidae20 Aug 2020 14:31 UTC
5 points
2 comments5 min readLW link

“The Con­spir­acy against the Hu­man Race,” by Thomas Ligotti

Callmesalticidae13 Aug 2020 23:01 UTC
20 points
4 comments15 min readLW link

“How to Talk About Books You Haven’t Read”, by Pierre Bayard

Callmesalticidae3 Sep 2020 13:05 UTC
11 points
2 comments8 min readLW link

A Short Sum­mary of “Fo­cus Your Uncer­tainty”

Stephen James14 Jul 2023 11:18 UTC
2 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

“In the Dust of This Planet,” by Eu­gene Thacker

Callmesalticidae10 Sep 2020 19:50 UTC
4 points
0 comments10 min readLW link

Read More Books but Pre­tend to Read Even More

Arjun Panickssery5 Aug 2023 0:07 UTC
23 points
12 comments4 min readLW link
(arjunpanickssery.substack.com)

How I in­ter­nal­ized my achieve­ments to bet­ter deal with nega­tive feelings

Raymond Koopmanschap27 Feb 2024 15:10 UTC
42 points
7 comments6 min readLW link

GPT-pow­ered EA/​LW weekly summary

smallsilo25 Aug 2023 18:19 UTC
18 points
1 comment11 min readLW link
(forum.effectivealtruism.org)

Ra­tion­al­ity in the Me­dia: Don’t (New Yorker, May 2009)

12 May 2009 13:32 UTC
7 points
16 comments2 min readLW link

My 1st month at a “neu­ro­di­ver­gent gifted school” called Min­erva University

exanova10 Oct 2023 3:34 UTC
4 points
1 comment1 min readLW link
(inawe.substack.com)

Com­mon Sense Athe­ism sum­ma­riz­ing the Sequences

Alexandros19 Nov 2010 12:55 UTC
19 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

Book Notes: Scal­ing, Why is An­i­mal Size so Im­por­tant?

ketchupduck7 Mar 2021 20:16 UTC
19 points
5 comments7 min readLW link

Men­strual cy­cle effects—Clue study sum­mary and commentary

just_browsing31 Mar 2021 16:28 UTC
79 points
3 comments6 min readLW link

Book Re­view: Ex­is­ten­tial Risk and Growth

jkim211 Oct 2021 1:07 UTC
9 points
1 comment7 min readLW link

Sum­mary of “How to Win Friends and In­fluence Peo­ple”

Cosmos30 Jun 2012 20:49 UTC
26 points
24 comments1 min readLW link

‘Think­ing, Fast and Slow’ Chap­ter Sum­maries /​ Notes [link]

Lightwave15 Apr 2012 9:14 UTC
26 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

A Sum­mary Of An­thropic’s First Paper

Sam Ringer30 Dec 2021 0:48 UTC
82 points
1 comment8 min readLW link

Sum­mary: “How to write a the­sis” by Um­berto Eco

Pablo Repetto25 Mar 2022 21:40 UTC
7 points
0 comments1 min readLW link
(pabloernesto.github.io)

Sum­mary: “How to read a book” by Mor­timer Adler

Pablo Repetto29 Mar 2022 0:34 UTC
5 points
0 comments1 min readLW link
(pabloernesto.github.io)

Sum­mary: “In­ter­net Search tips” by Gw­ern Branwen

Pablo Repetto8 Apr 2022 2:02 UTC
12 points
2 comments4 min readLW link
(pabloernesto.github.io)

Sum­mary: “How to Write Quickly...” by John Wentworth

Pablo Repetto11 Apr 2022 23:26 UTC
4 points
0 comments2 min readLW link
(pabloernesto.github.io)

Sum­mary: “How to Do Re­search” by OSP’s Red

Pablo Repetto13 Apr 2022 19:46 UTC
9 points
0 comments3 min readLW link
(pabloernesto.github.io)

Sum­mary: “How to Read Books and Write Es­says” by OSP’s Blue

Pablo Repetto15 Apr 2022 21:17 UTC
8 points
2 comments4 min readLW link
(pabloernesto.github.io)

Sum­mary of “AGI Ruin: A List of Lethal­ities”

Stephen McAleese10 Jun 2022 22:35 UTC
44 points
2 comments8 min readLW link

Sum­maries: Align­ment Fun­da­men­tals Curriculum

Leon Lang18 Sep 2022 13:08 UTC
44 points
3 comments1 min readLW link
(docs.google.com)

EA & LW Fo­rums Weekly Sum­mary (26 Sep − 9 Oct 22′)

Zoe Williams10 Oct 2022 23:58 UTC
13 points
2 comments1 min readLW link

Ar­ti­cle Re­view: Dis­cov­er­ing La­tent Knowl­edge (Burns, Ye, et al)

Robert_AIZI22 Dec 2022 18:16 UTC
13 points
4 comments6 min readLW link
(aizi.substack.com)

Book Sum­mary: Willpower by Baumeister, Tierney

Dorikka24 May 2012 23:34 UTC
36 points
27 comments2 min readLW link

Martin Selig­man’s “Authen­tic Hap­piness”

David Gross27 Dec 2020 5:06 UTC
10 points
1 comment6 min readLW link

Niet­zsche’s Mo­ral­ity in Plain English

Arjun Panickssery4 Dec 2023 0:57 UTC
74 points
13 comments4 min readLW link
(arjunpanickssery.substack.com)

[LINK] Yud­kowsky’s Abridged Guide to In­tel­li­gent Characters

katydee30 Dec 2014 6:37 UTC
21 points
1 comment1 min readLW link

Book sum­mary: Un­lock­ing the Emo­tional Brain

Kaj_Sotala8 Oct 2019 19:11 UTC
318 points
48 comments21 min readLW link3 reviews

Trust Me I’m Ly­ing: A Sum­mary and Review

quanticle13 Aug 2018 2:55 UTC
100 points
11 comments7 min readLW link
(quanticle.net)

Pro­duc­tivity: Work­ing to­wards a sum­mary of what we know

Adam Zerner9 Nov 2017 22:04 UTC
79 points
22 comments26 min readLW link

Coron­avirus Jus­tified Prac­ti­cal Ad­vice Summary

15 Mar 2020 22:25 UTC
87 points
53 comments6 min readLW link

Course recom­men­da­tions for Friendli­ness researchers

Louie9 Jan 2013 14:33 UTC
96 points
112 comments10 min readLW link

Set Up for Suc­cess: In­sights from ‘Naïve Set The­ory’

TurnTrout28 Feb 2018 2:01 UTC
30 points
40 comments3 min readLW link

Mini-re­view: The Book of Why

Brian Slesinsky21 May 2018 23:11 UTC
21 points
5 comments1 min readLW link

Let’s Read: Su­per­hu­man AI for mul­ti­player poker

Yuxi_Liu14 Jul 2019 6:22 UTC
56 points
6 comments8 min readLW link

Sum­mary of “The Straw Vul­can”

alexvermeer26 Dec 2011 16:29 UTC
51 points
27 comments6 min readLW link

Psy­cho-cy­ber­net­ics: ex­per­i­men­tal notes

romeostevensit18 Sep 2018 19:21 UTC
54 points
2 comments13 min readLW link

The sim­ple pic­ture on AI safety

Alex Flint27 May 2018 19:43 UTC
31 points
10 comments2 min readLW link

A Tax­on­omy of Bias: The Cog­ni­tive Miser

Kaj_Sotala2 Jul 2010 18:38 UTC
67 points
38 comments5 min readLW link

The Vuln­er­a­ble World Hy­poth­e­sis (by Bostrom)

Ben Pace6 Nov 2018 20:05 UTC
50 points
17 comments4 min readLW link
(nickbostrom.com)

Book Recom­men­da­tions: An Every­one Cul­ture and Mo­ral Mazes

sarahconstantin10 Jan 2019 21:40 UTC
45 points
13 comments3 min readLW link
(srconstantin.wordpress.com)

Con­founded No Longer: In­sights from ‘All of Statis­tics’

TurnTrout3 May 2018 22:56 UTC
21 points
7 comments10 min readLW link

In­sights from Lin­ear Alge­bra Done Right

Rafael Harth13 Jul 2019 18:24 UTC
53 points
18 comments9 min readLW link

Hu­man-Aligned AI Sum­mer School: A Summary

Michaël Trazzi11 Aug 2018 8:11 UTC
39 points
5 comments4 min readLW link

Rea­son­ing isn’t about logic (it’s about ar­gu­ing)

Morendil14 Mar 2010 4:42 UTC
66 points
31 comments3 min readLW link

Learn­ing prefer­ences by look­ing at the world

Rohin Shah12 Feb 2019 22:25 UTC
43 points
10 comments7 min readLW link
(bair.berkeley.edu)

Turn­ing Up the Heat: In­sights from Tao’s ‘Anal­y­sis II’

TurnTrout24 Aug 2018 17:54 UTC
36 points
6 comments6 min readLW link

And My Ax­iom! In­sights from ‘Com­putabil­ity and Logic’

TurnTrout16 Jan 2019 19:48 UTC
42 points
17 comments8 min readLW link

In­sights from Munkres’ Topology

Rafael Harth17 Mar 2019 16:52 UTC
30 points
0 comments14 min readLW link

Me­gapro­ject management

ryan_b11 Jan 2019 17:08 UTC
55 points
11 comments5 min readLW link1 review
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