adamShimi(Adam Shimi)

Karma: 2,142

Half-researcher, half-distiller (see https://​​​​2017/​​research-debt/​​), both in AI Safety. Funded, and also PhD in theoretical computer science (distributed computing).

If you’re interested by some research ideas that you see in my posts, know that I probably have many private docs complete in the process of getting feedback (because for my own work, the AF has proved mostly useless in terms of feedback https://​​​​posts/​​rZEiLh5oXoWPYyxWh/​​adamshimi-s-shortform?commentId=4ZciJDznzGtimvPQQ). I can give you access if you PM me!

The (Unoffi­cial) Less Wrong Com­ment Challenge

adamShimi11 Nov 2020 14:18 UTC
80 points
35 comments2 min readLW link

Liter­a­ture Re­view on Goal-Directedness

18 Jan 2021 11:15 UTC
58 points
21 comments31 min readLW link

Re­view of “Fun with +12 OOMs of Com­pute”

28 Mar 2021 14:55 UTC
55 points
18 comments8 min readLW link

[Linkpost] AlphaFold: a solu­tion to a 50-year-old grand challenge in biology

adamShimi30 Nov 2020 17:33 UTC
54 points
22 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] Sugges­tions of posts on the AF to review

adamShimi16 Feb 2021 12:40 UTC
51 points
17 comments1 min readLW link

Episte­molog­i­cal Fram­ing for AI Align­ment Research

adamShimi8 Mar 2021 22:05 UTC
50 points
6 comments9 min readLW link

[Question] Will OpenAI’s work un­in­ten­tion­ally in­crease ex­is­ten­tial risks re­lated to AI?

adamShimi11 Aug 2020 18:16 UTC
48 points
54 comments1 min readLW link

Deal­ing with Cu­ri­os­ity-Stoppers

adamShimi30 Jul 2020 22:05 UTC
47 points
6 comments10 min readLW link

Post­mortem on my Com­ment Challenge

adamShimi4 Dec 2020 14:15 UTC
45 points
12 comments2 min readLW link

Small Habits Shape Iden­tity: How I be­came some­one who exercises

adamShimi26 Nov 2020 14:55 UTC
43 points
20 comments4 min readLW link

The Case for a Jour­nal of AI Alignment

adamShimi9 Jan 2021 18:13 UTC
42 points
29 comments4 min readLW link

[Weekly Event] Align­ment Re­searcher Coffee Time (in Walled Gar­den)

adamShimi2 May 2021 12:59 UTC
36 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

Tour­ne­sol, YouTube and AI Risk

adamShimi12 Feb 2021 18:56 UTC
35 points
13 comments4 min readLW link

[Question] What are Ex­am­ples of Great Distil­lers?

adamShimi12 Nov 2020 14:09 UTC
32 points
12 comments1 min readLW link

Why You Should Care About Goal-Directedness

adamShimi9 Nov 2020 12:48 UTC
31 points
15 comments9 min readLW link

April 2021 Deep Dive: Trans­form­ers and GPT-3

adamShimi1 May 2021 11:18 UTC
29 points
6 comments7 min readLW link

Univer­sal­ity Unwrapped

adamShimi21 Aug 2020 18:53 UTC
28 points
2 comments18 min readLW link

[Question] What are you look­ing for in a Less Wrong post?

adamShimi1 Aug 2020 18:00 UTC
27 points
20 comments1 min readLW link

The “Backchain­ing to Lo­cal Search” Tech­nique in AI Alignment

adamShimi18 Sep 2020 15:05 UTC
24 points
1 comment2 min readLW link