As others have said, one of the downsides of doing this is that adding a readable name interrupts the flow of the text. This is especially a problem if you’re skimming the article, because the expanded text will catch your attention even if it’s not a central point the article is trying to make. As for printing, I wonder what fraction of people actually do this, to see if the change is justified.
I think a lot of the animosity that Gary Markus drew was less that some of his points were wrong, and more that he didn’t seem to have a full grasp of the field before criticizing it. Here’s an r/machinelearning thread on one of his papers. Granted, r/ML is not necessarily representative of the AI community, especially now, but you see some people agreeing with some of his points, and others claiming that he’s not up to date with current ML research. I would recommend people take a look at the thread, to judge for themselves.
I’m also not inclined to take any twitter drama as strong evidence of the attitudes of the general ML community, mainly because twitter seems to strongly encourage/amplify the sort of argumentative shit-flinging pointed out in the post.
I suppose that’s true. Although assuming that the company has developed intent aligned AGI, I don’t see why the entire branch couldn’t be automated, with the exception of a couple of human figureheads. Even if the AGI isn’t good enough to do AI research, or the company doesn’t trust it to do that, there are other methods for the company to grow. For instance, it could set up fully automated mining operations and factories in the corrupted country.
I suppose another way this could happen is that the company could set up a branch in a much poorer and easily corrupted nation, since it’s not constrained by people, it could build up a very large amount of power in a place that’s beyond the reach of a superpower’s anti-trust institutions.
Submission: Counterfactual Oracle:
Use the oracle to compress data according to the MDL Principle. Specifically, give the oracle a string and ask it to produce a program that, when run, outputs the original string. The reward to the oracle is large and negative if the program does not reproduce the string when run, or inversely proportional to the length of the program if it does. The oracle receives a reward after the program runs or fails to terminate in a sufficient amount of time.
Submission: Low Bandwidth Oracle:
Have the oracle predict the price of a commodity / security / sports bet at some point in the future from a list of plausible prices. Ideally, the oracle would spit out a probability distribution which can be scored using a proper scoring rule, but just predicting the nearest most likely price should also work. Either way, the length of the episode is the time until the prediction can be verified. From there, it shouldn’t be too difficult to use those predictions to make money.
More generally, I suppose we can use the counterfactual oracle to solve any optimisation or decision problem that can be evaluated with a computer, such as protein folding, SAT problems, or formally checked maths proofs.
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You might want to rot13 that last bit there for anyone who plans to see the movie.