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Monthly Archives: October 2016

How Does Recent AI Progress Affect The Bostromian Paradigm?

[content note: I seriously know nothing about this and it’s all random uninformed speculation] I. AI risk discussions are dominated by the Bostromian paradigm of AIs as highly strategic agents that try to maximize certain programmed goals. This paradigm got … Continue reading

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Open Thread 61.5

This is the twice-weekly hidden open thread. Post about anything you want, ask random questions, whatever.

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Open Thread 61.25

This is the twice-weekly hidden open thread. Post about anything you want, ask random questions, whatever.

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AI Persuasion Experiment Results

I. Last month I asked three thousand people to read some articles on AI risk and tell me how convinced they were. Last week, I asked them to come back and tell me some more stuff, to see if they … Continue reading

OT61: Turn-Based Threadegy

This is the bi-weekly visible open thread. There are hidden threads every few days here. Post about anything you want, ask random questions, whatever. Also: 1. Registration with a real email is now required to post comments. You can find … Continue reading

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The Heart Has Its Reasons That Reason Knows Not Of

I. Psychoanalysts argue that sons are attracted to women who look like their mothers, because they imprint on their mothers and use them as a schema for their ideal woman. (and probably something similar for daughters and their fathers, though … Continue reading

AI Persuasion Followup Survey

If you took the AI persuasion experiment survey last month, I have a very brief followup survey that I’d like you to take. You can find it here. Don’t worry, you don’t have to read anything this time. If you … Continue reading

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Open Thread 60.75

This is the twice-weekly hidden open thread. Post about anything you want, ask random questions, whatever.

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The Moral Of The Story

[content warning: puns. This is mostly self-plagiarism from my Tumblr and Twitter] Once upon a time there was a small desert village with a single well outside town. One day a young woman went to the well to fetch water, … Continue reading

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Open Thread 60.5

This is the twice-weekly hidden open thread. Post about anything you want, ask random questions, whatever.

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