As more and more things are moving online, two problems became apparent to our collective consciousness: How do you know someone is really a person? How do you know someone is who they say they are? Initially, the “person” thing wasn’t a big issue, the internet was used for…
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I have no words SSC already linked this article about knitting, so I’m going to assume you read it. It makes me sad I didn’t signal to boost it before…
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5000 BCE Mara, he who tempts with unfulfilled desires and inflicts the sorrows of want and disillusion, came upon a tribe of hunter-gatherers living…
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I often find myself disagreeing with most of the things I read about AI alignment. The closest I probably get to accepting a Berkely-rationalism or…
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There’s been a lot of discussions around utilitarianism as of late in the blogoblob I hang out in. So fine, I’ll bite: Most issues with any system of…
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There are many books about remote work, some of which I’ve even read (e.g. [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]). There are also countless blogs and podcasts on the…
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Note to reader: If the idea of “AI alignment” rings empty to you, feel free to skip this one, it will be uninteresting. Recently, Gwern wrote a story…
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Money is abundant and meaningless. There are good founders with few relationships able to raise upwards of half a million as the first investment in…
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