Welcome, potential new members!
For those who have found this through ACX: we have an active group in Edmonton that meets on the last Thursday of each month at varying locations. The April meetup will be on Thursday April 28th at 6:30 PM.
Location: Duggan's Boundary
Since we don't know how many people will attend, an RSVP is preferred so I can reserve an appropriately sized table. That said, if you decide to come at the last minute, then you should still come! The table will be reserved under the name Joseph so you can find us easily. We are a pretty friendly group, so I encourage even those who might be shy attending an event like this to come.
Discussion Topic: Meeting, Greeting, and Existential Risk
We considered making the topic this month about the weather, but decided that the End of the World would be a better icebreaker.
ACX - Book Review - The Precipice - On general riskACX - Book Review - Human Compatible - On AI risk80,000 Hours - Problem Profiles - One perspective on prioritizing risk categories
Nick Bostrom's website - See "Selected papers" - read any of them and bring what you learned to the discussionACX - Practically-A-Book Review: Yudkowsky Contra Ngo On Agents - AI risk with a bit more depth
Most lovely to meet everyone yesterday evening - lots to think about! Having some Rats to talk with feels like cognitive hygiene, a check to make sure you are thinking well and not falling back on bad habits. :) Be well until next time!