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Everything to do with the effects of advanced artificial intelligence on the world, especially ensuring the outcomes are good.
- AI Boxing (Containment)
- Factored Cognition
- Orthogonality Thesis
- Value Learning
- Utility Functions (also #Rationality)
- Instrumental Convergence
- Research Agendas (not exclusively AI Alignment)
See also Forecasting & Predictions which contains AI-related forecasts.
Thinking in ways that lead to true beliefs and optimal decisions. “Rationality” is used here specifically for content that relates to cognitive algorithms.
Object-level stuff not directly about minds, e.g. practical advice, is clustered under World Modeling and Practical.
Formal / Theoretical
- Conservation of Expected Evidence
- Decision Theory
- Game Theory
- Solomonoff Induction
- Utility Functions
- Value of Information
- Robust Agents
Models of the Mind / Agents
Techniques & Skills
- Trigger Action Planning / Trigger Action Patterns
- Goal Factoring (also under #Practical)
- Hamming Questions
- Forecasting & Prediction (methodology)
- Forecasts (concrete predictions)
- Scholarship & Learning
- Replicability (see also #World Modeling)
- Dark Arts (also a Failure Mode)
- Bucket Errors
- Goodhart’s Law
- Heuristics and Biases
- Mind Projection Fallacy
- Motivated Reasoning
- Confirmation Bias
- Sunk-Cost Fallacy
- Logical Fallacies
- Pitfalls of Rationality
Communication / Argument
How the world is. Science. Math. Statistics. History. Biology. Sociology. Engineering. That kind of stuff.
Models that pertains to minds/thinking, how to improve the world or oneself, and AI are mostly excluded from this cluster. They can be found under the Rationality, World Optimization, and AI Alignment tags.
- Consciousness (also #Rationality)
- Cost Disease
- Machine Learning
- Probability & Statistics
- Social Reality
- Fact Posts
Meta (see also #Rationality)
See #Rationality and #World-Optimization for content on scholarship, learning, and research.
Changing the world so that it’s better. Figuring what “better” is.
Since these models pertain directly to questions how to optimize the world, they are grouped primarily under World Optimization rather than World Modeling. Some posts will be dual-tagged.
Causes / Interventions / Domains
All content which offers practical, actionable advice on how to achieve goals and generally succeed.
- Practical Advice
- Goal Factoring (also #Rationality)
- Scholarship & Learning (also #Rationality)
- Spaced Repetition
- Financial Investing
See Rationality for content on memory and learning (pertains to cognitive algorithms).
Optimizing with Others
- Circling (has individual benefits too)
- Communication Cultures
- Game Theory
- Information Hazards
For posts that are about individuals and groups who participate on LessWrong or are part of our broader community. This includes projects and practices.
Good tags that don’t fit under the core tags.
All content that concerns the LessWrong website or online community.
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