Meetup : Rationality Reading Group (65-70)

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WHEN: 27 July 2015 06:30:00PM (-0700)

WHERE: Paul G. Allen Center (185 Stevens Way, Seattle, WA) Room 503

Reading group for Yudkowsky's "Rationality: AI to Zombies", which is basically an organized and updated version of the Sequences from LW (see http://wiki.lesswrong.com/wiki/Sequences).

The group meets to discuss the topics in the book, how to apply and benefit from them, and related topics in areas like cognitive biases, applied rationality, and effective altruism. You can get a copy of the book here: https://intelligence.org/rationality-ai-zombies/

The reading list for this week is two topics from the "Politics and Rationality" section, and four topics from the "Against Rationalization" section, both from Book II, "How To Actually Change Your Mind". They are (actually 65-70, LW's auto-formatting is screwing it up):

  1. Rationality and the English Language

  2. Human Evil and Muddled Thinking

  3. Knowing About Biases Can Hurt People

  4. Update Yourself Incrementally

  5. One Argument Against An Army

  6. The Bottom Line

We previously covered the "Map and territory" sequence a few months ago, but please don't feel a need to have read everything up to this point to participate in the group.

Event is also on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1460283954292194/

We're meeting on the 5th floor. If you show up and the door into the room is locked, knock and look around for us elsewhere on the fifth floor if nobody answers. If the doors to the building are locked, try the other ones and don't believe the little red lights; try anyway. If the doors are, in fact, locked, we'll try to have somebody to let people in.

There's usually snacks at the meetup, though feel free to bring something. We usually get dinner afterward, around 9PM or so.

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