Discussion article for the meetup : Durham NC/Triangle Area: Value of Information/Curiosity
Meet at Cocoa Cinnamon for discussion and activities on Value of Information and how to apply curiosity in a useful way.
7:00 Introductions, get beverages, general chit chat
7:30 Value of Information: theory, math, and a couple practice problems
8:00 Get Curious! We'll pick a potentially fun / interesting topic and practice getting curious about it.
8:30 When is curiousity useful? Heuristics for when to apply the skills we've practiced
9:00 Meetup closing, precommitments for next meetup, etc.
9:15 or 9:30: migrate to Fullsteam for beers and socializing for those who wish
Specific suggested readings to be posted later, but any of the top returns for a LW search on "value of information" may prove useful.
Join the mailing list for possible pre-meetup discussion and to be informed of upcoming meetups: http://groups.google.com/group/rtlw
Hope to see you there!