Meetup : Brussels meetup

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WHEN: 11 August 2012 12:00:00PM (+0200)

WHERE: Rue des Alexiens 55 1000 Bruxelles

We're trying out a new location this time as the museum cafeteria can be a bit loud sometimes. We're meeting at 'La Fleur en Papier Doré' close to the Brussels Central station (this should also improve train travel) We'll be having some nice intelligent discussions and I'll hopefully have a second version of the learning-Bayes-game.

If you're in the neighborhood consider dropping by!

EDIT: I realize the google maps marker is in a slightly different place then the 'La Fleur en Papier Doré' marker, this comes from a spelling error on their site. The red marker is the correct one, you can check with street-view.

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I would like to discuss the bayesian framework and AGI in relation to acturial "science" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Actuarial_science . The idea came from browsing Yudkowsky's http://yudkowsky.net/rational/bayes with its "Fun fact" on finding priors. Actuaries overall rather than random folks on Kazaa seem to be some of the most interested (and probably well funded group) working on human behavior. Yes regarding physics, chemistry, etc it is not relevant yet, do we, as human beings in their daily life outside the research lab, have much affordance on those?

Let's make the work of actuaries more useful for ourselves (and yes eventually an AGI).

PS: we could also discuss

Seems that the conclusion of http://lesswrong.com/r/discussion/lw/a3c/pooling_resources_for_valuable_actuarial/ were that it's not that useful at the individual scale...