Beisutsukai

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Derived from "beisu", a JapanizationJapanese transliteration of Bayes (though the standardmore accurate Japanese version is actuallypronunciation would be bei-zuzu, not bei-su), plus "tsukai", Japanese "user", therefore "Bayes-user". A casual, shortened pronunciation would probably come out "bayes-tskai".

The beisutsukai are members of a fictional future society that have integrated techniquessociety, also known as the Bayesian Conspiracy, depicted in a series of rationality so thoroughly that they are capable of performing cognitive tasks currently considered impossible. The members ofshort stories by Eliezer Yudkowsky. Characters in the society place a high emphasis on speed. For example,story include Brennan (usually the beisutsukai respect Einstein for developing General Relativity Theory, but consider him tremendously slow by their standards for developing the theory over a decade. With the knowledgeviewpoint character) and techniques of the beisutsukai, a month is considered reasonable time to develop a theory of Quantum Gravity starting from the current state of knowledge.his teacher Jeffreyssai.

Probably derivedDerived from "beisu", a Japanization of Bayes (though the standard Japanese pronunciation of Bayes,version is actually bei-zu not bei-su), plus "tsukai", Japanese "user", therefore "Bayes-user". A casual, shortened pronunciation would probably come out "bayes-tskai".

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Blog posts (episodes from Beisutsukai world), by Eliezer Yudkowsky

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PossiblyProbably derived from "beisu", Japanese pronunciation of Bayes, plus "tsukai", Japanese "user", therefore "Bayes-user".

Possibly derived from "beisu", Japanese pronunciation of Bayes, plus "tsukai", Japanese "use""user", therefore "Bayes-user".

Possibly derived from "beisu", Japanese pronunciation of Bayes, plus "tsukai", Japanese "use", therefore "Bayes-user".

The beisutsukai are members of a fictional future society that have integrated techniques of rationality so thoroughly that they are capable of performing cognitive tasks currently considered impossible. The members of the society place a high emphasis on speed. For example, the beisutsukai respect Einstein for developing General Relativity Theory, but consider him tremendously slow by their standards for developing the theory over a decade. With the knowledge and techniques of the beisutsukai, a month is considered reasonable time to develop a theory of Quantum Gravity starting from the current state of knowledge.

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