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Conjecture is an alignment startup founded by Connor Leahy, Sid Black and Gabriel Alfour, which aims to scale alignment research... (read more)

The rationalist movement, rationality community,1 rationalsphere or rationalistsphere2 represents a set of modes of bayesian thinking from self-described rationalists or 'aspiring rationalists' typically associated with the Less Wrong diaspora and their associated communities... (read more)

Less Wrong is a community resource devoted to refining the art of human rationality which was founded in 2009. Site activity reached a peak in 2011-13 and a trough in 2016-17. This page mainly describes the history through 2016... (read more)

A Seed AI (a term coined by Eliezer Yudkowsky) is an Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) which improves itself by recursively rewriting its own source code without human intervention. Initially this program would likely have a minimal intelligence, but over the course of many iterations it would evolve to human-equivalent or even trans-human reasoning. The key for successful AI takeoff would lie in creating adequate starting conditions... (read more)

Eliezer Yudkowsky is a research fellow of the Machine Intelligence Research Institute, which he co-founded in 2001. He is mainly concerned with the obstacles and importance of developing a Friendly AI, such as a reflective decision theory that would lay a foundation for describing fully recursive self modifying agents that retain stable preferences while rewriting their source code. He also co-founded Less Wrong, writing the Sequences, long sequences of posts dealing with epistemology, AGI, metaethics, rationality and so on... (read more)

The old LessWrong wiki was a companion wiki site to LessWrong 1.0, it was built on MediaWiki software. As of September 2020, the LessWrong 2.0 team is migrating the contents of the old wiki to LessWrong 2.0's new tag/wiki system. The wiki import is complete... (read more)

The San Francisco Bay Area is a region in the US state of California. Many members of the rationalist community are located there, as are the Machine Intelligence Research Institute and the Center For Applied Rationality.. (read more)

Someone is well-calibrated if the things they predict with X% chance of happening in fact occur X% of the time. Importantly, calibration is not the same as accuracy. Calibration is about accurately assessing how good your predictions are, not making good predictions. Person A, whose predictions are marginally better than chance (60% of them come true when choosing from two options) and who is precisely 60% confident in their choices, is perfectly calibrated. In contrast, Person B, who is 99% confident in their predictions, and right 90% of the time, is more accurate than Person A, but less well-calibrated... (read more)

Transparency and interpretability is the ability for the decision processes and inner workings of AI and machine learning systems to be understood by humans or other outside observers... (read more)

An existential risk (or x-risk) is a risk that poses astronomically large negative consequences for humanity, such as human extinction or permanent global totalitarianism... (read more)

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