There is a single sharp, sweet, one-short-paragraph idea waiting to escape from the layers of florid prose it's tangled in.
Then it would be judged for what it is, rather than for the (tacky) clothing its wearing.
A well-made catspaw, with a fine wide chisel on one end, and a finely tapered nail puller on the other (most cheap catspaws' pullers are way too blunt) is very useful for light demo work like this, as they're a single tool you can just keep in your hand. It's basically a demolition prybar with a claw and hammer on the opposite end.
Pictured above is the kind I usually use.
This isn't the link I was thinking of (I was remembering something in the alignment discussion in the early days of lw, but I can't find it), but this is probably a more direct answer to your request anyway: https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/FgsoWSACQfyyaB5s7/shutdown-seeking-ai
[…] or reward itself highly without actually completing the objective […]
This is standard fare in the existing alignment discussion. See for instance https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/TtYuY2QBug3dn2wuo/the-problem-with-aixi or anything referring to wireheading.
[…] The notion of an argument that convinces any mind seems to involve a little blue woman who was never built into the system, who climbs out of literally nowhere, and strangles the little grey man, because that transistor has just got to output +3 volts: It's such a compelling argument, you see.But compulsion is not a property of arguments, it is a property of minds that process arguments.[…]And that is why (I went on to say) the result of trying to remove all assumptions from a mind, and unwind to the perfect absence of any prior, is not an ideal
[…] The notion of an argument that convinces any mind seems to involve a little blue woman who was never built into the system, who climbs out of literally nowhere, and strangles the little grey man, because that transistor has just got to output +3 volts: It's such a compelling argument, you see.
But compulsion is not a property of arguments, it is a property of minds that process arguments.
And that is why (I went on to say) the result of trying to remove all assumptions from a mind, and unwind to the perfect absence of any prior, is not an ideal
The truth is probably somewhere in the middle.
Not a complete answer, but something that helps me, that hasn't been mentioned often, is letting yourself do the task incompletely.
I don't have to fold all the laundry, I can just fold one or three things. I don't have to wash all the dishes, I can just wash one more than I actually need to eat right now. I don't have to pick up all the trash laying around, just gather a couple things into an empty bag of chips.
It doesn't mean anything, I'm not committing to anything, I'm just doing one meaningless thing. And I find that helps.
Climbing the ladder of human meaning, ability and accomplishment for some, miniature american flags for others!
“Non-trivial” is a pretty soft word to include in this sort of prediction, in my opinion.
I think I'd disagree if you had said “purely AI-written paper resolves an open millennium prize problem”, but as written I'm saying to myself “hrm, I don't know how to engage with this in a way that will actually pin down the prediction”.
I think it's well enough established that long form internally coherent content is within the capabilities of a sufficiently large language model. I think the bottleneck on it being scary (or rather, it being not long before The End) is the LLM being responsible for the inputs to the research.
Bing told a friend of mine that I could read their conversations with Bing because I provided them the link.
Is there any reason to think that this isn't a plausible hallucination?
Regarding musicians getting paid ridiculous amounts of money for playing gigs, I'm reminded of the “Making chalk mark on generator $1. Knowing where to make mark $9,999.” story.
The work happens off-stage, for years or decades, typically hours per day starting in childhood, all of which is uncompensated; and a significant level of practice must continue your entire life to maintain your ability to perform.
My understanding is that M&B is intended to be broader than that, as per:
“So it is, perhaps, noting the common deployment of such rhetorical trickeries that has led many people using the concept to speak of it in terms of a Motte and Bailey fallacy. Nevertheless, I think it is clearly worth distinguishing the Motte and Bailey Doctrine from a particular fallacious exploitation of it. For example, in some discussions using this concept for analysis a defence has been offered that since different people advance the Motte and the Bailey it is unfair to acc... (read more)
I'm deeply suspicious of any use of the term “violence” in interpersonal contexts that do not involve actual risk-of-blood violence, having witnessed how the game of telephone interacts with such use, and having been close enough to be singed a couple times.
It's a motte and bailey: the people who use the word as part of a technical term clearly and explicitly disavow the implication, but other people clearly and explicitly call out the implication as if it were fact. Accusations of gaslighting sometimes follow.
It's as if “don't-kill-everyoneism” somehow g... (read more)
Meta, possibly a site bug:
The footnote links don't seem to be working for me, in either direction: footnote 1 links to #footnote-1, but there's no element with that id; likewise the backlink on the footnote links to #footnote-anchor-1, which also lacks a block with a matching id.
Some paragraph breaks would go a long ways towards the kingdom of playful rants from the desolate lands of manic ravings.
Any chance you have the generated svg's still, not just the resulting bitmap render?
That's actually a rather good depiction of a dog's head, in my opinion.
OK. But can you prove that "outcome with infinite utility" is nonsense? If not - probability is greater than 0 and less than 1.
That's not how any of this works, and I've spent all the time responding that I'm willing to waste today.
You're literally making handwaving arguments, and replying to criticisms that the arguments don't support the conclusions by saying “But maybe an argument could be made! You haven't proven me wrong!” I'm not trying to prove you wrong, I'm saying there's nothing here that can be proven wrong.
I'm not interested in wrestling ... (read more)
You're playing very fast and loose with infinities, and making arguments that have the appearance of being mathematically formal.
You can't just say “outcome with infinite utility” and then do math on it. P(‹undefined term›) is undefined, and that “undefined” does not inherit the definition of probability that says “greater than 0 and less than 1”. It may be false, it may be true, it may be unknowable, but it may also simply be nonsense!
And even if it wasn't, that does not remotely imply than an agent must-by-logical-necessity take any action or... (read more)
"I -" said Hermione. "I don't agree with one single thing you just said, anywhere."
“However, through our current post-training process, the calibration is reduced.” jumped out at me too.
My guess is that RLHF is unwittingly training the model to lie.
Please don't break title norms to optimize for attention.
Retracted given that it turns out this wasn't a deliberate migration.
Disagree with the “extremely emphatically” emphasis. Yes, it's not as good, but it more satisfyingly scratched the “what happened in the end” itch, much more than the half-dozen other continuations I've read.
Dragging up some old commentary.
Originally written in response to a request for critique:
SD's biggest problem as an HPMOR sequel (in my opinion) was that it simply wasn't in the same genre. Like, it didn't have complex tangles that the reader was meant to be able to unravel, or rigorously defined rules that the reader was meant to game, along with the characters. It didn't "use" rationality such that the clearest thinkers would come out on top specifically because of their clear thinking, and it didn't provide object lessons that were any more specific tha
Which is another gripe: hpmor.com prominently linked the epub/moby/pdf versions, while the trashed version makes no reference to their existence anymore.
Ugh. Why does everyone need to replace nice static web pages with junk that wants to perform a couple http requests every time the window changes:
Are you arguing that you couldn't implement appropriate feedback mechanisms via the stimulation of truncated nerve endings in an amputated limb?
Actually, no, not “sorta”, it very much reminds me of gruntle.
What writing on the internet could have been.
Sorta reminds me of the old jwz gruntle (predating modern blogging).
I'd link directly, but he does things with referers sometimes, and don't want to risk it.
So much of what we call suffering is physiological, and even when the cause is purely intellectual (eg. in love)-- the body is the vehicle through which it manifests, in the gut, in migraine, tension, Parkinsonism etc. Without access to this, it is hard to imagine LLMs as suffering in any similar way to humans or animals.
I feel like this is a “submarines can't swim” confusion: chemicals, hormones, muscle, none of these things are the qualia of emotions.
I think a good argument can be made that e.g. chatgpt doesn't implement an analog of the processing... (read more)
There is no antimemetics division.
Ah, does lesswrong have an automatic bullet numbering in the preview? because a lot of the first entries are off by one.
5,5,6-1,-1,011,11,129,9,10-4,-4,-37,7, ‹I cut it off at this point›
The first entries were all incremented (as well as 6,7,8\n7) being trimmed out.
I also mangled (and now fixed) “The rule was "Any three numbers between 1 and 5, in any order". Make sense?” from the transcript, as the transcript (and indeed the rule) was between 0 and 5.
That error was introduced when I copied it from the session. Not sure how I managed that, but I've checked the original transcript, and it correctly says “Of those example, these match the rule I'm thinking of: 3,2,1; 2,3,1; 1,1,1; 3,3,3; 0,1,2; 2,1,0; 4,3,2; The remaining examples do not.”
I've fixed the post.
An ambulance driver once explained why I beat him to the hospital: have you ever taken a ride in the back of a truck? It's a very bumpy ride.
I assume “If you've somehow figured out how to do a pivotal act” is intended to limit scope, but doesn't that smuggle the hardness of the Hard Task™ out of the equation?
Every question I ask myself how this approach would address the a given issue, I find myself having to defer to the definition of the pivotal act, which is the thing that's been defined as out of scope.
By which I mean to imply:
How much of the problem is mistaking the act of providing input to a deterministic system for the act of providing information to an agent with discretion? Or (in less-absolute terms) making an error regarding the amount of discretion available to that agent.
“The system doesn't know how to stop” --HPMoR!Harry
The more things change…
They had almost precisely his reaction:
"Exactly," Compton said, and with that gravity! "It would be the ultimate catastrophe. Better to accept the slavery of the Nazis than to run the chance of drawing the final curtain on mankind!"
When Teller informed some of his colleagues of this possibility, he was greeted with both skepticism and fear. Hans Bethe immediately dismissed the idea, but according to author Pearl Buck, Nobel Prize-winning physicist Arthur Compton was so concerned that
Obligatory link to “Branches on the Tree of Time”: https://m.fanfiction.net/s/9658524/1/
“I notice a small grin ripple across my face. I ask, ‘Who’s on First?’”
Forget the sensory sensitivity, the meltdowns, the feeling of knowing where each and every hair follicle is being bent the wrong way by an article of clothing: the inappropriate involuntary grin is the feeling I can't stand the most in this world.
I notice I'm confused… in precisely the same way I'm confused when I go out.
But… Firefly! Season 2! It's not all about the lantern jaw…
It's basically what text looks like when I dream.
I suppose I could be satisfied with an enterprise-d from the 2020 remake of sttng :D