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Yudkowsky and Christiano discuss "Takeoff Speeds"

You can listen to this and all the other Yudkowsky & Ngo/Christiano conversations in podcast form on the Nonlinear Library now. 

You can also listen to them on any podcast player. Just look up Nonlinear Library. 

I’ve listened to them as is and I find it pretty easy to follow, but if you’re interested in making it even easier for people to follow, these fine gentlemen have put up a ~$230 RFP/bounty for anybody who turns it into audio where each person has a different voice.  

It would probably be easiest to just do it on our platform, since there’s a relatively easy way to change the voices, it will just be a tedious ~1-4 hours of work. My main bottleneck is management time, so I don’t have the time to manage the process or choose somebody who I’d trust to do it without messing with the quality. 

It does seem a shame though, to have something so close to being even better, and not let people do what clearly is desired, because of my worry of accidentally messing up the quality of the audio. I think the main thing is just being conscientious enough to do 1-4 hours of repetitive work and an attention to detail. 

After a couple minutes of thinking on it, I think a potential solution would be to have a super quick and dirty way to delegate trust. I’ll give you access to our platform to change the voices if you either a) are getting a/have a degree at an elite school (thus demonstrating a legible minimal amount of conscientiousness and ability to do boring tasks) or b) have at least 75 mutual EA friends with me on Facebook and can have an EA reference about your diligence. 

Just DM me. 

I’ll do it on a first come first serve basis. 

If you do it with human voices, we’d also be happy to add that to the Library. 

Finally, sorry for the delay.  There was a comedy of errors where there was a bug in the system while I also came down with a human bug (a cold. Not covid :) ) and the articles were so long our regular system wasn’t working, so things weren't automatic like usual. 

Ngo and Yudkowsky on AI capability gains

You can listen to this and all the other Yudkowsky & Ngo/Christiano conversations in podcast form on the Nonlinear Library now. 

You can also listen to them on any podcast player. Just look up Nonlinear Library. 

I’ve listened to them as is and I find it pretty easy to follow, but if you’re interested in making it even easier for people to follow, these fine gentlemen have put up a ~$230 RFP/bounty for anybody who turns it into audio where each person has a different voice.  

It would probably be easiest to just do it on our platform, since there’s a relatively easy way to change the voices, it will just be a tedious ~1-4 hours of work. My main bottleneck is management time, so I don’t have the time to manage the process or choose somebody who I’d trust to do it without messing with the quality. 

It does seem a shame though, to have something so close to being even better, and not let people do what clearly is desired, because of my worry of accidentally messing up the quality of the audio. I think the main thing is just being conscientious enough to do 1-4 hours of repetitive work and an attention to detail. 

After a couple minutes of thinking on it, I think a potential solution would be to have a super quick and dirty way to delegate trust. I’ll give you access to our platform to change the voices if you either a) are getting a/have a degree at an elite school (thus demonstrating a legible minimal amount of conscientiousness and ability to do boring tasks) or b) have at least 75 mutual EA friends with me on Facebook and can have an EA reference about your diligence. 

Just DM me. 

I’ll do it on a first come first serve basis. 

If you do it with human voices, we’d also be happy to add that to the Library. 

Finally, sorry for the delay.  There was a comedy of errors where there was a bug in the system while I also came down with a human bug (a cold. Not covid :) ) and the articles were so long our regular system wasn’t working, so things weren't automatic like usual. 

Ngo and Yudkowsky on alignment difficulty

You can listen to this and all the other Yudkowsky & Ngo/Christiano conversations in podcast form on the Nonlinear Library now. 

You can also listen to them on any podcast player. Just look up Nonlinear Library. 

I’ve listened to them as is and I find it pretty easy to follow, but if you’re interested in making it even easier for people to follow, these fine gentlemen have put up a ~$230 RFP/bounty for anybody who turns it into audio where each person has a different voice.  

It would probably be easiest to just do it on our platform, since there’s a relatively easy way to change the voices, it will just be a tedious ~1-4 hours of work. My main bottleneck is management time, so I don’t have the time to manage the process or choose somebody who I’d trust to do it without messing with the quality. 

It does seem a shame though, to have something so close to being even better, and not let people do what clearly is desired, because of my worry of accidentally messing up the quality of the audio. I think the main thing is just being conscientious enough to do 1-4 hours of repetitive work and an attention to detail. 

After a couple minutes of thinking on it, I think a potential solution would be to have a super quick and dirty way to delegate trust. I’ll give you access to our platform to change the voices if you either a) are getting a/have a degree at an elite school (thus demonstrating a legible minimal amount of conscientiousness and ability to do boring tasks) or b) have at least 75 mutual EA friends with me on Facebook and can have an EA reference about your diligence. 

Just DM me. 

I’ll do it on a first come first serve basis. 

If you do it with human voices, we’d also be happy to add that to the Library. 

Finally, sorry for the delay.  There was a comedy of errors where there was a bug in the system while I also came down with a human bug (a cold. Not covid :) ) and the articles were so long our regular system wasn’t working, so things weren't automatic like usual. 

TTS audio of "Ngo and Yudkowsky on alignment difficulty"

To be fair, there was indeed something wrong with our version! It was so long it messed up our system and we've only now fixed it and it's released in three parts.  Along with the other Eliezer, Richard, and Paul conversations 

App and book recommendations for people who want to be happier and more productive

Interesting. Didn't know it had that feature. 

That's the opposite of what Boomerang is offering, though. It's if there no reply that it'll bump it back to your inbox. So if you ask for something and they don't get back to you, you get notified so you can bump them again. 

For example, I might say to somebody "Can you send me that spreadsheet we were talking about?" and say to boomerang to send this back to my inbox if they don't get back to me by Monday. Then I can bump them and say "Hey, just checking in on this spreadsheet."

App and book recommendations for people who want to be happier and more productive

With Boomerang you can make it so that it will only return the message to your inbox if the person hasn't replied to it yet. So if you send an email saying "Hey, can you do X?" and they don't respond within a week, it'll come back to your inbox. If they do respond though, it won't remind you later. 

App and book recommendations for people who want to be happier and more productive

I use it for the usual shortcut keys I use all the time, so mostly: alt-tab, alt-q (from the chrome extension), ctrl+t, and ctrl+l (L as in llama)

App and book recommendations for people who want to be happier and more productive

It has the boomerang feature but (as far as I can tell) doesn't have the "reply only if this person hasn't replied yet" feature, which I find super useful. Especially as a manager, this is a lifesaver and should be a feature in way more things. 

Listen to top LessWrong posts with The Nonlinear Library

100% agreed! Definitely on the list of things to do. 

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