Louie

Louie's Comments

Truth: It's Not That Great

2009: "Extreme Rationality: It's Not That Great"

2010: "Self-Improvement or Shiny Distraction: Why Less Wrong is anti-Instrumental Rationality"

2013: "How about testing our ideas?"

2014: "Truth: It's Not That Great"

2015: "Meta-Countersignaling Equilibria Drift: Can We Accelerate It?"

2016: "In Defense Of Putting Babies In Wood Chippers"

Request for concrete AI takeover mechanisms

Yes. I assume this is why she's collecting these ideas.

Katja doesn't speak for all of MIRI when she says above what "MIRI is interested in".

In general MIRI isn't in favor of soliciting storytelling about the singularity. It's a waste of time and gives people a false sense that they understand things better than they do by incorrectly focusing their attention on highly salient, but ultimately unlikely scenarios.

Request for concrete AI takeover mechanisms

Than you should reduce your confidence in what you consider obvious.

Request for concrete AI takeover mechanisms

So MIRI is interested in making a better list of possible concrete routes to AI taking over the world.

I wouldn't characterize this as something that MIRI wants.

One Medical? Expansion of MIRI?

To clarify, One Medical partnered with us on this event... but are not materially involved with expanding MIRI themselves. They're simply an innovative business nearby us in Berkeley who wanted to support our work. I know it's somewhat unprecedented to see MIRI with strong corporate support, but trust me, it's a good thing. One Medical's people did a ton of legwork and made it super easy to host over 100 guests at that event with almost no planning needed on our part. They took care of everything so we could just focus on our work. A perfect partnership in our opinion.

Also, we still have $149 credits for the free 1-year memberships to One Medical's service. If you live in Berkeley, SF, NY, Boston, Chicago, LA, or DC and are looking for a good primary care doctor, check out their website and if you think it's a good fit for you, take them up on their promotional offer with this link: http://bit.ly/1fnRHrH (expires 4/9/14).

Book Review: Naïve Set Theory (MIRI course list)

Thanks. That was what I thought, but I haven't read Causality yet.

Effective Altruism Through Advertising Vegetarianism?

The unreasonably low estimates would suggest things like "I'm net reducing factory-farming suffering if I eat meat and donate a few bucks, so I should eat meat if it makes me happier or healthier sufficiently to earn and donate an extra indulgence of $5 ." There are some people going around making the claim, based on the extreme low-ball cost estimates.

Correct. I make this claim. If vegetarianism is that cheap, it's reasonable to bin it with other wastefully low-value virtues like recycling paper, taking shorter showers, turning off lights, voting, "staying informed", volunteering at food banks, and commenting on less wrong.

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