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LDL 9: When Transfer Learning Fails

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LDL 8: A Silly Realization

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LDL 7: I wish I had a map

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LDL 6: Deep learning isn't about neural networks

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LDL 5: What to do first

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LDL 4: Big data is a pain in the ass

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LDL 3: Deep Learning Pedagogy is Hard

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LDL 2: Nonconvex Optimization

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Learning Deep Learning: Joining data science research as a mathematician

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[Link] Uncertainty in Deep Learning

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Recent Comments

Strongly agree that I probably would have bought some crypto on LW advice had there been a nearby meetup to go through the process of doing it. Otherwise my priors about not giving my credit card info (or whatever) to strange websites were too strong to believe I would even successfully engage in th...(read more)

I have an explicit but vague memory from childhood about doing exactly this, not on an essay question, but on a silly questionnaire like "What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?" All the other kids wrote things like "I'm thankful for the food and my family" and I had a very difficult time with ...(read more)

Something I noticed in your summarization process is that it seems like you have a lot of records about what you've done; in particular for example you mentioned that when coming up with a new monthly theme you went over your activities from every day of the previous month. You also mentioned your f...(read more)

Regarding bureaucracy day:

1) Is there a list of the sorts of tasks that have been accomplished? I often find myself questioning whether there are bureaucratic things I should be engaging with but am not remembering.

2) I really want someone near me (south bay) to host a bureaucracy day :|

I don't interpret this as an attempt to make tangible progress on a research question, since it presents an environment and not an algorithm. It's more like an actual specification of a (very small) subset of problems that are important. Without steps like this I think it's very clear that alignment...(read more)

The obvious choice in this environment is a Clique-y defensebot; send the clique signal and cooperate with them, but instead of being an attackbot otherwise be a defensebot. Since you wouldn't use this logic against other cliquebots it would be hard for them to punish you without giving up the abili...(read more)

As an unrelated aside, I often rename the hogwarts houses as the four basic D&D classes since the mapping is obvious. I also used to attach these to directives that are somewhat practical on a daily or weekly basis (but which I almost never checked in about or followed up on). Gryffindor - Fighter -...(read more)

I definitely intended the implied context to be 'problems people actually use deep learning for,' which does impose constraints which I think are sufficient. Certainly the claim I'm making isn't true of literally all functions on high dimensional spaces. And if I actually cared about all functions, ...(read more)

Why did the SoE and OoH switch spheres?

And anyway Void Engineers are obviously there to pick up the slack of the dying dreamspeakers and get spirit back into the technocratic paradigm.