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Thanks, that was a really good review

"Acquisition of Chess Knowledge in AlphaZero": probing AZ over time

That sounds really cool, but it would be even cooler if someone has the time to summarize the main results of the 69-page long paper and publish them in a post/comment here

Intelligence or Evolution?

I think that was a really good post, I don't know why it didn't receive some more attention. I have found myself coming back to the ideas in the post frequently in the last weeks.

My experience at and around MIRI and CFAR (inspired by Zoe Curzi's writeup of experiences at Leverage)

As someone who is pretty much an outsider to this community, I think it is interesting that a major drive for many people in this community seems to be tackling the most important problems in the world. I am not saying is a bad thing, I am just surprised. In my case, I work in academia not so much because of the impact I can have working here, but mainly because it allows me to have a more balanced life with a flexible time schedule. 

Book Review Review (end of the bounty program)

I bookmarked your post to read it slowly! It is not something that you can really read in passing and I would like to make the effort to understand the theory. It might be very long but I think is probably easier and more condensed than reading the original sources, so thanks for that!

Towards a Bayesian model for Empirical Science

Looking for causal structures and mechanisms do entail (among other things) doing correlations.  Would your critic still be valid if he had used a different example? He could have chosen anything else, the example was used to illustrate a point.

Whole Brain Emulation: No Progress on C. elgans After 10 Years

Why there was not a postdoc or a PhD hired for doing this work? Was it due to the lack of funding?

What can we learn from traditional societies?

Hey that sounds really cool. Happy to have a chat about it if you want or to give you feedback about it. I am a bioinformatician myself and work on genome evolution (in bacteria though)

What can we learn from traditional societies?

DIamond mentions that North Alaska Inuits are an exception at having trained shooting arrows at once. I cannot add anything besides that it makes me want to read something about military strategy, it is a fascinating topic and I know little about it. 

What can we learn from traditional societies?

Italy is an interesting case because there are in fact many thriving languages (Sicilian, Piemontese, Venetian, Napolitan, and a long etc) but most Italians themselves are not very aware of this and don't call them languages but dialects (I know the definition is blurry, but I think it is easy to argue that they are different enough among them to be called fully-fledged languages). What we call Italian is actually the language that was spoken in Florence and became recently the common language for all Italians. In Spain there is a different situation: Valencian and Catalan and technically the same language, but they are recognized as different languages in the Spanish Consitution mostly for political reasons. 

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