Damn, I missed it assuming all Meetups would be on Saturday ...
Would be nice to know if participants plan to attempt A Beginner's Guide to Irrational Behavior https://www.coursera.org/course/behavioralecon or Know Thyself https://www.coursera.org/course/knowthyself
To clarify on Google Car http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_driverless_car says that Sebastian Thrun was leading Stanford lab for the DARPA challenges few years ago. So yes Google does have a driverless car but as far as I can most if not all of the work regarding the actual driving was done before it was related to Google. Now regarding Google Maps and Street View it is probably mostly internal research but I don't think it can be considered related to driving. It is mostly indexing and searching (which is Google core business).
Regarding war and my doubt... (read more)
Some resources mentioned during the meetup
For newcomers you can review what we did before on our wiki page http://wiki.lesswrong.com/wiki/Brussels_meetup_group
Potential materials for discussions :
Seems that the conclusion of http://lesswrong.com/r/discussion/lw/a3c/pooling_resources_for_valuable_actuarial/ were that it's not that useful at the individual scale...
Didn't know there was a Paris Meetup, great. I won't be able to participate but I shared it on http://forum.transhumanistes.com/t827-meetup-lesswrong-a-paris-le-1er-septembre#7773
AFAIK once the registration is open (15th of August) anybody can purchase a ticket.
I would like to discuss the bayesian framework and AGI in relation to acturial "science" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Actuarial_science . The idea came from browsing Yudkowsky's http://yudkowsky.net/rational/bayes with its "Fun fact" on finding priors. Actuaries overall rather than random folks on Kazaa seem to be some of the most interested (and probably well funded group) working on human behavior. Yes regarding physics, chemistry, etc it is not relevant yet, do we, as human beings in their daily life outside the research lab, have mu... (read more)
explained in http://lesswrong.com/lw/dni/a_beginners_guide_to_irrational_behavior_free/
I agree and to be sincere when I posted it I wondered if the format was appropriate but I concluded that the content was and that is what matter.
PS: thanks, I just discovered http://www.reddit.com/r/lesswrong btw :)
the content is the link itself and because AFAIK they
see also http://lesswrong.com/lw/dnj/critical_thinking_in_global_challenges_free/ and http://lesswrong.com/lw/dni/a_beginners_guide_to_irrational_behavior_free/
Some pics of us playing http://wiki.lesswrong.com/mediawiki/images/9/99/BXL_July2012-game1.jpg http://wiki.lesswrong.com/mediawiki/images/c/cd/BXL_July2012-game2.jpg http://wiki.lesswrong.com/mediawiki/images/0/09/BXL_July2012-game3.jpg
also we could discuss
patriotism since it's Bastille Day in France
the complexity of thought, if complexity theory or economics can be used for cognition
Food for thoughts http://www.reddit.com/r/AskHistorians/comments/vw92r/has_there_ever_existed_a_true_technocracy/
Also since you like brain teasers consider http://www.technologyreview.com/view/428189/the-hardest-logic-puzzle-ever-made-even-harder/
Could also be interesting to present your data (and mine too eventually) regarding daily self reporting happiness, consequences, limits.
I was thinking about the first option "a poster of general fallacies that conform to LW standards" but I suppose the second could be useful too. Limited and probably more technical yet surely more useful here.
To all those who complained about the sarcastic illustration, the lack of references, the weird categorization that should rather fit a bayseian framework, the simplific or even wrong definitions, this poster has ONE key difference with the ideal poster, it exists.
If it sparks criticisms that lead to a new, LessWrong compatible poster, then it is well worth the critics.
Anybody with proposals for a structure e.g. a hierarchy of fallacies and a design theme?
well defining priorities is in itself a good exercise on rationality ;)
A word of warning regarding werewolves as a potential tool to better grap group dynamics, social cues, etc... : I played it once before and the recommended minimum number of players was quite high (i.e. 8+) so it would properly be safe to have a backup plan just in case we are less than last time.
indexed on the wiki page http://wiki.lesswrong.com/wiki/Brussels_meetup_group
So far the Brussels meetup takes place on a monthly basis, not weekly. Next one will be held the 19th of April.
Brussels meetup, my second LW meetup so far.
We were 9 (3 women) in their mid-twenties, mostly europeeans. We discussed about many topics including sociability, choosing or creating a country and doubts on the education system.
The weather was also nice here so we enjoyed an extended session in the nearby park and even took some pictures which should be available soon.
I'll surely go to the next one the 19th of May.
Next meetup the 19th of May same place (Museum of Natural Sciences Rue Vautier 29 B-1000 Brussels) and time (12:00).
Maybe the mandatory reading list this time could include http://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/sb2i5/my_mom_just_told_me_that_squirrels_lay_eggs_whats/ ;)
Yes unfortunately my web server keeps on weirdly and the logs do not help. I restarted it hopefully it will keep on working for a while, I replaced it by a static version for now, apologies :/
says 12:00 for me now
Last time it was in English. For the parking I have no idea, calling the museum could help.
My main goals will be to
It could also be interesting to explore :
I'll be there, my main objective will be to try to put my set of beliefs expressed in http://fabien.benetou.fr/Fabien/Beliefs straight and eventually to discuss computer security and the popular decisions against it (w/ potential implication for mind uploading or whole brain emulation).