Rational Feed

Scott:

http://unsongbook.com/postscript-1-wrap-parties-fan-music/ – Final chapter of Unsong goes up approximately 8pm on Sunday. Unsong will have an epilogue will will go up on Wednesday. Wrap party details. (I will be at the wrap party on sunday).

EA:

http://effective-altruism.com/ea/19y/understanding_charity_evaluation/ – A detailed breakdown of how charity evaluation works in practice. Openly somewhat speculative.

http://blog.givewell.org/2017/05/11/update-on-our-views-on-cataract-surgery/ – previously Givewell had unsuccesffuly tried to find recommendable cataract surgery charities. The biggest issues were “room for funding” and “lack of high quality monitoring data”. However they believe that cataract surgery is a promising intervention and they are doing more analysis.

AI-risk

http://lukemuehlhauser.com/monkey-classification-errors/ , http://lukemuehlhauser.com/adversarial-examples-for-pigeons/ – Adversarial examples for monkeys and pigeons respectively.

Adjacent:

https://medium.com/@freddiedeboer/politics-as-politics-12ab43429e64 – Politics as “group affiliation” vs politics as politics. Annoying atheists aren’t as bad as fundamentalist Christians even if more annoying atheists exist in educated leftwing spaces. Freddie’s clash with the identitarian left despite huge agreement on the object level. Freddie is a socialist not a liberal. [Culture War]

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Author: deluks917

Software Engineer in New York City. Admin of the SlateStarcodex discord. Math PHD drop out.

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