Book Reviews by Torello (lesswrong) – Rationalist Adjacent. Each book has an interesting ‘ideas per page’ rating. Homo Deus, Sapiens, Super-intelligence, Surfaces and Essences, What Technology Wants, Inside Jokes, A Skeptic’s Guide to the Mind.
Aliens Merely Sleeping by Tyler Cowen – The universe is currently too hot for artificial life to be productive. Advanced civilizations might be freezing themselves until the universe cools. “They could achieve up to 1030 times more than if done today” [short]
Real Debate Robots Education by Tyler Cowen – Robots are already becoming part of the classroom. K-12 is an artificially creation anyway. Robots can help autistic or disabled children. Children sometimes trust robots too much.
Superintelligence Risk Project Update II by Jeff Kaufman – Jeff’s thoughts and the sources he found most useful. Project is wrapping up in a few day. Topics: Technical Distance to AI. Most plausible scenarios of Superintelligence risk. OpenPhil’s notes on how progress was potentially stalled in Cryonics and Nanotech.
Nneka Jones Tapia by The Ezra Klein Show – The first psychology to run a prison. 30% of inmates have diagnosed mental health problems. Mental heath view of the penal system, balancing punishment and treatment, responsibility versus mental instability, the tension between what we use jail for and what we should use jail for.