Rational Feed

Rationalist:

Social Insight When A Lie Is Not A Lie When A by Bound_Up (lesswrong) – If you merely speak the truth as you see then you will be misunderstood. Example of saying you are an atheist. Many people are incapable of understanding your real arguments.

Repairing Anxiety Using Internal And External Locus Of Control Models by Elo – Two variable model. Locus of Control: Internal or External. Feeling: Good or bad. The four combinations. Moving diagonally, for example from internal-bad to external-good.

AI:

Dota 2 by Open Ai – Open AI codes a 1v1 Dota-2 bot that defeated top players. The bots actions per minute were comparable to many humans. The bot learned the game from scratch by self-play, and does not use imitation learning or tree search. The game involves hidden information and the bot’s strategies were complicated.

EA:

High Time For Drug Policy Reform Policy by MichaelPlant (EA forum) – “This is the third of four posts on DPR. In this part I look at what a better approach to drug policy might be and then discuss how neglected and tractable this problem is as cause area of EAs to work on.”

Misc:

Trip Sitting Tips And Tricks by AellaGirl – Thirteen practical tips for trip sitting someone on a high dose of acid. Focuses on accepting their experiences, treating them similarly to a small child and keeping yourself safe.

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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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