Rational Feed

Rationalist:

Harnessing Polarization by Robin Hanson – Capitalism channels status competition into productive enterprise. How can we similarly channel partisanship? Contests? Decision Markets?

AI:

Personal Thoughts On Careers In Ai Policy And by carrickflynn (EA forum) – 3600 words. AI strategy is bottlenecked by hard research problems. Hence most people will find it hard to contribute effectively, even if they are very talented. Solving these problems has extremely high value. We should prepare to mobilize more talent once the blocking issues are solved. Operations work is still in high demand.

Podcast:

End Factory Farming by 80,000 Hours – How young people can set themselves up to contribute to scientific research into meat alternatives. Genetic manipulation of chickens. Skepticism of vegan advocacy. Grants to China, India and South America. Insect farming. Pessimism about legal or electoral solutions. Which species to focus on. Fish and crustacean consciousness.

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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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