Alignment Newsletter 14 by rohinmshah – AI newsletter: links often with fairly detailed reviews. Open AI’s work on learning a videogame from watching a human play gets a particularly good review.
Politics and Economics:
Whisper Networks, Callout Posts And Expulsion: Three Imperfect Ways Of Dealing With Abuse by Ozy – Three solutions communities use to deal with abusers and sexual harassment: Whisper networks, public callout and expulsion from the community.
My Recent Technical Interview Experience by Particular Virtue – Experiences getting a new tech job using TripleByte and Refdash.
The Case Against Beauty In Phy by Rationally Speaking – “The three components of beauty (simplicity, naturalness, and elegance), why physicists think it’s reasonable to put their trust in beauty, and why this might be merely a symptom of other underlying problems with physics as a discipline.”
Freeing The Hostages by Waking Up with Sam Harris – “Sam Harris speaks with Chris Voss about his experience as a hostage negotiator for the FBI. They discuss different types of hostage crises, along with many of the lessons that apply to negotiating in normal life.”