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Scott:

Meetups Everywhere 2018 by Scott Alexander – Scott is again promoting SSC meetups in every city with enough interest. People are encouraged to volunteer to run the meetup in their city. Scott will post a list of meetups approximately August 8th.

Rationalist:

Prediction Markets: When Do They Work by Zvi Moshowitz – Five properties a prediction market needs to run well: Well-Defined, Quick Resolution, Probable Resolution (few ties), Limited Hidden Information, Suckers at the Table.

Culture Interpretive Labor And Tidying Ones Room by Ben Hoffman – “Why would tidying my room involve interpretive labor? It turns out, every item in my room is a sort of crystallized intention, generally past-me. (We’ve all heard the stories of researchers with messy rooms who somehow knew where everything was, and lost track of everything when someone else committed the violent act of reorganizing the room, thus deindexing it from its owner’s mind.) As I decided what to do with an item, I wanted to make sure I didn’t lose that information. So, I tried to Aumann with my past self – the true way, the way that filters back into deep models, so that I could pass my past self’s ideological turing test. And that’s cognitively expensive.”

AI:

July 2018 Newsletter by The MIRI Blog – MIRI research updates and AI related links for June.

June 2018 Newsletter by The MIRI Blog – MIRI research updates and AI related links for July.

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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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