Why I Think Rationalist Self Help Is Broken by jbeshir – An ‘inside baseball’ article about the problems with self help in rationalist spaces, especially ‘rationalist tumblr’ style spaces.
Alignment Newsletter 19 by rohinmshah – Weekly AI Alignment newsletter. The OpenAI Dota5 results get a long review. As does an approach to proving neural nets are robust to adversarial examples.
Trust Me I’M Lying: A Summary And Review by quanticle – “These three constraints (virality, structure, and disaggregation) serve to create a set of entry points that allows a media manipulator such as Ryan Holiday to influence the content and framing of stories that blogs cover. Ryan noticed, contrary to prevailing wisdom, that most original reporting in online media was done by smaller blogs, whose stories were picked up and summarized by larger publications, until they reached mainstream media outlets and entered the “national conversation”. Therefore, by influencing small blogs today, one could alter what was in the Washington Post tomorrow.”
Feedback Productivity by The Bayesian Conspiracy – “We finally get to some older listener feedback, then discuss productivity tools & systems. ”