Practically A Book Review: EA Hotel by Scott Alexander – The main EA hub, San Fransisco, is extremely expensive. However there is an ‘EA Hotel’ in Blackpool you can stay at for free! You even get free food!
Long Term Growth Implications by Robin Hanson – Growth is the dominant paradigm in human history. What implications does extending long term growth into the far future have: The Great Filter, Cryonics, Simulation Argument, Replacing Biology, How to influence the future.
Alignment Newsletter by rohinmshah – Weekly Alignment Newsletter. A long review of curiosity learning is included: “One major challenge in RL is how to explore the environment sufficiently in order to find good rewards to learn from. One proposed method is curiosity, in which the agent generates an internal reward for taking any transition where the outcome was surprising, where surprisal is measured as the negative log probability assigned to the outcome by the agent.”
Ea Facebook Group Greatest Hits Top 50 Posts By by (EA forum) – The top 50 posts on EA facebook with the most reactions.
The Price Of Privacy by Chris Stucchio – People don’t want to pay for privacy, Fraud is pervasive, Privacy is illegal in many countries, The vast majority of users interested in privacy are money launderers not libertarians.
Katja Grace: Forecasting Technology by 80,000 Hours – “Experts believe that artificial intelligence will be better than humans at driving trucks by 2027, working in retail by 2031, writing bestselling books by 2049, and working as surgeons by 2053. But how seriously should we take these predictions?”
Thinking About The Long Term Future by Rationally Speaking – “Anders Sandberg, a researcher at Oxford’s Future of Humanity Institute, explaining several reasons why it’s valuable to think about humanity’s long-term future. Julia and Anders discuss the common objection that we can’t predict or steer the future, and explore whether people really care if humanity dies out.”