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Scott:

Book Review: Evolutionary Psychopathology by Scott Alexander – People follow one of four epigenetic life strategies depending on their genes and early childhood environment. The ‘fast’ strategies are exploitative and creative/seductive. The ‘slow’ strategies are caregiver and skilled provisioner. The core is rather speculative but the book is extremely well researched.

AI:

Alphafold by DeepMind – ‘Our system, AlphaFold, which we have been working on for the past two years, builds on years of prior research in using vast genomic data to predict protein structure. The 3D models of proteins that AlphaFold generates are far more accurate than any that have come before—making significant progress on one of the core challenges in biology.’

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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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