Rational Feed

Scott:

Giudice On The Self Starvation Cycle by Scott Alexander – Scott describes a theory of anorexia: ‘Suppose for some people with some unknown pre-existing vulnerability, starving themselves voluntarily now flips some biological switch which makes them starve themselves involuntarily later.’

AI:

Quantifying Generalization In Reinforcement Learning by Open AI – ‘We’re releasing a new training environment, CoinRun, which provides a metric for an agent’s ability to transfer its experience to novel situations, and has already helped clarify a longstanding puzzle in reinforcement learning1. CoinRun strikes a desirable balance in complexity: the environment is much simpler than traditional platformer games like Sonic the Hedgehog, but it still poses a worthy generalization challenge for state of the art algorithms.’

Politics and Economics:

I LPC by Everything Studies – The authors preferred definition of liberal, progressive and conservative. He also defines their opposites authoritarian/communitarian, traditionalist and radical respectively.

Tips for Political Debate Part One by Mike Huemer – Bryan Caplan’s favorite philosopher gives advice on productive debate.

Tips for Political Debate Part Two by Mike Huemer – Part 2 of Mike Huemer’s advice.

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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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