Bay Area SSC Meetup by Scott Alexander – Berkeley meetup with Stephen Hsu this Sunday.
Donation Post 2018 by Ozy – ‘This year I am splitting my donations between the Animal Welfare Fund (animals), Evidence Action (global poverty), and the Longevity Research Institute (anti-aging). I’m taking basically the same approach with all three places I’m donating this year. I am not donating to particular programs that I think are high impact, such as malaria nets or cellular agriculture. Instead, I’m delegating my donation decisions to particular people or organizations.’
Alignment Newsletter 39 by Rohin Shah – Weekly AI alignment newsletter. Unrestricted adversarial examples get a featured review: ‘As a reminder, most adversarial examples research is focused on finding imperceptible perturbations to existing images that cause the model to make a mistake. In contrast, unrestricted adversarial examples allow you to find any image that humans will reliably classify a particular way, where the model produces some other classification.’
Daniel Kahneman: Economics Bias Noise by Conversations With Tyler – ‘Kahneman joined Tyler for a live conversation about bias, noise and more, including happiness, memory, the replication crisis in psychology, advice to CEOs about improving decision-making, superforecasters, the influence of Freud, working in a second language, the value of intuition, and why he can’t help you win arguments with a spouse.’
Rebecca Kukla: Feminism Philosophy by Conversations With Tyler – ‘Kukla speaks about the impossibility of speaking as a woman, curse words, gender representation and “guru culture” in philosophy departments, what she learned while living in Bogota and Johannesburg, what’s interesting in the works of Hegel, Foucault, and Rousseau, why boxing is good for the mind, how she finds good food, whether polyamory can scale, and much more.’
åThe Information War by Waking Up with Sam Harris – ‘Sam Harris speaks with Renee Diresta about Russia’s “Internet Research Agency” and its efforts to amplify conspiracy thinking and partisan conflict in the United States.’