Cortical Neuron Number Matches Intuitive Perceptions Of Moral Value Across Animals by Scott Alexander – Cortical neuron count at least reasonably matches up with how people rank the moral significance of animals.
Best Cause: New Mechanism Field Trials by Robin Hanson – Altruists should be focused on innovation and institutions.
Revolt Of The Public by Robin Hanson – Robin gives a somewhat negative review of Martin Gurri’ book The Revolt of The Public. Hanson is not convinced that the author’s models are actually predictive.
Robust And Verified AI by DeepMind – ‘Today, the prevailing practice in machine learning is to train a system on a training data set, and then test it on another set. While this reveals the average-case performance of models, it is also crucial to ensure robustness, or acceptably high performance even in the worst case. In this article, we describe three approaches for rigorously identifying and eliminating bugs in learned predictive models: adversarial testing, robust learning, and formal verification.’
Aim Training by redditaccount624 – Dramatically improving your aim in first person shooters is very realistic. There are high quality aim training sites. Many streamers use them, though they rarely discuss this on stream.
The Trouble With Facebook by Waking Up with Sam Harris – ‘Sam Harris speaks with Roger McNamee about his book Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe.’
Emily Wilson: Literature and the Classics by Conversations With Tyler – ‘Why Silicon Valley loves Stoicism, whether Plato made Socrates sound smarter than he was, the future of classics education, the effect of AI on translation, how to make academia more friendly to women, whether she’d choose to ‘overlive’, and the importance of having a big Ikea desk and a huge orange cat.’