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Jun 16, 2018

Avi and Bugsby discuss Bugsby's data science process and brainstorm a design for a tool to improve it. There is a great deal of programming jargon and philosophy.

References

Command-line interface (e.g. bash)

Bugsby's workflow

  • Gather data
  • Process data with commands/scripts
  • Feed processed data to model building
  • Produce...


Feb 13, 2018

We explore what a morality based on "good enough" means, what it would like, and whether we already follow it.  Discussed: genies, strong AI, and tech startups.

References

Effective altruism

Rationalist community

Satisficing utilitarianism

Innumeracy

Consequentialism and Utilitarianism

Pascal's Wager

Roko's Basilisk


Jan 22, 2018

We explore AI Risk, the notion that computer intelligence will cross the human level, start compounding exponentially, and, if not trammelled, mulch everything we hold dear into paperclips.  Why aren't Avi and Bugsby more worried about this?

References

Eliezer Yudkowsky

Public figures who've expressed concern: