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Oct 15, 2018


Adversarial collaboration

Why do some people parse a space well and others get snowed?

  • Energy landscapes
  • Explore/exploit
  • Global optimization
  • Shape of space vs strategy for optimizing in it

What are situations where you'll need to integrate a large data burden?

  • Either data that you don't understand the...

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.


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.


Effective altruism

Rationalist community

Satisficing utilitarianism


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?


Eliezer Yudkowsky

Public figures who've expressed concern: