203 – The Self-Indulgent Episode

Steven and Eneasz just chat a whole lot about random things, and take some listener mail. Topics include: Rationality Quotes, Polyamory, Bostrom, Justice, and Vengeance

OTHER LINKS
Yassine’s post MonoPoly Restricted Trust
TBC 14 – Street Epistemology
There Are 4 Lights

0:00:23 – Relentless Self-Indulgence
2:03:38 – Less Wrong Posts
2:34:47 – Guild of the Rose Update
2:35:45 – Thank the Patron


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Hey look, we have a discord! What could possibly go wrong?
Our Patreon page–your support is most rational, and totally effective. (also merch)


Rationality: From AI to Zombies, The Podcast

LessWrong Sequence Posts Discussed in this Episode:

The Second Law of Thermodynamics, and Engines of Cognition

Perpetual Motion Beliefs

Next Sequence Posts:

Searching for Bayes-Structure

Conditional Independence, and Naive Bayes

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202 – The Center for AI Policy talks government regulation

Can we do anything to approach the creation of an artificial super intelligence more cautiously and methodically? Jason Green-Lowe and Jakub Kraus of CAIP think so, and they’re working the government side of the problem.

The Center for AI Policy
Careers at CAIP
Donate

OTHER LINKS
–The Less Wrong Community Census/Survey–!
CAIP Policy Proposals
Humans Need Not Apply

0:00:23 – Discussion with CAIP
1:30:11 – Less Wrong Posts
1:51:19 – Guild of the Rose Update
1:53:16 – Thank the Patron


We now partner with The Guild of the Rose, check them out.
Hey look, we have a discord! What could possibly go wrong?
Our Patreon page–your support is most rational, and totally effective. (also merch)


Rationality: From AI to Zombies, The Podcast

LessWrong Sequence Posts Discussed in this Episode:

Superexponential Conceptspace, and Simple Words

Leave a Line of Retreat

Next Sequence Posts:

Searching for Bayes-Structure

Conditional Independence, and Naive Bayes

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Bayes Blast 23 – Less Fingers = Less Blasting?

Are there other ways to disincentivize attempted murder?

Related Episodes:
196 and 198 and BB22

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Bayes Blast 22 – The Penal System

You thought the title was a penis joke? For shame.

Steven updates Eneasz on the outcome of the trial he served jury duty on in August.

Related Episodes:
196 and 198

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201 – The Educated Mind + More with Brandon Hendrickson (part 2)

We talk more with Brandon Hendrickson about his ACX-contest winning book review of The Educated Mind by Kieran Egan. Also discussions of rationality, post-rationalism, and more.

The winning book review in its original text (also in audio (itunesspotify))
Brandon’s substack – The Lost Tools of Learning
Science Is Weird – a sprawling online science course that helps kids fall in love with the world

OTHER LINKS

Lost Tools – Your Solar System Is Wrong
Evil: Inside Human Violence and Cruelty
What Lies Dreaming
The Real Fanfic is the friends we made along the way

0:00:23 – The Educated Mind
2:20:00 – Less Wrong Posts
2:36:07 – Thank the Patron
2:37:40 – Guild of the Rose Update


We now partner with The Guild of the Rose, check them out.
Hey look, we have a discord! What could possibly go wrong?
Our Patreon page–your support is most rational, and totally effective. (also merch)


Rationality: From AI to Zombies, The Podcast

LessWrong Sequence Posts Discussed in this Episode:

Entropy, and Short Codes

Mutual Information, and Density in Thingspace

Next Sequence Posts:

Superexponential Conceptspace, and Simple Words

Leave a Line of Retreat

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200 – The Educated Mind with Brandon Hendrickson

We talk with Brandon Hendrickson about his ACX-contest winning book review of The Educated Mind by Kieran Egan. “A novel theory about why schools, as they are now, don’t work.”

The winning book review in its original text (also in audio (itunes, spotify))
Brandon’s substack – The Lost Tools of Learning
Science Is Weird – a sprawling online science course that helps kids fall in love with the world

OTHER LINKS
Kurzgesagt – YouTube channel teaching science for humans
The SciFi Podcast
100 Words very short story by Eneasz Brodski
The Time I Failed To Join A Cult, autobiographical post by Eneasz

0:00:23 – The Educated Mind
2:03:40 – Less Wrong Posts
2:20:04 – Guild of the Rose Update
2:21:31 – Thank the Patron


We now partner with The Guild of the Rose, check them out.
Hey look, we have a discord! What could possibly go wrong?
Our Patreon page–your support is most rational, and totally effective. (also merch)


Rationality: From AI to Zombies, The Podcast

LessWrong Sequence Posts Discussed in this Episode:

Arguing “By Definition”

Where to Draw the Boundary?

Next Sequence Posts:

Entropy, and Short Codes

Mutual Information, and Density in Thingspace

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