174 – Jon Stewart, The Consensus Emancipator

Wes and David from The Mind Killer show up for a special cross-over episode.

We discuss How Stewart Made Tucker

Listen to The Mind Killer 🙂


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173 – Oh Lawd, Strong AI is Comin’

Matt Freeman returns to discuss General Artificial Intelligence timelines, and why they are short.

Our primary text is: Why I think strong general AI is coming soon

Other links:

“Let’s think step by step” is all you need

NVIDIA A100 info

The Mind Killer

AI suggested 40,000 new possible chemical weapons in six hours

Yo be real GPT

Hack language models with Ignore Previous Instructions

Very Bad Wizards: Is it GPT or Dan Dennett?

Tesla Bot

“it’s obviously conscious”

Whenever anyone says Elon doesn’t deliver…

HPMoR Christmas chapter extended by AI (w/ guidance)


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172 – Virtue Ethics

Kerry discusses virtue ethics with us, and how one is to live.

After Virtue, by Alasdair MacIntyre

Pareto efficiency at Wikipedia, slightly less dense Pareto Improvement at Investopedia

Our 23rd episode – Desirism with Alonzo Fyfe

The 12 Virtues of Rationality

I See Dead Kids


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But There’s Still A Chance, Right?

The Fallacy of Gray

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Absolute Authority

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171 – All About AGP

Tailcalled gives us the down low on a variation of the popularly discussed (if not that widely liked) transgender typology – autogynephilia (or AGP). Unfortunately, due to technical difficulties, Jace was only on for part of the episode and our software didn’t appreciate the confusion and dropped his audio entirely.


Tailcalled’s blog:  https://surveyanon.wordpress.com/

Some specific links from Tailcalled:

Some of my better or more important or more relevant posts that you might want to link: Autogynephilia is not a natural abstraction
(My attempt to explain the thing I said at the end about why we will never get a better understanding of AGP)

A dataset of common AGP/AAP fantasies
(To get an idea of what AGP can be like, with the caveat that most people in the AGP debates focus on different and rarer forms of AGP)

Using instrumental variables to test the direction of causality between autogynephilia and gender dissatisfaction
(Some of the advanced causal inference stuff I’ve experimented with to study AGP; to an extent I now think my idea was flawed – I have other blog posts talking about the flaws – but it might be nice to include as an illustration)

The mathematical consequences of a toy model of gender transition
(I sort of explained that model in the interview but it might not have been very clear, so making it formal helps)

Meta-attraction cannot account for all autogynephiles’ interest in men
(The post that really marked the start of my dissatisfaction with Blanchardians)


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Rational vs. Scientific Ev-Psych

A Failed Just-So Story

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But There’s Still A Chance, Right?

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170 – By George, The Rent Is Too Damn High!

Eneasz drops a primer on Georgist Land Value Taxes. All increases in productivity will be capture by rising rents for as long as mankind exists, unless we find a way to prevent landlords from capturing all the benefits of rising land value. Henry George found the way to do this.

Source post: Book Review: Progress & Poverty

Follow-ups that we barely touched on, but include a lot more:
Part I – Is Land Really a Big Deal?
Part II – Can Land Value Tax be Passed on to Tenants?
Part III – Can Unimproved Land Value be Accurately Assessed Separately from Buildings?

Also in this episode:

Eliezer supports Dignity Points, a scoring system for humanity.

Afghan soldiers were shocked to learn about taxes in the U.S.

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The American System and Misleading Labels

Stop Voting For Nincompoops

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Rational vs. Scientific Ev-Psych

A Failed Just-So Story

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169 – S&E BS re AGI

Steven and Eneasz discuss the latest timeline shifts regarding the advent of superhuman general intelligence. Then in the LW posts we got greatly sidetracked by politics (stupid mind-killer!).

Links:

Two-year update on my personal AI timelines on LessWrong

Robert Wiblin on kissing your kids

Lex Fridman podcast

Jack Clark (AI policy guy) on AI policy

Scott Alexander on slowing AI progress

Guide to working in AI policy and strategy

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My Strange Beliefs

Posting on Politics

The Two-Party Swindle

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The American System and Misleading Labels

Stop Voting For Nincompoops

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