188 – Living in the Early Singularity, with Matt Freeman

Matt Freeman joins us to discuss life in changing times. Major take away for Eneasz: Be the kind of person your post-singularity descendants will be proud to say “I descended from that man/woman”

Links:
Put stuff in orbit on a budget
Three Worlds Collide
Singularity Song, by The Lisps

0:05:37 –  Guild of the Rose Update
0:09:03 – Part One: OMG Guys This Stuff is Awesome!!
0:53:07 – Part Two: Eneasz’s Sexy French Depression


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Rationality: From AI to Zombies, The Podcast

LessWrong Sequence Posts Discussed in this Episode:

none

Next Sequence Posts:

Newcomb’s Problem and Regret of Rationality

The Parable of the Dagger

The Parable of Hemlock

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187 – GitLab & Review Bounties to Save Science, with Richard Acton

Richard Acton returns to denounce pre-publication peer review, and propose a replacement building off the open source software ethos, and review bounties

Richard’s extensive notes for this episode, which include a ton of great links at the bottom
Contact him at richardjacton@pan-narrans.xyz

Other Links:
Richard on Showing Our Work and Multi-Panel Figures
Richard’s podcast XenoThesis, and the Aging & Immortality Episode in specific
Richard + David from Guild of the Rose’s podcast The Oasis of Rest
Scott Alexander’s ACX Grants and update on results
Richard Acton’s previous appearance on our show – All About Aging
Richard Acton’s book Data: Inception to Publication & Beyond
Our reaction to FTX episode
John Q

0:00:00 – Richard Acton & The Issues
0:50:54 – The Scheme to Fix It (Review Bounties+)
1:20:04 – Guild of the Rose Update
1:21:04 – Less Wrong Posts
1:47:18 – Thank the Patron 


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Rationality: From AI to Zombies, The Podcast

LessWrong Sequence Posts Discussed in this Episode:

Trust in Bayes

Something to Protect

Next Sequence Posts:

Newcomb’s Problem and Regret of Rationality

The Parable of the Dagger

The Parable of Hemlock

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Bayes Blast 13 – GPT-4 maps every neuron in GPT-2

Blast with Matt re OpenAI using GPT-4 to automatically write explanations for the behavior of neurons in GPT-2, and what this means for Doom (spoiler: it’s good!)

OpenAI’s explanation
Thread – less than 1% of neuron’s explained with good confidence

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186 – Why We Aren’t Technically EAs But Totally Would Be, Unlike This Guy

We discuss Eric Hoel’s Why I Am Not An Effective Altruist 
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Bayes Blast 12 – AI White Pills

One of these white pills is more realistic than the other. Which one is which is left as an exercise to the listener. 😉

Roko’s White Pill
AXRP reform AI Alignment with Scott Aaronson

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185 – The Rise and Fall of Peer Review, with Adam Mastroianni

We discuss The Rise and Fall of Peer Review, with Adam Mastroianni from Experimental History

We also touch on The dance of the naked emperors and Ideas aren’t getting harder to find and anyone who tells you otherwise is a coward and I will fight them

Other Links:
Is Ice Cream… healthy? (origin)
What Lies Dreaming

0:00:01 – The Rise and Fall of Peer Review with Adam Mastroianni
0:59:03 – Guild of the Rose Update
1:01:15 – Listener Feedback
1:03:21 – Less Wrong Posts
1:21:34 – Thank the Patron 


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Rationality: From AI to Zombies, The Podcast

LessWrong Sequence Posts Discussed in this Episode:

Allais Malaise

Against Discount Rates

Next Sequence Posts:

Circular Altruism

The “Intuitions” Behind “Utilitarianism”

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