Recent updates to gwern.net (2017–2019)

post by gwern · 2019-04-28T20:18:27.083Z · score: 36 (8 votes) · LW · GW · 7 comments

Previously: 2011/2012–2013/2013–2014/2014–2015/2015–2016/2016–2017.

"Iram indeed is gone with all its Rose, / And Jamshyd's Seven-ring'd Cup where no one knows; / But still the Vine her Ancient Ruby yields / And still a Garden by the Water blows."

An index of my recent writings, by topic:


This will be the last gwern.net changelog I post on LW, as it seems increasingly redundant with my newsletter & subreddit, and my occasional regular LW link submissions. Please subscribe to those for future updates.

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comment by Martin Sustrik (sustrik) · 2019-04-29T05:48:50.122Z · score: 6 (3 votes) · LW · GW

"On the Existence of Powerful Natural Languages": Have you read Umberto Eco's "The Search for the Perfect Language"? It's a pretty good history of the past efforts to create powerful artificial languages, from Raymon Lull to John Wilkins etc.

comment by gwern · 2019-04-29T15:00:22.621Z · score: 3 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I haven't but I should.

comment by Said Achmiz (SaidAchmiz) · 2019-04-28T20:57:27.245Z · score: 5 (2 votes) · LW · GW

See also: These Waifus Do Not Exist.

comment by Said Achmiz (SaidAchmiz) · 2019-05-02T00:32:59.143Z · score: 6 (3 votes) · LW · GW

These Waifus Do Not Exist have also [LW · GW] been upgraded:

These Waifus Do Not Exist 2.0

comment by gwern · 2019-05-02T00:26:36.221Z · score: 3 (1 votes) · LW · GW

TWDNE has now been upgraded with samples from an additional 2 months of training on bigger faces, which should make them considerably better: https://twitter.com/gwern/status/1123640762309201921

comment by habryka (habryka4) · 2019-04-28T20:50:48.059Z · score: 2 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Small meta thing: I think we could set up automatic crossposting for the gwern newsletter, in the same way we do for the alignment newsletter, which might save you a bit of manual labor.

comment by gwern · 2019-04-28T23:44:17.896Z · score: 11 (3 votes) · LW · GW

Maybe. I think you would have to check the metadata field for 'finished', because otherwise there's no definitive criteria: I put up the notes weeks in advance, and they usually aren't finished on the 1st of the month. I don't especially mind manual submission since I have to crosspost to Twitter/Reddit/#lesswrong/TinyLetter anyway.