Posts

Jonathan Blow at the AstralCodexTen Online Meetup 2021-09-08T16:50:42.167Z
Sam Altman at the AstralCodexTen Online Meetup 2021-08-25T08:07:58.756Z
Bram Cohen at the AstralCodexTen Online Meetup 2021-07-03T18:22:31.917Z
Daniel M. Ingram at the AstralCodexTen Online Meetup 2021-06-11T11:35:07.046Z
What is the most effective way to donate to AGI XRisk mitigation? 2021-05-30T11:08:10.446Z
Scott Aaronson at the AstralCodexTen Online Meetup 2021-05-13T08:59:57.996Z
Andrés Gómez Emilsson at the AstralCodexTen Online Meetup 2021-04-15T15:36:13.669Z
Ben Goertzel's "Kinds of Minds" 2021-04-11T12:41:16.550Z
Jaan Tallinn at the Slate Star Codex Online Meetup 2021-03-31T08:04:34.024Z
Zvi Mowshowitz at the SSC Online Meetup 2021-03-03T11:17:38.444Z
Stuart Armstrong at the SSC Online Meetup 2021-02-19T12:01:31.195Z
Rohin Shah at the SSC Online Meetup 2021-02-05T08:48:50.312Z
Connor Leahy at the SlateStarCodex online meetup 2021-01-20T17:41:00.985Z
Stuart Russell at the SlateStarCodex Online Meetup 2020-11-18T20:06:30.250Z
Michael Vassar at SlateStarCodex Online Meetup 2020-11-18T19:59:14.148Z
Stuart Russell at the SlateStarCodex Online Meetup 2020-11-14T18:42:37.227Z
Tips on organizing online meetups 2020-11-12T20:02:35.793Z
Michael Vassar at the SlateStarCodex Online Meetup 2020-11-11T07:03:13.516Z
Sam Altman at SlateStarCodex Online Meetup 2020-10-26T10:26:43.860Z
Sam Altman at SlateStarCodex Online Meetup 2020-10-26T10:01:47.799Z
Jason Crawford on the non-linear model of innovation: SSC Online Meetup 2020-09-30T10:13:13.853Z
Jason Crawford on the non-linear model of innovation: SSC Online Meetup 2020-09-30T10:10:26.006Z
David Friedman on Legal Systems Very Different from Ours: SlateStarCodex Online Meetup 2020-09-29T11:18:07.901Z
David Friedman on Legal Systems Very Different from Ours: SlateStarCodex Online Meetup 2020-09-29T11:16:19.283Z
Gems from the Wiki: Acausal Trade 2020-09-13T00:23:32.421Z
SlateStarCodex Online Meetup: Connor Leahy on GPT-N 2020-09-01T06:52:19.123Z
SlateStarCodex Online Meetup: Connor Leahy on GPT-N 2020-09-01T06:49:29.267Z
SlateStarCodex Online Meetup: Dr David Manheim on Cooperation for AI 2020-08-23T10:03:57.006Z
SlateStarCodex Online Meetup: Dr David Manheim on Cooperation for AI 2020-08-23T10:00:47.127Z
Online Meetup: Balaji Srinivasan on "Nation of Emigrants" 2020-07-22T14:35:53.969Z
Online Meetup: Balaji Srinivasan on "Nation of Emigrants" 2020-07-22T14:34:51.737Z
July 5: Anders Sandberg on Information Hazards (SSC Online Meetup) 2020-07-05T08:46:46.576Z
Testing Hanson's hypothesis about the uselessness of health care. 2020-06-13T18:34:04.436Z
Introduction to Existential Risks from Artificial Intelligence, for an EA audience 2020-06-02T08:33:06.663Z
Introduction to Existential Risks from Artificial Intelligence, for an EA audience 2020-06-02T08:30:51.940Z
Online Meetup: Forecasting workshop 2020-04-23T08:07:28.515Z
Online Meetup: Forecasting Workshop 2020-04-23T08:05:42.039Z
DeepMind team on specification gaming 2020-04-23T08:01:48.749Z
Option Value in Effective Altruism: Worldwide Online Meetup 2020-03-31T17:25:53.090Z
Online Fun LW/SSC Meetup, March 24 2020-03-20T10:26:08.267Z
Online Fun LW/SSC Meetup 2020-03-19T18:34:05.680Z
Request for Comments on Online LessWrong/SSC Meetup--Rump Session 2020-03-18T16:51:57.249Z
Lessons from the Center for Applied Rationality 2020-02-29T20:04:56.162Z
What I Learned Last Year 2020-01-29T16:22:02.243Z
LW Tel Aviv: Global Poverty: An eye level view 2020-01-03T10:01:41.102Z
Aumann Agreement Game at LessWrong Israel 2019-11-06T09:13:09.119Z
LessWrong Israel, Jan.15 2019-01-08T19:47:42.037Z
LessWrong Tel Aviv: Civilizational Collapse 2018-12-10T07:26:46.272Z
Tel Aviv: Vadim Kosoy presents his AI alignment research 2018-07-24T13:57:21.112Z
Meetup : NLP for large scale sentiment detection 2016-09-06T07:13:40.453Z

Comments

Comment by JoshuaFox on What is the most effective way to donate to AGI XRisk mitigation? · 2021-05-31T10:05:05.562Z · LW · GW

Thank you. Can you point me to a page on FLI's latest grants? What I found was from a few years back. Is there another organizations whose grants are worthy of attention?

Comment by JoshuaFox on What is the most effective way to donate to AGI XRisk mitigation? · 2021-05-31T10:04:03.938Z · LW · GW

Thank you. Can you link to some of the better publications by Wentworth, Turner, and yourself? I've found mentions of each of you online but I'm not finding a canonical source for the recommended items.

Comment by JoshuaFox on What is the most effective way to donate to AGI XRisk mitigation? · 2021-05-30T15:38:54.313Z · LW · GW

Thank you! That is  valuable. I'd love to get also educated opinions on the quality of the research of some of these, with a focus on foundational  or engineering research aimed at superhuman-AGI XRIsk (done mostly, I think, in MIRI, FHI, and by  Christiano), but that article is great.

Comment by JoshuaFox on Ben Goertzel's "Kinds of Minds" · 2021-04-15T15:32:04.054Z · LW · GW

Thank you.  Also Sloman's  The structure of the space of possible minds. All these are worthwhile articles, but I'd like to highlight Goertzel's discussion of kinds of embodiment.

Comment by JoshuaFox on Second Citizenships, Residencies, and/or Temporary Relocation · 2021-02-21T14:29:40.788Z · LW · GW

Israel: "A monthly payment...Assistance finding a place to live...Free Hebrew classes...Probably quite a bit more." There is a basket of benefits: The point is to help in settling into the country.

In total, these are not a lot of money, but do ease the process of absorption.

Comment by JoshuaFox on Second Citizenships, Residencies, and/or Temporary Relocation · 2021-02-21T14:26:41.742Z · LW · GW

Israel: "Waived taxes for 10 years!... (These may not be fully waived; maybe they’re just reduced. ...)." Reduced is a better way to say it. Various taxes, including income and property tax, are reduced. 

The 10-year period you are thinking of is on income generated investments. from outside Israel. If you are American, however, that does not much help as the US government will then grab the tax (as there is then no "double taxation" issue for those 10 years).

Comment by JoshuaFox on Second Citizenships, Residencies, and/or Temporary Relocation · 2021-02-21T14:23:38.720Z · LW · GW

"[p]rograms in...Israel require your physical presence in the country." You are expected to be moving here, but preliminary registration steps (which that sentence is mostly talking about) are usually done from outside Israel.

Comment by JoshuaFox on Second Citizenships, Residencies, and/or Temporary Relocation · 2021-02-21T14:20:49.320Z · LW · GW

Where did you see that "Israel... tax[es] citizens living anywhere in the world"? I've never heard of that.  Various sources state that  it  only the United States and Eritrea.

Comment by JoshuaFox on Centrally planned war · 2021-01-06T15:12:30.472Z · LW · GW

Delegation of authority -- "management by objectives" -- is the newer style of command since World War II.  The lower-level commanders are given goals but are allowed to choose how to achieve them. This was only enabled by improved communication and control measures.

Comment by JoshuaFox on [LIVE!!] LW/EA New Year's Ultra Party · 2021-01-01T13:28:11.907Z · LW · GW

Thank you, organizers! Amazing virtual space and  event! I hope that something similar can be done often.

Comment by JoshuaFox on Using false but instrumentally rational beliefs for your career? · 2020-11-24T10:51:14.957Z · LW · GW

If you have goals that justify working hard, like the satisfaction of a job well done; or hopes for a professor position; then do  that. 

If your goals justify not working hard, like enjoying your doctoral stipend while gliding through and  then moving to some other profession, then do that.

Comment by JoshuaFox on Stuart Russell at the SlateStarCodex Online Meetup · 2020-11-18T20:06:44.497Z · LW · GW

New event post with the new online-events feature.

Comment by JoshuaFox on Michael Vassar at SlateStarCodex Online Meetup · 2020-11-18T20:03:50.071Z · LW · GW

New post for the new online-event feature

Comment by JoshuaFox on [deleted post] 2020-11-18T19:51:34.192Z

New posting of this using the new online-events feature.

Comment by JoshuaFox on Tips on organizing online meetups · 2020-11-16T04:44:23.797Z · LW · GW

Thank you for the correction. When I joined one Gather Town event it was so hard to use that I can't say much about how it worked.

Comment by JoshuaFox on [deleted post] 2020-11-14T18:43:11.402Z

(This is the duplicate of a regular post as LessWrong does not support non-geographical events.)

Comment by JoshuaFox on Tips on organizing online meetups · 2020-11-14T18:34:02.026Z · LW · GW

to always have a set topic and if possible also presentation prepared.

These talks all start with a speaker. Do you mean we should have a set topic for the videochat rooms afterwards? It seems that the main event should provide a topic of conversation, though I admit that even then, breaking the ice is often difficult.

> Are you tracking where attendees come from? (% email, % type of Facebook group,  
Not precisely, but the  email list (opt-in and specific to this meetup series)  seems the best. Back when SlateStarCodex was live, the link there was even more valuable.


> Do you know why the attendees come to a talk? (mostly for a speaker/topic, social interaction with like-minded people, other reasons?)
 

I do not really know, but I think that they are there to hear an interesting talk and specifically for the speaker, as different talks get very different numbers of attendees. A good fraction (half or more) stay for the conversation afterwards, so I guess they are there for that too.


> Is there something specific that you do for people who join for the first time, or give instructions on how to get the most out of the meetup?

The first two minutes explain how it works and encourage people to do things like turn on the video. What other instructions were you thinking of?

Comment by JoshuaFox on Tips on organizing online meetups · 2020-11-14T18:28:13.044Z · LW · GW

I like Icebreaker, but I noticed

I only participated in one Icebreaker. It would be good if someone who organized one of these wants to write up tips.

 

gather town? This simulates what you want pretty well, and deals with the issues stemming from 100 people in the same call trying to talk together.

Gather Town and Mozilla Hubs have scalability problems, and with Gather Town I kept getting stuck. But more importantly, I believe in seeing people's faces to built social contact. Having multiple videochat rooms solves the scale problem.

Comment by JoshuaFox on Sam Altman at SlateStarCodex Online Meetup · 2020-10-26T10:27:38.943Z · LW · GW

As LessWrong does not support non-geographical events, this event post is also a regular post.

Comment by JoshuaFox on Sam Altman at SlateStarCodex Online Meetup · 2020-10-26T10:27:10.163Z · LW · GW

As LessWrong does not support non-geographical events, this post is also an event post.

Comment by JoshuaFox on Jason Crawford on the non-linear model of innovation: SSC Online Meetup · 2020-09-30T10:14:15.593Z · LW · GW

This duplicates a  regular LW post (since lesswrong.com does not support non-geographical meetups).

Comment by JoshuaFox on Jason Crawford on the non-linear model of innovation: SSC Online Meetup · 2020-09-30T10:13:53.179Z · LW · GW

This duplicates an event post (since lesswrong.com does not support non-geographical meetups).

Comment by JoshuaFox on David Friedman on Legal Systems Very Different from Ours: SlateStarCodex Online Meetup · 2020-09-29T11:19:10.280Z · LW · GW

This is a duplicate of the ordinary post, as lesswrong.com does not yet support non-geographical events.

Comment by JoshuaFox on David Friedman on Legal Systems Very Different from Ours: SlateStarCodex Online Meetup · 2020-09-29T11:18:42.985Z · LW · GW

This is a duplicate of the event posting, as lesswrong.com does not yet support non-geographical events.

Comment by JoshuaFox on Honoring Petrov Day on LessWrong, in 2020 · 2020-09-27T06:58:19.093Z · LW · GW

I was thinking you should do a game like Hofstadter describes in  "The Tale  of Happiton" and the Platonia dilemma. Avoid destruction by  cooperation, even if it is  without coordination.

Comment by JoshuaFox on Forecasting Thread: AI Timelines · 2020-09-11T07:25:21.357Z · LW · GW

https://elicit.ought.org/builder/4LOO3a_rk

Comment by JoshuaFox on SlateStarCodex Online Meetup: Connor Leahy on GPT-N · 2020-09-01T06:54:21.218Z · LW · GW

In coordination with the LW admins, this post also appears as an event-post, as LW does not support non-geographical events.

Comment by JoshuaFox on SlateStarCodex Online Meetup: Connor Leahy on GPT-N · 2020-09-01T06:53:26.914Z · LW · GW

In coordination with the LW admins, this event-post also appears as a regular-post, as LW does not support non-geographical events.

Comment by JoshuaFox on SlateStarCodex Online Meetup: Dr David Manheim on Cooperation for AI · 2020-08-23T10:05:39.125Z · LW · GW

(After discussion with the LW admins, this regular post presents this event-post, because events cannot be online/non-geographic.)

Comment by JoshuaFox on SlateStarCodex Online Meetup: Dr David Manheim on Cooperation for AI · 2020-08-23T10:05:05.505Z · LW · GW

(After discussion with the LW admins, this also appears as a post, because events cannot be online/non-geographic.)

Comment by JoshuaFox on Online Meetup: Balaji Srinivasan on "Nation of Emigrants" · 2020-07-22T14:37:06.912Z · LW · GW

(This Event also appears, in coordination with LW admins, as a Post since online nongeographical Events are not supported.)

Comment by JoshuaFox on Online Meetup: Balaji Srinivasan on "Nation of Emigrants" · 2020-07-22T14:36:38.859Z · LW · GW

(This Post also appears, in coordination with LW admins, as an Event, since online nongeographical Events are not supported.)

Comment by JoshuaFox on Introduction to Existential Risks from Artificial Intelligence, for an EA audience · 2020-06-02T08:34:13.008Z · LW · GW

(Also as a LW-Israel event, here.)

Comment by JoshuaFox on Online Meetup: Forecasting Workshop · 2020-04-23T08:09:26.681Z · LW · GW

(As there is no feature at lesswrong.com for global events, there is a post copying this Event post, per instructions of LW admins.)

Comment by JoshuaFox on Online Meetup: Forecasting workshop · 2020-04-23T08:08:35.250Z · LW · GW

(As there is no feature at lesswrong.com for global events, this is a copy of the Event post, per instructions of LW admins.)

Comment by JoshuaFox on Deminatalist Total Utilitarianism · 2020-04-16T17:51:17.425Z · LW · GW

This seems to capture contemporary intuitions, which is good for an ethical theory. But I wonder about those constants, τ0, h0, and u0. Each is set to a baseline that we are used to: ordinary lifespan, ordinary happiness, and ordinary total utility of a life. Already, τ0 is over twice what it would have been hundreds of years ago. Likewise, I can't judge whether the happiness or total utility of a peasant of hundreds of years ago was much different than today's average, but that is at least plausible.

In short, this builds utility on human rather than transhuman foundations. Maybe that is a good thing.

Comment by JoshuaFox on Online Fun LW/SSC Meetup · 2020-03-24T19:20:35.389Z · LW · GW

It was great! 60 attendees. The meetup flowed smoothly with lots of good talks. As I figured out how to make it work, I wrote up a page of tips. Feel free to ask for it.

Comment by JoshuaFox on Online Fun LW/SSC Meetup, March 24 · 2020-03-24T19:07:45.264Z · LW · GW

I have a page of instructions of how to run this, that I figured out as I went. Feel free to ask for it.

Comment by JoshuaFox on Online Fun LW/SSC Meetup, March 24 · 2020-03-24T18:48:10.923Z · LW · GW

Thank you all. For followup chat I recommend https://www.lesswrong.com/events/524eREsi56JLuJMBB/online-fun-lw-ssc-meetup or https://www.facebook.com/events/512407003041509/ as well as the Rationality Meetups Discord Server.

Comment by JoshuaFox on Online Fun LW/SSC Meetup · 2020-03-24T18:47:05.260Z · LW · GW

Thank you, all, it was excellent, I hope someone organizes another one!

Comment by JoshuaFox on Online Fun LW/SSC Meetup · 2020-03-24T18:43:25.197Z · LW · GW

Followup chat can be here or at the facebook event Facebook event where you can also chat https://www.facebook.com/events/512407003041509/

Comment by JoshuaFox on Online Fun LW/SSC Meetup, March 24 · 2020-03-24T18:42:38.386Z · LW · GW

Facebook event where you can also chat https://www.facebook.com/events/512407003041509/

Comment by JoshuaFox on Online Fun LW/SSC Meetup · 2020-03-24T08:44:21.962Z · LW · GW

Now at 80 signups!

Comment by JoshuaFox on Online Fun LW/SSC Meetup, March 24 · 2020-03-24T08:44:03.127Z · LW · GW

Now at 80 signups!

Comment by JoshuaFox on Online Fun LW/SSC Meetup · 2020-03-21T17:41:26.245Z · LW · GW

As of Sunday night, 20 signed up for the Tuesday online meeting, which makes a quorum. Looking forward to more signups!

Comment by JoshuaFox on Online Fun LW/SSC Meetup, March 24 · 2020-03-21T17:40:52.929Z · LW · GW

As of Sunday night, 20 signed up for the Tuesday online meeting, which makes a quorum. Looking forward to more signups!

Comment by JoshuaFox on Online Fun LW/SSC Meetup · 2020-03-20T10:27:34.062Z · LW · GW

(P.S. In coordination with the LW admins, I have also posted a duplicate of this event post as it is difficult to make non-geographical event posts.)

Comment by JoshuaFox on Request for Comments on Online LessWrong/SSC Meetup--Rump Session · 2020-03-19T18:39:02.243Z · LW · GW

Good let's do it! https://www.facebook.com/events/512407003041509/

Comment by JoshuaFox on How to have a happy quarantine · 2020-03-18T20:08:49.077Z · LW · GW

I'm thinking of an online LessWrong meetup for some socializing with similar minded people. Please comment/upvote at this post.

Comment by JoshuaFox on Request for Comments on Online LessWrong/SSC Meetup--Rump Session · 2020-03-18T20:07:26.537Z · LW · GW

I do not have a time or date as this post is just to determine interest and to plan.

Yes! No COVID, definitely.