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Comment by Timothy M. (timothy-bond) on Twin Cities ACX Meetup - January 2024 · 2024-02-08T23:27:49.057Z · LW · GW

Next meetup will be February 24 - RSVP here.

Also there will be another article discussion group on February 18th, details and RSVP here.

Comment by Timothy M. (timothy-bond) on Twin Cities ACX Meetup - January 2024 · 2024-01-27T18:39:19.666Z · LW · GW

Owing to a tragic laundry mishap, I'll actually be wearing a dark blue Waikiki Aquarium t-shirt with an octopus on it.

Comment by Timothy M. (timothy-bond) on Twin Cities ACX Meetup - December 2023 · 2024-01-01T21:14:45.518Z · LW · GW

The next meetup will be on January 27th - RSVP here.

Also there will be an article discussion meeting on January 20th, discussing financial markets and investment.

Comment by Timothy M. (timothy-bond) on Twin Cities ACX Meetup - November 2023 · 2023-11-26T17:34:41.209Z · LW · GW

The next meetup will be December 16th - RSVP here.

Also, one of our attendees is interested in having a recurring article discussion group and has scheduled an event in St. Paul on December 9th, which I encourage you to attend.

Comment by Timothy M. (timothy-bond) on Twin Cities ACX Meetup October 2023 · 2023-11-03T00:48:54.182Z · LW · GW

The next meetup will be Saturday, November 18th. RSVP here.

Comment by Timothy M. (timothy-bond) on Twin Cities ACX Meetup October 2023 · 2023-10-21T13:48:02.317Z · LW · GW

Looks like today will be on the lighter side, so if anybody has a board or card game that doesn't take too long, I suggest you bring it. I will bring my copy of Race For The Galaxy.

Comment by Timothy M. (timothy-bond) on Twin Cities ACX Meetup September 2023 · 2023-10-05T16:35:43.374Z · LW · GW

Also, for the "Meetups Everywhere" events there is a central coordinator and they have a survey - if willing, you can fill it out here.

Comment by Timothy M. (timothy-bond) on Twin Cities ACX Meetup September 2023 · 2023-10-05T16:30:19.671Z · LW · GW

The next meetup will be October 21st - see here,

Comment by Timothy M. (timothy-bond) on Twin Cities ACX Meetup September 2023 · 2023-09-17T16:56:39.075Z · LW · GW

All - I came down with a slight fever later yesterday. I took a rapid COVID test this morning and it came back negative, so I leave it as an exercise to the reader to determine the odds that I have COVID, but I might have given you some other disease. Sorry about that.

Comment by Timothy M. (timothy-bond) on Twin Cities ACX Meetup - April 2023 · 2023-08-13T22:17:24.414Z · LW · GW

The next meetup will be September 16th - RSVP [here](The next meetup will be September 16th - RSVP here.

(Sorry for the handful of you who may be notified repeatedly - the summer meetup was unusually low in attendance so I figured I would play it safe and post this to the past two.)

Comment by Timothy M. (timothy-bond) on Twin Cities ACX Meetup - June 2023 · 2023-08-13T22:16:02.812Z · LW · GW

The next meetup will be September 16th - RSVP here.

Comment by Timothy M. (timothy-bond) on Twin Cities ACX Meetup - April 2023 · 2023-06-06T11:51:47.311Z · LW · GW

Apologies for the late notice, the next event is this coming Saturday. RSVP here: https://www.lesswrong.com/events/jo6uxJuh4DLkx2Exx/twin-cities-acx-meetup-june-2023

Comment by Timothy M. (timothy-bond) on A Proof Against Oracle AI · 2023-04-19T00:41:09.678Z · LW · GW

I feel like this metaphor doesn't strike me as accurate because humanity can engage in commerce and insects cannot.

But also humanity causes a lot of environmental degradation but we still don't actually want to bring about the wholesale destruction of the environment.

Comment by Timothy M. (timothy-bond) on A Proof Against Oracle AI · 2023-04-18T15:59:54.386Z · LW · GW

I have a few objections here:

  • Even when objectives aren't aligned, that doesn't mean the outcome is literally death. No corporation I interact with us aligned with me, but in many/most cases I am still better off for being able to transact with them.

  • I think there are plenty of scenarios where "humanity continues to exist" has benefits for AI - we are a source of training data and probably lots of other useful resources, and letting us continue to exist is not a huge investment, since we are mostly self-sustaining. Maybe this isn't literally "being aligned" but I think supporting human life has instrumental benefits to AI.

  • I think the formal claim is only true inasmuch as it's also true that the space of all objectives that align with the AI's continued existence is also incredibly small. I think it's much less clear how many of the objectives that are in some way supportive of the AI also result in human extinction.

Comment by Timothy M. (timothy-bond) on A Proof Against Oracle AI · 2023-04-17T14:08:24.843Z · LW · GW

This is a common problem with a lot of these hypothetical AI scenarios - WHY does the Oracle do this? How did the process of constructing this AI somehow make it want to eventually cause some negative consequence?

Comment by Timothy M. (timothy-bond) on Twin Cities ACX Meetup - Mar 2023 · 2023-04-05T22:50:30.255Z · LW · GW

Next event will be April 30th - link.

Comment by Timothy M. (timothy-bond) on Twin Cities ACX Meetup · 2023-03-01T16:56:06.716Z · LW · GW

Invite for the next meetup (March 24th) is now up - see here: https://www.lesswrong.com/events/Bf9rqXH93FtkAj6a5/twin-cities-acx-meetup-mar-2023

Comment by Timothy M. (timothy-bond) on Twin Cities ACX Meetup - Oct 2022 · 2023-03-01T16:55:06.782Z · LW · GW

Invite for the next meetup (March 24th) is now up - see here: https://www.lesswrong.com/events/Bf9rqXH93FtkAj6a5/twin-cities-acx-meetup-mar-2023