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Academian comments on CFAR’s new focus, and AI Safety - Less Wrong

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Comment author: Academian 03 December 2016 04:37:54AM 5 points [-]

"Brier scoring" is not a very natural scoring rule (log scoring is better; Jonah and Eliezer already covered the main reasons, and it's what I used when designing the Credence Game for similar reasons). It also sets off a negative reaction in me when I see someone naming their world-changing strategy after it. It makes me think the people naming their strategy don't have enough mathematician friends to advise them otherwise... which, as evidenced by these comments, is not the case for CFAR ;) Possible re-naming options that contrast well with "signal boosting"

  • Score boosting
  • Signal filtering
  • Signal vetting
Comment author: AnnaSalamon 03 December 2016 04:56:18AM 0 points [-]

Got any that contrast with "raising awareness" or "outreach"?

Comment author: lukeprog 07 December 2016 06:06:38PM 0 points [-]

"Accuracy-boosting" or "raising accuracy"?

Comment author: Mqrius 05 December 2016 05:46:41AM *  0 points [-]

Brainstormy words in that corner of concept-space:
* Raising the sanity waterline
* Downstream effects
* Giving someone a footstool so that they can see for themselves, instead of you telling them what's on the other side of the wall
* C̶r̶i̶t̶i̶c̶a̶l̶ ̶m̶a̶s̶s h̶i̶v̶e̶m̶i̶n̶d Compounding thinktank intelligence
* Doing thinks better

[switches framing]
Signal boosting means sending more signal so that you it arrives better on the other side. There's more ways of doing so though;
* Noise reduction
* (The entire big field of) error correction methods
* Specifying the signal's constraints clearly so that the other side can run a fit to it
* Stop sending the signal and instead build the generator on the other side