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Meetup : West LA—R:AZ Part B, Fake Beliefs

0 OpenThreadGuy 27 March 2015 08:28AM

Discussion article for the meetup : West LA—R:AZ Part B, Fake Beliefs

WHEN: 01 April 2015 07:00:00PM (-0700)

WHERE: 11066 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

How to Find Us: Go into this Del Taco. We will be in the back room if possible.

Parking is free in the lot out front or on the street nearby.

Discussion: We will be discussing Part B of Rationality: From AI to Zombies. You are welcome to join us even if you have not done the reading. However, the reading is very good, and it is free, and you should read it. We will be discussing roughly one part per week for a total of 26 weeks.

Recommended Reading:

No prior exposure to Less Wrong is required, nor yet is the reading required, only strongly recommended. This meetup is not an April Fools' joke. It will actually happen. No, seriously.

Discussion article for the meetup : West LA—R:AZ Part B, Fake Beliefs

Meetup : San Francisco Meetup: Short Talks

0 rocurley 27 March 2015 06:43AM

Discussion article for the meetup : San Francisco Meetup: Short Talks

WHEN: 30 March 2015 06:15:00PM (-0700)

WHERE: 1061 Market St #4, San Francisco, CA 94103

Please not the location, since we've been bouncing between two locations.

We'll be meeting to give/listen to short talks. Planning isn't necessary: these are not expected to be polished.

I can be reached at 301-458-0764 if you need help getting in. As always, feel free to show up late.

Discussion article for the meetup : San Francisco Meetup: Short Talks

Meetup : Moscow meetup: communication practice and three short talks

1 berekuk 26 March 2015 02:27PM

Discussion article for the meetup : Moscow meetup: communication practice and three short talks

WHEN: 29 March 2015 02:00:00PM (+0300)

WHERE: Russia, Moscow, ulitsa L'va Tolstogo 16

This Sunday, we'll have our usual meetup, consisting of three talks and one large practice session.

Talks (1h total):

  • Eugene on power effects on cognition.
  • Denis on two modes of time perception.
  • Slava (me) on comparative advantage in economics (and life lessons following from it).

Communication practice session:

Pion will continue to organize the communication techniques practice. We will repeat the exercise from the last session, and try the new one.

Schedule details are in hackpad.

Info for the newcomers: We gather in the Yandex office, first revolving door is on the right from the archway, entrance 8.1. Here is a guide how to get to Yandex: http://company.yandex.ru/contacts/redrose/. If you're late, send me (Slava) an SMS at +7(926)313-96-42; you'll have to wait until I'm free to go down and meet you (which might take a while, I'm often busy with coordinating other stuff at the meetup). Expected duration of the meetup is 4 hours, plus a few hours of afterparty if you're willing to stay a bit longer.

If you're not the member of our Moscow community yet, you might want to check out https://lesswrong-ru.hackpad.com/, there's a lot of content about what's been going on for the last two years. Also, please subscribe to our mailing list.

Discussion article for the meetup : Moscow meetup: communication practice and three short talks

Meetup : Rationality Meetup Vienna

1 AnnaLeptikon 25 March 2015 08:14PM

Discussion article for the meetup : Rationality Meetup Vienna

WHEN: 09 May 2015 02:00:00PM (+0100)

WHERE: Kaisermühlenstraße 24/2

directions: http://web.student.tuwien.ac.at/~e0326238/rationality_meetup/directions.html

FB-Event for more details and discussions: https://www.facebook.com/events/811775762240996/ (You need to become member of "Rationality Vienna" to see it)

Discussion article for the meetup : Rationality Meetup Vienna

An Introduction to Löb's Theorem in MIRI Research

11 orthonormal 23 March 2015 10:22PM

Would you like to see a primer on several MIRI research topics (assuming only the background of having taken a course with proofs in math or computer science)? Or are you curious why MIRI does so much with mathematical logic, and why people on Less Wrong keep referring to Löb's Theorem?

If you answered yes to either question, you may be interested in my lecture notes, An Introduction to Löb's Theorem in MIRI Research! These came out of an introductory talk that I gave at a MIRIx workshop.

Since I've got some space here, I'll just copy and paste the table of contents and the introduction section...

continue reading »

Meetup : Washington, D.C.: Singing

1 RobinZ 23 March 2015 04:54PM

Discussion article for the meetup : Washington, D.C.: Singing

WHEN: 29 March 2015 03:00:00AM (-0400)

WHERE: U.S. Navy Memorial

Note: The meetup location has changed.

Weather permitting, we will be meeting in the Navy Memorial (between D St. NW and Pennsylvania Ave, lined up with 8th St.) to hang out and sing songs. As usual, we will congregate between 3:00 to 3:30.

The structured part of the meetup will consist of people who want to sing singing songs. Feel free to come and hang out if you don't want to sing; feel free to sing if you're not very good. There may be attendees with smartphones who can look up lyrics when needed.

If the weather is not suitable for an outdoors meetup, singing will be postponed to next week and we will have a Fun & Games meetup in Kogod Courtyard instead.

There is WMATA major track work scheduled; service advisories for this weekend have not yet been issued. The Verizon Center calendar for March 29 has a Wizards vs. Houston Rockets game starting at 12:30 (doors 11:30); it would probably be ending around 2:30 to 3:00 p.m.

Upcoming meetups:

  • Apr. 5: Fun & Games (bring games, play games, converse, socialize, or any combination thereof)
  • Apr. 12: Cherry Blossoms (take a walk and look at the cherry blossoms)
  • Apr 19: "The Sword of Good" (talk about a LessWrongian short story)

Discussion article for the meetup : Washington, D.C.: Singing

Meetup : San Francisco Meetup: Media Reccomendations

1 rocurley 23 March 2015 05:51AM

Discussion article for the meetup : San Francisco Meetup: Media Reccomendations

WHEN: 23 March 2015 06:15:00PM (-0700)

WHERE: 1061 Market St #4, San Francisco, CA 94103

(Make sure you go to the right address: We've been switching between 2 places).

We'll be meeting to discuss what people are reading, watching, listening to, etc.

As usual, feel free to show up late, and I can be reached at 301-458-0764.

Discussion article for the meetup : San Francisco Meetup: Media Reccomendations

Taking control of your happiness and productivity

2 Peter_McIntyre 23 March 2015 04:35AM

Here I talk about Julian Rotter's locus of control, and the implications of the research on our health, happiness and productivity. 

As per my last article(s), feel free to let me know what you think here, privately, or anonymously

 

Link

Meetup : LessWrong-like Meetup Hamburg

1 Gunnar_Zarncke 22 March 2015 08:53PM

Discussion article for the meetup : LessWrong-like Meetup Hamburg

WHEN: 27 March 2015 07:00:00PM (+0100)

WHERE: Hamburg, Fehnweg 4

After some longer intermission the LessWrong Meetup Hamburg is back. Because most participants are also friends of me this is more a LessWrong-like meetup with a - hopefully - comparable focus. New guests are very welcome. Note that we will already have one guest from Bremen.

The topic of the meetup is effective sustainability. Many of us want to protect the environment and act responsible - but are our actions efficient? Or are we just collecting warm fuzzies?

Location is at my home which is reachable from central station in about 40 minutes via public transportations. You can get my phone number via LW private mail or via mail via my LW user page.

Discussion article for the meetup : LessWrong-like Meetup Hamburg

Meetup : LessWrong Scotland

1 cjb230 22 March 2015 06:44PM

Discussion article for the meetup : LessWrong Scotland

WHEN: 12 April 2015 02:00:00PM (+0000)

WHERE: Biblos, 1 Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1HR

We're going to meet in Edinburgh this time! I don't know the layout of the venue, but we'll be recognisable by books, stuffed owls, signs with Bayes' theorem on them, or some other LW trope.

We're starting a read-through of EY's "Rationality: From AI to Zombies." So this time we'll be discussing Book 1 - that's sections A to D.

Then we'll go on to whatever is on people's mind. Sometimes that's world domination, sometimes it isn't...

Hope to see some new faces then!

Discussion article for the meetup : LessWrong Scotland

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