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Meetup : Denver Area LW June Meetup

0 PonchoPal 17 May 2017 12:14AM

Discussion article for the meetup : Denver Area LW June Meetup

WHEN: 06 June 2017 07:00:00PM (-0600)

WHERE: 4955 South Ulster Street #103, Denver, CO

Casual Meetup in the back room of Darcy's Pub or outside, if the weather is nice and we can have the space. You can find us by asking for "Steven Zuber's Group.

Discussion article for the meetup : Denver Area LW June Meetup

Meetup : Sydney Rationality Dojo - June 2017

0 luminosity 15 May 2017 10:20PM

Discussion article for the meetup : Sydney Rationality Dojo - June 2017

WHEN: 04 June 2017 04:00:00PM (+1000)

WHERE: 10 Shepherd Street, Chippendale

Join us for another chance to polish your planning, motivational and other rationality skills. Social dinner afterwards.

Discussion article for the meetup : Sydney Rationality Dojo - June 2017

Meetup : San Francisco Meetup: Reciprocity Circle

0 rocurley 15 May 2017 06:12PM

Discussion article for the meetup : San Francisco Meetup: Reciprocity Circle

WHEN: 15 May 2017 06:15:00PM (-0700)

WHERE: 1769 15th St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3333, United States

We’re trying a new-ish format this week - a variant on our usual topic of Group Debugging.

This time we’ll go around and have each person list 1-3 things they wish someone could help them with, and then have others (hopefully) volunteer to help them. Once we’ve gone around the circle, we break to discuss with the people we are helping or being helped by.

For help getting into the building, please call (or text, with a likely-somewhat-slower response rate): 301-458-0764.

Format:

We meet and start hanging out at 6:15, but don’t officially start doing the meetup topic until 6:45-7 to accommodate stragglers. Usually there is a food order that goes out before we start the meetup topic.

About these meetups:

The mission of the SF LessWrong meetup is to provide a fun, low-key social space with some structured interaction, where new and non-new community members can mingle and have interesting conversations. Everyone is welcome.

We explicitly encourage people to split off from the main conversation or diverge from the topic if that would be more fun for them (moving side conversations into a separate part of the space if appropriate). Meetup topics are here as a tool to facilitate fun interaction, and we certainly don’t want them to inhibit it.

Discussion article for the meetup : San Francisco Meetup: Reciprocity Circle

Meetup : Baltimore / UMBC - Unsong Readalong Edition!

0 l1n 14 May 2017 04:51PM

Discussion article for the meetup : Baltimore / UMBC - Unsong Readalong Edition!

WHEN: 14 May 2017 08:00:00AM (-0400)

WHERE: Performing Arts and Humanities Building, 1000 Hilltop Cir, Baltimore, MD 21250, United States

Casual discussion group! But this week we will be starting with a dramatic reading of the final chapter of Unsong.

Suggested Reading: Unsong. Meetup is on the 4th floor by the English department. Follow the voices. For help getting into the building, please text 619-357-6633. Format: We meet and start hanging out at 8:00, but don’t officially start doing the meetup topic until 8:15-8:30 to accommodate stragglers. Parking is available anywhere on campus because its a weekend. I suggest Lot 8.

Discussion article for the meetup : Baltimore / UMBC - Unsong Readalong Edition!

Meetup : [Metro Detroit / Ann Arbor], Michigan: LW and SSC meetup where I bring food

0 excinera 12 May 2017 08:51PM

Discussion article for the meetup : [Metro Detroit / Ann Arbor], Michigan: LW and SSC meetup where I bring food

WHEN: 13 May 2017 04:00:00PM (-0400)

WHERE: 255 E. Liberty St. Suite 225 Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Howdy, fellers! I wasn't able to set anything up last weekend due to being extremely unwell for a couple weeks, but now I am whole again, and I have arranged for a meeting space to be available at All Hands Active tomorrow, from 4:00 PM (16:00) until... whenever. Probably about 10:00 or midnight, from past experience.

Sorry for the short notice, but I was only just able to set this up yesterday, and blah blah blah, reasons. I don't have time to update the website right now so everything there is out of date at the moment but if you have any questions (or need a ride, or whatever), text or call me at (734) 707-1316.

The address is

All Hands Active 255 E. Liberty St. Suite 225 Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Discussion article for the meetup : [Metro Detroit / Ann Arbor], Michigan: LW and SSC meetup where I bring food

Meetup : Chicago Rationality Reading Group

0 mingyuan 11 May 2017 11:49PM

Discussion article for the meetup : Chicago Rationality Reading Group

WHEN: 14 May 2017 01:00:00PM (-0500)

WHERE: Harper Memorial Library Room 148, 1116 E 59th St, Chicago, IL 60637

The Chicago Rationality group meets every Sunday from 1-3 PM in Room 148 of Harper Memorial Library. Though we meet on the University of Chicago campus, anyone is welcome to attend.

This week we'll be returning to the reading group format! The readings are as follows:

If you're interested in rationality-related events in the Chicago area, request to be added to our Google Group and I'll approve you!

Discussion article for the meetup : Chicago Rationality Reading Group

Meetup : Washington, D.C.: Survivorship Bias

0 RobinZ 11 May 2017 11:46PM

Discussion article for the meetup : Washington, D.C.: Survivorship Bias

WHEN: 14 May 2017 03:30:00PM (-0400)

WHERE: Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture

This week, we will be meeting in the courtyard to discuss survivorship bias - invalid inferences drawn only from the examples which made it through some winnowing process, and none of the ones that didn't - and some examples thereof.

Upcoming meetups:

  • May 21: Autism
  • May 28: Fun & Games

Discussion article for the meetup : Washington, D.C.: Survivorship Bias

Meetup : Sydney Pub meetup - May

0 Elo 11 May 2017 01:35AM

Discussion article for the meetup : Sydney Pub meetup - May

WHEN: 18 May 2017 06:00:00PM (+1000)

WHERE: 565 george st, Sydney

Level 2, outside the pizza kitchen Come along to our regular monthly pub meetup to talk all things math, science, technology, engineering, thinking, growth, reasoning and beliefs. If you are an aspiring rationalist, a nerd, geek, scientist or just a quiet thinker - we can't wait to meet you to share ideas, discuss, debate, learn and grow together. If you are interested in our rationality dojos, ask us about them in person. See you there! Also, while you are at it - bring a friend along too!

https://www.meetup.com/lesswrong-Sydney0/events/239894261/ https://www.facebook.com/events/1724027377612959/

Discussion article for the meetup : Sydney Pub meetup - May

Meetup : Superintelligence chapter 6

0 pepe_prime 10 May 2017 12:55PM

Discussion article for the meetup : Superintelligence chapter 6

WHEN: 26 May 2017 05:45:00PM (+0200)

WHERE: Lindstedtsvägen 3, room 1537, SE-114 28 Stockholm, Sverige

  1. Cognitive superpowers

Functionalities and superpowers

An AI takeover scenario

Power over nature and agents

You don't have to have read the book, though it will probably help to read chapters 1-5.

Format:

We meet and start hanging out at 5:45, but don't officially start doing the meetup topic until 6:00 to accommodate stragglers. We often go out for dinner after the meetup.

How to find us:

The meetup is at a KTH academic building and the room is on the 5th floor, two stairs up.

Influence future meetups:

Times - http://www.when2meet.com/?5723551-cJBhD

Topics - https://druthe.rs/dockets/-KcCvpn97vUhg3tQRrKn

Discussion article for the meetup : Superintelligence chapter 6

Meetup : Modern portfolio theory

0 pepe_prime 10 May 2017 12:42PM

Discussion article for the meetup : Modern portfolio theory

WHEN: 19 May 2017 05:45:00PM (+0200)

WHERE: Lindstedtsvägen 3, room 1537, SE-114 28 Stockholm, Sverige

Learn the basics of risky assets and leverage. This talk contains math presented in an accessible way for the inexperienced. After the talk you should know how to create a basic investment portfolio and how to evaluate new opportunities.

Format:

We meet and start hanging out at 5:45, but don't officially start doing the meetup topic until 6:00 to accommodate stragglers. We often go out for dinner after the meetup.

How to find us:

The meetup is at a KTH academic building and the room is on the 5th floor, two stairs up.

Influence future meetups:

Times - http://www.when2meet.com/?5723551-cJBhD

Topics - https://druthe.rs/dockets/-KcCvpn97vUhg3tQRrKn

Discussion article for the meetup : Modern portfolio theory

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