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Meetup : Melbourne Social Meetup: June

0 Maelin 28 May 2017 10:10AM

Discussion article for the meetup : Melbourne Social Meetup: June

WHEN: 02 June 2017 06:30:00PM (+1000)

WHERE: The Bull and Bear Tavern, Flinders Lane, Melbourne

The MelbLW social meetup has moved to an exciting new schedule! We are now on the first Friday of each month. Come join us for the first session of the new schedule!

FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/299902167131043/

Social meetups are informal get-togethers where we chat about topics of interest and have a couple of drinks together.

WHEN? Friday June 2, 18:30 until late. Don't worry about being on time, though - it's fine to rock up whenever.

WHERE? The Bull & Bear Tavern, on Flinders Lane (just a short walk from Flinders St Station)

FOOD? The B&B does reasonable traditional pub food and we usually share a few plates of wedges. For those who stay late, we sometimes go for a late night meal around 11pm.

CONTACT? Any issues on the night, call or text Chris on 0439471632

Discussion article for the meetup : Melbourne Social Meetup: June

Meetup : Superintelligence chapter 7

0 pepe_prime 26 May 2017 08:11AM

Discussion article for the meetup : Superintelligence chapter 7

WHEN: 09 June 2017 05:45:00PM (+0200)

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

  1. The superintelligent will

The relation between intelligence and motivation

Instrumental convergence

Self-preservation

Goal-content integrity

Cognitive enhancement

Technological perfection

Resource acquisition

You don't have to have read the book, though it will probably help to read chapters 1-6.

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 7

Meetup : Rationality Potluck

0 MathieuRoy 25 May 2017 06:28PM

Discussion article for the meetup : Rationality Potluck

WHEN: 25 May 2017 06:30:00PM (-0400)

WHERE: 1191 Avenue Hope, Montreal

Eric Chisholm from the Vancouver Rationalist Community is staying at the Macroscope this week. You're invited to come say hi, and talk with other rationality enthusiasts! Feel free to invite friends.

Bring food and/or beverage if possible. Vegan food will be available.

Eric Chisholm, an alumnus from the Center for Applied Rationality, will present the Double Crux technique: a technique for resolving disagreement.

Facebook Event : https://goo.gl/f8Uwfg

Discussion article for the meetup : Rationality Potluck

Meetup : Chicago Rationality Reading Group

0 mingyuan 25 May 2017 03:21AM

Discussion article for the meetup : Chicago Rationality Reading Group

WHEN: 28 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.

Since the university will go on break soon, we'll need to find a new location if we want to have weekly meetings during the summer, so keep an eye out for that. That announcement will not come from me, however, since this will be my last meeting before I move away! Come say goodbye!

This week's 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.: Fun & Games

0 RobinZ 24 May 2017 02:49PM

Discussion article for the meetup : Washington, D.C.: Fun & Games

WHEN: 28 May 2017 03:30:00PM (-0400)

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

We will be meeting in the courtyard to hang out, play games, and engage in fun conversation.

Upcoming meetups:

  • Jun. 4: Describe a Potato
  • Jun. 11: AI Risk/Safety

Discussion article for the meetup : Washington, D.C.: Fun & Games

Meetup : Moscow LW meetup in "Nauchka" library

0 Alexander230 23 May 2017 08:29PM

Discussion article for the meetup : Moscow LW meetup in "Nauchka" library

WHEN: 09 June 2017 08:00:00PM (+0300)

WHERE: Москва, ул. Дубининская, 20

Welcome to the next Moscow LW meetup in "Nauchka" library!

Our plan:

  • A talk about yak shaving problem.

  • Fallacymania game.

  • Tower of Chaos game.

Details about Fallacymania and Tower of Chaos and game materials can be found here: http://lesswrong.com/lw/oco/custom_games_that_involve_skills_related_to/

Meetup details are here: https://goo.gl/5fd66P

Come to "Nauchka", ul.Dubininskaya, 20. Entrance through the Central children library #14. Nearest metro station is Paveletskaya. Map is here: http://nauchka.ru/contacts/ . If you are lost, call Sasha at +7-905-527-30-82.

Meetup begins at 20:00, the length is 2 hours.

Discussion article for the meetup : Moscow LW meetup in "Nauchka" library

Meetup : Games in Kocherga club: Fallacymania, Tower of Chaos, Scientific Discovery

0 Alexander230 23 May 2017 04:16PM

Discussion article for the meetup : Games in Kocherga club: Fallacymania, Tower of Chaos, Scientific Discovery

WHEN: 31 May 2017 07:40:00PM (+0300)

WHERE: Moscow, B.Dorogomilovskaya, 5-2

Welcome to Moscow LW community makeshift games! In that games, some rationality skills are involved, so you can practise while you playing!

  • Fallacymania: it is a game where you guess logical fallacies in arguments, or practise using logical fallacies yourself (depending on team in which you will be).

  • Tower of Chaos: funny game with guessing the rules of human placement on a Twister mat.

  • Scientific Discovery: modified version of Zendo with simultaneous turns for all players.

Details about the games: http://goo.gl/Mz2i94

Come to antikafe "Kocherga", ul.B.Dorogomilovskaya, 5-2. The map is here: http://kocherga-club.ru/#contacts . Nearest metro station is Kievskaya. If you are lost, call Sasha at +7-905-527-30-82.

Games begin at 19:40, the length is 3 hours.

Discussion article for the meetup : Games in Kocherga club: Fallacymania, Tower of Chaos, Scientific Discovery

Meetup : Meet up: Stockholm Slate Star Codex

0 MossPiglet 21 May 2017 09:39AM

Discussion article for the meetup : Meet up: Stockholm Slate Star Codex

WHEN: 03 June 2017 03:00:00PM (+0200)

WHERE: Cafe Dox, Stora Nygatan 31, 111 27 Stockholm, Sverige

Format: Discuss SSC and related topics. We might also play some boardgames if people feel like it. We usually focus on one SSC article per meet up, this event it will be "I can tolerate anything except the outgroup" (http://slatestarcodex.com/2014/09/30/i-can-tolerate-anything-except-the-outgroup/) . More info can be found on https://www.meetup.com/Stockholm-Lesswrong/events/dzwqxmywjbfb/

Influence future meetups: Times - http://www.when2meet.com/?5723551-cJBhD Topics - https://druthe.rs/dockets/-KcCvpn97vUhg3tQRrKn

Discussion article for the meetup : Meet up: Stockholm Slate Star Codex

Meetup : Cambridge, MA Sunday meetup: Lightning Talks

0 jimrandomh 20 May 2017 09:10PM

Discussion article for the meetup : Cambridge, MA Sunday meetup: Lightning Talks

WHEN: 21 May 2017 03:30:00PM (-0400)

WHERE: Harvard Science Center, Room 105

IMPORTANT NOTE: The meetup is NOT at the usual location. Instead it is at the Harvard Science Center, room 105.

Discussion article for the meetup : Cambridge, MA Sunday meetup: Lightning Talks

Meetup : San Francisco Meetup: Board Games and Singing

0 rocurley 19 May 2017 11:13PM

Discussion article for the meetup : San Francisco Meetup: Board Games and Singing

WHEN: 22 May 2017 06:15:00PM (-0700)

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

Some people don’t like board games, and based on our straw poll at the recent meta meetup, most of those people seem to like group singing. So this meetup has both!

We have a variety of games, but feel free to bring your own.

We’ll also bring lyrics for some songs to sing together. If there’s anything you really like singing and think other people might know, please feel free to bring it or a link to lyrics for it that we can pull up. A rhythm instrument might be nice to bring, iff. you know the particular songs we’re doing well enough to keep up easily.

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: Board Games and Singing

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