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Comment author: Sniffnoy 28 February 2016 10:44:51PM 0 points [-]

I'll be gone by then, so I'm afraid you'll have to count me out, sorry!

Comment author: Bound_up 15 February 2016 09:27:26PM 0 points [-]

How about the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Libary. University of Michigan, 913 S University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Alternatively, for food, Amer's has been mentioned, which is at 611 Church St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, right off campus. It looks like central campus to me, but in any case, there's the address.

Or we could go anywhere else anyone might recommend.

Comment author: Sniffnoy 16 February 2016 05:58:32AM 1 point [-]

Note that if you want it to be at Amer's you should make sure people know which one! There's an Amer's on State as well.

Comment author: Zubon 11 February 2016 10:47:09PM 0 points [-]

I only know of 1 at AADL. Folks found it somewhat uncomfortable and wanted to be able to have food and drink. Several were held at Pizza House, just a bit off south campus.

Comment author: Sniffnoy 12 February 2016 05:20:38AM 0 points [-]

Oh, was it only the one? I wasn't at the one before that one, so I forgot, oops. Yeah there have been a few at Pizza House. Noisy though. (Meanwhile, we still don't know which library Bound_up intended.)

Comment author: Sniffnoy 11 February 2016 02:29:05AM *  0 points [-]

Which central campus library? The building indicated on the map is not a library. (FWIW, I think the last few were at the Ann Arbor District Library.)

Comment author: Sniffnoy 22 August 2015 04:16:34AM 0 points [-]

Can't make this one, sorry!

Comment author: Vladimir_Nesov 22 July 2015 11:22:28AM *  13 points [-]

One issue is that if you base your self-esteem on your rationality, that might make it more difficult to notice flaws in your rationality, for the same reasons as basing self-esteem on being a Nazi might've made it more difficult for historical Nazis to notice the issues. Hence the idea of keeping identity small, not including important things in it, to avoid that particular cause of misperceiving them.

See Cached Selves for more details. There does seem to be an important difference between the usual ideologies and technical subjects, in that ideologies allow much more wiggle room, which might be at the heart of the problem, see Ethnic Tension And Meaningless Arguments. Sidestepping that sort of vagueness by making sure a few key ideas remain clear is also the approach explored in Yudkowsky's How To Actually Change Your Mind, for example see The Scales of Justice, the Notebook of Rationality and Human Evil and Muddled Thinking.

Comment author: Sniffnoy 22 July 2015 09:59:33PM 0 points [-]
Comment author: Sniffnoy 14 July 2015 12:08:14AM *  0 points [-]

I don't think anyone has proposed any self-referential criteria as being the point of Friendly AI? It's just that such self-referential criteria as reflective equilibrium are a necessary condition which lots of goal setups don't even meet. (And note that just because you're trying to find a fixpoint, doesn't necessarily mean you have to try to find it by iteration, if that process has problems!)

Comment author: Sniffnoy 25 June 2015 07:57:22AM 1 point [-]

Interesting article. Minor note on clarity: You might want to clarify the acronym "EMH" where it appears, since it so often here stands for "efficient market hypothesis".

Comment author: Sniffnoy 27 May 2015 07:16:23PM 2 points [-]

I'm confused about the "strategy" section; it seems largely redundant with the earlier parts.

Comment author: JonahSinick 27 May 2015 12:06:16AM *  4 points [-]

The distinction that I'm drawing is that intelligence is about the capacity to recognize patterns whereas aesthetic discernment is about selectively being drawn toward patterns that are important. I believe that intelligence explains a large fraction of the variance in mathematicians' productivity. See my post Innate Mathematical Ability. But I think that the percent of variance that intelligence explains is less than 50%.

Comment author: Sniffnoy 27 May 2015 12:24:28AM 0 points [-]

Ah, I see. I forgot about that, thanks!

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