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In response to Podcasts?
Comment author: gwillen 26 October 2014 12:53:27AM 1 point [-]

I'm surprised to see Radiolab get top billing, and This American Life not even get a mention. I think of Radiolab as an excellent imitation of TAL. :-)

In response to comment by gwillen on Podcasts?
Comment author: lukeprog 26 October 2014 03:41:24AM 2 points [-]

Ira Glass seems to think Radiolab is better.

In response to Podcasts?
Comment author: lukeprog 26 October 2014 12:29:55AM 4 points [-]

I listen to Dan Carlin's Hardcore History, EconTalk, Meet the Composer, Planet Money, Radiolab, Serial, StartUp, and This American Life.

In response to Weekly LW Meetups
Comment author: lukeprog 25 October 2014 07:02:19PM 0 points [-]

Thanks again for continuing to do this!

Comment author: sbenthall 20 October 2014 05:23:50AM 0 points [-]

Thanks. That's very helpful.

I've been thinking about Stuart Russell lately, which reminds me...bounded rationality. Isn't there a bunch of literature on that?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bounded_rationality

Have you ever looked into any connections there? Any luck with that?

Comment author: lukeprog 20 October 2014 06:22:11PM *  0 points [-]

You might say bounded rationality is our primary framework for thinking about AI agents, just like it is in AI textbooks like Russell & Norvig's. So that question sounds to me like it might sound to a biologist if she was asked whether her sub-area had any connections to that "Neo-Darwinism" thing. :)

Comment author: lukeprog 19 October 2014 03:27:07AM 3 points [-]

It's not much, but: see our brief footnote #3 in IE:EI and the comments and sources I give in What is intelligence?

Comment author: lukeprog 19 October 2014 03:19:02AM *  4 points [-]
Comment author: KatjaGrace 14 October 2014 03:24:45AM 5 points [-]

If people were ten times faster, how much faster would economic growth be?

Comment author: lukeprog 14 October 2014 04:00:16AM 2 points [-]

On this subject, I'd like to link Stanovich on intelligence amplification.

In response to Improving the World
Comment author: ciphergoth 12 October 2014 08:53:30AM *  9 points [-]

Trying to get FHI and CSER approved for gift matching by Google; I have money set aside to give as soon as this works out.

Comment author: lukeprog 12 October 2014 05:57:07PM 9 points [-]

Great! Thanks for doing this.

MIRI has received ~$165,000 since the beginning of 2011 from the Google matching program alone.

Comment author: lukeprog 10 October 2014 05:23:27PM 6 points [-]

My own recommendations are here. I haven't updated that list for a while, but I've been listing the books I've read each month over here instead, nearly all of which are audiobooks.

Comment author: lukeprog 07 October 2014 02:00:00AM 5 points [-]

The linked Hsu paper is a convenient introduction to the genetics of intelligence and other quantitative traits like height, and therefore serves as handy background reading for understanding the biological cognition section.

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