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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?


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.

Comment author: KatjaGrace 07 October 2014 01:04:25AM 2 points [-]

If a technology existed that could make your children 10 IQ points smarter, how willing do you think people would be to use it? (p42-3)

Comment author: lukeprog 07 October 2014 01:12:46AM 5 points [-]

Shulman & Bostrom (2014) make a nice point about this:

The history of IVF... suggests that applications which were opposed in anticipation can rapidly become accepted when they become live options.

As table 2 in the paper shows, the American public generally opposed IVF until the first IVF baby was born, and then they were in favor of it.

As of 2004, only 28% of Americans approve of embryo selection for improving strength or intelligence, but that could change rapidly when the technology is available.

Comment author: lukeprog 07 October 2014 12:50:31AM 3 points [-]

The Salon.com version is here.

Comment author: lukeprog 04 October 2014 09:28:52PM 29 points [-]

Prominent altruists aren't the people who have a larger care-o-meter, they're the people who have learned not to trust their care-o-meters... Nobody has [a care-o-meter] capable of faithfully representing the scope of the world's problems. But the fact that you can't feel the caring doesn't mean that you can't do the caring.

Nate Soares

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