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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

Meetup : Superintelligence chapter 5

0 pepe_prime 28 April 2017 01:17PM

Discussion article for the meetup : Superintelligence chapter 5

WHEN: 12 May 2017 05:45:00PM (+0200)

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

  1. Decisive strategic advantage

Will the frontrunner get a decisive advantage?

How large will the successful project be?

Monitoring

International collaboration

From decisive strategic advantage to singleton

We'll have a presentation on the above topics, with opportunities for discussion. We'll repeat this with later chapters every 2 weeks. You don't have to have read the book, though it will probably help to read chapters 1-4.

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 5

Meetup : Stockholm Slate Star Codex Meetup

0 pepe_prime 28 April 2017 01:15PM

Discussion article for the meetup : Stockholm Slate Star Codex Meetup

WHEN: 06 May 2017 01:30:00PM (+0200)

WHERE: café Dox, Stora Nygatan 31, 111 27 Stockholm, Sweden

This is a meetup where we will discuss topics related to the blogg Slate Star Codex, for example rationality, science and effective altruism. Having read the blog is preferable but not required. Feel free to invite friends who might be interested.

(added May 3) The theme of discussion this time will be "Meditations on Moloch". http://slatestarcodex.com/2014/07/30/meditations-on-moloch/

Discussion article for the meetup : Stockholm Slate Star Codex Meetup

Comment author: pepe_prime 11 April 2017 10:56:54AM 0 points [-]

Moved to Apr 28 to avoid Easter!

Meetup : Reading with discipline, reconstruction and mnemonics

1 pepe_prime 02 April 2017 08:24PM

Discussion article for the meetup : Reading with discipline, reconstruction and mnemonics

WHEN: 21 April 2017 05:45:00PM (+0200)

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

We'll go through how to complete large or difficult reading tasks, how to efficiently memorize and understand the contents, and how to maintain the memory afterwards. We'll go through a few tried and true methods and hold a few exercises. Bring at least one text (technical manual, poetry, fiction) that you want to remember well and a notebook.

Format: We meet and start hanging out at 5:45, but don't officially start doing the meetup topic until 6:00 to accomodate 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 : Reading with discipline, reconstruction and mnemonics

Meetup : Superintelligence chapter 4

0 pepe_prime 28 March 2017 06:55PM

Discussion article for the meetup : Superintelligence chapter 4

WHEN: 28 April 2017 05:45:00PM (+0200)

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

  1. The kinetics of an intelligence explosion

Timing and speed of the takeoff

Recalcitrance

Non-machine intelligence paths

Emulation and AI paths

Optimization power and explosivity

We'll have a presentation on the above topics, with opportunities for discussion. We'll repeat this with later chapters every 2 weeks. You don't have to have read the book, though it will probably help to read chapters 1-3.

Format:

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

Influence future meetups:

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

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

Discussion article for the meetup : Superintelligence chapter 4

Meetup : Superintelligence chapter 3

0 pepe_prime 12 March 2017 08:59PM

Discussion article for the meetup : Superintelligence chapter 3

WHEN: 31 March 2017 04:45:00PM (+0100)

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

We'll have a 30 minute summary of chapter 3 of Superintelligence, followed by free-form discussion. We'll repeat this with later chapters about every 2 weeks.

Format: We meet and start hanging out at 5:45, but don't officially start doing the meetup topic until 6:00 to accomodate 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 3

Meetup : Goal factoring

0 pepe_prime 08 March 2017 09:39PM

Discussion article for the meetup : Goal factoring

WHEN: 24 March 2017 05:45:00PM (+0100)

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

Goal factoring is a technique for introspection to help identify and achieve your goals. It helps choose day-to-day activities that efficiently achieve short and long term purposes. We'll focus on "bottom-up" goal factoring. Here, you look at activities you already do regularly, like check your email and play board games on Saturdays. You ask yourself what purposes these fulfill, like being reachable by colleagues and relaxing after the week. You brainstorm alternatives that achieve the same purpose. Finally, you see if you can get the same outcomes more efficiently.

We'll practice this as a group to see how it works, then split into pairs and practice more. Bring your constraint satisfiability solving programs. Just kidding, just bring yourself :) Check out a template - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BCoE9PoqOuUjl70S63764iZgqfpo94gPhjpS5EWNnMw/edit

Format: We meet and start hanging out at 5:45, but don't officially start doing the meetup topic until 6:00 to accomodate 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 : Goal factoring

Meetup : Superintellignce chapter 2

0 pepe_prime 04 March 2017 08:29PM

Discussion article for the meetup : Superintellignce chapter 2

WHEN: 17 March 2017 05:45:00PM (+0100)

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

We'll have a 30 minute summary of chapter 1 of Superintelligence, followed by free-form discussion. We'll repeat this with later chapters about every 2 weeks.

Format: We meet and start hanging out at 5:45, but don't officially start doing the meetup topic until 6:00 to accomodate 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 : Superintellignce chapter 2

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