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Aug 5, 2021

https://astralcodexten.substack.com/p/what-should-we-make-of-sasha-chapins

 

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Substack blogger Sasha Chapin writes that COVID-19 Took My Sense Of Smell, LSD Brought It Back. He got coronavirus, and like many people lost his sense of smell (medical term: dysosmia or anosmia). Ten days after recovery, he still...


Aug 4, 2021

https://astralcodexten.substack.com/p/model-city-monday-8221

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Greenhouse Effect

Honduras remains the country to watch in the charter city sphere, with its ZEDE law allowing unprecedented levels of...


Aug 2, 2021

https://astralcodexten.substack.com/p/updated-look-at-long-term-ai-risks

 

The last couple of posts here talked about long-term risks from AI, so I thought I’d highlight the results of a new expert survey on exactly what they are. There have been a lot of these surveys recently, but this one is a little...


Jul 30, 2021

https://astralcodexten.substack.com/p/when-does-worrying-about-things-trade

On yesterday’s post, some people tried to steelman Acemoglu’s argument into something like this:

There’s a limited amount of public interest in AI. The more gets used up on the long-term risk of superintelligent AI, the less is left for...


Jul 29, 2021

https://astralcodexten.substack.com/p/contra-acemoglu-onoh-god-were-doing

The Washington Post has published yet another "luminary in unrelated field discovers AI risk, pronounces it stupid" article. This time it's Daron Acemoglu. I respect Daron Acemoglu and appreciate the many things his work has revealed about...