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Astral Codex Ten Podcast

Aug 5, 2021



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

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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


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

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

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...