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Astral Codex Ten Podcast

Jul 30, 2022

Finalist #12 in the Book Review Contest


[This is one of the finalists in the 2022 book review contest. It’s not by me - it’s by an ACX reader who will remain anonymous until after voting is done, to prevent their identity from influencing...

Jul 30, 2022

[Remember, I haven’t independently verified each link. On average, commenters will end up spotting evidence that around two or three of the links in each links post are wrong or misleading. I correct these as I see them, and will highlight important corrections...

Jul 29, 2022

1: I said in the original post that I wrote this because I knew someone would write the opposite article (that organizations accept specific criticism in order to fend off paradigmatic criticism), and then later Zvi did write an...

Jul 27, 2022

The Forer Effect is a trick used by astrologers, psychics, and social psychologists. Given a list of statements like these:

  1. You have a great need for other people to like and admire you.

  2. You have a tendency to be critical of...

Jul 27, 2022

Machine Alignment Monday 7/25/22

I. There Is No Shining Mirror

I met a researcher who works on “aligning” GPT-3. My first response was to laugh - it’s like a firefighter who specializes in birthday candles - but he very kindly explained...