Cotton-Barratt, Allocating risk mitigation across time.
The new Ian Morris book sounds very Hansonian, which probably means it’ll end up being one of my favorite books of 2015 when I have a chance to read it.
Why do we pay pure mathematicians? A dialogue.
Grace, The economy of weirdness.
On March 14th, there will be wrap parties for Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality in at least 15 different countries. I’m assuming this is another first for a fanfic.
YC President Sam Altman on superhuman AI: part 1, part 2. I agree with most of what he writes, the biggest exceptions being that I think (1) AGI probably isn’t the Great Filter, (2) AI progress isn’t a double exponential, and (3) I don’t have much of an opinion on the role of regulation, as it’s not something I’ve tried hard to figure out.
Stuart Russell and Rodney Brooks debated the value alignment problem at Davos 2015. (Watch at 2x speed.)
Pretty good coverage of MIRI’s value learning paper at Nautilus.