TL;DR: GiveWell-esque analysis of adolescents' suffering. Life satisfaction during puberty, ITN model, developmental neuroscience of the amygdala. A few…
TL;DR: A collaboration with my friend Mathieu where we finetune a language model on his YouTube persona.
TL;DR: The wonderful tradition of playing chess drunk, Marr's levels of analysis, AlphaZero, and Iterated Amplification and Distillation.
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TL;DR: A small shift in perspective helps interpret the ventral stream in the biological brain as the residual stream from ResNets. Experimental…
TL;DR: A little winter story about making beliefs come true. Epistemic status: this is >90% written to amuse. Not 100% though.
TL;DR: Related to "scaling academia", thoughts on how to engage with academic papers. Examining the standard response to an overwhelming flood of new…
TL;DR: As part of my "scaling academia" project, I tackle automated idea generation. Finetuned large language model, online machine learning, and…
TL;DR: Introduction to decision theory with examples from effective altruism. Resulting optimal strategies differ from "naive" utility maximisation, but…
TL;DR: How to reason about people who are smarter than you. A few proposals, interspersed with reinforcement learning and humorous fiction. Ending on a…
TL;DR: I did an interview with Anna Riedl ( riedlanna.com ) where we talk about a lot of the things that I've written about in the last few months
TL;DR: What would make us worried about NN suffering? Reviewing neuroscience literature + high-level considerations produce factors that (neither…
A young man, let’s call him Dave, starts consuming different kinds of illegal drugs (mostly heroin) as early as age 14, as a reaction to the divorce of…
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