Posts

8: Intergalactic spreading of intelligent life and sharpening the Fermi paradox (Armstrong & Sandberg, 2012) 2022-05-10T19:53:43.041Z
2: The aestivation hypothesis for resolving Fermi’s paradox (Sandberg, Armstrong & Cirkovic, 2017) 2022-05-10T07:40:49.961Z
9: The Future of Human Evolution (Bostrom, 2004) 2022-05-09T23:01:55.667Z
3: The Edges of Our Universe (Ord, 2021) 2022-05-09T06:50:27.924Z
8: Meditations on Moloch (Alexander, 2014) 2022-05-07T19:46:02.092Z
10: What is a Singleton? (Bostrom, 2005) 2022-05-07T07:15:54.113Z
Nuclear risk research ideas: Summary & introduction 2022-04-08T11:17:09.884Z
Miscellaneous & Meta X-Risk Overview: CERI Summer Research Fellowship 2022-03-30T02:45:47.148Z
Nuclear Risk Overview: CERI Summer Research Fellowship 2022-03-27T15:51:47.016Z

Comments

Comment by Will Aldred on Call For Distillers · 2022-04-07T18:17:19.515Z · EA · GW

See also 'Research Debt' (Olah & Carter, 2017)

Comment by Will Aldred on Where's WALY? · 2022-04-02T14:30:19.799Z · EA · GW

^^(especially my Berkeley peeps - Go Bears!)

(context: I did my undergrad at Berkeley, and remain subscribed to the tribalism of college sports teams; Lightcone is also kinda neat)

Comment by Will Aldred on Where's WALY? · 2022-04-02T14:27:04.040Z · EA · GW

^^In case my tone above is unclear, I love y'all across the pond really <3

Comment by Will Aldred on Where's WALY? · 2022-04-02T14:21:36.856Z · EA · GW

Where are the rest of the upvotes for this post?

My guess is that the wordplay here flew over the heads of our US friends, for whom the franchise is not Where's Wally, but Where's Waldo.

And while we're on this topic, here's a (non-exhaustive) list of some other silly-sounding things Americans say.

Comment by Will Aldred on Nuclear Risk Overview: CERI Summer Research Fellowship · 2022-03-30T02:40:31.398Z · EA · GW

Many thanks for this comment, especially the part below, which I embarrasingly overlooked (I did know about this database and the nuclear view - I literally showed it to someone the other day #facepalm) and which I've now incorporated into the main text of my post

Regarding "Who else is working on the problem?", people might also find useful the "nuclear risk" "view" of my Database of orgs relevant to longtermist/x-risk work

Comment by Will Aldred on Nuclear Risk Overview: CERI Summer Research Fellowship · 2022-03-30T02:39:46.852Z · EA · GW

Many thanks for this comment, especially the part below, which I embarrasingly overlooked (I did know about this database and the nuclear view - I literally showed it to someone the other day #facepalm) and which I've now incorporated into the main text of my post

Regarding "Who else is working on the problem?", people might also find useful the "nuclear risk" "view" of my Database of orgs relevant to longtermist/x-risk work

Comment by Will Aldred on Impactful Forecasting Prize for forecast writeups on curated Metaculus questions · 2022-03-30T01:47:57.401Z · EA · GW

"To give examples of our target audience: [...] 3. Aspiring generalist researchers at any stage in their career."

I agree that writing up forecasting reasoning is one way for aspiring generalist researchers to build generalist-type research skill, but also want to highlight some other options:

Comment by Will Aldred on It takes 5 layers and 1000 artificial neurons to simulate a single biological neuron [Link] · 2021-09-15T21:36:32.465Z · EA · GW

if  interested, here's some further evidence that it's just really hard to map: Learning from connectomics on the fly - ScienceDirect