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Defining Intelligence, A Conversation With Stuart Russell – Edge
A long conversation, more than one hour, with transcription, about Russell’s research career and his views on the future of AI and its impact on society.
Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds – The New YorkerHow our ways of thinking, perhaps defined by evolution to work best in the new hyper-social human environment, are hard to change even in front of the clearest of evidence. A review of three books on the topic.
Directions and desiderata for AI control – Paul Christiano – OpenAIPaul Christiano delineates the most promising research directions for tackling the problem of controlling AI, and what we should strive for when designing new algorithms.
Bayesian machine learning – FastMLA quick, but effective, introduction to the concepts of Bayesian machine learning, with plenty of pointers to more in-depth resources.
Some Useful Distinctions When Thinking About Your Career – Scott H. YoungWhat’s the difference between assets, attitudes, habits, skills and achievements? And how do they impact your career?