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The convergence of technology and life sciences is producing unique startups tackling big problems. Cambrian Genomics is using laser-printing to make creating DNA cheaper than ever before.
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What to read after you've read Superintelligence · Daniel Dewey. This is a reading list on existential risk from artificial intelligence for those who have already read Nick Bostrom's Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies. As such, I will skip over more introductory papers that newcomers ...
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If you have money and want to save lives, you had better put a price on life. Scott Alexander explains it better than I can. But don't mix up the price of a life with the value of a life. I see this happen all too freque...
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Here we'll look at the famous cake or death problem teasered in the Value loading/learning post. Imagine you have an agent that is uncertain about its values and designed to "learn" proper values. A formula for this process i...
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Inmates may lose many liberties when they enter the correction system, but the ability to participate in debate online should not be one of them. 
“Never before have I written so long a letter. I'm afraid it is much too long to take your precious time. I can assure you that it would have been much shorter if I had been writing from a comfortable desk, but what else can one do when he is alone in a narrow jail cell, other than write long letters, think long thoughts and pray long prayers?”
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Key points from 1st slide:
* Astronomical stakes: >> 10^58 QALYs.
* 'Friendly AI' (self-improving AI with stable, specifiable, complex, indirect values) is
  * Necessary, on pain of losing most QALYs.
  * Difficult, not solved by default on current path.
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A quantum-computing-resistant digital signature algorithm.
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