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 Humans do much better with feedback.  If  we take that seriously, what would, say, a programmer's editor look like?
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Blackhat’s keynote speaker says it’s up to us to make sure the Net is our liberator, not our oppressor
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"This true story illustrates a saddening aspect of the human condition. We normally reinforce others when their behavior is good and punish them when their behavior is bad. By regression [to the mean] alone, therefore, they are most likely to improve after being punished and most likely to deteriorate after being rewarded. Consequently, we are exposed to a lifetime schedule in which we are most often rewarded for punishing others, and punished for rewarding."
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We have a new general FAQ! We'll be updating and expanding it as our fundraiser continues: https://intelligence.org/faq
MIRI is at Effective Altruism Global! A number of the talks can be watched online at the EA Global Livestream. We have a new MIRI Frequently Asked Questions page, which we’ll be expanding as we continue getting new questions over the next four weeks. Questions covered so far include “Why is safety important for smarter-than-human... Read more »
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You, everyone you have ever loved or has ever loved you, the food you require for daily sustenance, everything that has ever tried to kill you or that you may one day kill -- every known object of potential moral worth -- is made out of the same bio-machinery. We are becoming proficient at screwing with that machinery.
 
We now have the power to easily alter DNA. It could eliminate disease. It could get really out of hand.
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Widely available (i.e. inexpensive -- now $1,500 and dropping) genetic tinkering is the next component of the Great Filter ( https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Filter ).
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"One obvious question about this kind of recursive request is whether it is recursive itself—in other words, whether news stories that report on this latest removal including details of the criminal offence will also face de-listing from Google's search results. That seems likely. (But obviously, if this story suddenly disappears, you know what happened...) Another issue concerns the status of pages that media organisations have set up listing the news stories that have been removed from Google's results, for example those from The Telegraph and the BBC, some of which contain details from the de-listed stories.

The latest development seems to confirm fears that the "right to be forgotten" would become a mechanism for censoring perfectly legal information and Web pages. That's because any article mentioning the contested information in any form or in any context now faces the prospect of being consigned to online oblivion—in the EU at least."
Google faces fines from the UK's ICO if it does not comply with ridiculous recursion.
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Humans' lossy evaluative compression algorithm. Form an opinion of any experience from just two moments!
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New FAQ and introduction on Effective Altruism.
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