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Stephen Hsu
Physicist, Startup Founder, Blogger, Dad
Physicist, Startup Founder, Blogger, Dad
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A Professor meets the Alt-Right
Thomas Main, Professor at the School of Public Affairs at Baruch College, is working on a book about the Alt-Right, to be published by Brookings. Below you can listen to a conversation between Main and prominent Alt-Right figure Mike Enoch (pseudonym). It's...

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The Future of Thought, via Thought Vectors
In my opinion this is one of the most promising directions in AI. I expect significant progress in the next 5-10 years. Note the whole problem of parsing languages like English has been subsumed in the training of neural Encoders/Decoders used, e.g., in the...

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The Libratus Story: AI beats human champs in Texas Hold'em
See earlier post Hail Libratus!

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Management by the Unusually Competent
How did we get ICBMs? How did we get to the moon? What are systems engineering and systems management? Why do some large organizations make rapid progress, while others spin their wheels for decades at a time? Dominic Cummings addresses these questions in h...

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On the military balance of power in the Western Pacific
Some observations concerning the military balance of power in Asia. Even "experts" I have spoken to over the years seem to be confused about basic facts that are fundamental to strategic considerations. 1. Modern missile and targeting technology make the su...

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Elon Musk: the BIG PROBLEMS worth working on
#1 AI #2 Genomics See also A Brief History of the Future, As Told To the Masters of the Universe .

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Ratchets Within Ratchets
If you are interested in modern political philosophy, or Trump's travel ban, I recommend this discussion on Scott Aaronson's blog, which features a commenter calling himself Boldmug :-) Both Scott and Boldmug seem to agree that scientific/technological prog...

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A Brief History of the Future
This is a summary of remarks made at two non-Davos meetings , one in NYC and the other in LA. Most attendees were allocators of significant capital. See also these two articles in Nautilus Magazine: Super-intelligent Humans Are Coming , Don't Worry, Smart M...

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Baby Universes in the Laboratory
This was on the new books table at our local bookstore. I had almost forgotten about doing an interview and corresponding with the author some time ago. See also here  and here . The book is a well-written overview of some of the more theoretical aspects of...

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Buchanan and Nader on the Trump presidency
I highly recommend this podcast from Radio Open Source and Christopher Lydon. If the embedded player doesn't work just click the link below. The Great Trump Debate: Pat Buchanan and Ralph Nader On Super Bowl weekend, we’ve lined up a couple of hall of fame ...
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