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New Old Blog
I moved my blog to magnusvinding.com in August 2017.
New Old Blog
New Old Blog
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Response to a Conversation on “Intelligence”
I think much confusion is caused by a lack of clarity about the meaning of the word “ intelligence ”, and not least a lack of clarity about the nature of the thing(s) we refer to by this word. This is especially true when it comes to discussions of artifici...
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What the streets of every city should look like. Awesome stuff!

End speciesism!

http://www.animal-ethics.org/speciesism/
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New Book: 'You Are Them'
What follows if we reject belief in any kind of non-physical soul and instead fully embrace what we know about the world? The main implication, this book argues, is a naturalization of personal identity and ethics. A radically different way of thinking abou...
New Book: 'You Are Them'
New Book: 'You Are Them'
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Reasons to Focus on Values as Our Main Cause
Given decent clarity about our fundamental values , the all-important question becomes: what causes and interventions optimize those values? In this post I shall present some of the reasons in favor of focusing directly on fundamental values in these regard...
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Fundamental Values and the Relevance of Uncertainty
As argued in a previous essay , reflection on fundamental values seems to stand among the most important things we could be doing. This is really quite obvious: working effectively toward a goal requires knowing what that goal is in the first place. And yet...
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Induction Is All We Got
In this piece I shall defend what may appear an unusual thesis, namely that all reasoning is ultimately based on induction, and hence that induction is the only way in which we ever know anything. By induction, I here mean what seems right in light of the d...
Induction Is All We Got
Induction Is All We Got
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The Tree of Ought — A (Cause) Prioritization Framework
Imagine a couple that tries to make a decision about how to set the table at their wedding. They spend all their time trying to work out this difficult decision, making lists and drawings, and asking Google and friends for advice. Yet underneath their effor...
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Cause Prioritization
"Cause prioritization is the most effective use of altruistic resources." — Paul Christiano People who want to improve the world are, like everybody else, extremely biased. A prime example is that we tend to work on whatever cause we have stumbled upon so f...
Cause Prioritization
Cause Prioritization
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The Unpredictability of the Future of “Intelligence”
The following short piece is the penultimate chapter of my recently published book Reflections on Intelligence . “ Much to learn you still have.” — Yoda A crucial skill for complex goal achieving of any kind is the ability to model and predict the future. T...
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