Senior Advisor at EA Berkeley.
Thank you (both)!
I’m incredibly sorry about the negative experiences you and your friends have had. I think it would be beneficial to provide more detail about the “Lesswrong style Jedi mind tricks” if you feel comfortable. My guess (as a woman who has many rationalist male friends) is that a good number of men who don’t want to be predatory are are trying to figure out if they’ve unknowingly done something that could be making women uncomfortable. I think they would benefit from specifics here, so that they can avoid doing similar things in the future.
I haven’t had any rationalist-style issues specifically. But, I’ll list some specific behaviors that have been best at making me feel comfortable when asked out /hit on in ea:
Oh sorry! Thank you for clarifying.
I'm not sure I understand which part of this post your comment is referring to
It's been a while since, but from what I remember, my questions were generally in the same range as the framing highlighted by user seanrson's above! I've also heard objections from people who've felt that predictions about AGI from biological anchors don't understand the biology of a brain well enough to be making calculations. Ajeya herself even caveats "Technical advisor Paul Christiano originally proposed this way of thinking about brain computation; neither he nor I have a background in neuroscience and I have not attempted to talk to neuroscientists about this. To the extent that neuroscientists who talk about “brain computation” have a specific alternative definition of this in mind, this proposal may not line up well with their way of thinking about it; this might make it more hazardous to rely as much as I do on evidence Joe gathered from discussions with neuroscientists."
Hi! Yes, I created a 6-week reading guide with discussion questions, quotes, recommended readings, and a "take action" section with more resources.
Thanks! I'll check it out and add it as a resource!
Thank you! I'm super glad to hear about modifications going wrong! I can make that more explicit on the website.
Should be fixed! Thank you!