Peter Wildeford

Along with my co-founder, Marcus A. Davis, I run Rethink Priorities. Previously, I was a professional data scientist.

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Honoring Petrov Day on the EA Forum: 2021

Haha it's ok!

Hopefully we can actually play a game version sometime.

Honoring Petrov Day on the EA Forum: 2021

You could upvote something else I said ;)

Honoring Petrov Day on the EA Forum: 2021

Yeah I actually thought you were legit mad at me rather than just in-game strategizing, so that's +1 to this game being unnecessarily stressful.

Thanks for clarifying.

Clarifying the Petrov Day Exercise

I agree with the sentiment here. I am confused about how some people are taking this super seriously and some people are not, and I feel distracted by being worried about offending people over this ritual. I'd love to play a game, play in a social experiment, or observe a ritual, but I agree it would be more fun to know which. Right now, this is not as fun as it could be.

Context: I have both LW and EA Forum launch codes. I never opted-in.

Honoring Petrov Day on the EA Forum: 2021

People offering forecasting questions like this is really cool, but is there any way to resolve these questions later and give people track records? Or at that point are we just re-inventing Metaculus too much?

Probably a question for Aaron Gertler / the EA Dev team. Semi-relatedly, is there a way to tag Aaron? That might be another good feature.

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