OpenAI has trained a neural network to competently play Minecraft
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OpenAI has trained a neural network to competently play Minecraft
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I tried a modification of your suggested prompt, here was the response (only the first and third were written by me. The rest were generated using the aidungeon.io dragon model using a parameter of randomness = 0.6. All of this was done 'one-shot' with no rerolls):
> A delightful and surprisingly sophisticated presentation was given at the Hacker News event in Kansai. The presentation's clever title and subtitle was:
The Future of Software Development: How to Build a Better Human Being with Artificial Intelligence (AI)
> Each of the charming and witty slides in the presentation is described below. The first presentation slide had
the following caption:
In this world, we are all programmed by our programming languages. We have been taught that these languages are good enough for us. But what if they aren't? What if there were another way? A better way? And how would you go about doing it? This talk will explore some of those possibilities and more. It will also discuss some of the philosophical issues surrounding AI and human-computer interaction as well as some practical aspects of building such an application.
This slide was followed by a series of slides which showed various examples of how artificial intelligence could be used to improve people. These included:
• Using AI to help people with learning disabilities learn new things. • Helping people who suffer from depression or anxiety disorders feel less anxious or depressed. • Improving the quality of life for the terminally ill through medical diagnosis and treatment. • Providing assistance in helping children with autism develop their social skills and communication abilities.
The presentation then went on to discuss some of the challenges that needed to be addressed in order to create such an AI. These included:
• Ensuring that the AI was safe and would not be able to take over the world or otherwise do harm to humans. • Ensuring that the AI was effective in helping people achieve their goals and better themselves.
The presentation then described a prototype system that had been developed by the speaker's team at the University of Tokyo. This system was able to assess a person's personality and goals and then provide them with guidance on how to achieve those goals. The system used AI technology based on a neural network trained with textual data from psychology papers as well as open source repository data from GitHub. The system was still in the prototype phase, but initial testing had been promising.
The presentation then concluded with a discussion of some of the speaker's personal views on the future of AI. The speaker felt that, while there were many challenges to creating safe and effective AI, he was optimistic that these could be overcome within his lifetime. He also felt that such AI would be an important tool in helping humanity achieve its potential.
The presentation was met with a mixed response from the audience. Some felt that the speaker was overly optimistic about the potential for AI. Others felt that the speaker's views were not optimistic enough and that he was ignoring some of the potential dangers of AI.
The speaker was then asked to respond to some of the audience's concerns. He agreed that there were some potential dangers to creating AI, but he did not feel that these were cause for undue concern. He pointed out that many of the concerns raised by AI risk advocates had been addressed by open research and debate. He also felt that the potential benefits of AI technology far outweighed any potential dangers.
The speaker was then asked about the implications of his work for society. He responded that he hoped that his work would help people achieve their goals and improve their lives.
Although there are many cynics, it's quite remarkable the impact on the world donations can have. Here's what their foundation has actually been doing with the money: https://www.gatesfoundation.org/Who-We-Are/Resources-and-Med...
I wouldn't be surprised if private donations will eventually be responsible for the eradication of Malaria (1000 deaths daily, much more suffering and cost to society).
If you're in tech you're likely to be in a great position to create value beyond your company. For example, donating equity from your startup or a fraction of your income to the charities that can prove they are having the most cost effective impact on the world: https://founderspledge.com/ https://www.givingwhatwecan.org/pledge/
They've retracted this tweet, now believe they were not using Dev at all.
Lyft | Data Engineer / Analysts | SF | ONSITE, VISA, www.lyft.com/jobs
I'm hiring Data Engineers and BI Analysts, as our BI team grows 3x this year. You'll be working on scaling new BI applications, ETL pipelines and tooling, and data warehouses for users across the company.
If you're looking for roles in Engineering, Operations, or Growth, more roles are posted at lyft.com/jobs
The Effective Altruism community is a group of a few thousand people that have been attempting to do this for the last few years. Organizations like GiveWell.org (giving money) or 80000hours.org (giving time) have proved immensely helpful in my career and donation life choices.
Great read! I really want to see detailed visualizations of some of the top newly discovered prominences.
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8,760 Hours: How to get the most out of next year
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In May 2014 I got two onsite interviews and one offer from the "Who wants to be hired" thread.
Good Ventures and Giving Now vs. Later
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Request a Lyft with Slack's new slash commands
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Location: San Francisco (Fulltime + Remote Ok + No Relocate)
Technologies: SQL, Data (Excel, Looker, Python, R), Matlab, some C, plenty of engineering tools. Picks up new tech as required.
I'm a startup Data Analyst looking for product/operations focused teams. My education was in Physics and Mechanical Engineering, and my background in transport.
I'm really passionate about global scale impact - if you are trying to build something small that eventually will optimize at least one part of the world, then I want to share your vision.
You need someone who: Is relentlessly driven to improve our models of the world with evidence, takes effectiveness seriously, types colemak, and gets motivated every morning to drive humanity forward. I'm all about human connection, dodging cognitive biases, and understanding our weaknesses so we can find a way to make them our strengths.
You have: A team working on a technical solution to at least one problem facing humanity, and can offer a start date before Feb 2015.
Testimonial: Last Month this thread landed me two onsite interviews and a job offer, which I accepted :)
San Francisco Bay Area, Full Time. I've moved to the Bay from Australia in March.
Stack: Python, R, C, SQL, Excel, VBA, Matlab, [other: learns fast]
Resume + Contact: https://brayden-mclean.squarespace.com/s/braydenmclean-resum...
I'm a data analyst with a background in mechanical engineering. I've worked extensively in the transport sector, but I'm really passionate about startups and want exposure to product teams. As long as you are trying to optimize at least one part of the world, I'm in. [Optimizing the whole world comes later, and, hey, we all need to start somewhere.]
You need someone who: Takes effectiveness seriously (I founded and scaled two meetup groups on this topic); updates models and frameworks frequently and dodges cognitive biases like a boss; types colemak; is driven by long term benevolent goals to drive humanity forward. I'm also pretty well networked for a new arrival and will invite everyone to the meetups I'll be cohosting.
You have: A team working on a cool technical solution to at least one problem facing humanity; the patience to sponsor my E3 visa application and wait the 3-4 weeks it takes before I can start work.
Keywords: AI, wearables, transport, bayesian statistics, instrumental rationality
If others in the tech industry are keen to contribute to having as big an impact on the world as Bill has, I encourage you to check out the Effective Altruism movement in your area. Effective Altruism overlaps with lean approaches and evidence based action, and many of the proponents are big names in the Valley: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Effective_altruism
Caps is a fantastic key to use for things like backspace, but if you want even more functionality, try using it with Colemak as a modifier that puts all the other common keys right on your home row: http://forum.colemak.com/viewtopic.php?id=1467