Mar 31, 2022
Note: This post was last edited on May 01, 2022.
I log everything I read in Notion. This month I read 2 books, 47 newsletters and 21 articles.
Here are some of the highlights of this month!
Superintelligence by Nick Bostrom - This book is a deep-dive into the heart of the A.I. alignment problem and what might happen when we reach A.I. that is smarter than humans (which is not too long). It is very technical, but it sort of has to be to discuss such a vast and complex topic. Well worth the read.
Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson - Steve Jobs has always been an enigmatic figure for me. Even after reading this incredible biography, he still is. The main thing that I got out of this was the reminder that people and things are rarely black and white on the moral spectrum.
This piece on Animal Welfare by Kenny Torrella has a really interesting investigation in the beginning.
Nick deWilde's Do we owe our careers to our country? is a great exploration of the Japanese concept "Ikigai".
EA should taboo "EA should" is an interesting argument by Lizka, the new content specialist at the Centre for Effective Altruism.
AI Risk is like Terminator; Stop Saying it's Not is a fun (and slightly light-hearted?) post on A.I. safety.