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by Luke Muehlhauser on September 18, 2011 in News

I recently did an in-depth interview with Michael Annisimov (of Accelerating Future) concerning Machine Intelligence Research Institute’s technical research program and newly hired staff.

I updated the debates page again.

New Less Wrong post: The Optimizer’s Curse and How to Beat It.

Lol. First Eliezer Yudkowsky wrote An Intuitive Explanation of Bayes’ Theorem. I tried to simplify his tutorial with An Intuitive Explanation of Eliezer Yudkowsky’s Intuitive Explanation of Bayes’ Theorem. Now 21st Century Mongoose has written An Intuitive Explanation of An Intuitive Explanation of Eliezer Yudkowsky’s Intuitive Explanation of Bayes’ Theorem.

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Bill Maher September 18, 2011 at 1:02 pm

The Dawkins debate with Bill Craig is actually a Craig vs. Grayling debate.

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Adito September 19, 2011 at 11:34 am

Unless I completely misunderstood your post it looks like things could be solved by simply making the analysts use bayesian priors when they’re generating their value estimates. The analysts and the decision maker should both be using the same data along with bayes when they’re making a value estimate. The only time the approach you outline would be relevant is when your analysts are non-baysian. In that case it’s probably time to clean house.

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flavio September 19, 2011 at 5:32 pm

What do you think upon this atheistic argument?:
http://www.strongatheism.net/library/atheology/argument_from_existence/

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haig September 20, 2011 at 12:05 am

And the best (and shortest) explanation of Bayes’ yet: http://betterexplained.com/articles/an-intuitive-and-short-explanation-of-bayes-theorem/

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