Rational thinking discussion club

mar. 23 octobre à 12:15

Fuseau horaire : Paris (GMT+02:00)


Hello everyone! This is the first LessWrong-ish meetup in Tokyo (at least this year). If you're not familiar with LessWrong community (and prior probability is around 90% that you aren't), you may take a look here: https://wiki.lesswrong.com/wiki/FAQ#What_is_Less_Wrong.3F

The meeting will be held in a discussion club format. That means - one of us (it would be me unless someone else is willing to) presents a quick report on a topic. Afterwards we have a chat about it. Topics are centered about:

  • Human rationality (and improving our thinking in general)

  • Cognitive science

  • AI alignment, far future, transhumanism and relevant modern philosophy (More generally, intelligence in all its forms) For this meetup, it will be:

  • Introduction

  • Presentation [ Epistemic and instrumental rationality, and what rationality is all about ]

  • Discussion

/short break/

  • Presentation [ Modelling thinking to fight procrastination ]

  • Discussion

  • 🍕 Pizza and games Who should come:

  • Those interested in topics above.

  • Those who want to become smarter than they already are. And those who feel that just being smart isn't enough, and would want to apply that in practice more.

  • Personally you if you've read books by such authors as Kahneman, Kurzweil, Bostrom etc. Or maybe you've read "Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality" by Yudkowsky and liked it ( http://www.hpmor.com/ ). Or if you have no idea who all those guys are, but are still interested. The discussion will be held in English, so having advanced English knowledge is optimal.

However, use of Japanese isn't forbidden. We'll do our best to make sure that information is transmitted, and everyone understands each other. We actually want to bring international rationalist community to Japan, and promote such way of thinking here. This meeting has no entry fee, but a donation of 500 yen to cover venue and pizza costs is welcomed.

Place: Tokyo, Chiyoda, Kanda-kajicho 3-8-1, 2nd floor (look for the Meetup signs)


Source: https://www.meetup.com/fr-FR/Rationality-and-Friendly-AI-in-Tokyo/events/255356851/


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