LessWrong Sunday chat
dim. 10 mars à 06:00
Hey! Let's gather, grab a coffee and have a discussion again.
This time's topic is applied rationality for humans - how to be highly functional and goal-oriented while still running on a monkey hardware. If you have a list of lifehacks that get you out of bed at mornings, it's time to bring it. This is the second LessWrong meetup in Tokyo this year. If you're not familiar with LessWrong community, you may look it up: https://wiki.lesswrong.com/wiki/FAQ#What_is_Less_Wrong.3F - what we want to do is to bring international rationalist community to Japan, and promote such way of thinking here. Our meetups are generally centered about:
Human rationality (and improving our thinking in general)
AI alignment, far future, transhumanism and relevant modern philosophy (basically, intelligence in all its forms) 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. This meetup has no entry fee. Order a coffee or some scones instead. Place:
Delifrance Ochanomizu, 2F
2 Chome-1 Kanda Surugadai, Chiyoda, Tokyo