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The official audio version of Astral Codex Ten, with an archive of posts from Slate Star Codex. It's just me reading Scott Alexander's blog posts.

Astral Codex Ten Podcast Jeremiah

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The official audio version of Astral Codex Ten, with an archive of posts from Slate Star Codex. It's just me reading Scott Alexander's blog posts.

    Your Book Review: Progress And Poverty

    Your Book Review: Progress And Poverty

    https://astralcodexten.substack.com/p/your-book-review-progress-and-poverty

    [This is the third of many finalists in the book review contest. It’s not by me - it’s by an ACX reader who will remain anonymous until after voting is done, to prevent their identity from influencing your decisions. I’ll be posting about two of these a week for several months. When you’ve read all of them, I’ll ask you to vote for your favorite, so remember which ones you liked. - SA]

    • 2 hrs 12 min
    Prospectus On Próspera

    Prospectus On Próspera

    https://astralcodexten.substack.com/p/prospectus-on-prospera

    Who among us hasn't looked out at the great edifice of human civilization in all its complexity, and thought "Yeah okay but I could do it better"? Centuries of utopian communes, micronations, and seasteads have dreamed of rebuilding society from first principles, free from entrenched interests and the debris of the past. If you got all the laws and values just right, maybe you could prevent poverty and corruption from finding their first footho

    • 1 hr 18 min
    [LINK] Unifying Predictive Coding With Backpropagation

    [LINK] Unifying Predictive Coding With Backpropagation

    https://astralcodexten.substack.com/p/link-unifying-predictive-coding-with

    [epistemic status: I know a little about the predictive coding side of this, but almost nothing about backpropagation or the math behind the unification. I am posting this mostly as a link to people who know more.]

    This is a link to / ad for a great recent Less Wrong post by lsusr, Predictive Coding Has Been Unified With Backpropagation, itself about a recent paper Predictive Coding Approximates Backprop Along Arbitrary Computa

    • 4 min
    Links For April

    Links For April

    https://astralcodexten.substack.com/p/links-for-april

    [Remember, I haven’t independently verified each link. On average, commenters will end up spotting evidence that around two or three of the links in each links post are wrong or misleading. I correct these as I see them, and will highlight important corrections later, but I can’t guarantee I will have caught them all by the time you read this.]

    1: A link between childhood “screen time” and attention problems has - say it with

    • 20 min
    Your Book Review: On The Natural Faculties

    Your Book Review: On The Natural Faculties

    [This is the second of many finalists in the book review contest. It’s not by me - it’s by an ACX reader who will remain anonymous until after voting is done, to prevent their identity from influencing your decisions. I’ll be posting about two of these a week for the next few months. When you’ve read all of them, I’ll ask you to vote for your favorite, so remember which ones you liked. - SA]

    • 48 min
    Your Book Review: Order Without Law

    Your Book Review: Order Without Law

    [This is the first of many finalists in the book review contest. It’s not by me - it’s by an ACX reader who will remain anonymous until after voting is done, to prevent their identity from influencing your decisions. I’ll be posting about two of these a week for the next few months. When you’ve read all of them, I’ll ask you to vote for your favorite, so remember which ones you liked. The broken footnotes in this one are either my fault or Substack’s, so please don’t hold it

    • 1 hr 31 min

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