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Jun 23, 2024

The five short chapters in this episode are the conclusion of the main body of Better Without AI. Next, we'll begin the book's appendix, Gradient Dissent.

Cozy Futurism - If we knew we’d never get flying cars, most people wouldn’t care. What do we care about?


Jun 16, 2024

A Future We Would Like - The most important questions are not about technology but about us. What sorts of future would we like? What role could AI play in getting us there, and also in that world? What is your own role in helping that happen?

How AI Destroyed The Future...

May 26, 2024

Stop obstructing scientific progress! We already know how to dramatically accelerate science: by getting out of the way.
How to science better. What do exceptional scientists do differently from mediocre ones? Can we train currently-mediocre ones to do...

Apr 21, 2024

Progress requires experimentation. Suggested ways AI could speed progress by automating experiments appear mistaken.

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Apr 17, 2024

Forgive the sound quality on this episode; I recorded it live in front of an audience on a platform floating in a lake during the 2024 solar eclipse.

This is a standalone essay by David Chapman on How scientific research is like cunnilingus: a phenomenology of epistemology.