Things I read last week… (WB 14 Mar 2022)
Longtermism’s perspective on humanity’s past, present, and future.
“An international security conference explored how artificial intelligence (AI) technologies for drug discovery could be misused for de novo design of biochemical weapons. A thought experiment evolved into a computational proof.”
Dual use of AI powered drug discovery.
“…people can only bring themselves to believe things for which they can find rationalizations. When preferences for similar beliefs are widespread, this constraint generates rationalization markets, social structures in which agents compete to produce rationalizations in exchange for money and social rewards”
The marketplace of rationalizations.
Thoughts on African agri-tech startups.
CT scans of food packaging.
What is chaos engineering?
A DARPA perspective on AI. [PDF]
YC Partner’s Lounge on ‘When to launch your startup’. [YouTube]
2 Minute Papers looks at DeepMind’s AlphaCode. [YouTube]