Bitcoin Will Reinspire the Pursuit of Beauty
What might happen to culture as a result of Bitcoin? What can a lower time preference inspire? How can beauty once again become the nexus of our world?
Story As Self: What Story is for Nietzsche
What might be the basis of the temporal story linking a subject’s manifestations and transformations, if there is no stable core or substantial self “behind” or “before” our deeds, such that our selves lie within our deeds? I explore the question in The Agonist, a Nietzsche Journal.
Beautiful Data From Reddit’s Am I The Asshole Subreddit (r/AITA)
I do a fun analysis of r/AITA and we get to see what Redditors consider to be genuine assholery. Also, a small aside on the limitations of Machine Learning.
Translation of Ecclesiastes, Ch. 9 & 10
The first known attempt to translate (part of) Ecclesiastes into a poetic iambic pentameter, reflecting in part the Hebrew's musicality. Published in UC Berkeley's Undergraduate Journal of Classics.
Open Mind Control: A Review of Human Compatible
A friend and I review a thoughtful work on how to make AI benefit humanity, Human Compatible by professor Stuart Russell. We think through some implications of his thinking and suggest some further solutions.
GPT-2’s Thoughts on Your Relationship
I modify GPT-2 to give advice on your relationship, and analyze some of its answers, along with my 2021-theory on why I believe GPT-2 falls short of being genuinely helpful (though GPT-3 and newer language models are far more effective at general conversation, and possibly also with advice).
I Can See You: On the Impact and Efficacy of Video Telephony as Understood by Interpreters for the Deaf
Did this poster under Georgetown University, presented it at the Eastern Psychological Association in 2015.