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Nick Cammarata @nicklovescode everywhere is fertile

Researching what neural networks learn @openai, scientific publishing @distillpub

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Joined Twitter 3/16/09


Do not draw the limbs of your figure with hard contours, or the same fate will happen to you as has happened to man… https://t.co/bmx4h3u14VSending 100 copy-pasted cold emails in one hour: 1% conversion rate. Sending 10 unique cold emails in one hour: 80… https://t.co/0Vq6y8bhqX
Retweeted by Nick Cammarata @DaleJStephens you can have some of mine @DaleJStephens Huge long tail though @DaleJStephens Most common categories are 1. I want to go on an adventure with someone but have neither of us get… https://t.co/JiKQWXGssYThe biggest surprise is that articulating my needs often gets me to realize there’s a better and more fun plan for… https://t.co/uo6OFLHITg @collinferry I feel this feel The mode response is wtf is this plan nick step it upIt’s been a sinful week and I’ve queried them three times in this 48 hour stretch 🤫 Normally I need to use it more… https://t.co/XQDr3Vnd9MI have a Sin Council for reviewing fun but risky things I’m about to do — two noes kills the plan Forcing me to ar… https://t.co/r7si0IbP4p
1/25
2020
@nosilverv @patrickc @arram $100,000 sounds like a severe underestimate @niandra33 then hopefully we figure out enough to write the textbook soonSeveral times a day I dream about time traveling to whenever we discover clear explanations of psychology and the b… https://t.co/oKSoy0noy2
1/24
2020
Word-smithing to avoid writing "over 9000" to reference an unknown amount of stimuli in the ~9150 range in an upcom… https://t.co/Aty9ScvY6W
1/23
2020
@gwern @amasad Yeah I didn’t go into much detail of the experiments I ran as part of kalebods to learn to like kale… https://t.co/YbwJrzpRHJ
1/20
2020
@paraschopra Yes but exploiting bugs also leads to the biggest improvements in human welfare. Evolution doesn't wan… https://t.co/X5rVsrG7YY
1/18
2020
ed-tech twitter https://t.co/ZYYtrRYh7s
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1/17
2020
@ifosteve @danlistensto I hope you felt the serotonin you rightfully deserved when this popped into your head @ludwigschubert @distillpub I love the fact that you can click on the peer review tag and go to the the reviews!
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1/16
2020
I sometimes hear that @distillpub looks a lot like a blog rather than a journal—fair enough—so we added author name… https://t.co/h8wIfpcusl
Retweeted by Nick CammarataSpecifics of attribution methods to me often have a feeling of arbitrariness to them, one aspect of which is explor… https://t.co/Q2qLraXApo
Retweeted by Nick CammarataVisualizing the Impact of Feature Attribution Baselines -- A new Distill article by Pascal Sturmfels, Scott Lundber… https://t.co/D3lqUT7cOd
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1/15
2020
@visakanv they’re also selection pressure for “becomes more attractive the more you see them” @nicklovescode Propranolol is miraculous, at least for me.
Retweeted by Nick Cammarata @evolvingstuff I’m most interested in the physical though, exactly as you mentioned. Glad it worked for you <3! @evolvingstuff it does seem to be psychoactive fwiw, although for a long time the literature though it didn’t cross the blood brain barrier @evolvingstuff do you find substantial differences between 20mg and 40mg? I've only done 5-20mg. I'm concerned abou… https://t.co/7C3bv32l3m @evolvingstuff I know, right?! What dose do you take? I'm more interested in using it for memory reconsolidation (w… https://t.co/QovhgSWbNkI'll use this thread to organize Twitch lectures. But that's too scary for now. Soon!Social accountability is powerful! Here's my one year plan to work on my stage fright https://t.co/PAHUimKkBJ https://t.co/ncr71Ouy1ESome personal news: I moved to San Francisco and joined the OpenAI Fellows Program! Super excited to learn from al… https://t.co/JUVk0n7fgt
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1/14
2020
I asked Tony Fadell about the iPod timeline for my fast project page. Summary: 😯. https://t.co/mf0CfbAEtB
Retweeted by Nick Cammarata @mesolude like all these other examples they’ll have no idea how they’re doing it they just are @mesolude Prediction: once we have decent real time probes for things like GABA activity, people will be able to le… https://t.co/r64mi5U5s5 @mesolude It also sets a (shockingly powerful) lower bound to what is possible just by thinking I wouldn’t be surp… https://t.co/doB2QvvdNP @willwjack less e = mc^2 more really good microscope @willwjack I don’t have a high bar for this. If we got where we are with vision network interpretability I’d be sup… https://t.co/Sf1X3j3xhY @felix_anton_s but unless a lot of modem macro bio / anatomy is wrong we know it exists in the rest of the body so… https://t.co/TWFrjzRd09 @felix_anton_s fwiw doing neural network Interpretability I haven’t yet run into any “vestigial neurons” that were… https://t.co/feGm5FXEEz @felix_anton_s Yeah I’m just talking our specific evolved brain @kalecrypto ooh when will that be? @amasad also nicotine One of the tools I used to get myself addicted to kale (https://t.co/gjYEn8wARq 🥬)… https://t.co/REah2zCjlr
1/12
2020
@jamesgiammona @metaculus oh this looks cool! Will try. Do you have an account -- would love to see your predictions :D @amasad @paulg someday people will realize globals were a good idea (when paired with good tooling) @sandersted Woah - why is it so EV? I’m personally not aiming to make money but maybe academic betting markets are… https://t.co/ieb9LlEj44 @ampanmdagaba I hope you're right! I'd be v excited to see neuroscience learnings lead to an AI breakthrough @leahparr6 is it easy to summarize how GEB changed your mind? @ampanmdagaba I personally predict AI won't get much from neuro in the next 5y outside of interpretability, but I u… https://t.co/B1DH0kUpJG @ampanmdagaba the L in 3 means loss function right? These all seem focused on improving AI rather than understandi… https://t.co/VrUpirMQQK @ampanmdagaba that's to make AI better though, right? Not about understanding the braincc @Hernandez_DannyI'm looking to recreationally play in prediction markets in order to improve my tactile sense of what X% feels like… https://t.co/rRTBiD51oJ @ampanmdagaba can I have a "GAN sample" of the path to breakthrough you think has the best chance?A bunch of people are also excited about clearing the brain (making it transparent) + optogenetics but I don't know… https://t.co/molTLlkka6 @MilanGriffes this paper has been cited by like 80% of the people I talked to, which surprised me a lot Even bette… https://t.co/QWR4b1t7rrthe closer to the Pacific Ocean they are the more I hear "cut our heads open" "low SNR recording [fmri, eeg] + AI t… https://t.co/lB2hNg27v4the most common answer I've gotten from asking neuroscientists (~20?) that questions is "everyone focuses on ultra-… https://t.co/ZwyBVSNU2kI asked a Standford neuro phd student what they thought the most likely path to big breakthrough was "Neuro people… https://t.co/9Jvcdpd4fWI'm also somewhat confident in "think hard and come up with theories and then make sure neither neuroscience nor ps… https://t.co/FQG2UaNKoTThe third path I've become somewhat hopeful in is to ponder hard about psychology and brew up theories, then make s… https://t.co/ZMguzmV7C2I've spent a lot of the last year asking myself "is studying AI or neuroscience the shortest path to really underst… https://t.co/ZzWRMzDW7Hok ladies and gentlemen of the jury, before i get any farther along in my testimony, i would like for you to take a… https://t.co/kgv5vNRzSv
Retweeted by Nick CammarataPerhaps regulated industries are so stubborn that the shortest path to tiny improvements is actually spending a dec… https://t.co/4I6GFHPX3XI’m grateful for Uber but it does feel like Animal Farm Uber has become taxis - drivers loudly taking on phones wh… https://t.co/xDBsvKnzc7
1/11
2020
@ConstantNot this is the AI future I wantEww pastries I think I read that most pastries are made of real human and are dropped on the ground an average of… https://t.co/xskVrBAjwmalso chili oilStraight up lying to yourself is underrated Eat 50 bowls of vegetables while repeating variations “wow, I love veg… https://t.co/S6ykdxGoIwHow People Read on the Web (and How to Write for the Web) [ They read in an F shaped pattern ]… https://t.co/VxAC9RWDgp
Retweeted by Nick CammarataTwo stories I like on storytelling https://t.co/remuwIxePN https://t.co/Bt3AJNwVzn https://t.co/oK0xb8P1GbThe opposite of craving isn't not-craving it's anhedonia Addictive substances that are easily accessible have a ni… https://t.co/1kleWkLd8S
1/9
2020
@uncatherio have a wisdom tooth extraction later this week -- thanks for this <3 @visakanv https://t.co/Kth3vZPBK1
1/8
2020
We at Apple believe it’s the most delicious AirPod we have ever made https://t.co/8zadzXY05L @patrickc @micsolana @Altimor these are fantastic where are they from?
1/7
2020
@amasad (and me, we jammed together on it iteratively) @amasad GPT2We drank, of course. But more we soaked each other in our eyes, and our hands, and the taste of each other
1/6
2020
@mesolude Once at an important ~10 person meeting the main speaker was doing such cool unconscious-finger-pencil-gy… https://t.co/hfK3Im4OkNLearning to conjure your dragons is usually a better use of time than slaying your demons🥬 💪 is almost oversubscribed after one day. Start your applications soon if you want a chance in! @msutherl @bensima I've had a daily practice for a few years. It's important to get your own oxygen mask on first before assisting others
1/5
2020
@startuployalist ahh — schedules are scary the world should just operate on the moment when things feel rightchatted with @darbsnotes about grad school, writing philosophy books, and teaching. Happy to chat with one more person!best point of contact is DM @visakanv sounds good - trying it! https://t.co/YcVqTtbupoGreat happy to try it. Does anyone want general career help from me in the next 30 minutes? Happy to do a video cal… https://t.co/UOhOTb0gLF @visakanv I feel like there's probably far more tangible ways to reduce suffering than "help noobs with ml questions" though @visakanv good idea! worries: My audience isn't too small to attract people in the 0-30m time range. Questions mig… https://t.co/Swfg1dYoy5A couple people have suggested taking up a mentor but I don't want to increase the general load of stuff I need to… https://t.co/gTOstBc1IRone idea is to use my basic drug/psychiatry knowledge to help internetters about to do drugs at least do them safel… https://t.co/Bj6TLgkCiVI'm looking for a way to spend 15 - 30 minutes a day doing something that both is altruistically good but also feel… https://t.co/ksoPxHSaYFIs there something like https://t.co/3DsAKzAZWR implemented in software for Android? I want my phone to bully me i… https://t.co/FwMhOX1WHC @Conaw arguably it's a translation from evolution too. My best approximation of "thought" after sitting and watchin… https://t.co/zQJKaXTlEw @spakhm @Austen 👋 @collinferry I do this informally with @RoamResearch now but not over email
1/4
2020
Giving a neural network intro on the top of a mountain off a cliff face didn't do anything to cure my public speaki… https://t.co/bDP7TuamYL
1/3
2020
One upside of aiming to understand a few heroes well enough to simulate them is you can ask them frankly whether yo… https://t.co/WmWaKlIOau @visakanv @RoamResearch annotated it. I'd pay for someone to log into my roam monthly and give me a qualitatively w… https://t.co/blluoUInOq @visakanv @RoamResearch https://t.co/gimBBV4a22
1/2
2020

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