Articles, papers and lectures


Blockchain can wrest the Internet from Corporations' Grasp (Chris Dixon)


Algorithmic Game Theory class at Stanford (Tim Roughgarden)

Game Theory, Experimental Economics, and Market Design Page (Alvin Roth)

Incomplete Contracting and AI Alignment (Dylan Hadfield-Menell, Gillian Hadfield)

Kinky Labor Supply and the Attention Tax (Andrew Kortina and Namrata Patel)

Obviously Strategy-Proof Mechanisms (Shengwu Li)

Rational Learning Leads to Nash Equilibrium (Ehud Kalai and Ehud Lehrer)

Some Notes on the Revelation Principle (John Morgan)

The Use of Knowledge in Society (Friedrich Hayek)

Machine learning

The AI Revolution: The Road to Superintelligence (Tim Urban)

The AI Revolution: Our Immortality or Extinction (Tim Urban)

Artificial Intelligence and Consciousness (Drew McDermott)

Coherent Extrapolated Volition (Eliezer Yudkowsky)

Collective Awareness (A Dialogue Between J. Doyne Farmer, Don Ross)

Computing Machinery And Intelligence (Alan Turing)

Deep Reinforcement Learning Doesn't Work Yet (Alex Irpan)

Driven by Compression Progress (Juergen Schmidhuber)

Heuristic and optimal policy computations in the human brain during sequential decision-making (Christoph W. Korn & Dominik R. Bach)

Neuralink and the Brain’s Magical Future (Tim Urban)


The Four Horseman (Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris)

If Brains are Computers, Who Designs the Software? (Daniel Dennett)

Integrated information theory: from consciousness to its physical substrate (Giulio Tononi, Melanie Boly, Marcello Massimini and Christof Koch)

What Is Consciousness? (Christof Koch)

What Makes You You? (Tim Urban)

Why Philosophers Should Care About Computational Complexity (Scott Aaronson)


All essays (Paul Graham)

Before the Startup (Paul Graham lecture at Stanford)

Product/Market Fit (Marc Andreesen)


Augmenting Long-term Memory (Michael Nielsen)

The False Allure of Group Selection (Steven Pinker)

The Fermi paradox (Tim Urban)

Flow state (Mihály Csíkszentmihályi)

The Value of Science (Richard Feynman)