# Welcome to Dan’s brain

The contents of my head are not useful if they stay in there, so I regularly copy-paste them onto the internet, right here. Here you can find most of the things I am thinking about as a higgledy heap of half-finished notebooks and occasional polished essays. Themes: whatever shiny thing distracted me into taking notes, including, but not limited to,

- interesting problems in statistical inference,
- tedious technicalities in solving said interesting problems,
- survival tips, broadly construed, for wherever I am living, and
- philosophy of each of the above things.

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### Podcasts

content

music

### Differentiable learning of automata

compsci

machine learning

making things

neural nets

### Reality gap

approximation

Bayes

feature construction

likelihood free

machine learning

measure

metrics

probability

sciml

statistics

time series

### Model complexity penalties

estimator distribution

information

likelihood

model selection

statistics

### Verifiable information on the interent

adversarial

boring

computers are awful together

confidentiality

cooperation

cryptography

culture

democracy

economics

ethics

incentive mechanisms

mind

money

rhetoric

snarks

sociology

wonk

### The public sphere and its business models

bandit problems

boring

cooperation

culture

democracy

economics

ethics

mind

rhetoric

snarks

sociology

wonk

### Verification and detection of generative AI

adversarial

approximation

Bayes

generative

likelihood free

Monte Carlo

neural nets

optimization

probabilistic algorithms

probability

security

statistics

unsupervised

### AI Safety

adversarial

economics

faster pussycat

innovation

language

machine learning

mind

neural nets

NLP

risk

security

technology

### Transformer networks as recurrent or state-space models

language

machine learning

meta learning

neural nets

NLP

stringology

time series

### Variational Bayes NNs and Graphical Models

algebra

graphical models

hidden variables

hierarchical models

how do science

machine learning

networks

neural nets

probability

statistics

### Physical infrastructure

design

diy

economics

housing

incentive mechanisms

institutions

making things

markets

money

physics

policy

risk

spatial

the rather superior sort of city

wonk

### Sampling from High-Dimensional Gaussian Distributions without the Full Covariance Matrix

Gaussian

Hilbert space

kernel tricks

Lévy processes

nonparametric

regression

spatial

stochastic processes

time series

### Fonts

making things

typography

### Transferring money

computers are awful together

confidentiality

cryptography

money

### Quarto website preview server hacks

academe

faster pussycat

how do science

javascript

julia

language

making things

plain text

premature optimization

python

R

writing

### Snowmobile or bicycle?

economics

faster pussycat

innovation

language

machine learning

mind

neural nets

NLP

stringology

technology

UI

### Interpolation, extrapolation and memorisation in neural networks

algebra

graphical models

how do science

machine learning

meta learning

networks

probability

statistics

### Posterior Gaussian process samples by updating prior samples

functional analysis

Gaussian

generative

Hilbert space

kernel tricks

particle

regression

spatial

stochastic processes

time series

### Ensemble Kalman methods

Bayes

distributed

dynamical systems

generative

graphical models

linear algebra

machine learning

Monte Carlo

optimization

particle

probabilistic algorithms

probability

sciml

signal processing

state space models

statistics

stochastic processes

swarm

time series

### Singular Learning Theory

dynamical systems

machine learning

neural nets

physics

pseudorandomness

sciml

statistics

statmech

stochastic processes

### Superstimuli

adaptive

bounded compute

collective knowledge

cooperation

culture

economics

ethics

evolution

gene

incentive mechanisms

institutions

neuron

utility

wonk

### Addiction

ethics

fit

health

learning

mind

neuron

utility

### Overparameterization in large models

decision theory

feature construction

machine learning

model selection

neural nets

optimization

probabilistic algorithms

SDEs

statmech

stochastic processes

### Materials informatics

calculus

dynamical systems

geometry

how do science

machine learning

neural nets

PDEs

physics

regression

sciml

SDEs

statistics

statmech

stochastic processes

stringology

surrogate

time series

uncertainty

### Nearly-low-rank Hermitian matrices

feature construction

functional analysis

high d

linear algebra

networks

probability

signal processing

sparser than thou

statistics

### Ablation studies, knockout studies, lesion studies

algebra

graphical models

hidden variables

hierarchical models

how do science

machine learning

mind

networks

probability

sociology

statistics

### Zotero

academe

collective knowledge

computers are awful

faster pussycat

how do science

workflow

### Fan fiction

adaptive

collective knowledge

economics

evolution

game theory

networks

social graph

sociology

writing

### Artificial intimacy

adaptive

bounded compute

collective knowledge

cooperation

culture

economics

ethics

evolution

gene

incentive mechanisms

institutions

neuron

utility

wonk

### Trousers

diy

economics

fashion

sustainability

wonk

### Fandoms

adaptive

collective knowledge

economics

evolution

game theory

networks

social graph

sociology

writing

### tmux

computers are awful

faster pussycat

plain text

POSIX

### Reproducing kernels satisfying physical equations

functional analysis

Gaussian

generative

Hilbert space

kernel tricks

regression

spatial

stochastic processes

time series

### Medicalisation

classification

ethics

health

language

wonk

### Human enthalpy

cooperation

culture

economics

evolution

incentive mechanisms

mind

social graph

utility

wonk

### Implicit variational inference

approximation

metrics

optimization

probabilistic algorithms

probability

statistics

### The blogosphere

academe

faster pussycat

how do science

plain text

workflow

writing

### Money, Australian-style

diy

economics

money

utility

### Sequential Monte Carlo

Bayes

Monte Carlo

particle

probabilistic algorithms

probability

sciml

signal processing

state space models

statistics

swarm

time series

### Superintelligence

adversarial

economics

faster pussycat

innovation

language

machine learning

mind

neural nets

NLP

security

technology

### Adaptive design of experiments

functional analysis

how do science

model selection

optimization

surrogate

### Annealing in inference

Bayes

density

Monte Carlo

probabilistic algorithms

probability

statistics

statmech

stochastic processes

### Krylov subspace iteration

feature construction

functional analysis

high d

linear algebra

networks

probability

signal processing

sparser than thou

statistics

### The occupation kernel method

calculus

dynamical systems

functional analysis

Gaussian

generative

geometry

Hilbert space

how do science

kernel tricks

machine learning

PDEs

physics

regression

sciml

SDEs

signal processing

statistics

statmech

stochastic processes

time series

uncertainty

### Function space versus weight space in NNs

algebra

approximation

Gaussian

generative

graphical models

Hilbert space

kernel tricks

machine learning

networks

optimization

probability

statistics

### ML benchmarks and their pitfalls

economics

game theory

how do science

incentive mechanisms

institutions

machine learning

neural nets

statistics

### Models for count data

branching

count data

regression

statistics

### Cascade models

branching

count data

probability

time series

### Kolmogorov-Arnold neural networks

calculus

dynamical systems

geometry

Hilbert space

how do science

Lévy processes

machine learning

neural nets

PDEs

physics

regression

sciml

SDEs

signal processing

statistics

statmech

stochastic processes

surrogate

time series

uncertainty

### High dimensional statistics

functional analysis

high d

linear algebra

probability

signal processing

sparser than thou

### Contemporary rationalists

catastrophe

culture

ethics

history

language

mind

wonk

### Gradient flows, sometimes stochastic

Bayes

estimator distribution

functional analysis

Markov processes

Monte Carlo

neural nets

optimization

probabilistic algorithms

probability

SDEs

stochastic processes

### Divisible, decomposable and stable distributions

dynamical systems

linear algebra

Lévy processes

probability

SDEs

stochastic processes

time series

### Rationalists in Australia and surrounding regions

catastrophe

culture

ethics

history

language

mind

wonk

### Adaptive stochastic gradient descent

functional analysis

neural nets

optimization

SDEs

stochastic processes

### Quarto integrated website system

academe

faster pussycat

how do science

javascript

julia

language

making things

plain text

premature optimization

python

R

writing

### Moloch, slack and hyperselection

cooperation

economics

ethics

utility

wonk

### Model interpretation and explanation

adversarial

game theory

hierarchical models

machine learning

sparser than thou

### Jax

algebra

calculus

computers are awful

linear algebra

number crunching

optimization

### Symbolic regression

compsci

dynamical systems

machine learning

neural nets

optimization

physics

probabilistic algorithms

sciml

statistics

statmech

stochastic processes

stringology

### Free content

content

making things

photon choreography

### DIY VPN access point

computers are awful together

confidentiality

cryptography

diy

### Dilemmas of collective action

bounded compute

distributed

economics

game theory

networks

squad

wonk

### Voting systems

cooperation

economics

game theory

incentive mechanisms

institutions

ordinal

wonk

### Economic mechanism design

economics

faster pussycat

game theory

incentive mechanisms

institutions

### Ecological stability

branching

catastrophe

networks

probability

SDEs

statistics

stochastic processes

time series

virality

### Misinformation, disinformation etc

adversarial

catastrophe

computers are awful together

confidentiality

democracy

economics

evolution

game theory

incentive mechanisms

insurgency

networks

P2P

social graph

virality

wonk

### Internet in Australia?

computers are awful together

data sets

straya

### Decision theory

algebra

Bayes

decision theory

functional analysis

Hilbert space

how do science

linear algebra

machine learning

model selection

nonparametric

statistics

uncertainty

### Epistemic bottlenecks

adaptive

agents

bounded compute

classification

collective knowledge

communicating

distributed

economics

evolution

how do science

incentive mechanisms

information

institutions

language

learning

mind

networks

social graph

sociology

standards

stringology

virality

### Public goods

economics

faster pussycat

game theory

incentive mechanisms

institutions

networks

### Generative AI workflows and hacks 2024

economics

faster pussycat

innovation

language

machine learning

neural nets

NLP

stringology

technology

UI

### Bayes neural nets via subsetting weights

Bayes

convolution

density

likelihood free

machine learning

neural nets

nonparametric

sparser than thou

uncertainty

### Generative art with language+diffusion models

buzzword

computers are awful

generative art

machine learning

making things

music

neural nets

photon choreography

### VS Code for python

computers are awful

faster pussycat

plain text

python

UI

workflow

### Reproducible research

academe

collective knowledge

how do science

information provenance

workflow

### (Geo)spatial data sets

computers are awful

data sets

spatial

statistics

### Anti-TESCREALists

adversarial

economics

faster pussycat

innovation

language

machine learning

mind

neural nets

NLP

security

technology

### Let’s solve social event organising

confidentiality

cooperation

culture

diy

social graph

standards

### Community

cooperation

culture

democracy

economics

institutions

insurgency

religion

rhetoric

social graph

wonk

### Free will

boring

how do science

mind

snarks

### Python cluster computing

computers are awful

concurrency hell

distributed

number crunching

premature optimization

workflow

### Asynchronous Python

computers are awful

concurrency hell

python

### VS Code as LaTeX editor

computers are awful

faster pussycat

LaTeX

plain text

typography

UI

workflow

### Gibbs posteriors

Bayes

estimator distribution

functional analysis

Markov processes

Monte Carlo

neural nets

optimization

probabilistic algorithms

probability

SDEs

stochastic processes

### Code generation, programming assistants

faster pussycat

language

machine learning

making things

neural nets

NLP

real time

signal processing

stringology

time series

UI

### Project management

communicating

distributed

economics

faster pussycat

game theory

incentive mechanisms

innovation

institutions

mind

networks

### ssh

computers are awful

computers are awful together

confidentiality

encryption

plain text

POSIX

### Terminals

computers are awful

faster pussycat

plain text

POSIX

### Python packaging, dependency management and isolation

computers are awful

python

standards

### Spherical coordinates

algebra

functional analysis

geometry

high d

linear algebra

measure

probability

signal processing

sparser than thou

spheres

### Predictive coding

energy

learning

mind

neuron

probability

statistics

statmech

### VS Code online and networked

computers are awful together

faster pussycat

plain text

UI

workflow

### Artificial life

adaptive

agents

evolution

gene

grammar

incentive mechanisms

learning

life

neuron

probabilistic algorithms

stringology

swarm

time series

### Symbolic system identification

compsci

dynamical systems

machine learning

neural nets

optimization

physics

probabilistic algorithms

sciml

statistics

statmech

stochastic processes

stringology

### Rhetoric

adversarial

bounded compute

communicating

cooperation

culture

mind

wonk

### Gradient steps to an ecology of mind

adaptive

collective knowledge

cooperation

culture

economics

energy

evolution

extended self

game theory

gene

incentive mechanisms

learning

mind

networks

probability

social graph

sociology

statistics

statmech

utility

wonk

### Modern conspiracy theorising

confidentiality

democracy

economics

evolution

game theory

insurgency

networks

P2P

wonk

### Rituals and beliefs that bind

agents

collective knowledge

cooperation

culture

democracy

distributed

economics

extended self

game theory

incentive mechanisms

institutions

insurgency

mind

networks

policy

religion

rhetoric

social graph

sociology

squad

wonk

### Audio synthesis in python

computers are awful

generative art

music

UI

### The softmax function

classification

metrics

probability

regression

statistics

### The Score Function Estimator

Bayes

calculus

density

estimator distribution

Monte Carlo

probabilistic algorithms

probability

risk

uncertainty

### Mathematica

algebra

compsci

computers are awful

stringology

### Digital scientific workbooks

academe

computers are awful

faster pussycat

how do science

information provenance

plain text

premature optimization

UI

workflow

### Coarse graining

algebra

Bayes

machine learning

networks

physics

sciml

snarks

statmech

surrogate

### Probabilistic numerics

Bayes

calculus

compsci

dynamical systems

geometry

Hilbert space

how do science

machine learning

physics

regression

sciml

SDEs

signal processing

statistics

statmech

stochastic processes

surrogate

time series

uncertainty

### Calendars and contacts GUIs for Linux

computers are awful

computers are awful together

diy

faster pussycat

office

POSIX

standards

UI

### Implementing neural nets

computers are awful

machine learning

neural nets

optimization

### Langevin dynamcs MCMC

Bayes

estimator distribution

functional analysis

Markov processes

Monte Carlo

neural nets

optimization

probabilistic algorithms

probability

SDEs

stochastic processes

### Langevin dynamcs MCMC

Bayes

estimator distribution

functional analysis

Markov processes

Monte Carlo

optimization

probabilistic algorithms

probability

quantum

SDEs

stochastic processes

### pandoc

academe

computers are awful

faster pussycat

lua

plain text

UI

workflow

### Meditation and enlightenment

faster pussycat

health

learning

mind

utility

### Functional reactive programming

computers are awful

concurrency hell

premature optimization

signal processing

stringology

UI

### Quarto

academe

faster pussycat

how do science

javascript

julia

language

making things

plain text

premature optimization

python

R

writing

### Editing images with machine learning

computers are awful

generative art

making things

photon choreography

### Righting and wronging

bandit problems

boring

bounded compute

cooperation

culture

democracy

economics

ethics

mind

rhetoric

snarks

sociology

wonk

### Neural PDE operator learning

Especially forward operators. Image-to-image regression, where the images encode a physical process.

calculus

dynamical systems

geometry

Hilbert space

how do science

Lévy processes

machine learning

neural nets

PDEs

physics

regression

sciml

SDEs

signal processing

statistics

statmech

stochastic processes

surrogate

time series

uncertainty

### Neural vector embeddings

approximation

feature construction

geometry

high d

language

linear algebra

machine learning

metrics

neural nets

NLP

### Model explanation with sparse autoencoders

adversarial

classification

communicating

feature construction

game theory

high d

language

machine learning

metrics

mind

NLP

sparser than thou

### Bayesian and causal inference by foundation models

approximation

Bayes

generative

language

machine learning

meta learning

Monte Carlo

neural nets

NLP

optimization

probabilistic algorithms

probability

statistics

stringology

time series

### VS Code / VS Codium

computers are awful

faster pussycat

plain text

UI

workflow

### Model mixing, model averaging for regression

Bayes

classification

clustering

compsci

convolution

density

information

linear algebra

nonparametric

probability

sparser than thou

statistics

### Home networks for lazy dummies

computers are awful together

confidentiality

cryptography

diy

### Sampling by the method of the ratio of uniforms

Bayes

estimator distribution

Monte Carlo

probabilistic algorithms

probability

### Data summarization

approximation

estimator distribution

functional analysis

information

linear algebra

model selection

optimization

probabilistic algorithms

probability

signal processing

sparser than thou

statistics

### Probabilistic programming

Bayes

generative

how do science

Monte Carlo

statistics

### Perception and evolution

adaptive

classification

collective knowledge

communicating

cooperation

culture

economics

energy

evolution

extended self

feature construction

gene

incentive mechanisms

language

learning

machine learning

metrics

mind

NLP

probability

statistics

statmech

utility

### Attention management tips for web browsing

bounded compute

computers are awful

computers are awful together

faster pussycat

incentive mechanisms

mind

standards

UI

### Privacy while web browsing

computers are awful

computers are awful together

confidentiality

### Simulating climate

calculus

climate

dynamical systems

geometry

how do science

machine learning

neural nets

PDEs

physics

regression

sciml

SDEs

signal processing

statistics

statmech

stochastic processes

surrogate

time series

uncertainty

wonk

### Atmospheric modeling

calculus

climate

dynamical systems

geometry

Hilbert space

how do science

machine learning

neural nets

PDEs

physics

regression

sciml

SDEs

signal processing

statistics

statmech

stochastic processes

surrogate

time series

uncertainty

wonk

### Vector databases

approximation

feature construction

geometry

high d

language

linear algebra

machine learning

metrics

neural nets

NLP

### Oceanography

Gaussian

Hilbert space

kernel tricks

spatial

statistics

stochastic processes

time series

### Reconciliation of overlapping Gaussian processes

Combining Gaussian processes on the same domain; consistency; coherence; generalized phase retrieval

functional analysis

Gaussian

generative

Hilbert space

kernel tricks

nonparametric

regression

spatial

stochastic processes

time series

### Weighted data, weighted likelihoods in statistics

estimator distribution

functional analysis

linear algebra

model selection

probability

signal processing

sparser than thou

statistics

uncertainty

### Gamma distributions

Lévy processes

probability

stochastic processes

time series

### Monte Carlo gradient estimation

Bayes

calculus

density

estimator distribution

Monte Carlo

probabilistic algorithms

probability

risk

uncertainty

### Conjugate priors

functional analysis

probability

statistics

### Indyweb, small web, cozy web

communicating

computers are awful together

diy

doing internet

### LaTeX mathematics hacks

computers are awful

faster pussycat

LaTeX

plain text

typography

UI

workflow

### Temporal generative adversarial networks

adversarial

AI

Bregman

game theory

generative

learning

likelihood free

Monte Carlo

optimization

probability

### Functional stochastic differential equations

Banach space

dynamical systems

Hilbert space

Lévy processes

probability

SDEs

signal processing

spatial

stochastic processes

time series

### Science; Institution design for

academe

agents

collective knowledge

economics

faster pussycat

game theory

how do science

incentive mechanisms

information provenance

institutions

mind

networks

sociology

wonk

### Soft incentive mechanism design

bounded compute

economics

faster pussycat

game theory

incentive mechanisms

institutions

networks

### Inverse Gaussian distribution

Lévy processes

probability

stochastic processes

time series

### Historical English

history

language

### Academic reading workflow

academe

computers are awful

faster pussycat

information provenance

learning

UI

workflow

### Curved exponential families

geometry

probability

statistics

### History of medicine

academe

agents

collective knowledge

economics

faster pussycat

game theory

health

how do science

incentive mechanisms

information provenance

institutions

mind

networks

sociology

wonk

### Timeless works of art

adaptive

collective knowledge

diy

making things

sociology

### DIY home repair stuff

cooperation

culture

diy

economics

housing

making things

straya

### Video editing

computers are awful

making things

music

photon choreography

standards

### Exponential families

functional analysis

probability

statistics

### R

computers are awful

number crunching

R

statistics

### Bayesian model selection

Bayes

machine learning

model selection

neural nets

nonparametric

sparser than thou

statistics

uncertainty

### Non-stationary bandit problems

bandit problems

control

decision theory

signal processing

stochastic processes

stringology

### Bandit problems

bandit problems

control

decision theory

signal processing

stochastic processes

stringology

### Bitter lessons in compute and cleverness

bounded compute

functional analysis

machine learning

model selection

optimization

statmech

### How to reduce corporate spying

computers are awful

computers are awful together

confidentiality

security

wonk

### Transformer networks for generic time series prediction

language

machine learning

meta learning

neural nets

NLP

stringology

time series

### Kernel distribution embedding

approximation

functional analysis

Hilbert space

measure

metrics

nonparametric

optimization

probability

statistics

### Democratization of generative AI

agents

bounded compute

collective knowledge

concurrency hell

distributed

economics

edge computing

extended self

faster pussycat

incentive mechanisms

innovation

language

machine learning

neural nets

NLP

swarm

technology

UI

### Transformer networks

language

machine learning

meta learning

neural nets

NLP

stringology

time series

### Niche construction

cooperation

economics

evolution

game theory

incentive mechanisms

### Tip me

computers are awful

cryptography

money

### Normalising flows

approximation

Bayes

density

likelihood free

Monte Carlo

nonparametric

optimization

probabilistic algorithms

probability

statistics

### Neural mixtures of experts

Bayes

classification

clustering

compsci

density

information

linear algebra

model selection

nonparametric

optimization

particle

probability

regression

sparser than thou

statistics

### Gaussian Ensemble Belief Propagation

approximation

Bayes

distributed

dynamical systems

generative

graphical models

machine learning

Monte Carlo

networks

optimization

particle

probabilistic algorithms

probability

sciml

signal processing

state space models

statistics

stochastic processes

swarm

time series

### Safetyism and alignment problems

economics

extended self

faster pussycat

game theory

incentive mechanisms

institutions

networks

### Academic publishing

academe

collective knowledge

diy

doing internet

economics

faster pussycat

how do science

incentive mechanisms

information provenance

institutions

mind

networks

sociology

### Navigating large organisations

communicating

distributed

economics

extended self

faster pussycat

game theory

institutions

learning

mind

networks

squad

### Community governance

cooperation

culture

democracy

economics

institutions

insurgency

wonk

### The Gaussian distribution

algebra

Gaussian

geometry

high d

linear algebra

measure

probability

signal processing

spheres

statistics

### Uncertainty quantification

Bayes

statistics

stochastic processes

surrogate

uncertainty

### Indonesia

nusantara

place

### Continual learning

algebra

graphical models

how do science

machine learning

networks

probability

statistics

### Teamwork

communicating

distributed

economics

extended self

faster pussycat

game theory

institutions

learning

mind

networks

squad

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PDEs

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regression

sciml

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signal processing

statistics

statmech

stochastic processes

surrogate

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uncertainty

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music

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Bayes

density

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nonparametric

optimization

probabilistic algorithms

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sciml

statistics

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linear algebra

machine learning

networks

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probability

sciml

sparser than thou

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topology

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graphical models

hidden variables

hierarchical models

how do science

machine learning

networks

neural nets

probability

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pseudorandomness

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statmech

stochastic processes

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functional analysis

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metrics

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statistics

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computers are awful

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grammar

stringology

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ethics

evolution

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learning

mind

neuron

statistics

utility

wonk

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diy

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Monte Carlo

probabilistic algorithms

probability

signal processing

state space models

statistics

swarm

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graphical models

hidden variables

hierarchical models

how do science

machine learning

networks

neural nets

probability

statistics

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functional analysis

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metrics

probability

stochastic processes

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physics

pseudorandomness

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statistics

statmech

stochastic processes

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neural nets

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SDEs

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state space models

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stochastic processes

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hidden variables

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networks

optimization

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statistics

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statistics

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physics

regression

sciml

statistics

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game theory

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incentive mechanisms

institutions

machine learning

neural nets

statistics

### Squeaky wheel equilibria

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distributed

economics

insurgency

mind

networks

wonk

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typography

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Bayes

generative

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Monte Carlo

sciml

statistics

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economics

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machine learning

optimization

statistics

utility

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signal processing

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statmech

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Bayes

generative

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neural nets

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statistics

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economics

game theory

institutions

rhetoric

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housing

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institutions

insurgency

making things

policy

spatial

straya

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optimization

statmech

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agents

bounded compute

collective knowledge

distributed

economics

edge computing

extended self

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incentive mechanisms

innovation

language

machine learning

mind

neural nets

NLP

technology

unsupervised

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adaptive

evolution

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learning

mind

networks

utility

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bounded compute

collective knowledge

distributed

economics

how do science

incentive mechanisms

institutions

learning

mind

networks

sociology

standards

swarm

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approximation

Bayes

feature construction

likelihood free

machine learning

measure

metrics

probability

sciml

statistics

time series

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ethics

networks

wonk

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concurrency hell

confidentiality

distributed

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game theory

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estimator distribution

functional analysis

Markov processes

Monte Carlo

neural nets

optimization

probabilistic algorithms

probability

SDEs

stochastic processes

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economics

making things

money

utility

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culture

design

diy

economics

housing

incentive mechanisms

institutions

insurgency

making things

policy

spatial

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the rather superior sort of city

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functional analysis

graphical models

measure

metrics

networks

optimization

probability

statistics

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statistics

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ethics

health

incentive mechanisms

mind

networks

rhetoric

snarks

sociology

virality

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approximation

Bayes

Bregman

generative

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neural nets

optimization

probabilistic algorithms

probability

statistics

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democracy

distributed

diy

economics

evolution

game theory

insurgency

networks

P2P

wonk

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Gaussian

generative

Hilbert space

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linear algebra

measure

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statistics

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photon choreography

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collective knowledge

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how do science

institutions

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networks

sociology

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### Hardware for neural networks

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computers are awful

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grammar

number crunching

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### Variational message-passing algorithms in graphical models

algebra

approximation

Bayes

distributed

dynamical systems

generative

graphical models

machine learning

networks

optimization

particle

probability

signal processing

state space models

statistics

stochastic processes

swarm

time series

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dataviz

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photon choreography

plain text

typography

UI

workflow

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agents

collective knowledge

cooperation

culture

democracy

distributed

economics

game theory

incentive mechanisms

institutions

insurgency

mind

networks

policy

rhetoric

social graph

sociology

swarm

wonk

### Monastic traditions

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cooperation

culture

democracy

distributed

economics

game theory

incentive mechanisms

institutions

insurgency

mind

networks

policy

religion

rhetoric

social graph

sociology

swarm

wonk

### Particle variational message passing

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Bayes

distributed

dynamical systems

generative

graphical models

machine learning

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networks

optimization

particle

probabilistic algorithms

probability

sciml

signal processing

state space models

statistics

stochastic processes

swarm

time series

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how do science

information provenance

workflow

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mind

sociology

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premature optimization

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### Microstressors

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democracy

economics

ethics

language

mind

rhetoric

snarks

sociology

wonk

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economics

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institutions

mind

networks

standards

technology

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calculus

functional analysis

linear algebra

optimization

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agents

bounded compute

collective knowledge

concurrency hell

distributed

economics

edge computing

extended self

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incentive mechanisms

innovation

language

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neural nets

NLP

swarm

technology

UI

### Causal inference in highly parameterized ML

algebra

graphical models

hidden variables

hierarchical models

how do science

machine learning

networks

neural nets

probability

statistics

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approximation

functional analysis

measure

metrics

model selection

optimization

probability

spheres

statistics

### Recurrent / convolutional / state-space

Bayes

convolution

dynamical systems

functional analysis

linear algebra

machine learning

making things

music

networks

neural nets

nonparametric

probability

signal processing

sparser than thou

state space models

statistics

time series

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graphical models

how do science

machine learning

networks

neural nets

probability

statistics

### Cryptographic tokens, distributed ledgers, and blockchain-like-things

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game theory

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### Which are your 100 bytes?

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NLP

technology

UI

### Simulation-based inference

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feature construction

likelihood free

machine learning

measure

metrics

probability

sciml

statistics

time series

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doing internet

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UI

workflow

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how do science

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### Maximum Mean Discrepancy, Hilbert-Schmidt Independence Criterion

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functional analysis

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metrics

nonparametric

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dataviz

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photon choreography

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bounded compute

collective knowledge

distributed

economics

edge computing

extended self

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incentive mechanisms

innovation

language

machine learning

mind

neural nets

NLP

technology

unsupervised

### Money

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economics

money

utility

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distributed

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economics

P2P

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probability

statistics

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economics

extended self

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game theory

incentive mechanisms

institutions

networks

swarm

wonk

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agents

compsci

distributed

extended self

game theory

generative art

hidden variables

incentive mechanisms

life

photon choreography

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spatial

statmech

swarm

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cooperation

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economics

evolution

gene

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cooperation

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economics

evolution

game theory

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networks

wonk

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cooperation

culture

how do science

incentive mechanisms

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mind

snarks

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bounded compute

cooperation

culture

ethics

evolution

extended self

gene

institutions

learning

mind

wonk

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economics

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incentive mechanisms

mind

utility

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culture

economics

ethics

evolution

incentive mechanisms

mind

social graph

utility

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ethics

evolution

incentive mechanisms

mind

social graph

utility

wonk

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plain text

POSIX

### submitit

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concurrency hell

distributed

premature optimization

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agents

bounded compute

collective knowledge

distributed

economics

game theory

how do science

incentive mechanisms

institutions

learning

mind

networks

sociology

squad

standards

swarm

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mind

neuron

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computers are awful together

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how do science

plain text

workflow

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economics

innovation

intellectual property

making things

policy

sociology

spatial

technology

the rather superior sort of city

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culture

economics

evolution

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social graph

utility

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LaTeX

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typography

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democracy

distributed

economics

game theory

language

making things

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networks

rhetoric

semantics

sociology

virality

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functional analysis

Hilbert space

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economics

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institutions

mind

networks

standards

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spatial

statmech

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doing internet

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workflow

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economics

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encryption

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