This is the website of myself, Issa Rice. This site stores biographical information about me, but it is also a personal wiki or open notebook of sorts; anything that doesn’t belong elsewhere ends up on here, and as a result the content on here can be of admittedly low-quality: unfinished, written in multiple voices over the span of years, wrong, or otherwise unsuitable for public consumption. Embarrassing as it is, I like to “think and work in the open” so others can benefit from my thoughts and critique them.
On this site
- About me, about this site
- Contact me: the best way to contact me is via email at email@example.com
- Account names I use on various websites
- List of things I have worked on
- Software I use
- My pages related to the University of Washington
- Notes on computing (Unix-like operating systems, programming, etc.)
- Notes on math (old)
- Pages related to education
- A mirror of my Quora answers
- Information about my involvement with the effective altruism movement
The following sites are not related to my personal website but are available via my personal domain name,
issarice.com. I list them here in case you wanted to navigate to one of them instead or you were curious about what subdomains existed.
- lw2: a LessWrong 2.0 reader I built
- eaforum: an Effective Altruism Forum reader I built
- timelines: Timelines Wiki, a wiki hosting timelines on various topics
- files: place for hosting random files
- exp: place for hosting experimental stuff that I don’t care about being available for the long-term
- aiwatch: AI Watch, a website for tracking the AI safety field
- orgwatch: Org Watch, a website for tracking various organizations
- beliefs: an experimental site for tracking beliefs over time
- contentcreation: Content Creation Wiki
Summary of what I worked on: February and March 2019
In case you were wondering, I got lazy at the end of February and didn’t update this section, so I am bundling together February and March.
For completed tasks, see the work page.
I’ve been working towards an explanation of Solomonoff induction; see Solomonoff induction and Variants of Solomonoff induction for a work-in-progress.
I spent some time adding to Vipul Naik’s Learning Subwiki. You can see my contributions for February (I didn’t make any edits there during March).
For my edits to my userspace on the Machine Learning Subwiki, see February and March.
I spent most of February and March learning about things related to AI alignment. See my daily updates blog for updates about most of February. I decided to stop blogging there because preparing the updates turned out to be annoying and without clear benefits. If there is demand for this sort of updates I would be open to re-starting the blog. I’m also hoping to transition into being more output-oriented in AI alignment, with my recent decision theory post marking the start of this.
For previous monthly updates, see the archive of my monthly updates.
Here are some activity feeds that track what I’ve been working on:
- My daily updates blog, which tracks my learning related to AI safety
- My GitHub contribution activity, including my commits to this website’s repository
- My contributions to the Timelines Wiki (Git version with more incremental changes, page creations)
- My contributions to the Machine Learning Subwiki (page creations)
- My contributions to the Learning Subwiki (page creations)
- My contributions to Devec, the Development Economics Subwiki (page creations).
- My public GitHub Gists
- Summary of my contract work for Vipul Naik (more detailed page with tables)
- List of pages on this site, sorted by date of last substantive revision
- Recent changes on the Cause Prioritization Wiki
- My recent comments and posts on LessWrong
- My recent comments and posts on the Effective Altruism Forum
- Contributions to LessWrong Wiki
- Recent Quora questions (I occasionally ask questions on Quora while I work)