Issa Rice

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.

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The following sites are not related to my personal website but are available via my personal domain name, I list them here in case you wanted to navigate to one of them instead or you were curious about what subdomains existed.

Summary of what I worked on: April and May 2019

I was busy with travel and didn’t feel like updating this section at the end of April, so I am bundling together April and May.

For completed tasks, see the work page.

I’ve been working towards an explanation of Solomonoff induction; see Solomonoff induction, Abstracting sensory data in Solomonoff induction, Proportion of valid programs view of Solomonoff induction, and Equivalence of random coinflips view and minimal programs view for a work-in-progress.

For my edits to the Machine Learning Subwiki, see here.

I started working on a timeline of effective altruism.

I also started working on a portfolio page, which should provide an alternative to my work page.

For previous monthly updates, see the archive of my monthly updates.

Activity feeds

Here are some activity feeds that track what I’ve been working on: