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: 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.

Activity feeds

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