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.

On this site

Summary of what I worked on: December 2017

For completed tasks, see the work page.

I continued work on importing data for the Devec/Demography Data Portal (especially trying to speed up the bulk import of all the datasets).

I started work on the Devec/Demography Data Portal (the actual website rather than just obtaining data). This is still in early stages so there is no public instance that one can view.

I continued doing work on AI Watch, a website to track people and organizations in AI safety.

I got some work done on the Computing Data Project. It turns out that getting historical EC2 prices is pretty hard to do, so progress has been slow.

I worked on importing various data sources for Vipul Naik’s Donations List Website. Here is a list of all of them:

In addition, I did coding work for the Donations List Website. This was for work on incremental donor similarity computation and some other minor changes. You can see my commits.

I started work on a series of wiki pages about specific individuals, mostly those involved in the effective altruism movement and the rationality community. This work is not public, but a subset of the work may eventually be made public, and the work is intended to help with public writeups in the future. This work is funded by Vipul Naik.

I also started a comparison of machine learning textbooks (unpaid).

Activity feeds

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