Created: December 31, 2019 / Updated: January 23, 2020 / Status: in progress / 4 min read (~732 words)
In 2020, I decided that I would answer one question I had per day. Every day I ask myself hundreds of questions, but I write down only a few of them because they require a lot more thought. The number of questions I've asked myself has grown faster than the number of answers I've had for them. My goal here is to slowly go through the list so that the ratio of answers to questions comes close to 1. I'll dedicate 15 minutes per day to answer one question. I will review the questions I've answered during the week in order to improve the answers and give them a second chance to go through my head.
As of 2020-01-01, I have been writing notes daily in text files, writing down questions I asked myself and that I might answer at some point in the future. Since April 14, 2017 I have written approximately 988 questions (over 992 days).
Answering our own questions is the best way to increase our knowledge. By understanding where our understanding is lacking can we improve.
- 2020-01-01 - Is reducing our size a viable alternative/approach to space exploration?
- 2020-01-02 - How do you determine whether you have a useful model?
- 2020-01-03 - Given that you define a ROI on a task, when should you stop working on a task and abandon it given its cost?
- 2020-01-04 - How do you prioritize things when there are so many of them competing against one another?
- 2020-01-05 - How would you build an AI that could offer coaching for games like StarCraft or Dota/LoL?
- 2020-01-06 - How can I easily identify the next book I should read when I have over 500 to choose from?
- 2020-01-07 - How can I organize all the webpages I never read?
- 2020-01-08 - Will an AGI superior to what a society/company is able to accomplish by grouping individuals in order to accomplish a common goal?
- 2020-01-09 - Is there a general characteristic of simple programs that are able to learn complex behaviors, such as neural network or RL-based algorithms that can be implemented in less than 100-250 lines?
- 2020-01-10 - Are passive or active agents more intelligent?
- 2020-01-11 - How can an agent efficiently store terabytes of data, with hundreds of gigabytes updated daily?
- 2020-01-12 - Given a continuously growing number of questions one asks himself, what is the proper procedure to answer these questions?
- 2020-01-13 - What do humans modeled as computers look like?
- 2020-01-14 - What are the differences between a brain and a CPU?
- 2020-01-15 - Why are biology and genetics interesting to AGI researchers?
- 2020-01-16 - How can one identify the areas he needs to improve?
- 2020-01-17 - How does one determine the best material to learn a topic?
- 2020-01-18 - What is learning according to machine learning?
- 2020-01-19 - What is belief traceability?
- 2020-01-20 - What is the point of asking ourselves many questions when we only answer a few of them?
- 2020-01-21 - How often should I review my personal notes?
- 2020-01-22 - What can cause us to learn inefficiently?
- 2020-01-23 - What is the most complex sequence that can be made from a n-long binary string?