Phil 9.5.19

7:00 –

  • David Manheim (scholar)
    • I work on existential risk mitigation, computational modelling, and epidemiology. I spend time talking about Goodhart’s Law, and have been a #Superforecaster with the Good Judgement Project since 2012.
  • Goodhart’s law is an adage named after economist Charles Goodhart, which has been phrased by Marilyn Strathern as “When a measure becomes a target, it ceases to be a good measure.”[1] One way in which this can occur is individuals trying to anticipate the effect of a policy and then taking actions that alter its outcome
  • Dissertation
  • Continuing TF 2.0 Keras tutorial
    • Had a weird problem where
      from tensorflow import keras

      made IntelliJ complain, but the python interpreter ran fine. I then installed keras, and IJ stopped complaining. Checking the version(s) seems to be identical, even though I can see that there is a new keras directory in D:\Program Files\Python37\Lib\site-packages. And we know that the interpreter and IDE are pointing to the same place:

      "D:\Program Files\Python37\python.exe" D:/Development/Sandboxes/PyBullet/src/TensorFlow/
      2019-09-05 11:30:04.694327: I tensorflow/stream_executor/platform/default/] Successfully opened dynamic library cudart64_100.dll
      tf.keras version = 2.2.4-tf
      keras version = 2.2.4-tf


    • This has the implication that instead of :
      from tensorflow.keras import layers

      I need to have:

      from keras import layers

      I mean, it works, but it’s weird and makes me think that something subtle may be busted…