Following the launch events in Melbourne and Sydney, there will be an AI Safety Brisbane Launch in May.
We here in Brisbane will not be left behind! We may be turned into paperclips but we will not be left behind!
Further details such as speakers and the precise venue will be announced shortly.
Often it’s really helpful to know who might be good at or potentially some day willing to join exciting projects.
We’re collecting that information, so we can share it with >20 longtermist orgs and >100 longtermist entrepreneurs and funders.
All you need to do is put your name, email and LinkedIn on this form. This will be quick if you have an up-to-date LinkedIn or online CV.
And if you want to, you can give us a bunch more information that might help connect you up with future projects.
This is a census of people who might (now or any time in the future) be interested in joining or launching a project aimed at improving...
Note — I’m writing this in a personal capacity, and am not representing the views of my employer.
I’m interested in the EA red-teaming contest as an idea, and there are lots of interesting critiques I’d want to read. But I haven’t seen any of those written yet. I put together a big list of critiques of EA I’d be really interested in seeing come out of the contest. I personally would be interested in writing some of these, but don’t really have time to right now, so I am hoping that by sharing these, someone else will write a good version of them. I’d also welcome people to share other critiques they’d be excited to see written in the comments here!
I think that if someone wrote all...
As many of you know, on LessWrong there is now:
two axes on which you can vote on comments: the standard karma axis remains on the left, and the new axis on the right lets you show much you agree or disagree with the content of a comment.
I was thinking we should have this on EA Forum for the same reasons ... to avoid (i) agreement with the claim/position being confounded with (ii) liking the contribution to the discussion/community.
Reading the comments over there, it seems there are mixed reviews. Some key critiques:
My quick takes:
A. We might consider this for EAFo after LW works out the bugs...
Epistemic status: Dwelling on the negatives.
From 2013 to 2021, Open Philanthropy donated $200M to criminal justice reform. My best guess is that, from a utilitarian perspective, this was likely suboptimal. In particular, I am fairly sure that it was possible to realize sooner that the area was unpromising and act on that earlier on.
In this post, I first present the background for Open Philanthropy's grants on criminal justice reform, and the abstract case for considering it a priority. I then estimate that criminal justice grants were distinctly worse than other grants in the global health and development portfolio, such as those to GiveDirectly or AMF.
I speculate about why Open Philanthropy donated to criminal justice in the first place, and why it continued donating. I end up uncertain...
Bivalve aquaculture means marine farming of scallops, oysters, clams, mussels, and similar. We will be focusing on these four because they are the largest production share of edible bivalves. In contrast to intensive fish aquaculture, bivalve aquaculture is an extensive form of aquaculture; bivalves feed on algae...
For inspiration, you can see the last open thread here.