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Tuesday, January 28th 2020
Tue, Jan 28th 2020

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7evelynciara1dWe're probably surveilling poor and vulnerable people in developing and developed countries too much in the name of aiding them, and we should give stronger consideration to the privacy rights of aid recipients. Personal data about these people collected for benign purposes can be weaponized against them by malicious actors, and surveillance itself can deter people from accessing vital services. "Stop Surveillance Humanitarianism" by Mark Latonero [] Automating Inequality by Virginia Eubanks makes a similar argument regarding aid recipients in developed countries.

Monday, January 27th 2020
Mon, Jan 27th 2020

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9RyanCarey2dPossible EA intervention: just like the EA Forum Prizes, but for the best Tweets (from an EA point-of-view) in a given time window. Reasons this might be better than the EA Forum Prize: 1) Popular tweets have greater reach than popular forum posts, so this could promote EA more effectively 2) The prizes could go to EAs who are not regular forum users, which could also help to promote EA more effectively. One would have to check the rules [] and regulations.

Wednesday, January 22nd 2020
Wed, Jan 22nd 2020

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7Ramiro7dShouldn't we have more EA editors in Philpapers categories? Philpapers []is this huge index/community of academic philosophers and texts. It's a good place to start researching a topic. Part of the work is done by voluntary editors and assistants, who assume the responsibility of categorizing and including relevant bibliography; in exchange, they are constantly in touch with the corresponding subject. Some EAs are responsible for their corresponding fields; however, I noticed that some relevant EA-related categories currently have no editor (e.g.: Impact of Artificial Intelligence). I wonder: wouldn't it be useful if EAs assumed these positions?

Tuesday, January 21st 2020
Tue, Jan 21st 2020

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13Khorton9dWho should pay the cost of Googling studies on the EA Forum? 1. Many EA Forum posts have minimal engagement with relevant academic literature 2. If you see a Forum post that doesn't engage with literature you think is relevant, you could make a claim without looking up a citation based on your memory, but there's a reasonable chance you'll be wrong. 3. Many people say they'd rather see an imperfect post or comment than not have it at all. 4. But people tend to remember an original claim, even if it's later debunked. 5. Maybe the best option is to phrase my comment as a question: "Have you looked at the literature on X?"

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