Dec 20, 2017
End-of-year updates for those interested:
I'd be glad to discuss anything CFAR-related with anyone interested. I continue to suspect that donations to CFAR are among the best ways to turn marginal donations into reducing the talent bottleneck within AI risk efforts (basically because our good done seems almost linear in the number of free-to-participants programs we can run (because those can target high-impact AI stuff), and because the number of free-to-participants programs we can run is more or less linear in donations within the range in which donations might plausibly take us, plus or minus a rather substantial blip depending on whether we can purchase a venue). I don't know a good way to measure or establish that as such, and I imagine many would disagree -- but I'd still welcome discussion, either here or at anna at rationality dot org.