In Person Events
- 3-5th December - EAGxPrague
- 2nd November - Discussion Group for Improving Institutional Decision Making - 6 weekly discussions organised by the Effective Institutions Project
- 5th November - Future-proofing global health: Governance of priorities - Organised by the Legal Priorities Project
- 7th November - Giving What We Can Meetup
- 7th November - EA For Christians Weekly Discussion
- 10th November - Cognition, Welfare, and the Problem of Interspecies Comparisons - Organised by Rethink Priorities
- 10th November - Q&A with Mirasbek Kuterbekov from Hoxton Farms - Organised by Cellular Agriculture UK
- Mid November - Animal Advocacy Careers Introductory Course - Apply by November 10th
- 15-18th November - The Aquatic Life Conference - Organised by The Aquatic Life Institute
- 18th November - Effective Giving Open Forum - Organised by GWWC
- 18th November - Artificial intelligence and worker activism - Organised by the Legal Priorities Project
- 26th November - Altruism in international law - Organised by the Legal Priorities Project
- 4th December- Salary Negotiation Training Programme
- 4-12th December - Vision Weekend - Organised by Foresight Institute, with talks from Anders Sandberg, Jaan Tallinn, Tom Kalil and Jose Luis Ricon
- 6-8th December - 8th Oxford Workshop on Global Priorities Research - Apply by November 14th, Organised by the Global Priorities Institute
- Mid December - Impactful Policy Careers (training programme)
- 13-15th December - Interpretability, Safety, and Security in AI - A conference organised by the Alan Turing Institute
- January 2022 - AGI Safety Fundamentals - 8 week course organised by EA Cambridge
Latest Research and Updates
- A post introducing High Impact Professionals, a new organisation aiming to enable working professionals interested in EA to have the biggest positive impact possible
- A post on the cost of rejection in EA
- There is a new beta version of the Probably Good website, an EA careers organisation
- Cristina Schmidt Ibáñez and Vaidehi Agarwalla with a post looking at 'Coordination within EA: Community & Ecosystems'
- Bill Zito suggests that early career people interested in EA should consider joining fast-growing start-ups in emerging technologies
- Michael Aird with advice for apply to EA Funds
- Charity Entrepreneurship introducing their 2021 incubated charities
- Effective Thesis offer free coaching and guidance to students who want to begin research careers that improve the world
- 80,000 with the post 'Effective altruism in a nutshell'
- A post announcing the launch of EA for Jews, and a call for volunteers
- FTX is funding EA Fellowships for people that want to work in the Bahamas remotely
- A post introducing The Nonlinear Library, aiming to help people listen to more EA content
- Ozzie Gooen with 'Prioritization Research for Advancing Wisdom and Intelligence'
- Mathieu Putz suggesting that more people should aim to become billionaires
- Michael Dickens with a post suggesting 'Future Funding/Talent/Capacity Constraints Matter, Too'
- Aaron Gertler with an update on the creative writing contest taking place on the EA Forum
- Devin Kalish with a critique of EA being less responsive to critiques than in the past
- A post introducing Training for Good, a new effective altruism training organisation
- EA Survey 2020: Geography
- EA Survey 2020: Donation Data
- 80,000 Hours have launched a new podcast series 'Effective Altruism: Ten Global Problems'
- Michael Aird with a list of EA funding opportunities
- If you're planning on running a fundraising campaign at your organisation this year, High Impact Professionals are providing resources and advice. You can also arrange a chat with them here
- Jamie Harris asking whether you should run experiments when doing EA movement building
- Training for Good are running a needs survey for current and aspiring policy makers in the UK and Europe
- An EA Forum user offering free coaching for software developers in the EA community
- Open Phil have made 8 grants recently with a total value of $7,100,000
- $3,570,000 - Biosecurity and Pandemic Preparedness
- $3,330,000 - Center for Security and Emerging Technology
- $1,770,000 - Scientific Research
- $1,560,000 - Farm Animal Welfare
- $3,570,000 - Biosecurity and Pandemic Preparedness
- GiveWell with their initial thoughts on malaria vaccine approval
- Kelsey Piper looking into the WHO approving the first malaria vaccine
- A post for UK Research & Innovation on helping mosquitoes fight back against the diseases they spread
- Sean Mayberry, the CEO of StrongMinds, looking at mental health in Africa
- GiveDirectly with a write up of their financial situation
- 130 countries have reached a global deal for 15 per cent minimum corporate tax rate
- New research suggesting that StrongMinds is 12 times more cost-effective than GiveDirectly in terms of subjective well-being
- A post with concerns about AMF from GiveWell reading
- Varsha Venugopal on the 80,000 Hours podcast discussing using gossip to help vaccinate every child in India
- Saloni Dattani discusses progress and mental health on this podcast
- Vox covering the European Commission announcing a ban on cages for a number of animals in 27 countries
- Nicole Rawling, CEO of the Material Innovation Initiative, on the MII's first podcast episode
- Denmark announces €168 million in funding to advance plant-based foods
- A post introducing Healthier Hens, a new EA-aligned animal welfare organisation
- The Cultured Meat Conference is taking place between the 29th Nov -1st Dec this year
Existential & Catastrophic Risks
- 80,000 Hours podcast with Carl Shulman on the common-sense case for existential risk work and its practical implications
- The Centre for the Study of Existential Risk with a call for lightning talks at the CSER 2022 Conference. Submission deadline is 15th November
- Mike Cassidy and Lara Mani on the assessment of volcanic eruptions as global catastrophic or existential risks
- David Manheim with a paper called 'High-risk human-caused pathogen exposure events from 1975-2016'
- Filippa Lentzos discussing global catastrophic biological risks on the Future of Life Institute podcast
- The Centre for the Study of Existential Risk submitted evidence to the UK Government’s National Resilience Strategy
- Asaf Tzachor and Catherine Richards have published a new article on the future of food
- A post called 'Feedback on Meta Policy Research Questions to Help Improve the X/GCR Field’s Policy Engagement'
- The Nuclear Threat Initiative have updated their website
- Maha Rehman on the 80,000 Hours podcast talking about working with governments to rapidly deliver masks to millions of people
- A paper called 'Training effective altruism: Experimental evidence from Pakistan'
- Lizka with a post collecting possible issues with futarchy, a proposed form of governance based on prediction markets
- Vox on how the ozone hole problem was solved
- The Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance has launched six finance solutions to drive private capital to climate action in poorer economies
- Daniel Stein, founder of Giving Green, writing about how donors can maximize impact for fighting climate change
- Eric Martínez and Christoph Winter with the paper 'Protecting Future Generations: A Global Survey of Legal Academics'
- The Ezra Klein podcast with Holden Karnofsky
- Samuel Hilton with 'A practical guide to long-term planning – and suggestions for longtermism'
- Krister Bykvist on moral uncertainty, rationality, metaethics, AI and future populations
- David Manheim with a post about recent critiques of longtermism
- Robin Hanson with criticism of the 'Long Reflection' idea
- The APPG for Future Generations with an impact report for 2020 - 2021
- Sjir Hoeijmaker from Founders Pledge on a podcast discussing longtermism
- Hear This Idea podcast with Christoph Winter on the Legal Priorities Project
- Legal Priorities Project with an overview of their 'Working Paper Series'
- Nathan Benaich and Ian Hogarth with their 2021 State of AI Report
- A summary of 'Truthful AI: Developing and governing AI that does not lie' by Owen Cotton-Barratt, Lukas Finnveden and Avital Balwit
- Jason Crawford with Matt Clifford discussing how technology collides with politics, culture and society
- Phil Trammell on economic growth under transformative AI
- AGI Safety Fundamentals curriculum posted to the EA Forum
- An ask me anything with Redwood Research, who do applied alignment research
- Alex Lintz with a collection of AI governance-related podcasts, newsletters and blogs
- Sam Clarke with lessons learned running the survey on AI existential risk scenarios
- Vox looking into how ethical 'ethical investing' is
- Peter Wildeford with notes on the book 'Managing to Change the World'
- A Forbes overview of Sam Bankman-Fried, the worlds richest under 30 year old, covering his interest in effective altruism
- An interview with Rutger Bregman on effective altruism and why he took the GWWC pledge
- Spencer Greenberg in discussion with Daniel Kahneman on 'Beyond cognitive biases: improving judgment by reducing noise'
- A suffering-focused ethics FAQ
- Sebastian Schmidt and Henning Bartsch with a post on coaching as a way to reduce struggle and develop talent
- Giving What We Can podcast with Geetanjali Basarkod on how to talk about effective altruism and giving effectively
- José González on a podcast discussing Effective Altruism
- Holden Karnofsky with a post asking 'Has Life Gotten Better?'
- Benjamin Todd on the Clearer Thinking podcast discussing 'How to use your career to have a large impact'
- Alan Taylor with 'A Duty to Look After Yourself'
- Taylor Jones has a website for the design work he can do for EA related organisations and projects
- Sam Enright with a book review of Open Borders by Bryan Caplan
- Michael Plant on the Clearer Thinking podcast discussing 'How to measure impact, and why we may have all been doing it wrong'
- A post by Khorton looking at counterfactual impact when your co-workers share your values
- A global total of 135.1 square kilometres was cleared of unexploded submunitions in 2020, a new annual record. This leaves 29 areas that are suspected to have cluster munition remnants-contaminated areas under their jurisdiction