I would be keen to hear people's reflections on EA strategy week, including, what was your favourite post and whether you made any updates.
This inspiring and clear call back to giving (if not exactly earning to give) was brilliant
I guess my favorite post was Jessica McCurdy's Where on the continuum of pure EA to pure AIS should you be? (Uni Group Organizers Focus) it seemed like a situation that more people are facing and it did a good job of identifying potential hesitations/counter-arguments. Even though it focused specifically on university groups, I think it did a good job talking about these considerations in general.My second favourite post was Third Wave EA. I agreed with the framing that we are confronted with a fundamentally new situation and that EA needs to decide what it wants to be in light of this.
I'll be honest, I didn't have a huge amount of updates, although I did appreciate Lincoln Q's distinction between perks and business expenses, I found it surprising that 47% of people thought EA had responded well to the FTX crisis with only 21% disagreeing. I also thought Levin made a great comment about the FTX crisis exploding EA's "self-narrative of ascendancy".My favourite comment was Lizka's exploration of what a third-wave might look like.
The reason why it was only my second favourite was that I found the "politics and civil society" framing slightly strange. Like I think that framing would make sense if EA was to decide to focus on influencing a wide variety of political issues, but the table seemed to describe a focus on AI governance, in which case it would make more sense to give the option that label. Similarly, it's not clear to me that a return to non-AI causes would necessarily signal a focus on animal welfare over global poverty.
Even though she expression some hesitation around the framing.
Mine are posted here
I found it useful as a prompt to share thoughts I was sitting on.