Hi everyone! I’ll be doing an Ask Me Anything (AMA) here. Feel free to drop your questions in the comments below. I will aim to answer them by Monday, July 24.
Who am I?
I’m Peter. I co-founded Rethink Priorities (RP) with Marcus A. Davis in 2018. Previously, I worked as a data scientist in industry for five years. I’m an avid forecaster. I’ve been known to tweet here and blog here.
What does Rethink Priorities do?
RP is a research and implementation group that works with foundations and impact-focused non-profits to identify pressing opportunities to make the world better, figures out strategies for working on those problems, and does that work.
We focus on:
- Wild and farmed animal welfare (including invertebrate welfare)
- Global health and development (including climate change)
- AI governance and strategy
- Existential security and safeguarding a flourishing long-term future
- Understanding and supporting communities relevant to the above
What should you ask me?
I oversee RP’s work related to existential security, AI, and surveys and data analysis research, but I can answer any question about RP (or anything).
I’m also excited to answer questions about the organization’s future plans and our funding gaps (see here for more information). We're pretty funding constrained right now and could use some help!
We also recently published a personal reflection on what Marcus and I have learned in the last five years as well as a review of the organization’s impacts, future plans, and funding needs that you might be interested in or have questions about.