July Open Thread

by RyanCarey 2nd Jul 201541 comments


Here's a place to discuss projects, ideas, events and miscellanea relevant to the world of effective altruism that don't need a whole post of their own!

Some news from the last month in effective altruism:


  • Giving What We Can reached its target of 150,000 GBP in the fundraising drive that finished yesterday.
  • The Future of Life Institute has distributed $7 million, mostly from Elon Musk, for keeping AI beneficial to humans.
  • The Open Philanthropy Project is hiring for program officers in factory farming and biosecurity. MIRI is hiring for an office manager. CEA is also (I'm told) looking for an office manager.

The EA Forum again had over 14 thousand sessions and its most ever! Great to have so much participation!