California effect

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What I've written as the body text is basically a placeholder. I think relying so heavily on Wikipedia quotes is probably against the norms for Forum entries. 

If and when someone does have time to improve this entry, I'd suggest:

  • Noting how this seems most relevant and most often discussed in EA via the potential importance of the Brussels effect in particular for AI governance
  • Noting that that may be a major factor in how much to prioritize working in the EU to influence AI policy

It's plausible this should be renamed/rescoped to Brussels effect or to some name combining or covering both the California effect and the Brussels effect. But my current (low-confidence) understanding is that the California effect is actually a broad category that the Brussels effect is one instance of, such that the current name covers the Brussels effect as well. 

my current (low-confidence) understanding is that the California effect is actually a broad category that the Brussels effect is one instance of, such that the current name covers the Brussels effect as well. 

This is also my impression.

One thing I forgot to flag earlier is that, despite the California effect being (I think) a broader category that includes the Brussels effect, the Brussels effect seems the more commonly discussed and recognized term in EA and AI governance circles. So it's still plausible that Brussels effect is a better name and the entry should just mention that this is a subtype of the California effect and that posts about the latter are also in-scope.

(But I'm ~agnostic and it probably doesn't matter much which option we go for.)