agent18

Aspiring EA from Netherlands (Indian by birth)

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EA Survey 2018 Series: Do EA Survey Takers Keep Their GWWC Pledge?

@Peter_Hurford

To look at this in depth, we turn to data from the 2017 and 2018 EA Surveys.

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EA Organization Updates: April 2020

of policy and research ideas to reduce existential risk

This is the link: https://80000hours.org/articles/longtermist-policy-ideas/ that is broken. It doens't look updated. I do not know what is the correct link. It takes me to a Page not found when I click. I am not sure it is fixed.

Hiring Process and Takeaways from Fish Welfare Initiative

Hi thank you for this. Very much appreciate the effort. Is it possible to answer these questions?

  1. Of the 82, how many people were of the "level" where you would want to hire them? But couldn't due to "lack of funding", "wanting to grow slowly", "don't want to overwhelm the management" (how good was the talent pool)

  2. Why are you not able to hire more than 2 people? (Are you low on funding or wanting to grow slowly, don't want to overwhelm the management etc...)

  3. Did you get the type of candidates you set out to hire? Or did you have to settle for someone with "lesser experience" than you wanted?

EA Organization Updates: April 2020

This month, 80,000 Hours put out their list of policy and research ideas to reduce existential risk > from Dr. Toby

Link broken: https://80000hours.org/articles/longtermist-policy-ideas/

EA Forum: Data analysis and deep learning

Would it be possible to make 2-grams and 3-grams as well. Maybe that provides more insight.

P.S It takes more time to generate it and more ram. It does not scale linearly with the n-grams.

A glowing review of two free online MIT Global Poverty courses

Thanks a lot. :)

Clarification

  1. Are the tests and weekly assignments peer "graded"?

  2. Ah so I will also be able to start courses in September. This way I could do 2 courses over a semester (6 months). One from June and one from Sept. I think this is what you mean. Correct?

Replies

  1. Unable to access the archived course. Takes me to enroll into the latest.

  2. So 12-14h/week per course (over 3 months) would be needed. Got it!

  3. Ok. I will also try doing 2 for now at the same time.

A glowing review of two free online MIT Global Poverty courses

Hi, I just read their entire FAQ. Can you confirm the following:

  1. The course can only be take at specific times: (e.g., Jun or September) and you must follow it for 3 months (like in a regular school but online). And you have no choice but to follow the schedule? I mean you can't finish the course in your own time (say in 6 months time).

  2. While auditing you are able to take tests, submit weekly assignments (except the proctored exam), correct?

  3. The FAQ says I would need 12-14 hours for the program (does this mean for each course or the whole program (i.e., 3 courses + 2 electives)?

  4. How many courses did you take at a time? in addition to your job or Study?

The counterfactual impact of agents acting in concert

I don't understand the difference between the following in "Notes on leveraging and funging". Is that a typo? They look the same to me.

Comparison 1: Counterfactual world (A): A doesn’t act, B and C act as they would have done if A had not acted.

"B and C act as they would have done if A had not acted."

Comparison 2: Counterfactual world (A): A doesn’t act, B and C act as they did in the actual world.

"B and C act as they did in the actual world"

The counterfactual impact of agents acting in concert

I don't see Joey's article cited anywhere. Can someone help pointing to that article?

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