Thanks for this list. Your EA group link for Focusmate just goes to the generic dashboard. Do you have an updated link you can share?
If you're comfortable sharing these resources on prioritisation and coordination, please also let me know about them.
I'm a researcher based in Australia and have some experience working with open/meta science. Happy to talk this through with you if helpful, precommitting to not take any of your money.
Quick answers, most of which are not one off, donation target ideas but instead would require a fair amount of setup and maintenance.
$250,000 would be enough to support a program for disseminating open / meta science practices in Australian graduate students (within a broad discipline), if you had a trusted person to administrate it.
you could have a prize for best open access paper published by a non PhD
you could fund a conference such as AIMOS https://aimos.community/ (I have no affiliation and no knowledge of how effective this is)
you could ask the Centre for open science people how to effectively spend the money
Friendly suggestions: expand CHAI in the first instance of a post, for readers who are not as familiar with the acronym; clarify the month and day (eg Nov 11) for readers outside the United States
I read the US public opinion on AI report with interest, and thought to replicate this in Australia. Do you think having local primary data is relevant for influence?
Do you think the marginal value lies in primary social science research or in aggregation and synthesis (eg rapid and limited systematic review) of existing research on public attitudes and support for general purpose / transformative technologies?
I really appreciate this, Michelle. I'm glad to see this kind of piece on the EA forum.
If you haven't already, please upload a version to the open science framework as a preprint: https://osf.io/preprints
Thanks for posting this, Nick. I'm interested in how you plan to run this course. Are you the course coordinator? Is there an academic advisor? Who are the intended guest lecturers and how would they work? Who are the intended students?
Michael, thanks for this post. I have been following the discussion about INT and prioritisation frameworks with interest.
Exactly how should I apply the revised framework you suggest? There are a number of equations, discussions of definitions and circularities in this post, but a (hypothetical?) worked example would be very useful.
Very valuable piece, and likely worth a separate write up.