I use Feedly to follow several RSS feeds, including everything from the EA forum, LessWrong, etc. This lets me read more EA-adjacent/aligned content than if I visited each website infrequently because Feedly has an easy to use app on my phone.
I liken it to a 'fire hose' in that I get everything, including all the personal blogs and low-effort c... (read more)
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 ope
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.
Jeff, this is really lovely and I appreciate you thinking out loud through your reasoning. Is be interested to hear what you think will be hard for them as they grow up with "parts with strong unusual views" and whether you think this would be qualitatively different from other unusual views (eg strongly religious, military family, etc)
One way we try to make it easier is by making it clear that the children can make personal choices about things like donation, diet, and eventually career. E.g. we have the full range from vegan to meat-eaters in our house, and when Lily decided she wanted to be vegetarian for a while we said "It's your choice."
I can imagine having conflict later about her wanting to use the money we donate differently (for spending on "extras" or for donating to something we don't think is effective). But I don't expect it to be worse than the conflict parents and children typically have about money.
Thanks for this excellent piece, Karolina. In my work (research enterprise working w/ government and large orgs), we are constantly trying to get clarity on the implicit theory of change that underpins the organisation, or individual projects. In my experience, the association of ToC with large international development projects has meant that some organisations see them as too mainstream/stodgy/not relevant to their exciting new initiative. But for-profit businesses live or die on their ToC (aka business model), regardless of whether they are large or small.