FYI, I think one of your hyperlinks is linking to the wrong place.
In contrast, last month, Open Philanthropy published a report on the social returns to productivity growth,
I think that should instead link to: https://www.openphilanthropy.org/research/social-returns-to-productivity-growth/
"Conference" is widely used by the academic and professional community to describe these types of events. It doesn't really have much baggage associated with it, and avoids much of the "vacation" connotation.
You may be interested in "How should Effective Altruists think about Leftist Ethics?" by AppliedDivinityStudies.
I am unsure of this myself. I'd suggest you contact the moderators by clicking the blue button in the bottom right of every page on this site. It looks like a speech bubble with a parenthesis in it.
Personally, when I say "AI Risk is not like Terminator", I am trying to convey a couple of points:
I think the average person has a misconception about "how" to respond to AI risk and also confuses robotics and AI. I think I agree with all the points you raise, but still feel that the meme "AI Risk is not like Terminator" is very helpful at addressing this problem.
Agreed on it not being disingenuous. If I gave someone money as a wedding present, I personally would not feel any expectation that they spend it in some particular manner.
Cal Newport frames this problem as the "hyperactive hive mind" in his book "A World Without Email". He suggests that the solution is more structured communication, rather than ad hoc communication. Its lessons on email helped me a lot at work, so if this is a topic that bothers you too, I would suggest checking that book out.
The code worked for me. 🤷♂️