AndreFerretti

Student of questions @ Quizmanity.org
559 karmaJoined Jun 2020Working (0-5 years)Tallinn, Estonia
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What do AI risks, pandemics, and animal welfare have in common? They're all in my quizzes! Test your knowledge on global health, animal welfare, and existential risks at Quizmanity. Who knew saving the world could be as simple as acing a quiz?

How others can help me

If you find yourself accidentally starting a pandemic, please do let me know so I can update my quiz questions accordingly.

How I can help others

I can help you turn that jargon-filled EA mumbo-jumbo into fun, easy-to-digest bites that even your grandma would enjoy.

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Thanks for the insights! While reading your post, I noticed a lack of a summary — so I've distilled your key findings below. Feel free to add it to the original post if useful.


Unofficial Executive Summary

Clearer Thinking ran a study on 500 people exploring the relationship between anxiety and depression, which have a surprisingly high correlation (r=0.82). In short, anxiety reflects worry about potential future adversities, while depression is the feeling of not being able to experience a positive, meaningful life.

Despite these differences, anxiety and depression share many symptoms — including difficulties with sleep, fatigue, irritability, and concentration — although with subtle variations. The authors created an infographic that maps common thought patterns like “I have a low opinion of myself” to anxiety, depression, or both. Additionally, they designed another graphic linking cognitive distortions, such as catastrophizing, to the two conditions.

I've set up a Manifold market for each of the 12 policy ideas discussed in the post, thanks to Michael Chen's idea (Manifold uses collective wisdom to estimate the likelihood of events). You can visit the markets here and bet on whether the US will adopt these ideas by 2028. So go ahead and place your bets, because who said politics can't be a bit of a gamble?
 

Great job! The design is impressively sleek. I wish I had this dashboard a few months ago when I was coming up with questions for an AI quiz. Congratulations.

Ciao Gio, it's great tthat you're into this topic! Check out the "Suggestions" part of the post for ideas on juggling innovation and safety. Chris has a point about being careful with open-sourcing advanced AI research. Plus, it'd be great if open-source teams created and shared their alignment studies. Who knows, maybe collaborating on alignment research will lead us to the next big breakthrough in AI. ;)

"a white-collar worker alone in an office, 3 monitors full of text, a Great Wave Off Kanagawa crashes against the window, raining inside, extreme detail, bright and vibrant colours --v 4 --ar 3:2" 

This was one of my first images on Midjourney, now my prompts are much simpler :)

Great list, thanks for sharing! I'm grateful for the inspiration you've given me — I created Quizmanity.org by working on one of your ideas ;)

By the way, a cousin of the achievements ledger is the AI Safety world map, which shows all the organizations working to reduce existential risk from AI.

'The Humanity Times' is a brilliant name! I've previously designed a front page that reflects a similar concept:

Very useful ! Instead of re-reading the longer explanation of value lock-in from the book, I found this brief explanation here, and it was just what I needed :)

Makes sense, thanks for your comment. You made me think that I should be more careful about the terms I use, and argue more from first principles. I'll try doing this here:

I'm concerned about the growing trend of people and social-media platforms suppressing opposing opinions. I would love a world where people are free to speak their minds without fear of cancellation. If Big Tech and the government dictate what can and cannot be said, then everyone says the same things to avoid the risk of being banned from online platforms. To advance science and maintain freedom, you need to let people express innovative and unconventional ideas, which seem crazy at first and require free speech.

Thank you for your response, Peter. Though I was overly dramatic, the point was that cancel culture harms freedom of speech, without which there is no scientific progress or democracy. Burner accounts may be a symptom of this.

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