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April Fool's Day Is Very Serious Business

I'm sorry, I've been overwhelmed with things lately, I didn't get round to it. But please do something similar next year!

AMA: Toby Ord, author of "The Precipice" and co-founder of the EA movement

I think your questions are great. I suggest that you leave 7 separate comments so that users can vote on the ones that they’re most interested in.

AMA: Toby Ord, author of "The Precipice" and co-founder of the EA movement

This is such an odd question. Could produce surprising answers though, if it’s something like “the least interesting ideas that people still took seriously” or “the least interesting ideas that are still a little bit interesting”. Upvoted.

AMA: Toby Ord, author of "The Precipice" and co-founder of the EA movement

What's a regular disagreement that you have with other researchers at FHI? What's your take on it and why do you think the other people are wrong? ;-)

AMA: Toby Ord, author of "The Precipice" and co-founder of the EA movement

Can you describe what you think it would look like 5 years from now if we were in a world that was making substantially good steps to deal with the existential threat of engineered pandemics?

AMA: Toby Ord, author of "The Precipice" and co-founder of the EA movement

Can you describe what you think it would look like 5 years from now if we were in a world that was making substantially good steps to deal with the existential threat of misaligned artificial general intelligence?

AMA: Toby Ord, author of "The Precipice" and co-founder of the EA movement

Can you tell us something funny that Nick Bostrom once said that made you laugh? We know he used to do standup in London...

AMA: Toby Ord, author of "The Precipice" and co-founder of the EA movement

We're currently in a time of global crisis, as the number of people infected by the coronavirus continues to grow exponentially in many countries. This is a bit of a hard question, but a time of crisis is often the time when governments substantially refactor things because it's finally transparent that they're not working, so can you name a feasible concrete change in the UK government (or a broader policy for any developed government) that you think would put us in a far better position for future such situations, especially future pandemics that have a much more serious chance of being an existential catastrophe?

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