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FLI launches Worldbuilding Contest with $100,000 in prizes

Oh yes I agree. I think that'd be a wonderful addition and would lower the barrier to entry!.

FLI launches Worldbuilding Contest with $100,000 in prizes

My intuition is that this is quite relevant if the goal is to appeal to a wider audience. Not everyone, not even most, people are drawn in by purely written fiction.

I think it is quite relevant.

However, if FLI are publishing a group of these possible worlds, maybe they want to consider outsourcing the media piece to  someone else. It: 

a) links/brands the stories together (like how in a book of related short stories, a single illustrator is likely used)

b) makes it easier for lone EAs to contribute using the skill that is more common in the community.

FTX EA Fellowships

There is much that could be said in response to this.

  1. The tone of your comment is not very constructive. I get that you're upset but I would love if we could aim for a higher standard on this platform.

  2. The EA community is not a monolithic super-agent that has perfect control over what all its parts do -- far from it. That is actually one of the strengths of the community (and some might even say that we give too much credit to orthodoxy). So even if everyone on this forum or the wider community did agree that this was a stupid idea, then we could stil

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Apply to the ML for Alignment Bootcamp (MLAB) in Berkeley [Jan 3 - Jan 22]

Should I reapply if I already filled in the interest form earlier? I notice that the application form is slightly updated.

5Buck7mo
No, the previous application will work fine. Thanks for applying :)
ALLFED 2019 Annual Report and Fundraising Appeal

Could you expand on the planned GCR institute in India? How certain is it that it will be established? What exactly will be its focus or research agenda?

6AronM2y
We can't give a public statement yet. We are expecting one on December 13. The intention of the institute is to cover GCR, x-risks and futurology/foresight. As soon as we have something to publish I will update this comment and then report accordingly.
ALLFED 2019 Annual Report and Fundraising Appeal

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