All of Guy Raveh's Comments + Replies

Announcing "Naming What We Can"!

Take that even further by changing to Mink Cat Astrophe.

Announcing "Naming What We Can"!

I think this could be slightly improved by noting the uniqueness of our Karma based system from others like Reddit, which is of course effectiveness.

Hence I propose the Ecosystem for Effective Karma, or in short, EEK.

Announcing "Naming What We Can"!

I would propose to unite all animal welfare orgs under one umbrella and call it HappyFarm.

CHOICE - Creating a memorable acronym for EA principles

I think the loss of the “Scientific Mindset” principle is compensated enough by adding “Cause Prioritization” and “Effectiveness” to the list of principles.

I disagree. I think these are part of the EA dogma but are not the same as having a scientific mindset.

I would maybe suggest SOCIAL:

Scientific mindset Openness Collaborative spirit Integrity ALtruism

5BrianTan10moI think there's a lot of truth in this. And you helped me realize that I could easily add back in "Scientific Mindset" if I make the acronym "CHOICES". The only downside is that having 7 principles instead of 6 though makes it slightly harder and longer to explain. So because of this downside, I'm still uncertain on whether to use CHOICE or CHOICES. I guess other people can see whether they'd want to add Scientific Mindset to the principles or not, and they can use CHOICE or CHOICES depending on their preference. What do you think about that?
Open and Welcome Thread: January 2021

Hi, introducing myself :)

I'm an aspiring Israeli EA and fairly new to the forum. I'm doing my master's in machine learning and aiming to work in AI algorithms/safety/ethics (preferably all of them). Not really sure how to get there, so I'd be happy to talk to anyone who has advice.

I joined EA about 2-3 years ago, and I'm enthusiastic about our activity, though I think we should sometimes take our numerical calculations and moral framework with more humility. I volunteer in some projects in the Israeli community.

I am chronically ill, which I usually wouldn'... (read more)

3Linda Linsefors9moHi Guy I'd be happy to talk to you. I'm co-founder of AI Safety Support [aisafetysupport.org/], a new organization dedicated to helping people who want help with AI Safety. I'd like so see how we can help you, and learn from you how we can better support people in your situation. Please reach out by mail [linda.linsefors@gmail.com], or book a call [https://calendly.com/linda-linsefors/call] or both.

Hey Guy,

It's great to see your intro, if you're interested there is a group on Facebook for disabled and chronically ill people interested in EA.  There are also some other groups mentioned on this directory here that you may find useful.

What are the "PlayPumps" of Climate Change?

I'd maybe give Solar Roadways as a possible example. I'm not sure, but I might have even donated to their crowdfunding campaign at the time.

Here are some edited quotes from the Wikipedia article, first about popularity:

In 2009, Solar Roadways received a $100,000... grant from the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT)... In 2011, Solar Roadways received a $750,000 SBIR grant from the DOT... In April 2014, the company started a crowdfunding drive at Indiegogo to raise money so they could get the product into production. The campaign raised 2.2 m

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