Ines
Pursuing an undergraduate degree

I'm an undergraduate at University College Dublin studying computational social science. I'm also an organizer for EA Ireland and do research at SoGive!

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EA can sound less weird, if we want it to

Yes, this is true and very important. We should by no means lose sight of existential risks as a discerning principle! I think the best framing to use will vary a lot case-by-case, and often the one you outline will be the better option. Thanks for the feedback!

EA can sound less weird, if we want it to

Oh, I like this idea! And love WaitButWhy.

EA can sound less weird, if we want it to

This is a good point, and I thought about it when writing the post—trying to be persuasive does carry the risk of ending up flatteringly mischaracterizing things or worsening epistemics, and we must be careful not to do this. But I don't think it is doomed to happen with any attempts at being persuasive, such that we shouldn't even try! I'm sure someone smarter than me could come up with better examples than the ones I presented. (For instance, the example about using visualizations seems pretty harmless—maybe attempts to be persuasive should look more like this than the rest of the examples?)

EA can sound less weird, if we want it to

Hm,  yeah, I see where you're coming from. Changed the phrasing.

EA can sound less weird, if we want it to

No, that's not what I mean. I mean we should use other examples of the form "you ask an AI to do X, and the AI accomplishes X by doing Y,  but Y is bad and not what you intended" where Y is not as bad as an extinction event.

Are there good introductory materials that explain how charity evaluation works?
Answer by InesMay 08, 20221

Much of SoGive's methodology is outlined on this blog, which I think is pretty accessible for beginners (but I think some parts are out of date)

What would you like to see in an EA merch store?

That's a good idea! I think the post you saw might have been this one

What would you like to see in an EA merch store?

Do you work with Kat Woods? She mentioned some people on her team had already done some work on this and was meaning to put me in touch with them

What would you like to see in an EA merch store?

That's amazing! Yes, I definitely think we can work together. Do you have an email or similar where I can reach out to discuss further?

EA group community service projects, good or bad idea?

I think many of these benefits could be achieved by local EA groups working on a high-impact project together (maybe like those in Impact CoLabs?).  Some people in my local EA group have started working on AI research together and that seems to be going pretty well. I worry EA groups doing community service in an official EA capacity may muddy the waters about what effective altruism stands for.

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