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I'm interested in ways to increase the EV of the EA community by mitigating downside risks from EA related activities (primarily ones that are related to anthropogenic x-risks). I think that:
- Complex cluelessness is a common phenomenon in the realm of anthropogenic x-risks. It is often very hard to judge whether a high impact intervention is net-positive or net-negative.
- The EA community is made out of humans. Humans' judgement tends to be influenced by biases and self-deception. That is a serious source of risk, considering the previous point.
- Some potential mitigations involve improving some aspects of how EA funding works, e.g. with respect to conflicts of interest.
- Please don't interpret my interest in such mitigations as accusations of corruption etc.
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