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Awesome! I'm glad to see these two communities connecting, I think there's a lot of potential for cross-pollination. You might be interested in this thread, and this post. I'd love to see these ideas popularized in EA, as I think people who have flexibility and agency can achieve great things.

The tool looks great, one little suggestion is to merge the cells with the link and the ones to the right of it:

so that the link is clickable :)

My approach to addressing "AI can be technical but it’s not clear how much of that you need to know: AKA "But I don’t program"" is running monthly Alignment Ecosystem Development Opportunity Calls, where I and others can quickly pitch lots of different technical and non-technical projects to improve the alignment ecosystem.

And for "There’s a lot of jargon and it’s not always well explained: AKA "Can you explain that again…but like I’m 5"",  aisafety.info is trying to solve this, along with upping Rob Miles's output by bringing on board research volunteers.

Seems worthwhile and good for an extra reason: It allows us to train AIs on only data from before there was significant AI generated content, which might mitigate some safety concerns around AIs influencing future AIs training.

My understanding is that they asked someone to register the domains for things that had an EAF tag entry, which accidentally included some which didn't really make sense. The full list includes a bunch of names of individuals, which were removed from EA domains.

I think ideally we should reach out to all individuals and orgs who CEA bought domains about and offer them, but it isn't a super high priority for me.

Thanks! And yeah, it's an incredibly powerful tool too! It's a relational database integrated with an awesome editor and scripting engine, but all absurdly easy to use. The homepage is actually carrd.co, though, with coda embedded.

You can add them via the form, or you can DM me or post here request a bulk addition them if there are more than is easy to add by a form. You'll remain the owner of them, unless you want to ask Ben West for CEA to be the custodian.

Probably a few depending on price, yeah. I'm fairly AI x-risk focused in my own purchases so probably wouldn't get the full set that would be good (might get a few core EA ones if they're still available though), but would be happy to list any that anyone else picks up.

Check ea.domains for available domains! Some relevant ones include:

ontological.tech
existential.dev
agenty.org
epistemic.dev

It does seem plausible that it was a miscommunication actually, the original was:

Effective Ventures Foundation (formerly named “Centre for Effective Altruism”) is a charitable company limited by guarantee in England and Wales (company number 07962181), and registered as a charity with the Charity Commission of England and Wales (charity number 1149828).

Effective Ventures Foundation is governed by a board of five trustees (Will MacAskill, Nick Beckstead, Tasha McCauley, Owen Cotton-Barratt, and Claire Zabel) (the “Board”). The Board is responsible for overall management and oversight of the charity, and where appropriate it delegates some of its functions to sub-committees and directors within the charity.

The Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. is a tax exempt public charity under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Effective Ventures Foundation is the sole member of the Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. This group of entities will be collectively referred to as “Effective Ventures” (“EV”). The EV group may expand in future to include more non-profit and philanthropic organisations.

(crossed out is the intentionally removed bit) And the new is

Effective Ventures Foundation (formerly named “Centre for Effective Altruism”) is a charitable company limited by guarantee in England and Wales (company number 07962181), and registered as a charity with the Charity Commission of England and Wales (charity number 1149828).

The Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. is a tax exempt public charity under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. This group of entities will be collectively referred to as “Effective Ventures” (“EV”). The EV group may expand in future to include more non-profit and philanthropic organisations.

I'd guess someone handed someone who was rushing and not paying attention the task of removing the sentence about Effective Ventures in the middle of the last paragraph, and it got misunderstood as removing both that and the middle paragraph. Delegation is pretty failure prone.

I'm also quite keen to assume good faith, and would prefer that central EA nodes didn't feel like they have to focus undue effort and brain-cycles on watching their backs, and were free to optimize more important things.

It's pretty weird that the charity page has been edited since this comment to hide the board members. I'd like to see reflexive transparency, not reflexive hiding of information.

https://ev.org/charity/ 

https://web.archive.org/web/20221221123432/https://ev.org/charity/ 

Strong upvote! Did you see this recent comment thread about FIREA (Financial Independance and Retire EA)?

I'd be excited to see a community of EAs focusing on high saving rates for later donation or direct work. Would you be interested in being around on a Discord for that if I set it up?

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