Prabhat Soni

I'm an undergrad studying CS, applied math and economics at IIIT Delhi, India. Please don't hesitate to PM me! You can also reach me at psoni1019 at gmail dot com


Contact us

Do you have a preference on whether to contact you or contact JP Addison (the programmer of the EA Forum) for technical bugs?

Join our collaboration for high quality EA outreach events (OFTW + GWWC + EA Community)

What is the minimum threshold of expected attendees required for GWWC/OFTW to be interested in collaborating?

A ranked list of all EA-relevant (audio)books I've read

I was looking for books on rationality. My top 4 shortlist was:

  • Rationality: From AI to Zombies by Eliezer Yudkowsky
  • Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely
  • Decisive by Chip Heath and Dan Heath (This covers a lot of concepts EAs are familiar with such as confirmation bias and overconfidence, so I didn't feel it would add much to my knowledge base)
  • Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman (More focussed on cognitive biases rather than rationality in general.)

I ended up going with Rationality: From AI to Zombies.

List of Introductory EA Presentations

Hey I know this post is very old. But in case someone stumbles across this post, the best presentation for introducing EA in my opinion is:

Prabhat Soni's Shortform

Yep, that's what comes to my mind atleast :P

Needed EA-related Articles on the English Wikipedia

Apparently existential risk does not have its own Wikipedia article.

Some related concepts like human extinction, global catastrophic risks, existential risk from AGI, biotechnology risk do have their own Wikipedia articles. On closer inspection, hyperlinks for "existential risk" on Wikipedia redirect to the global catastrophic risk Wiki page. A lot of Wiki articles have started using the term "existential risk". Should there be a seperate article for existential risk?

Stanford EA has Grown During the Pandemic; Your Group Can Too

Another awesome (and low-effort for organizers) way to socialise is the EA Fellowship Weekend (which probably didn't exist when Kuhan wrote this post).

Evidence on correlation between making less than parents and welfare/happiness?

BTW Jessica, the $75K figure from Kahneman's paper that you mentioned is from 2010. After adjusting for inflation, that's ~$90K in 2021 dollars (exact number depends on the inflation calculator you used).

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