Siao Si

423 karmaJoined Dec 2021


Can you say more precisely what it means for a fund to be recommended? For instance, how should a donor compare giving to one of the "recommended funds" to giving to a specific charity or project directly? (and by extension one of GWWC's new funds over a specific charity)

How did you choose the set of evaluators to evaluate -- for instance, why evaluate LTFF and LLF over FP's GCR fund? Were there other evaluators considered for the process but not evaluated?

It's kind of jarring to read that someone has been banned for "violating a norm" - that word to me implies that they're informal agreements between the community. Why not call them "rules"?

tabforacause - a browser extension which shows you ads and directs ad revenue to charity - has launched a way to set GiveDirectly as the charity you want to direct ad revenue to. 

It doesn't raise a lot of money per tab opened, obviously, but I'm not using my newtab page for anything else and find the advertising unobtrusive - its in the corner, not taking up the whole screen - if. you're like me in these respects it could be something to add.

How many evaluators typically rate each grant application?

Is there a place to donate to the operations / running of LTFF or the funds in general?

I'd think the article you're referencing (link) basically argues against considering "daode" to mean "morality" and vice-versa. 

The abstract: "In contemporary Western moral philosophy literature that discusses the Chinese ethical tradition, it is a commonplace practice to use the Chinese term daode 道德 as a technical translation of the English term moral. The present study provides some empirical evidence showing a discrepancy between the terms moral and daode."

Hm, I think Hamish's estimate of the cost included a bunch of tinkering with the settings; I can see it going either way. Another thing I think is more important is flexibility to make code changes and iteratively improve - how do you feel notion would do with that? I'm curious to see what you managed to get on Notion if you're willing to talk through it with us.

(BTW, are you the Patrick Liu who participated in the Stampy hackathon this past weekend?)

Answer by Siao SiAug 25, 20233

I see you already volunteer on! From working on that project these are some areas I think could benefit from being made more accessible (on our platform or otherwise - we’re working on these but definitely could use the help + I would be really happy to see them worked on anywhere)

  • The research agendas and strategies of various alignment orgs and independent researchers
  • AI policy: The proposals that have been made and the content of active and forthcoming policy documents
  • Forecasting: The predictions that have been made and the methods by which we’ve come to them
  • Current models: What the most powerful models are doing and how
  • I’ll come back and add more if/when I think of more

I realize these are categories instead of specific documents but there’s just so much to be worked on! These are purely my views, and I haven't run this past anyone else in the team, who I suspect have more thoughts. For anyone stumbling across this who’d like to help with the project but who isn’t familiar with it, we have a prioritized list of content we would like to cover on the site but don’t have yet.

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