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Executive summary: The post argues for establishing an organization modeled after Transparency International to improve farm animal welfare by increasing transparency in the production chain through standard auditing methods, public reporting, ranking systems, traceability measures, and labeling schemes.
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Executive summary: The AIMS survey provides key insights into US public opinion on AI risks and governance, showing high concern about the pace of AI development, expectations for advanced AI soon, widespread worries about existential and catastrophic threats, support for regulations and bans to slow AI advancement, and concern for AI welfare.
Executive summary: Comparing welfare impacts of intense yet brief suffering versus longer yet milder distress poses complex challenges. Currently lacking sufficient evidence on perceived intensities, a pragmatic approach quantifies time separately for varying severities.
Executive summary: Animal rights pioneer Steven Wise passed away at 73. He founded the Nonhuman Rights Project and filed groundbreaking lawsuits seeking rights for animals.
Executive summary: A post advertising free or discounted services and resources aimed at effective altruists, as well as organizations in the EA community that urgently need funding.
Executive summary: The post introduces Meta Effective Altruism Regional Organizations (MEAROs), which support EA within geographical regions, and argues they are currently underutilized despite significant potential for impact.
Executive summary: The author proposes a framework for calculating punitive damages to incentivize AI developers to mitigate risks from advanced AI systems. Technical AI safety researchers can help implement this by analyzing potential catastrophic scenarios and estimating key parameters.
Executive summary: Technological innovations that decrease the fixed and marginal costs of producing information tend to decrease optimal copyright strength, but also increase substitutability between original and copied works, with ambiguous net effects. Modern internet text likely warrants shorter copyright than physical books.
Executive summary: Charter cities are semi-autonomous urban areas designed from scratch with new rules and institutions modeled on successful developed countries. They aim to boost economic growth and could inspire wider reforms.
Executive summary: StakeOut.AI is a new nonprofit aiming to advocate for AI safety and regulation through grassroots mobilization and telling "truths" the AI industry wants to suppress.