Announcing PriorityWiki: A Cause Prioritization Wiki

This essay was jointly written by Peter Hurford and Marcus A. Davis. Locating and keeping up to date on all of the information in all every cause worthy of attention is time-consuming work, and a task we think is likely to be duplicated many times over by individuals and organizations.... Read More

Visualising animal agriculture

I made a visualisation trying to demonstrate the scale of animal agriculture (and the suffering caused by it). Unfortunately I can't embed it in a post; go have a look at it here . Interested to hear what people think of it, and whether this sort of thing is likely to be... Read More

Doning with the devil

[Cross-posted from https://www.col-ex.org/posts/devil-donor-lottery/ ] Donor lotteries Effective altruists have proposed and promoted donor lotteries . Briefly, in a donor lottery, donors pool money for charitable contribution. They're given lottery tickets in proportion to their contributions. The winner of the lottery gets to decide where the pool of charitable funds should... Read More

Effective Advertising and Animal Charity Evaluators

[ Summary: Animal Charity Evaluators wants to address feedback that we've heard from the effective altruism community regarding our online marketing practices. Although we follow best practices in the advertising industry, some EAs feel that we sometimes use advertising which glosses over details and is potentially misleading to the public.... Read More

A lesson from an EA weekend in London: pairing people up to talk 1 on 1 for 30 mins seems to be very useful

We organised an EA weekend in London for people who are already familiar with EA. A review of CZEA "Intense EA Weekend" retreat was helpful to us so I am sharing the lessons we learned as well.   Table of contents Main lesson: 1 on 1s seem to be very... Read More

Announcing the second AI Safety Camp

What is the AI Safety Camp? Would you like to work on AI safety or strategy research and are looking for a concrete way to get started? We are organizing this camp for aspiring AI safety and strategy researchers. At the camp, you: build connections with others in the field... Read More

Effective Altruism as Global Catastrophe Mitigation

Cross-posted to LessWrong and the Global Risk Research Network   Summary : In this post I posit how all heretofore activities of effective altruism, both of its original three causes and the ones we've seen its inception, essentially fit an evidence-based pattern-recognition system. I delineate the basis of this framework... Read More

BERI's "Project Grants" Program - Round One

[Cross-posting from the Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative (BERI) - original post here ] --- We are pleased to announce BERI’s first “Project Grants” round. This kicks off BERI’s larger Individual Grants Program, which we intend to write about in more detail later. Below, we explain the types of projects that... Read More

Want to be more productive?

I’m doing productivity coaching with Effective Altruists to better succeed at your goals and hopefully improve the world. I can work with you to align your motivation, environment, and habits to accomplish tasks more reliably and quickly. “Lynette's coaching clearly decreased the time I spent procrastinating and redirected that time towards... Read More

Reflections on Berkeley REACH

This post covers my findings so far in the experiment of running the Berkeley Rationality and Effective Altruism Community Hub (REACH). Crossposted on EA Forum and LessWrong . tl;dr REACH has been running since March 2018 (around three months) It’s doing well Hundreds of people have enjoyed REACH During the day, there... Read More

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