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ACE's Response to John Halstead

Introduction Hello! I'm Toni, ACE's new director of research. I've worked in ACE's research department for two and a half years, but I just stepped into the director role on July 31. On behalf of ACE, I'd like to thank John Halstead for engaging so thoughtfully with our work and... Read More
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Additional plans for the new EA Forum

CEA is making more concrete plans for the opening of the new EA Forum, and we wanted to let users know about the next steps. Please see our prior post about updating the Forum for more background. Our vision is that the Forum becomes the main hub for content and... Read More
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Concerns with ACE research

  Summary I outline some concerns about ACE’s research. I show that some of ACE’s older research is of low quality, and should be removed from the website - ACE’s new Research Director agrees with this. More importantly, ACE’s research on the impact of corporate campaigns is flawed, and consequently... Read More
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The Ethics of Giving Part Four: Elizabeth Ashford on Justice and Effective Altruism

A review and critique of the fourth section of the volume The Ethics of Giving: Philosophers' Perspectives on Philanthropy , edited by Paul Woodruff, with an emphasis on issues relevant to the decision making of Effective Altruists. Elizabeth Ashford attempts to resolve the dispute regarding EA's purportedly flawed attitudes towards... Read More
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What Activities Do Local Groups Run

  What Activities Do Local Groups Run Speaking to a number of group organisers and movement builders at the recent EA Summit, it became clear that, collectively, we don’t have a great sense of exactly what most EA groups are actually doing and how they are doing it. For example,... Read More
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What I Learned from a Year Spent Studying How to Get Policymakers to Use Evidence

Crossposted on zachgroff.com The past year I was a senior research analyst at Northwestern University's Global Poverty Research Lab on a study of evidence-based policy. Specifically, our goal was to work on a question often on researchers' minds: how can I get my ideas acted upon? To do this, I... Read More
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Open Thread #41

Use this thread to post things that are awesome, but not awesome enough to be full posts. This is also a great place to post if you don't have enough karma to post on the main forum. Consider giving your post a brief title to improve readability.
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Doing vs Talking at EA Events

My first real introduction to EA was in 2012 from an article by Toby Ord: Slate.com/articles/life/ft/2011/01/live_like_a_grad_student_forever.html Before that time, I had read some of Peter Singer’s work related to poverty philosophy.  Since then I’ve been alone, reading and participating in online posts and articles. EA action is very much individual... Read More
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HLAI 2018 Field Report

Cross-posted from LW I spent the past week in Prague (natively called Praha, but known widely as Prague via the usual mechanisms others decide your own names) at the Human Level AI multi-conference held between the AGI, BICA, the NeSY conferences. It also featured the Future of AI track, which... Read More
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Good news that matters

Reading the news, it feels as if only bad things ever happen in the world. Yet there are a lot of ways the world is getting gradually better. Not hearing about those is likely to give us a skewed view of the world, and prevent us realising we should learn... Read More

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