Michael_S comments on Should we be spending no less on alternate foods than AI now? - Effective Altruism Forum

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Comment author: Denkenberger 31 October 2017 03:09:26PM 2 points [-]

As for the funding part of your comment, it is true that the agricultural risks are more mainstream than AI. We have been pursuing public resources (e.g. grants). However, I think EAs with their willingness to change their minds and openness to expected value calculations are ideal candidates to recognize the value of this early on and help get it off the ground.

Comment author: Michael_S 31 October 2017 06:14:32PM 3 points [-]

Sure, this material is most important for EAs. However, it could be used to raise funding from EAs that would then be used to secure even more funding from the public sector in a way that's more difficult for AI safety.