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Ben_Todd comments on The almighty Hive will - Effective Altruism Forum

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Comment author: Ben_Todd 10 February 2018 08:29:16AM 2 points [-]

The obvious counter is to spend money learning how to convert money into talent. I haven't heard of anyone focusing on this problem as a core area, but if it's an ongoing bottleneck then it 'should' be scoring high on effective actions.

This is what many of the core organisations are focused on :) You could see it as 80k's whole purpose. It's also why CEA is doing things like EA Grants, and Open Phil is doing the AI Fellowship.

It's also a central internal challenge for any org that has funding and is trying to scale. But it's not easy to solve: https://blog.givewell.org/2013/08/29/we-cant-simply-buy-capacity/

Comment author: RomeoStevens 10 February 2018 04:11:34PM 2 points [-]

Is 80k trying to figure out how to interview the very best recruiters and do some judgmental bootstrapping?