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Comment author: John_Maxwell_IV 13 April 2018 05:30:38AM 4 points [-]

Before operations it was AI strategy researchers, and before AI strategy researchers it was web developers. At various times it has been EtG, technical AI safety, movement-building, etc. We can't predict talent shortages precisely in advance, so if you're a person with a broad skillset, I do think it might make sense to act as flexible human capital and address whatever is currently most needed.

Comment author: MichaelPlant 13 April 2018 11:14:10PM 1 point [-]

I think I'd go the other way and suggest people focus more on personal fit: i.e. do the thing in which you have greatest comparative advantage relative to the world as a whole, not just to the EA world.