Ben_Todd comments on “EA” doesn’t have a talent gap. Different causes have different gaps. - Effective Altruism Forum

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Comment author: Ben_Todd 22 May 2018 03:28:59AM 7 points [-]

Yes, each cause has different relative needs.

It's also more precise and often clearer to talk about particular types of talent, rather than "talent" as a whole e.g. the AI safety space is highly constrained by people with deep expertise in machine learning and global poverty isn't.

However, when we say "the landscape seem more talent constrained than funding constrained" what we typically mean is that given our view of cause priorities, EA aligned people can generally have a greater impact through direct work than earning to give, and I still think that's the case.