Links from Last three months
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Want to be more productive?

I’m doing productivity coaching with Effective Altruists to better succeed at your goals and hopefully improve the world. I can work with you to align your motivation, environment, and habits to accomplish tasks more reliably and quickly. “Lynette's coaching clearly decreased the time I spent procrastinating and redirected that time towards... Read More
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The first AI Safety Camp & onwards

co-author:  Linda Linsefors   Summary Last month, 5 teams of up-and-coming researchers gathered to solve concrete problems in AI alignment at our 10-day AI safety research camp in Gran Canaria. This post describes the event format we came up with our experience & lessons learned in running it in Gran... Read More
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Announcing the Effective Altruism Handbook, 2nd edition

Today CEA is releasing the second edition of our Effective Altruism Handbook.   You can get the pdf version here , and we also have epub / mobi versions for people who prefer e-readers.   What is CEA's EA Handbook?   It’s an introduction to some of the core concepts... Read More
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Accountability buddies: a proposed system

tl;dr Perhaps the most valuable 15 minutes of your week could soon be having someone ask you: What are your frogs? How will you eat them? How can we improve this process?   Background Accountability buddies and coaching partnerships seem to be popular in this community. In my case, I... Read More
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A lesson from an EA weekend in London: pairing people up to talk 1 on 1 for 30 mins seems to be very useful

We organised an EA weekend in London for people who are already familiar with EA. A review of CZEA "Intense EA Weekend" retreat was helpful to us so I am sharing the lessons we learned as well.   Table of contents Main lesson: 1 on 1s seem to be very... Read More
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Should there be an EA crowdfunding platform?

The Problem As noted in two   recent discussions, there may be many promising EA projects that are unable to secure sufficient funding. The cause seems to be that there are few funding sources for new projects: the Open Philanthropy Project focuses on larger grantees, EA Grants and EA Funds appear staff... Read More
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The Values-to-Actions Decision Chain: a lens for improving coordination

This post contains: 1. an exposition of a high-level model 2. some claims on what this might mean strategically for the EA community Effective Altruism is challenging . Some considerations require you to zoom out to take an eagle-eye view across a vast landscape of possibility (e.g. to research moral... Read More
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Visualising animal agriculture

I made a visualisation trying to demonstrate the scale of animal agriculture (and the suffering caused by it). Unfortunately I can't embed it in a post; go have a look at it here . Interested to hear what people think of it, and whether this sort of thing is likely to be... Read More
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BERI's "Project Grants" Program - Round One

[Cross-posting from the Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative (BERI) - original post here ] --- We are pleased to announce BERI’s first “Project Grants” round. This kicks off BERI’s larger Individual Grants Program, which we intend to write about in more detail later. Below, we explain the types of projects that... Read More
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Animal Equality showed that advocating for diet change works. But is it cost-effective?

This essay was jointly written by Peter Hurford and Marcus A. Davis. All code for analyses contained is available on GitHub . Summary: Animal Equality and Faunalytics put together a field study testing individual video outreach on belief and diet change. They found statistically significant results on both. Together with... Read More

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