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Lessons for Building Up a Cause

Introduction/Summary 2015 is the year when AI alignment and AI safety took off as causes taken seriously by the academic and industry worlds of AI research and the media. This has largely been attributed to influential world leaders in science and technology like Bill Gates, Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk.... Read More
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Room For More Funding In AI Safety Is Highly Uncertain

(Crossposted to LessWrong) Introduction In effective altruism, people talk about the room for more funding (RFMF) of various organizations. RFMF is simply the maximum amount of money which can be donated to an organization, and be put to good use, right now. In most cases, “right now” typically refers to... Read More
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Effective Altruism Is Exploring Climate Change Action, and You Can Be Part of It

  Related: Effective Altruism, Environmentalism, and Climate Change: An Introduction I could perhaps have listed "effective environmental altruism" as focus area 5. The environmental movement  in general  is large and well-known, but I'm not aware of many effective altruists who take environmentalism to be the most important cause for them... Read More
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Why You Should Visit Vancouver

In Should You Visit an EA Hub? , Peter McIntyre and Brenton Meyer lay out the positive outcomes that come with visiting an EA hub. Vancouver, Canada, is a burgeoning EA hub which can provide all the same benefits as any other hub. There’s an opportunity this summer as well,... Read More
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Effective Altruism, Environmentalism, and Climate Change: An Introduction

Introduction I’m seeking to write a series of essays for the Effective Altruism Forum about effective altruism, and its potential interaction with the environmental movement, as well as how both movements weigh climate change mitigation relative to other considerations. Now, I don’t mean one blog post; I mean a definitive... Read More
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Consider Applying to Organize an EAGx Event, And An Offer To Help Apply

I’m a new volunteer with the Local Effective Altruism Network (LEAN), a team which helps EA communities all around the world organize and achieve their goals. I’m spearheading an effort to help local organizers make applications to host an EAGx event this year! Here is a guide to help you... Read More
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[LINK] Will MacAskill AMA on Reddit

Will MacAskill is doing an Ask Me Anything session on Reddit right now. Even if you see this after the AMA concludes, it's worth checking out if you want Dr. MacAskill's perspective on unique questions from effective altruists and the world at large. Note: questions will only be answered on... Read More
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Efective Altruism Quotes

What with new books on effective altruism out this year, The Most Good You Can Do , by Peter Singer; How to Be Great at Doing Good , by Nick Cooney; and Doing Good Better , by William MacAskill, there is a plethora of new material to mine for sound-bites... Read More
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2015 Summer Welcome Thread

This is the welcome thread for summer 2015, in particular anticipating newcomers exposed to effective altruism through the books The Most Good You Can Do , by Peter Singer, and Doing Good Better , by William MacAskill, and the free and open online course on effective altruism  being taught by... Read More
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[Announcement] The Effective Altruism Course on Coursera is Now Open

The free,  online course on Effective Altruism , on Coursera, and taught by  Peter Singer , professor of philosophy and bioethics at Princeton University has now opened. Enrollment is open to anyone and everyone, and is free. The course was slated to start in May, but was delayed for a... Read More

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