Ten Commandments for Aspiring Superforecasters

Cross-posted to LessWrong In the last several years, political scientist and forecasting research pioneer Philip Tetlock has made waves for the success of his research program in geopolitical forecasting, published in the form of the popular book  Superforecasting .  It's been discussed much in the effective altruism community, and  reviewed... Read More

Excerpt from 'Doing Good Better': How Vegetarianism Decreases Animal Product Supply

Over the last few years I've seen debates among EA community members over whether one's economic choices as a vegetarian have any effect on the supply of animal meat produced in industry. This has always perplexed me, as Will MacAskill wrote in  Doing Good Better about the mechanism by which... Read More

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

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

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

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

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

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

[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

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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