Anti-tribalism and positive mental health as high-value cause areas

(cross-posted from my blog ) I think that tribalism is one of the biggest problems with humanity today, and that even small reductions of it could cause a massive boost to well-being. By tribalism, I basically mean the phenomenon where arguments and actions are primarily evaluated based on who makes... Read More

An argument for broad and inclusive "mindset-focused EA"

Summary:  I argue for a very broad, inclusive EA, based on the premise that the culture of a region is more important than any specific group within that region, and that broad and inclusive EA will help shift the overall culture of the world in a better direction. As a concrete... Read More

Cognitive Science/Psychology As a Neglected Approach to AI Safety

All of the advice on getting into AI safety research that I've seen recommends studying computer science and mathematics: for example, the 80,000 hours AI safety syllabus  provides a computer science-focused reading list, and mentions that " Ideally your undergraduate degree would be mathematics and computer science ". There are... Read More

Meetup : Social EA career path meetup

Discussion article for the meetup : Social EA career path meetup WHEN: 23 October 2014 06:26:05PM (+0300) WHERE: Café Mascot, Neljäs linja 2, Helsinki, Finland (See below for English) Edellisessä tapahtumassa keskitytttiin hyväntekeväisyyksien välillä valitsemiseen, tällä kertaa on muodossa vapaamuotoisempaa keskustelua. Tapaamisen teemana ovat henkilökohtaiset uravalinnat. Millaisella uralla voi tehdä... Read More

Tell us about your recent EA activities

We have plenty of effective altruists around the world, each doing something to make the world a better place. If we all work separately and don't report of our work, most of our efforts will go unnoticed by others in the community, who could otherwise provide encouragement or suggestions, or... Read More

Meetup : Johdatus efektiiviseen altruismiin

Discussion article for the meetup : Johdatus efektiiviseen altruismiin WHEN: 09 October 2014 05:30:00PM (+0300) WHERE: Kokoustila Seppele, Domus Gaudium (1. kerros), Leppäsuonkatu 11, Helsinki, Finland Introduction to Effective Altruism event in Finnish. Facebook page for the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/581921898586249/ Moni on kokenut, ettei yksittäinen ihminen voi tehdä paljoa parantaakseen maailmaa.... Read More

Effective altruism as the most exciting cause in the world

I feel that one thing that effective altruists haven't sufficiently capitalized on in their marketing is just how amazingly exciting the whole thing is. There's Holden Karnofsky's post on excited altruism , but it doesn't really go into the details of why  effective altruism is so exciting. So let me... Read More