EA weekend: explaining concepts
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Note: topics that are useful and easy to explain are at the top. Topics at the bottom are either harder to explain or less useful.
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Cause neutrality
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Scale, neglectedness and solvability framework
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Scope insensitivity
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Counterfactuals, opportunity cost
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Hits-based giving
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Existential risk, global catastrophic risk
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AI-safety
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Cultured/clean meat
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Meta-charity
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Utilitarianism, consequentialism
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Crucial considerations
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Sequence thinking vs. cluster thinking
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Near vs. far mode of thinking
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Donor lottery
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Tragedy of the commons
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Comparative advantage
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Hard AI takeoff vs. soft AI takeoff
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DALYs and QALYs
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Moral circle expansion / moral patienthood
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Straw man, weak man and steel man
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Pascalian mugging
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Confirmation bias
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Occam’s Razor
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Double crux
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Unilateralist’s curse
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Moral uncertainty
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Moral trade
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AI value alignment problem
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Talent constrained vs. funding constrained
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Bayes' theorem
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Fidelity of communication
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Coherent extrapolated volition
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Signallng (Robin Hanson)
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S-risk
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Optimiser's curse
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Anthropic principle
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