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Effective Altruism Concepts
concepts.effectivealtruism.org
----An encylopedia of interesting ideas in effective altruism.Other ResearchPrinciples / Intro to EA
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Why Are US Corporate Cage-Free Campaigns Succeeding?
https://www.openphilanthropy.org/blog/why-are-us-corporate-cage-free-campaigns-succeeding
Lewis BollardApr 20178 min1668Lewis Bollard describes how a small group of campaigners convinced over 200 US companies to stop keeping chickens in battery cages.Other ResearchAnimal welfare
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Efficient Charity — Do Unto Others
https://www.effectivealtruism.org/articles/efficient-charity-do-unto-others/
Scott Alexander
2010 / Sep 2013
9 min1837The good is the enemy of the better.Principles
Charity / Philanthropy
Principles / Intro to EA
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Reducing Risks of Astronomical Suffering: A Neglected Priority
https://foundational-research.org/reducing-risks-of-astronomical-suffering-a-neglected-priority/
David Althaus and Lukas GloorSep 201612 min2498David Althaus and Lukas Gloor discuss risks of astronomical suffering and how to mitigate them.Other Research
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Building an Effective Altruism Community
https://www.effectivealtruism.org/articles/cause-profile-building-an-effective-altruism-community/
Jess WhittlestoneNov 201712 min2399Why we might, and might not, want to help build the effective altruism community.Other ResearchMovement building
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Three Impacts of Machine Intelligence
https://www.effectivealtruism.org/articles/three-impacts-of-machine-intelligence-paul-christiano/
Paul ChristianoAug 201313 min2612What would change if we had advanced artificial intelligence?Promising CausesAI / Long term
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Effective Altruism in Government
https://www.effectivealtruism.org/articles/effective-altruism-in-government-jason-matheny/
Jason MathenyJun 201714 min2883How to have an impact within government.Promising CausesVideo / Audio w/ transcriptPolicyVideo (21 min 18 sec)
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Animal Welfare
https://www.effectivealtruism.org/articles/cause-profile-animal-welfare/
Jess WhittlestoneNov 201715 min3102Why you might, and might not, want to work on improving animal welfare.Promising CausesAnimal welfare
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Introduction to Effective Altruism
https://www.effectivealtruism.org/articles/introduction-to-effective-altruism/
?Jun 201615 min 3055What have we found so far? And what does that mean for you?Key IdeasPrinciples / Intro to EA
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Reasons to Be Nice to Other Value Systems
https://foundational-research.org/reasons-to-be-nice-to-other-value-systems/
Brian TomasikJan 201416 min3287Brian Tomasik argues that we should work together even when we value different things.Other ResearchMovement buildingPrinciples / Intro to EA
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A Proposed Adjustment to the Astronomical Waste Argument
https://www.effectivealtruism.org/articles/a-proposed-adjustment-to-the-astronomical-waste-argument-nick-beckstead/
Nick BecksteadMay 201318 min3616Caring about the future doesn't mean that we should focus only on narrow interventions.The Long-Term FutureAI / Long term
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What Does (and Doesn't) AI Mean for Effective Altruism?
https://www.effectivealtruism.org/articles/what-does-and-doesnt-ai-mean-for-effective-altruism-owen-cotton-barratt/
Owen Cotton-BarrattAug 201718 min3558Lays out the case for the diversified "portfolio approach" to mitigating AI risk.Promising CausesVideo / Audio w/ transcriptAI / Long termVideo (26 min 31 sec)
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The Long-Term Future
https://www.effectivealtruism.org/articles/cause-profile-long-run-future/
Jess WhittlestoneNov 201719 min3811Reasons to care about the long-term future, and reasons not to.The Long-Term FutureAI / Long term
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Global Health and Development
https://www.effectivealtruism.org/articles/cause-profile-global-health-and-development/
Jess WhittlestoneNov 201719 min3895The cases for and against working on global health.Promising Causes
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The value of coordination
https://80000hours.org/2016/02/the-value-of-coordination/
Ben ToddFeb 201619 min3774To do good well, we need to work with others. But how can we coordinate effectively?Other ResearchMovement building
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The Moral Value of Information
https://www.effectivealtruism.org/articles/the-moral-value-of-information-amanda-askell/
Amanda AskellJun 201721 min4276Interventions which give us information might be more valuable than they seem.PrinciplesVideo / Audio w/ transcriptPrinciples / Intro to EAVideo (28 min 46 sec)
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How can you figure out which global problem is most pressing?
https://80000hours.org/articles/problem-framework/
Rob WiblinFeb 201722 min440080,000 Hours compare problems in terms of scale, neglectedness, solvability, and personal fit.Other ResearchPrinciples / Intro to EA
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How Much Evidence Is Enough?
https://www.effectivealtruism.org/articles/how-much-evidence-is-enough-michael-kremer/
Michael KremerAug 201623 min4511Argues that we should pursue interventions which have not been conclusively proved, but that we should go on collecting evidence beyond that point.Other ResearchVideo / Audio w/ transcriptPrinciples / Intro to EAVideo (32 min 57 sec)
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Biosecurity as an EA Cause Area
https://www.effectivealtruism.org/articles/biosecurity-as-an-ea-cause-area-claire-zabel/
Claire ZabelAug 201724 min4763What can we do about threats from biotechnology?Promising CausesVideo / Audio w/ transcriptBiotech / Long termVideo (29 min 37 sec)
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Making Sense of Long-Term Indirect Effects
https://www.effectivealtruism.org/articles/making-sense-of-long-term-indirect-effects-rob-wiblin/
Rob WiblinAug 201625 min4922Indirect effects: very important, but hard to estimate.Other ResearchVideo / Audio w/ transcriptPrinciples / Intro to EAVideo (27 min 22 sec)
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EA Community Building
https://www.effectivealtruism.org/articles/ea-community-building-nick-beckstead/
Nick BecksteadAug 201725 min4930What we might do to maximise the effective altruism community's impact.Other ResearchVideo / Audio w/ transcriptMovement buildingVideo (37 min 10 sec)
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Potential Risks from Advanced AI
https://www.effectivealtruism.org/articles/potential-risks-from-advanced-ai-daniel-dewey/
Daniel DeweyAug 201726 min5185Some things we could do to improve the development of artificial intelligence.Promising CausesVideo / Audio w/ transcriptAI / Long termVideo (33 min 19 sec)
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Hits-based Giving
https://www.openphilanthropy.org/blog/hits-based-giving
Holden KarnofskyApr 201628 min5540Holden Karnofsky argues that high-risk projects might be the best bets.Other Research
Charity / Philanthropy
Principles / Intro to EA
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Using Evidence to Inform Policy
https://www.effectivealtruism.org/articles/using-evidence-to-inform-policy-heidi-mcannally-linz/
Heidi McAnnally-LinzJun 201730 min5969How can evidence-driven research ensure that effective policies are implemented?Other ResearchVideo / Audio w/ transcriptPolicyVideo (38 min 48 sec)
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How valuable is movement growth?
https://www.effectivealtruism.org/articles/how-valuable-is-movement-growth-owen-cotton-barratt/
Owen Cotton-BarrattMay 201531 min6130How valuable is movement growth? And what is the best sort of growth?Promising CausesMovement buildingPrinciples / Intro to EA
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Potential Risks from Advanced Artificial Intelligence: The Philanthropic Opportunity
https://www.openphilanthropy.org/blog/potential-risks-advanced-artificial-intelligence-philanthropic-opportunity
Holden KarnofskyMay 201634 min6872Holden Karnofsky explains why the Open Philanthropy Project devotes unusually large resources to risks from advanced artifical intelligence.Other ResearchAI / Long term
Charity / Philanthropy
Principles / Intro to EA
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Crucial Considerations and Wise Philanthropy
https://www.effectivealtruism.org/articles/crucial-considerations-and-wise-philanthropy-nick-bostrom/
Pablo StafforiniJul 201435 min7058Nick Bostrom explores what "crucial considerations" mean for effective altruism.PrinciplesVideo / Audio w/ transcript
Charity / Philanthropy
Movement buildingPrinciples / Intro to EAAlso a podcast (49 min)
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Prospecting for Gold
https://www.effectivealtruism.org/articles/prospecting-for-gold-owen-cotton-barratt/
Owen Cotton-BarrattNov 201637 min7560A metaphor-driven introduction to key concepts in effective altruism.PrinciplesVideo / Audio w/ transcriptPrinciples / Intro to EAAlso a video (53 min 52 sec)
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Guide to working in AI policy and strategy
https://80000hours.org/articles/ai-policy-guide/
Miles BrundageJun 201742 min8397Miles Brundage gives a detailed account of how to best get involved in AI policy and strategy for 80,000 Hours.Other ResearchAI / Long termPolicy
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Report on Consciousness and Moral Patienthood
https://www.openphilanthropy.org/2017-report-consciousness-and-moral-patienthood
Luke MuehlhauserJun 20174h 38 min55504Luke Muehlhauser looks at the literature on animal consciousness and moral patienthood.Other ResearchAnimal welfare
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