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  • [Corrected] EAGxVirtual 2020: QA with Toby Ord

    [Corrected] EAGxVirtual 2020: Q&A with Toby Ord

    22/07/2020 Duração: 53min

    Note from EARadio: I originally used the wrong audio for this episode. Instead of this Q&A, it was a talk by Toby that summarized The Precipice. Sorry! Toby Ord is a philosopher at Oxford University’s Future of Humanity Institute. His work focuses on the big picture questions facing humanity. What are the most important issues … Continue reading [Corrected] EAGxVirtual 2020: Q&A with Toby Ord

  • EAGxVirtual 2020: COVID-19: GiveDirectly’s emergency cash response (Rachel Waddell)

    EAGxVirtual 2020: COVID-19: GiveDirectly’s emergency cash response (Rachel Waddell)

    17/07/2020 Duração: 41min

    In this talk, Rachel Waddell provides an overview of GiveDirectly’s rapid response to COVID-19 across countries of operation. In particular explaining remote responses launched in Uganda and Kenya, in partnership with local CBOs and telecommunications partners. Home Original Video

  • EAGxVirtual 2020: The latest advice from 80,000 Hours (Michelle Hutchinson and Arden Koehler)

    EAGxVirtual 2020: The latest advice from 80,000 Hours (Michelle Hutchinson and Arden Koehler)

    16/07/2020 Duração: 51min

    Michelle Hutchinson (Head of Advising) and Arden Koehler (Research Analyst) answer questions about 80,000 Hours’ career advice, the career advising programme, and what’s new at the organization. Original Video

  • EAGxVirtual 2020: QA with Will MacAskill

    EAGxVirtual 2020: Q&A with Will MacAskill

    15/07/2020 Duração: 51min

    William MacAskill is an Associate Professor in Philosophy at Oxford University. He was educated at Cambridge, Princeton, and Oxford and is one of the progenitors of the effective altruism movement. His book on the topic, Doing Good Better, was published by Penguin Random House in 2015. He is the co-founder of three non-profits based on … Continue reading EAGxVirtual 2020: Q&A with Will MacAskill

  • EAGxVirtual 2020: QA with Marcus Davis (Co-Executive Director of Rethink Priorities)

    EAGxVirtual 2020: Q&A with Marcus Davis (Co-Executive Director of Rethink Priorities)

    14/07/2020 Duração: 57min

    Marcus is a co-founder and Co-Executive Director at Rethink Priorities, where he leads research and strategy. He’s also a co-founder of Charity Entrepreneurship and Charity Science Health, where he previously systematically analyzed global poverty interventions, helped manage partnerships, and implemented the technical aspects of the project. Marcus is especially well placed to advise people who: … Continue reading EAGxVirtual 2020: Q&A with Marcus Davis (Co-Executive Director of Rethink Priorities)

  • EAGxVirtual 2020: Doing the most good for animals post COVID-19 (Lewis Bollard)

    EAGxVirtual 2020: Doing the most good for animals post COVID-19 (Lewis Bollard)

    13/07/2020 Duração: 41min

    How has COVID-19 changed the best way to help animals? Lewis explores the new challenges and opportunities in corporate campaigns, political advocacy, and meat alternatives. https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare Original Video

  • EAGxVirtual 2020: Ensuring safety and consistency in the age of machine learning (Chongli Qin)

    EAGxVirtual 2020: Ensuring safety and consistency in the age of machine learning (Chongli Qin)

    12/07/2020 Duração: 42min

    Machine learning algorithms have become an essential part of technology and this part will only grow in the future. In this talk, Chongli addresses why it is important for us to develop safe machine learning algorithms. The talk covers some of the current work on this topic and highlights what we can do to ensure … Continue reading EAGxVirtual 2020: Ensuring safety and consistency in the age of machine learning (Chongli Qin)

  • EAGxVirtual 2020: Identifying the most cost effective programs to improve mental health (Jasper Synowski)

    EAGxVirtual 2020: Identifying the most cost effective programs to improve mental health (Jasper Synowski)

    11/07/2020 Duração: 40min

    Even though mental disorders account for a considerable burden of disease globally and appear to strongly impact an individuals’ subjective well-being, the EA community has spent relatively little effort on identifying the best mental health giving opportunities. This talk provides an introduction to the Happier Lives Institute’s Mental Health Programme Evaluation Project (MHPEP), which aims … Continue reading EAGxVirtual 2020: Identifying the most cost effective programs to improve mental health (Jasper Synowski)

  • EAGxVirtual 2020: Project Management 101

    EAGxVirtual 2020: Project Management 101

    10/07/2020 Duração: 01h46s

    In this workshop, Habiba gives a run-down of the essentials of project management. The workshop covers the responsibilities of project managers as well as the standard tools and methodologies that can be used for large projects or scaled down for smaller projects. This video will be particularly useful for people interested in operations roles. Link … Continue reading EAGxVirtual 2020: Project Management 101

  • EAGxVirtual 2020: Mitigating catastrophic biorisks (Kevin Esvelt)

    EAGxVirtual 2020: Mitigating catastrophic biorisks (Kevin Esvelt)

    09/07/2020 Duração: 44min

    In a world now painfully aware of pandemics, with ever-increasing access to autonomous biological agents, how can we help channel society’s response to COVID-19 to minimize the risk of deliberate misuse? Using the challenge of securing DNA synthesis as an example, Kevin outlines the key norms and incentives governing biotechnology, lays out potential strategies for … Continue reading EAGxVirtual 2020: Mitigating catastrophic biorisks (Kevin Esvelt)

  • EAGxVirtual 2020: Why you (yes, you) should post on the EA Forum (Aaron Gertler)

    EAGxVirtual 2020: Why you (yes, you) should post on the EA Forum (Aaron Gertler)

    08/07/2020 Duração: 01h55s

    The EA Forum is the best place to share a message where the EA community will see it. And there’s a very good chance that you have a message worth sharing! Aaron discusses common features of excellent Forum posts and runs a brainstorming session where participants submit post ideas to get live feedback. A companion … Continue reading EAGxVirtual 2020: Why you (yes, you) should post on the EA Forum (Aaron Gertler)

  • EAGxVirtual 2020: How social science research can inform AI governance (Baobao Zhang)

    EAGxVirtual 2020: How social science research can inform AI governance (Baobao Zhang)

    07/07/2020 Duração: 40min

    Baobao Zhang explains how social science research can help those in governments, tech companies, and advocacy organizations make decisions regarding AI governance. After explaining her research on public attitudes toward AI and automation, she explores other important topics of research. She also reflects on how researchers could make broad impacts outside of academia. Recommended reading: … Continue reading EAGxVirtual 2020: How social science research can inform AI governance (Baobao Zhang)

  • EAGxVirtual 2020: Maximize your impact for animals (Jamie Harris)

    EAGxVirtual 2020: Maximize your impact for animals (Jamie Harris)

    06/07/2020 Duração: 35min

    In this talk, Jamie Harris introduces some key concepts involved in planning your career so that you can maximize your impact for animals. Original Video

  • EAGxVirtual 2020: Growth and the case against randomista development (Hauke Hillebrandt)

    EAGxVirtual 2020: Growth and the case against randomista development (Hauke Hillebrandt)

    05/07/2020 Duração: 38min

    In this talk, which is based on a collaboration with John Halstead, Hauke makes the case against randomista development, a form of development economics which evaluates and promotes interventions that can be tested by randomised controlled trials. He argues that research on and advocacy for economic growth in low-income countries is more effective than randomista … Continue reading EAGxVirtual 2020: Growth and the case against randomista development (Hauke Hillebrandt)

  • EAGxVirtual 2020: Building a diverse and inclusive movement (Julia Wise)

    EAGxVirtual 2020: Building a diverse and inclusive movement (Julia Wise)

    04/07/2020 Duração: 40min

    Why is EA not more demographically diverse? Why does it matter? What can we do? Original Video

  • EAGxVirtual 2020: How to guard the guardians themselves—Strategies to support political decision-making (Max Stauffer)

    EAGxVirtual 2020: How to guard the guardians themselves—Strategies to support political decision-making (Max Stauffer)

    03/07/2020 Duração: 41min

    Political institutions, such as governments and international organizations, are instrumental in designing large-scale coordination mechanisms and collective action. However, political decision-making is difficult to both achieve and optimise for many reasons. Examples include their collective nature, their high stakes, the complexity of policy problems and slow feedback loops to learn from implementation. The support and … Continue reading EAGxVirtual 2020: How to guard the guardians themselves—Strategies to support political decision-making (Max Stauffer)

  • EAGxVirtual 2020: Lightning Talks

    EAGxVirtual 2020: Lightning Talks

    02/07/2020 Duração: 58min

    Following a rigorous selection process, we’re pleased to present the following five-minute lightning talks. Cecilia Tilli Antimicrobial resistance: A cause that joins global health and development with longtermism and biosecurity? Noga Aharony Aiming towards a biosecurity career from grad school Jennifer-Justine Kirsch The next frontier: Lessons learned from an EA fish startup Sid Efromovich Introducing … Continue reading EAGxVirtual 2020: Lightning Talks

  • EAGxVirtual 2020: Evidence-informed decision-making in global health and development (Ruth Levine and Caitlin Tulloch)

    EAGxVirtual 2020: Evidence-informed decision-making in global health and development (Ruth Levine and Caitlin Tulloch)

    01/07/2020 Duração: 44min

    This session opens up a conversation about the strengths and limitations of the use of data and evidence for allocating resources to and across priorities within the field of global health and development. Caitlin and Ruth highlight examples where rigorous evidence contributed to high-impact decisions, yielding large benefits. They also address key critiques of the … Continue reading EAGxVirtual 2020: Evidence-informed decision-making in global health and development (Ruth Levine and Caitlin Tulloch)

  • EAGxVirtual 2020: An update to our thinking on climate change (Johannes Ackva)

    EAGxVirtual 2020: An update to our thinking on climate change (Johannes Ackva)

    30/06/2020 Duração: 40min

    In this talk, Johannes presents Founders Pledge’s thinking on effective climate solutions including insights from their latest research. This includes a novel framing of the issue, key conclusions from their recent report on climate and lifestyle, updates on their research on high-impact charities, and more. https://founderspledge.com/stories/climate-and-lifestyle-report Original Video

  • EAGxVirtual 2020: Persistence and reversibility of wild animal welfare interventions (Simon Eckerström-Liedholm)

    EAGxVirtual 2020: Persistence and reversibility of wild animal welfare interventions (Simon Eckerström-Liedholm)

    29/06/2020 Duração: 41min

    When we try to improve wild animal welfare, we want the effects of our efforts to persist long into the future, rather than to wash out. However, we also want to maintain the ability to undo our actions if they turn out to be harmful. In this talk, Simon outlines how we can optimise these … Continue reading EAGxVirtual 2020: Persistence and reversibility of wild animal welfare interventions (Simon Eckerström-Liedholm)

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