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A new tool for evaluating opportunities to help farm animals globally | Lucas Alvarenga

How does an EA-minded multinational farmed animal organization evaluate its priorities to have the greatest impact in such a complex global context? Lucas talks about a new tool that Mercy For Animals is developing to help international organizations and globally-minded and impact-driven funders to help make more strategic decisions for animals. Lucas Alvarenga is the …

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Suvita’s first year: Vaccines in the spotlight | Fiona Conlon

In this episode, Fiona Conlon discusses Suvita‚Äôs first year as a new nonprofit, highlighting how their work has been shaped by the COVID-19 pandemic and considering its implications for vaccination more broadly. Fiona Conlon is the co-founder of Suvita. Suvita is a nonprofit organization that implements two rigorously tested solutions which have been found to …

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EAGxVirtual 2020: Q&A with Toby Ord

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 …

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

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 https://media.blubrry.com/earadio/p/earadio.s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/eagx-virtual-2020/covid-givedirectlys-emergency-cash-response.mp3Subscribe RSS

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

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 https://media.blubrry.com/earadio/p/earadio.s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/eagx-virtual-2020/the-latest-advice-from-hours.mp3Subscribe RSS

EAGxVirtual 2020: Q&A with Will MacAskill

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 …

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

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: …

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

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 https://media.blubrry.com/earadio/p/earadio.s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/eagx-virtual-2020/doing-the-most-good-for-animals-post-covid.mp3Subscribe RSS

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

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 …

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

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 …

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