EAG 2018 SF: Fireside chat with Nick Beckstead

Did effective altruists take too long to start prioritizing the long-term future? When we disagree with others or the mainstream, how much should that affect our confidence? What is the “shape” of thinking in machine learning? In this lively fireside chat from Effective Altruism Global 2018: San Francisco, hosted by Rob Wiblin, Nick Beckstead discusses these and other questions.

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This talk was filmed at EA Global. Find out how to attend here:
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EAG 2018 SF: Psychology of effective altruism (Stefan Schubert)

Charitable giving is popular and substantial, but many donors do not choose to donate to highly effective causes. In this talk, Dr. Stefan Schubert explores some possible reasons why, as well as an overview of recent scientific studies on the subject. He also explores what we can do, as effective altruists, to promote effective giving in the world.

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To read a transcript of this talk, visit
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This talk was filmed at EA Global. Find out how to attend here:
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EAG 2018 SF: Understanding universal basic income (Sam Carter and Joe Huston)

In this talk, Sam Carter of J-PAL and Joe Huston of GiveDirectly talk about the state of the evidence on universal basic income: what we know, what we’d like to know, and what we’re currently in the process of learning.

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To read a transcript of this video, visit
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This talk was filmed at EA Global. Find out how to attend here:
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EAG 2018 SF: Fireside chat with Holden Karnofsky

Since co-founding GiveWell in 2007, Holden Karnofsky has been rigorously evaluating opportunities to do good. In this fireside chat with Will MacAskill, he discusses cause prioritization at the Open Philanthropy Project, his adherence to people-based giving, which work he’s found particularly exciting during the past year, and many other topics of interest.

To learn more about effective altruism, visit
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To read a transcript of this talk, visit
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This talk was filmed at EA Global. Find out how to attend here:
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EAG 2018 SF: Assessing global catastrophic biological risks (Crystal Watson)

In the last century, humanity’s successful eradication of smallpox shows that major victories against deadly pandemics are possible. And it’s a good thing too, because global catastrophic biological risks, or GCBRs, have the potential to be even worse. In this talk, Dr. Crystal Watson of the Center for Health Security at Johns Hopkins discusses GCBRs, the new field of study around them, and what effective altruists can do to aid in the fight.

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To read a transcript of this video, visit
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This talk was filmed at EA Global. Find out how to attend here:
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EAG 2018 SF: Crucial considerations in wild-animal suffering (Persis Eskander)

Billions of wild animals suffer daily from causes such as hunger, injury, and parasitism. But what, if anything, should we do about it? This advanced talk by Persis Eskander explores which questions we would need to answer to be confident about wild animal suffering as a moral cause area.

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To read a transcript of this video, visit
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This talk was filmed at EA Global. Find out how to attend here:
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EAG 2018 SF: How can effective altruism stay curious? (Will MacAskill)

In the opening talk of EA Global: San Francisco 2018, Will MacAskill encourages effective altruists to stay curious. He explores the tension between more goal-focused and more exploratory forms of community, and how to get the best of both worlds.

To learn more about effective altruism, visit
http://www.effectivealtruism.org

To read a transcript of this video, visit
http://www.effectivealtruism.org/arti…

This talk was filmed at EA Global. Find out how to attend here:
http://www.eaglobal.org