Who would you like to see do an AMA on this forum?

post by nonzerosum · 2019-08-25T16:58:14.283Z · score: 16 (9 votes) · EA · GW · No comments

This is a question post.


    16 Ben_Harack
    15 Khorton
    15 anonymous_ea
    1 Emanuele_Ascani
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Either specific people, or general categories of people.


answer by Ben_Harack · 2019-08-26T03:26:18.591Z · score: 16 (8 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

Toby Ord

answer by Khorton · 2019-08-26T10:03:29.484Z · score: 15 (9 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

I'd be interested in panel-style AMAs with a trio of people from an under-represented groups in EA. For example (not exhaustive):

people who are religious

people with disabilities

people who are intersex or non-binary

people who are over 25 and don't have an undergraduate degree

people who are over 40 (just generally!)

people who are a primary carer (for a child, an aging relative, someone who's sick)

comment by anonymous_ea · 2019-08-26T16:00:29.572Z · score: 11 (5 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

Are people with disabilities or (especially) people who are intersex or non-binary under-represented in EA? My intuition is that there may be a greater proportion of them in EA than in the general population, but I haven't checked this. Or did you mean that their opinions, experiences, and perspectives might not be very visible?

comment by nonzerosum · 2019-08-27T16:01:06.281Z · score: 3 (2 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

is anonymous_ea one person's username, or is it a catch all username for some kind of anonymity feature on this forum? I've long wondered if anonymous_ea is a regular username or not

comment by anonymous_ea · 2019-08-27T17:46:48.467Z · score: 10 (3 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

I'm a single person using a single anonymous account :) Other anonymous accounts use other names.

comment by Khorton · 2019-08-26T21:02:44.322Z · score: 2 (1 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

I actually meant the second; I'm really not sure about the first.

answer by anonymous_ea · 2019-08-26T05:56:01.773Z · score: 15 (5 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

A list of people I can think of right now whose AMA I would at least consider asking a question on (non-exhaustive):

General categories: Employees at EA orgs, people with deep domain expertise in specific areas, EAs who've spent a long time researching a particular topic, EAs who want to do an AMA, non-EAs who want to do an AMA in good faith

Specific people: Toby Ord, Nick Beckstead, Nick Bostrom, Rob Wiblin, Ben Todd, Holden Karnofsky, Elie Hassenfeld, Kelsey Piper, Dylan Matthews, Nate Soares, Oliver Habryka, Julia Wise, Jeff Kaufman, Buck Shlegeris, Claire Zabel, Khorton, Larks, Jason Methany, Eric Drexler, Rachel Glennester, Michael Kremer, Peter Singer, Michelle Hutchinson, Holly Elmore, Kit Harris, kbog, Phil Trammell, Peter Hurford, Ozzie Gooen, Hilary Greaves, Julia Galef, Anna Salamon, Carl Shulman, Hauke Hillebrandt, Brian Tomasik, Luke Muehlhauser, Helen Toner, Scott Alexander, Simon Beard, Kaj Sotala, Tom Sittler, etc

answer by Emanuele_Ascani · 2019-08-26T11:09:09.062Z · score: 1 (4 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

Relevant people involved in potential top cause areas.

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