What are some lists of open questions in effective altruism?
post by Aaron Gertler (aarongertler)
This is a question post.
One very good way to inspire research is to create a list of open questions. I'm aware of a few resources like this:
Are there other sets of EA-related open questions that I've left out of this list, and that aren't on Richard's list?
Specifically, I'm looking for questions that could be solved through research or experimentation, rather than "projects" that require competitive execution ("could someone create an Amazon for charitable donations?" doesn't count, but "what factors lead to someone repeatedly using a donation website?" could).
answer by Pablo (Pablo_Stafforini)
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This post compiles lists of important questions and problems.
↑ comment by Habryka ·
2019-02-06T20:46:05.980Z · EA(p) · GW(p)
Interesting. I would be excited about someone collating all of these into one large post. I find that the trivial inconvenience of clicking through all of them is indeed a pretty significant barrier to me reading them. Replies from: aarongertler
↑ comment by Aaron Gertler (aarongertler) ·
2019-02-07T00:18:08.782Z · EA(p) · GW(p)
One of CEA's future goals for the Forum is to have an "Open Questions" page which is the most comprehensive source for such questions. Having interactivity around question posts (e.g. commenters adding papers that contribute to a question, with summaries of what progress was made) seems potentially really good.
I can't promise a particular timeline for this, and I'm not sure what form it will take, but I do think the Forum is a good place for questions to exist. If anyone sees this and has thoughts/questions, I'd be very happy to talk to them about what might make an "Open Questions" list especially good/helpful.Replies from: BryonyMC
↑ comment by BryonyMC ·
2019-02-08T03:43:32.738Z · EA(p) · GW(p)
This would actually be really helpful for people new in EA to learn more and catch up on existing discussions and find more thoughtful ways to join the conversation. It sounds a bit like Kialo a platform for rational debate (ex: "ethics of eating animals: is eating meat wrong?"). Would be awesome to see something along the lines of their format for tracking all points around a discussion (but focused only on topics in EA).
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