[Link] We run the Center for Applied Rationality, AMA 2019-12-20T09:51:32.794Z · score: 27 (11 votes)
[Link] CFAR: Progress Report & Future Plans 2019-12-20T09:48:09.162Z · score: 26 (8 votes)


Comment by adam_scholl on I'm Buck Shlegeris, I do research and outreach at MIRI, AMA · 2019-11-21T18:43:15.862Z · score: 16 (6 votes) · EA · GW

For what it's worth, I wouldn't describe the social ties thing as incidental—it's one of the main things CFAR is explicitly optimizing for. For example, I'd estimate (my colleagues might quibble with these numbers some) it's 90% of the reason we run alumni reunions, 60% of the reason we run instructor & mentorship trainings, 30% of the reason we run mainlines, and 15% of the reason we co-run AIRCS.