Comment by alexandersaeri on AMA: Markus Anderljung (PM at GovAI, FHI) · 2020-09-21T13:04:12.173Z · score: 6 (5 votes) · EA · GW

Thanks Markus.

I read the US public opinion on AI report with interest, and thought to replicate this in Australia. Do you think having local primary data is relevant for influence?

Do you think the marginal value lies in primary social science research or in aggregation and synthesis (eg rapid and limited systematic review) of existing research on public attitudes and support for general purpose / transformative technologies?

Comment by alexandersaeri on Parenting: Things I wish I could tell my past self · 2020-09-13T22:35:24.537Z · score: 12 (9 votes) · EA · GW

I really appreciate this, Michelle. I'm glad to see this kind of piece on the EA forum.

Comment by alexandersaeri on Potential High-Leverage and Inexpensive Mitigations (which are still feasible) for Pandemics · 2020-03-05T09:26:13.007Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · EA · GW

If you haven't already, please upload a version to the open science framework as a preprint:

Comment by alexandersaeri on A Semester-Long Course In EA · 2019-11-18T10:50:34.177Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · EA · GW

Thanks for posting this, Nick. I'm interested in how you plan to run this course. Are you the course coordinator? Is there an academic advisor? Who are the intended guest lecturers and how would they work? Who are the intended students?

Comment by alexandersaeri on Formalizing the cause prioritization framework · 2019-11-05T22:59:48.108Z · score: 3 (2 votes) · EA · GW

Michael, thanks for this post. I have been following the discussion about INT and prioritisation frameworks with interest.

Exactly how should I apply the revised framework you suggest? There are a number of equations, discussions of definitions and circularities in this post, but a (hypothetical?) worked example would be very useful.

Comment by alexandersaeri on [Link] Experience Doesn’t Predict a New Hire’s Success (HBR) · 2019-10-05T10:49:42.443Z · score: 3 (2 votes) · EA · GW

Very valuable piece, and likely worth a separate write up.

Comment by alexandersaeri on Candy for Nets · 2019-09-29T21:54:26.703Z · score: 4 (3 votes) · EA · GW

Jeff, this is really lovely and I appreciate you thinking out loud through your reasoning. Is be interested to hear what you think will be hard for them as they grow up with "parts with strong unusual views" and whether you think this would be qualitatively different from other unusual views (eg strongly religious, military family, etc)

Comment by alexandersaeri on Are you working on a research agenda? A guide to increasing the impact of your research by involving decision-makers · 2019-09-25T02:58:27.826Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · EA · GW

Thanks for this excellent piece, Karolina. In my work (research enterprise working w/ government and large orgs), we are constantly trying to get clarity on the implicit theory of change that underpins the organisation, or individual projects. In my experience, the association of ToC with large international development projects has meant that some organisations see them as too mainstream/stodgy/not relevant to their exciting new initiative. But for-profit businesses live or die on their ToC (aka business model), regardless of whether they are large or small.