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KevinO's Shortform 2019-12-06T17:51:25.512Z · score: 2 (1 votes)

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Comment by kevino on Can I do an introductory post? · 2020-02-13T19:21:20.122Z · score: 5 (5 votes) · EA · GW

Go for it!

Comment by kevino on Elevator pitch for EA and fundraising · 2020-02-11T01:30:28.271Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · EA · GW

This might be a few years old now but here's a collection of EA elevator pitches https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vsQdWIcL1nWdTTdQtB4uH1f_rIjDo27-CwaZUnfqEG4

Comment by kevino on Should and do EA orgs consider the comparative advantages of applicants in hiring decisions? · 2020-01-12T10:16:58.979Z · score: 4 (3 votes) · EA · GW

In his Notes on hiring a copyeditor for CEA, Aaron writes:

... I’ve also kept a record of the other applicants who most impressed me, so that I can let them know if I hear about promising opportunities. I’ve already referred a few candidates for different part-time roles at other EA orgs, and I anticipate more chances to come.
Comment by kevino on What should EAs interested in climate change do? · 2020-01-11T11:11:24.969Z · score: 11 (4 votes) · EA · GW

I'll add:

Comment by kevino on Career Advice? · 2020-01-07T00:38:40.008Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · EA · GW

Their career review for ML PhDs says

Want to use an ML PhD to make the world a better place? We want to help.
We’ve coached dozens of people considering PhDs, and can often put you in touch with relevant experts for more guidance. Apply for our free coaching service, particularly if you want to work on AI safety

I'd say go ahead and apply. They can decide whether they want to speak to you (I'd guess that they would). If they don't, no big loss, and if they do it only takes about about 45 minutes of 1-1 time.

Comment by kevino on KevinO's Shortform · 2019-12-06T17:51:25.688Z · score: 4 (3 votes) · EA · GW

You can now vote in Project 4 Awesome to help EA charities win grants of, judging by past years, $25,000 USD.

You can vote for each video for each charity, and each vote counts. Click on the thumbnail to access the voting page for each video.

GFI: http://projectforawesome.com/?charity=r0qlq6nE

AMF: http://projectforawesome.com/?charity=IFzDtIVb

Give Directly: http://projectforawesome.com/?charity=2rRk4r7S

Clean Air Taskforce: http://www.projectforawesome.com/?charity=YBH2SiFJ

It's probably best to open one tab, do the CAPTCHA, and then open the rest of the tabs so you don't have to repeat the CAPTCHA. (Credit to Michael; I have no idea how to link to users.)

Comment by kevino on Institutions for Future Generations · 2019-11-14T15:51:46.732Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · EA · GW

Not my idea, but any fund that invests money to be dispersed by future generations, e.g. https://www.overcomingbias.com/2018/04/why-dont-we-help-future.html

Comment by kevino on EA Hotel Fundraiser 5: Out of runway! · 2019-10-28T20:48:02.562Z · score: 39 (18 votes) · EA · GW

I also made a similarly sized donation.

Comment by kevino on EA Hotel Fundraiser 5: Out of runway! · 2019-10-26T22:12:06.551Z · score: 10 (5 votes) · EA · GW

I was just thinking that I didn't really answer Gregory_Lewis's question.

Comment by kevino on EA Hotel Fundraiser 5: Out of runway! · 2019-10-26T13:27:01.064Z · score: 2 (4 votes) · EA · GW

I guess the question could remain where the extra £700/month came from.

Comment by kevino on EA Hotel Fundraiser 5: Out of runway! · 2019-10-26T09:22:23.988Z · score: 6 (4 votes) · EA · GW

From the body of the top post and this page: https://eahotel.org/fundraiser/, it sounds like they had estimated they would spend £5000 per month but instead spent £5700 per month. That may have contributed to running out early.

Comment by kevino on How to do EA Global well? How can one act during EA Global so as to make the most effective changes afterwards? · 2019-10-16T19:23:57.127Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · EA · GW

Link to the talks on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEfASxwPxzsHlG5Rf1-4K9w/playlists

Comment by kevino on New popular science book on x-risks: "End Times" · 2019-10-01T10:22:40.940Z · score: 8 (3 votes) · EA · GW

Here's an interview with the author, Bryan Walsh: https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2019/8/29/20830793/human-extinction-end-of-the-world-end-times-bryan-walsh

Comment by kevino on Is there a good place to find the "what we know so far" of the EA movement? · 2019-09-29T10:47:13.085Z · score: 6 (5 votes) · EA · GW

After Pablo's amazing post I'll quickly throw out just a few more links:

This introductory essay on effectivealtruism.org is part of a "Key ideas" series that you can see more of if you scroll to the bottom. https://www.effectivealtruism.org/articles/introduction-to-effective-altruism/

The 'key ideas' page on 80,000 Hours is a good intro the concept of high-impact careers: https://80000hours.org/key-ideas/

Bonus lists of causes: http://priority.wiki/ http://www.charityentrepreneurship.com/reading-list.html

Comment by kevino on What to know before talking with journalists about EA · 2019-09-05T08:24:39.476Z · score: 2 (1 votes) · EA · GW

Edit: the last time they link "Advice for responding to journalists", the link works.

Here's the link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jU4snbnAIq-q4Dl_mIF0JyTT_bQrvS1wdBhQC1H-Bv8/edit

Comment by kevino on RC Forward 2018 Year in Review · 2019-06-01T09:37:36.591Z · score: 9 (4 votes) · EA · GW

The cost-effectiveness analysis contains more info on some of your questions. I'm not sure of the total number of donors, but they mention "two large cryptocurrency donations from a single donor make up 66% of total donations".

The model they link to also breaks down total donations by donor-size.

Comment by kevino on Can my filmmaking/songwriting skills be used more effectively in EA? · 2019-04-09T13:04:52.738Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · EA · GW

I'll just note that Animal Charity Evaluators have also produced video content.

Better Eating International is an animal charity who's primary outreach medium is video, as well.

Comment by kevino on Which piece got you more involved in EA? · 2018-11-01T20:42:06.024Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · EA · GW

My path to EA started by reading Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality, which was recommended to me by friends. After that I was looking around on LessWrong and saw a post mentioning The Life You Can Save (book) by Peter Singer. Reading that motivated me to dive in. One of the first things I did after that was watch EA Global videos.