[Question] Is it crunch time yet? If so, who can help?

Regarding AI safety, of course.

The detailed version of this question follows: “Is AI safety sufficiently talent-constrained, and on an imminent enough timeline,

that me and any friends I can convince ordinary non-Ivy-League non-top-tier computer scientists, mathematicians, and programmers (including students)

should drop everything (including things you are personally uncomfortable telling people to drop out of)

and apply for every grant out there?”

I would also accept “If you are not very talented, go do something else and let us handle it”, or “If you’re unsure of your talent, here is a link to an online test or open application thing that will give you good evidence one way or the other”.