I’d like to answer this. I’d need some extra clarification first, because the introductions I use highly depend on the context:
30-second pitch to spark interest, or 15-minute intro to a captive (and already curious) meetup audience?
In-person, by mail, by chat, by voice?
1-to-1, or 1-to-many?
(if the answer is “all of the above”, I can work with than too, but it will be edited for brevity)
Cool! Thanks for asking for clarification, I didn’t quite realize how much ambiguity I left in the question.
I’m mainly interested in persuading people I know personally who are already curious about EA ideas. Most of my successful intros in these situations consist of (a) an open-ended free flowing conversation, followed by (b) sending links to important reading material. Conversations are probably too personal and highly varied to advice that’s universally applicable, so I’m most interested in the links and reading materials you send to people.
So, my question, better specified: What links do you send to introduce AI and longtermism?
That’s much more specific, thanks. I’ll answer with my usual pointers!