[Question] Why were people skeptical about RAISE?

RAISE was a pro­ject that was aiming to build an on­line course for AI safety. It shut down be­cause their at­tempt at a study didn’t show any sig­nifi­cant im­prove­ment, but I know that some peo­ple were scep­ti­cal of the pro­ject goal, not just its failure to achieve that. What was the worry here? Was it re­lated to ex­ces­sively grow­ing the size of the field, the idea that any­one ca­pa­ble of sig­nifi­cantly con­tribut­ing wouldn’t need an on-ramp, the choice of top­ics or some­thing else?

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