I really appreciated your 80K episode—it was one of my favorites! I created a discussion thread for it.
Some questions—feel free to answer as many as you want:
How much of your day-to-day work involves coding or computer science knowledge in general? I know you created a Jupyter notebook to go with your AI timelines forecast; is there anything else?
What are your thoughts on the public interest tech movement?
More specifically, I’ve been thinking about starting some meta research on using public interest tech to address the most pressing problems from an EA perspective. Do you think that would be useful?
Thanks, I’m glad you liked it so much!
I reasonably often do things like make models in Python, but the actual coding is a pretty small part of my work—something like 5%-10% of my time. I’ve never done a coding project for work that was more complicated than the notebook accompanying my timelines report, and most models I make are considerably simpler (usually implemented in spreadsheets rather than in code).
I’m not familiar with the public interest tech movement unfortunately, so I’m not sure what I think about that research project idea.