Thanks for doing this and for doing the 80k podcast, I enjoyed the episode.
What are some longtermist cause areas other than AI, biorisk and cause prioritisation that you’d be keen to see more work on?
I gather that Open Phil has grown a lot recently. Can you say anything about the growth and hiring you expect for Open Phil over the next say 1-3 years? E.g. would you expect to hire lots more generalists, or maybe specialists in new cause areas, etc.
Thanks, I’m glad you enjoyed it!
This is fairly basic, but EA community building is definitely another cause I’d add to that list. I’m less confident in other potential areas, but I would also be curious about exploring some aspects of improving institutional decision-making as well.
The decision to open a hiring round is usually made at the level of individual focus areas and sub-teams, and we don’t have an organization-wide growth plan, so it’s fairly difficult to estimate exact numbers; with that said, I expect we’ll be doing some hiring of both generalists and program specialists over the next few years. (We have a new open positions page here.)