We (AI Safety Support) are literally doing all these things
There is no CEA for people working on AI safety, that creates websites, discussion platforms, conferences, connects mentors, surveys members etc.
I don’t blame DavidNash for not knowing about us. I did not know about EA Consultancy Network. So maybe what we need is a meta ecosystem for ecosystems? There is a slack group for local group organizer, and a local group directory at EA Hub. Similarly, it would be nice to have a dedicated chat some for ecosystem organizer, and a public directory somewhere.CEA has said that they are currently not focusing on supporting this type of projects (source: privet conversation). So if someone want to set it up, just go for it! And let me know if I can help.
from ‘Things CEA is not doing’ forum post https://forum.effectivealtruism.org/posts/72Ba7FfGju5PdbP8d/things-cea-is-not-doing
We are not actively focusing on:...Cause-specific work (such as community building specifically for effective animal advocacy, AI safety, biosecurity, etc.)
We are not actively focusing on:
Cause-specific work (such as community building specifically for effective animal advocacy, AI safety, biosecurity, etc.)
Thanks for the much improved source!
would be nice to have a dedicated chat some for ecosystem organizer
Do you think the EA group organiser slack could be that? In a sense, we’re all organising a groups (whether it’s a local group or a cause or career group). If you feel like the existing channels there are insufficient one could add a channel for cause or career groups/ecosystems.
I’ve been told a few time that I belong in the group organizers slack, but never actually felt at home there, because I feel like I’m doing something very different from most group organizers. The main requirement of such a chat is that it attracts other ecosystem organizers, which is a marketing problem more than a logistical problem. There are lots of platforms that would be adequate.Making a separate ecosystem slack channel in the group organizer slack, and marketing it here, may work (30% chance of success), and since it is low effort, it seems worth a try.A some what higher effort, but also higher expected payoff, would be to find all ecosystem organizers, contact them personally and invite them to a group call. Or invite them to fill in a when2meet for deciding when to have said group call.
Both the call and a channel in the EA groups slack seem valuable, and if you actually get people together for a call you could use that as opportunity to ask whether they’d be interested in such an EA groups slack channel or another platform. Do you want to do this? Or someone else here? David Nash? (I currently lack time to organise things myself, but I’d probably join if someone else organised it)
I’m not going to lead this, but would be happy to join.