Meetup : Challenges of Effective Altruism

Dis­cus­sion ar­ti­cle for the meetup : Challenges of Effec­tive Altruism

WHEN: 12 Oc­to­ber 2014 11:00:00AM (-0700)

WHERE: Seat­tle, WA, USA

From Face­book ( https://​www.face­book.com/​events/​378328112316907/​ ):

“EA was a great leap for­ward in char­i­ta­ble effi­cacy, but there’s no rea­son to be­lieve it was the fi­nal one. This meet­ing will be about iden­ti­fy­ing ar­eas where EA is weak and po­ten­tial im­prove­ments. Pos­si­ble top­ics in­clude:

What kind of char­i­ties/​causes does EA fa­vor? Why does it fa­vor them? What im­por­tant causes is it miss­ing? How do we want to ad­dress that? Our best mea­sure­ment tool right now is RCTs. When do those not work? What can we use in­stead? What is the effi­cient amount of en­ergy to put into eval­u­at­ing effi­cacy? How do you de­cide?

This is about the worst pos­si­ble in­tro topic to EA, so we’ll be do­ing a spe­cial “in­tro to EA” meet­ing for new­bies. The full sched­ule is as folows 11: new­bies + helpful vet­er­ans show up 11:15: in­tro meet­ing starts 12:00: reg­u­lar meet­ing starts”

Dis­cus­sion ar­ti­cle for the meetup : Challenges of Effec­tive Altruism

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