June Open Thread

Here’s a place to dis­cuss pro­jects, ideas, events and mis­cel­lanea rele­vant to the world of effec­tive al­tru­ism that don’t need a whole post of their own!

Some news from the last week in effec­tive al­tru­ism:

  • Ali­son Wood­man (al­i­wood­man) is on board as a mod­er­a­tor for this fo­rum.

  • I’ve started a pub­lic group en­ti­tled Ma­chine Learn­ing for good, in which peo­ple learn and ap­ply this tech­ni­cal skill to di­rectly or in­di­rectly do good in the world.

  • Ap­pli­ca­tions have opened for EA Global. In par­tic­u­lar, the San Fran­cisco event will be hosted at the Google­plex with a speech by Elon Musk. For those who can­not be in San Fran­cisco, there are par­allel events in the UK and Melbourne! So check it out!

Also, last month was the high­est-traf­fic month for the EA Fo­rum so far, so wel­come to any new mem­bers, and if you have any ques­tions or thoughts, here might be a good spot to try writ­ing about them. Hope­fully the fo­rum con­tinues to grow!