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Crit­i­cism of effec­tive al­tru­ist causes

TagLast edit: 28 Apr 2021 11:06 UTC by Pablo

The criticism of effective altruist causes tag covers posts that criticize popular claims about the importance of a given cause area, or an idea within that area. They don’t have to be critical of the area as a whole — just one or more popular ideas related to the area.

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Why AI is Harder Than We Think—Me­lanie Mitchell

evelynciara28 Apr 2021 8:19 UTC
42 points
6 comments2 min readEA link
(arxiv.org)

Help me find the crux be­tween EA/​XR and Progress Studies

jasoncrawford2 Jun 2021 18:47 UTC
96 points
35 comments3 min readEA link

[Question] How much EA anal­y­sis of AI safety as a cause area ex­ists?

richard_ngo6 Sep 2019 11:15 UTC
83 points
19 comments2 min readEA link

Why I’m skep­ti­cal about un­proven causes (and you should be too)

Peter Wildeford7 Aug 2013 4:00 UTC
34 points
0 commentsEA link

Effec­tive Altru­ism is an Ide­ol­ogy, not (just) a Question

Fods1228 Jun 2019 7:18 UTC
124 points
44 comments16 min readEA link
(thegodlesstheist.com)

Crit­i­cal Re­view of ‘The Precipice’: A Re­assess­ment of the Risks of AI and Pandemics

Fods1211 May 2020 11:11 UTC
80 points
32 comments26 min readEA link

The Fermi Para­dox has not been dissolved

Fods1212 Dec 2020 12:02 UTC
85 points
9 comments14 min readEA link

Cri­tique of Su­per­in­tel­li­gence Part 1

Fods1213 Dec 2018 5:10 UTC
20 points
13 commentsEA link

Cri­tique of Su­per­in­tel­li­gence Part 3

Fods1213 Dec 2018 5:13 UTC
1 point
5 commentsEA link

Cri­tique of Su­per­in­tel­li­gence Part 5

Fods1213 Dec 2018 5:19 UTC
10 points
2 commentsEA link

Cri­tique of Su­per­in­tel­li­gence Part 2

Fods1213 Dec 2018 5:12 UTC
7 points
12 commentsEA link

Cri­tique of Su­per­in­tel­li­gence Part 4

Fods1213 Dec 2018 5:14 UTC
2 points
2 commentsEA link

Ju­lia Galef and An­gus Deaton: pod­cast dis­cus­sion of RCT is­sues (ex­cerpts)

Aaron Gertler4 Jan 2021 21:35 UTC
28 points
5 comments9 min readEA link
(rationallyspeakingpodcast.org)

Were the Great Tragedies of His­tory “Mere Rip­ples”?

philosophytorres8 Feb 2021 14:56 UTC
−11 points
11 comments1 min readEA link

Re. Longter­mism: A re­sponse to the EA fo­rum (part 2)

vadmas1 Mar 2021 18:13 UTC
15 points
5 comments1 min readEA link

Re­sponse to re­cent crit­i­cisms of EA “longter­mist” thinking

kbog6 Jan 2020 4:31 UTC
20 points
46 comments11 min readEA link

Pos­si­ble mis­con­cep­tions about (strong) longtermism

jackmalde9 Mar 2021 17:58 UTC
77 points
43 comments19 min readEA link

The Epistemic Challenge to Longter­mism (Tarsney, 2020)

MichaelA4 Apr 2021 3:09 UTC
59 points
28 comments2 min readEA link
(globalprioritiesinstitute.org)

RCTs in Devel­op­ment Eco­nomics, Their Crit­ics and Their Evolu­tion (Og­den, 2020) [linkpost]

KarolinaSarek6 Apr 2021 12:29 UTC
73 points
5 comments12 min readEA link

Against GDP as a met­ric for timelines and take­off speeds

kokotajlod29 Dec 2020 17:50 UTC
41 points
6 comments14 min readEA link

Birds, Brains, Planes, and AI: Against Ap­peals to the Com­plex­ity/​Mys­te­ri­ous­ness/​Effi­ciency of the Brain

kokotajlod18 Jan 2021 12:39 UTC
27 points
2 comments1 min readEA link

[Link] “The AI Timelines Scam”

Milan_Griffes11 Jul 2019 3:37 UTC
22 points
2 comments1 min readEA link

Vot­ing re­form seems over­rated

Nathan_Barnard10 Apr 2021 0:35 UTC
20 points
10 comments1 min readEA link

There’s Lots More To Do

Jeff_Kaufman29 May 2019 19:58 UTC
126 points
30 comments2 min readEA link

Thoughts on elec­toral reform

Tobias_Baumann18 Feb 2020 16:23 UTC
78 points
32 comments4 min readEA link

Ben Garfinkel: How sure are we about this AI stuff?

Ben Garfinkel9 Feb 2019 19:17 UTC
94 points
16 commentsEA link

[Question] What are the lead­ing cri­tiques of “longter­mism” and re­lated concepts

AlasdairGives30 May 2020 10:54 UTC
40 points
27 comments1 min readEA link

On AI Weapons

kbog13 Nov 2019 12:48 UTC
65 points
10 comments30 min readEA link

Thoughts on “A case against strong longter­mism” (Mas­rani)

MichaelA3 May 2021 14:22 UTC
39 points
33 comments2 min readEA link

Why Re­search into Wild An­i­mal Suffer­ing Con­cerns me

Jordan_Warner25 Oct 2020 22:26 UTC
10 points
44 comments1 min readEA link

[Question] Why should we *not* put effort into AI safety re­search?

vvh16 May 2021 5:11 UTC
15 points
5 comments1 min readEA link

Progress stud­ies vs. longter­mist EA: some differences

Max_Daniel31 May 2021 21:35 UTC
75 points
26 comments3 min readEA link

How to think about an un­cer­tain fu­ture: les­sons from other sec­tors & mis­takes of longter­mist EAs

weeatquince5 Sep 2020 12:51 UTC
35 points
30 comments14 min readEA link

A case against strong longtermism

vadmas15 Dec 2020 20:56 UTC
55 points
80 comments1 min readEA link

Strong Longter­mism, Ir­refutabil­ity, and Mo­ral Progress

ben_chugg26 Dec 2020 19:44 UTC
46 points
100 comments10 min readEA link

Prov­ing too much: A re­sponse to the EA forum

vadmas15 Feb 2021 19:00 UTC
23 points
7 comments1 min readEA link

Re­sponse to Phil Tor­res’ ‘The Case Against Longter­mism’

HaydnBelfield8 Mar 2021 18:09 UTC
84 points
67 comments5 min readEA link

Three Bi­ases That Made Me Believe in AI Risk

beth​13 Feb 2019 23:22 UTC
36 points
20 comments3 min readEA link

Will splashy philan­thropy cause the biose­cu­rity field to fo­cus on the wrong risks?

tessa30 Apr 2019 16:03 UTC
42 points
10 comments2 min readEA link
(thebulletin.org)

Cash trans­fers are not nec­es­sar­ily wealth transfers

BenHoffman1 Dec 2017 23:35 UTC
15 points
16 commentsEA link

Against pre­dic­tion markets

Denise_Melchin12 May 2018 12:08 UTC
19 points
23 commentsEA link

Com­ments on Ernest Davis’s com­ments on Bostrom’s Superintelligence

Giles24 Jan 2015 4:40 UTC
2 points
8 commentsEA link

On Mike Berkow­itz’s 80k Podcast

Timothy_Liptrot21 Apr 2021 1:53 UTC
16 points
10 comments4 min readEA link

A re­sponse to Matthews on AI Risk

RyanCarey11 Aug 2015 12:58 UTC
11 points
17 commentsEA link
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