Working in environment education in Germany and being part of the EA Göttingen local chapter.
Hi Fernando, congratulations on the launch of AoI!
Keen to see how good this will go. Besides money for high impact charities, this could also produce some high impact art, which I am thrilled for.
@Forum-readers, please take a moment of your time to follow Artists of Impact on their social media channels. I don’t know the expected value calculation, but if you have some free time on your hands, it is a nice gesture and helps.
good job at your try to distil important topics into an approachable medium. I will send this to some friends who were discussing the new release of Chat-GPT-4 and its app feature.
Thank you and have a nice weekend. :)
Thats the same pitch you would do with giving them for free.
Thank you for the update. Improvement is always interesting, especially about Cost-effectiveness analyses. :)
[Linkpost] Alpaca 7B release | Budget ChatGPT for everybody?
welcome to the Forum!
Moya is probably the most mystic person I know of, so nice to see that you already encountered her. :D
Here in the Forum, we really try to be nice and welcoming, if you follow along, I don’t see any reason this couldn’t work out. ;)
If you are open to suggestions, I want to recommend you looking into the Podcast Global Optimum from Daniel Gambacorta. He talks about how you can become a more effective altruist and has some good thinking about the pros and cons of different topics, for example the episode about how altruistic should you be?.
”[…] the decision to give to charity […] is not exactly rational.” Can you please explain?
With kind regards
I think this question is more centred about elitism and EA being mostly western, educated, industrialized, rich and democratic (WEIRD) than about the culture war between left and right.
80k has published recently a blogpost about this topic you may be interested in @Thomas Stewart.
How much do solutions to social problems differ in their effectiveness? A collection of all the studies we could find.
By Benjamin Todd · Published February 14th, 2023
“A 7-week online fellowship for pre-university students to start an impactful research, policy, or entrepreneurial project.” https://www.non-trivial.org/
Application sadly just closed.
Epistemic status: quick google search, uncertain about everything, have not read the linked papers. ~15 minutes of time investment.
The Carbon Footprint of ChatGPT
[...] ChatGPT is based on a version of GPT-3. It has been estimated that training GPT-3 consumed 1,287 MWh which emitted 552 tons CO2e .
Using the ML CO2 Impact calculator, we can estimate ChatGPT’s daily carbon footprint to 23.04 kgCO2e.
[...] ChatGPT probably handles way more daily requests [compared to Bloom], so it might be fair to expect it has a larger carbon footprint.
The carbon footprint of ChatGPT
3.82 tCO₂e per day
Also, maybe take a look into this paper about a different language model:
ESTIMATING THE CARBON FOOTPRINT OF BLOOM, A 176B PARAMETER LANGUAGE MODEL
Quantifying the Carbon Emissions of Machine Learning
You can play a bit with this calculator, which was also used in source 1:
ML CO2 Impact
congratulations on your accepted EAG application! Here are three articles you may find interesting.
How to Get the Maximum Value Out of Effective Altruism Conferences
My personal tips are: take time for yourself and don’t overwhelm yourself too much. Write down beforehand how the best EAG would look like to you and how a great EAG would look like. Take notes on what you want to accomplish and what to speak about in your 1o1s. Make 1o1s and have a good, productive time. After the EAG reevaluate what happened, what you have learned and write down next steps.
He refers to this shortform:
@Thomas Stewart I wish you good luck for your application. As a side note, I hope you already send your application to the Charity Entrepreneurship before you asked on the forum for an answer of the application quiz.
Give Community Posts and Recommendations a “load more” button to expand them on the frontpage.
here is a workable link to your post from October:
But the proposed access free EAG would result in something with the vibe of an EAGx.
EAG career conference for folks already working in high impact areas.
EAGx community conference for everyone.
Is an EAG so different from an EAGx that we need a single huge EAG somewhere, where everyone can attend? And wouldn’t this undermine the distinction?
Which need is not addressed in an EAGx?
It almost feels like there should be 2 global conferences [...].
There are two EA global conferences.
EAG with high restriction and EAGx with a much lower bar for attendance and higher frequency.
EA Global is organized by the Centre for Effective Altruism, while EAGx is organized by members of the EA community, with support from the EA Global team [...].
The target audience for EAGx events is broader than EAG, but tends to have a more regional focus.
EA Global is mostly aimed at people who have a solid understanding of the core ideas of EA and who are taking significant actions based on those ideas. Many EA Global attendees are already professionally working on effective-altruism-inspired projects or working out how best to work on such projects.
EAGx conferences are primarily for people who are:
Familiar with the core ideas of effective altruism
Interested in learning more about what to do with these ideas
From the region or country where the conference is taking place (or living there)
There are some interventions which are up to 10,000 x better, comparing them to low performing ones, but I don’t think the question is intended this way.
Quote from a GivingWhatWeCan Giving Game Slide:
The best charities can be at least ten times better than a typical charity within the same area, or hundreds of times better than poor-performing charities. Some charities even actively harm those they seek to help.
The source for this claim can be found here:
The Moral Imperative Towards Cost-Effectiveness by Toby Ord
[...] moving money from the least effective intervention to the most effective would produce about 15,000 times the benefit, and even moving it from the median intervention to the most effective would produce about 60 times the benefit.
I think the question is intended the way that “10 – 100 x times” is the correct answer. But please take a look into the essay from Toby Ord and decide for yourself.
My need is to have Community posts on the front page in one place, easy to reach and without jumping into the separated Topic section of the forum. This change would suffice my need.
This can also be achieved by clicking on the Community filter and changing the sorting filter from Relevant to Magic (New & Upvoted) but this means one extra click with the sorting, where I cannot change the default sorting.
Clicking on the filter to get into the topics section of the Community brings me into a whole new site without the useful hyperlinks on the left side. Replacing it with a list of who wrote the description of the topic header, which is not useful for me on a daily basis.
“No shared item found with provided id.”
When you tag a user, press enter or click on the name.
@GiveDirectly Rochelle would like to join the webinar and did not receive a message yet (presumably).