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MichaelA

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I’m Michael Aird, an in­com­ing Sum­mer Re­search Fel­low with the Cen­ter on Long-Term Risk (though I don’t per­son­ally sub­scribe to suffer­ing-fo­cused views on ethics). Dur­ing my fel­low­ship, I’ll likely do re­search re­lated to re­duc­ing long-term risks from malev­olent ac­tors.

Be­fore that, I did ex­is­ten­tial risk re­search & writ­ing for Con­ver­gence Anal­y­sis and grant writ­ing for a sus­tain­abil­ity ac­count­ing com­pany. Be­fore that, I was a high-school teacher for two years in the Teach For Aus­tralia pro­gram, ran an EA-based club and char­ity elec­tion at the school I taught at, pub­lished a peer-re­viewed psy­chol­ogy pa­per, and won a stand-up com­edy award which ~30 peo­ple in the en­tire world would’ve heard of (a Golden Doustie, if you must know).

Opinions ex­pressed in my posts or com­ments should be as­sumed to be my own, un­less in­di­cated oth­er­wise.

I want to con­tinu­ally im­prove along many di­men­sions, so I wel­come feed­back of all kinds. You can give me feed­back anony­mously here.

I also post to LessWrong.

If you think you or I could benefit from us talk­ing, feel free to reach out or sched­ule a call.

Quan­tify­ing the prob­a­bil­ity of ex­is­ten­tial catas­tro­phe: A re­ply to Beard et al.

MichaelA
10 Aug 2020 5:56 UTC
16 points
2 comments3 min readEA link
(gcrinstitute.org)