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  • Tech Firms in Ukraine: The Role of U.S. Companies and Implications for the Future
  • CLTC Researchers Attend Pall Mall Process Conference
    Two researchers from the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity recently attended the Pall Mall Process conference. Hosted by the UK and France Foreign Ministries, the multi-stakeholder conference brought together…. The post CLTC Researchers Attend Pall Mall Process Conference appeared first on CLTC.
  • Center for Election Science Presents on Maryland Approval Voting Bill SB 913
    On February 21, the Center for Election Science (CES) took a significant step in advocating for electoral reform by presenting on Maryland’s approval voting bill, SB 913. This groundbreaking initiative aims to reshape the voting landscape in Maryland, emphasizing the importance of a more inclusive and representative electoral system. You can watch their testimony here: […].
  • Insights From The Soft-Shell Crab Industry
    “Soft-shell crab” is often marketed as a luxury food product, but the industry is rife with environmental concerns that advocates should be aware of. The post Insights From The Soft-Shell Crab Industry appeared first on Faunalytics.
  • What posts would you like someone to write?
    I'm posting this to tie in with the Forum's Draft Amnesty Week (March 11-17) plans, but it is also a question of more general interest. The last time this question was posted, it got some great responses. When answering in this thread, I suggest putting each idea in a different answer, so that comment threads don't get too confusing.
  • Using Oral History in Public Health Philanthropy: The Health and Human Rights Oral History Project
    Editors’ Note: Jonathan E. Cohen introduces the Health and Human Rights Oral History Project, a new collection of oral histories documenting thirty years of investment in the field of global public health by George Soros’s Open Society Foundations, housed at the University of Southern California Digital Library. Oral history offers a powerful and underutilized tool … Continue reading →...
  • Mila partners with HomePorter to improve home services through the use of AI
    Toronto, February 27, 2024 — Mila is pleased to partner with HomePorter, a venture-backed home services startup company based in Toronto, Ontario. The aim of this partnership will be to develop AI tools to augment virtual home maintenance consultations, and more broadly to access Mila’s resources and expertise to expand HomePorter’s AI capabilities. HomePorter combines.... Read More.
  • How we started our own charity (and why we decided to wrap up)
    This post shares our journey in starting an Effective Altruism (EA) charity/project focused on Mediterranean fish welfare, the challenges we faced, our key learnings, and the reasons behind our decision to conclude the project. Actual research results are published in a Literature review and article. Key points. The key points of this post are summarized as follows:
  • China Surveillance Company Hacked
    Last week, someone posted something like 570 files, images and chat logs from a Chinese company called I-Soon. I-Soon sells hacking and espionage services to Chinese national and local government. Lots of details in the news articles. These aren’t details about the tools or techniques, more the inner workings of the company. And they seem to primarily be hacking regionally.
  • Open roles: Operations team
    The post Open roles: Operations team appeared first on 80,000 Hours.
  • How to donate efficiently to LMIC organisations
    Introduction. Often when donating to LMIC charities directly through bank transfer, a non-negligible amount of your money will likely be lost through intermediary bank fees, poor exchange rates or other fees. This can range from 1% to an egregious 20%. This guide aims to help minimise the amount of money lost in this process.
  • During a drought, visceral leishmaniasis spreads, testing  a small rural hospital in Ethiopia
    Visceral leishmaniasis (also known as black fever or kala-azar) began to spread in the South Omo Valley of Ethiopia putting the hospital system on the brink Due to the fast action by the Federal Ministry of Health and its partners, the outbreak was contained, saving hundreds of lives The South Omo Valley has been experiencing….
  • Britain’s interwar apartment boom
    A decade of Art Deco densification
  • We’re hiring a part-time administrative assistant and bookkeeper
    Are you or someone you know proficient in Dutch and seeking a part-time position at a fantastic organization? If the answer is yes, take a look at this opportunity! The Administrative Assistant and Bookkeeper provides office support, clerical, and daily bookkeeping tasks to ensure New Harvest adheres to best practices and requirements for non-profit business […].
  • Meta Charity Funders: Launching the 2nd round
    Previously: Launch of 1st round & 1st round retrospective (recommended for all applicants). We are now launching the second round of Meta Charity Funders. Apply for funding by March 24th or join the circle as a donor. Below we will first list some updates from the previous round before providing some information primarily meant for people who intend to apply to the next round.
  • Inside The National Pork Board's $8,498,350 Project to Build Consumer Trust
    Documents obtained via a Freedom of Information Act request by Our Honor detail the National Pork Board's new plan, which takes a page out of the fossil fuel and tobacco industry playbook to create the Real Pork Trust & Image Thought Leadership program. .
  • Lenovo's transparent laptop 💻, Apple Vision Pro costs 🌎, Nvidia CEO says kids shouldn't code 👨‍💻
  • Students are building Brazil’s alternative protein ecosystem from all sides
    The UFMG Alt Protein Project is introducing innovative alt protein solutions to diverse audiences across Brazil, from faculty researchers to eager middle schoolers.
  • Research internship opportunities, events, posts
    Research internship opportunities, events, posts Feb 26. Impactful Research Opportunities in Oxford: AI Policy, Global Priorities, and International Development. Future Impact Group (in Oxford) invites you to apply (deadline February 28th) to gain valuable research experience supported by expert project leads, and develop the skills and connections for a future career in research...
  • You're Invited: Stray Dog Institute's Newest Report on Alt Proteins
    Hi FAST friends!. On February 29th, Stray Dog Institute will be thrilled to unveil our research report: Alt Protein for Good: Plant-based Alternative Protein in the United States. This comprehensive study explores the role of alt proteins in contributing to inclusive food system change for the common good, including key barriers, decision points, and areas of untapped potential. Join us on...
  • World NTD Day 2024
    For World NTD Day 2024, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases’ Co-Chair, Lord Trees (Professor of veterinary parasitology and a Crossbench member of the House of Lords), organised an event together with the UK Coalition Against Neglected Tropical Diseases at the UK House of Lords under the theme “Unite, Act, Eliminate” to commemorate […].
  • What Percentage of People Are Bi?
    More than half?
  • Why Culture Is Important For Captive Animals
    Philosophy scholars call for a deeper understanding of the cultural needs of captive animals and why culture is important to their welfare. The post Why Culture Is Important For Captive Animals appeared first on Faunalytics.
  • Farmed animal funding towards Africa</a#x3E;
    This post is a summary of our recent report " Mapping the Charitable Funding Landscape for Animal Welfare in Africa: Insights and Opportunities for Farmed Animal Advocacy". We only included the most relevant parts for EA Forum readers here and invite interested readers to consult the report for more details and insights. TL;DR:
  • Anonymous answers: What are the biggest misconceptions about biosecurity and pandemic risk?
    The post Anonymous answers: What are the biggest misconceptions about biosecurity and pandemic risk? appeared first on 80,000 Hours.
  • Nuclear war tail risk has been exaggerated?
    The views expressed here are my own, not those of Alliance to Feed the Earth in Disasters (ALLFED), for which I work as a contractor. Summary: I calculated a nearterm annual risk of human extinction from nuclear war of 5.93*10^-12 (more). I consider grantmakers and donors interested in decreasing extinction risk had better focus on artificial intelligence (AI) instead of nuclear war (more).
  • 9 charts that show US factory farming is even bigger than you realize
    Cows stand in the milking parlour at the Lake Breeze Dairy farm in Malone, Wisconsin, in 2016. | Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images Factory farms are now so big that we need a new word for them.
  • ChinAI #255: Panic buying, speculative booms, and whack-a-mole — what lengths will Chinese companies go to get an NVIDIA A100 chip?
    Greetings from a world where… policy is policy and businesses is business [政策是政策,生意是生意] …***We’ve hit a bit of a lull in paid subscriptions lately, so please consider subscribing here to support ChinAI under a Guardian/Wikipedia-style tipping model (everyone gets the same content but those who can pay support access for all AND compensation for awesome ChinAI contributors).
  • Apple Announces Post-Quantum Encryption Algorithms for iMessage
    Apple announced PQ3, its post-quantum encryption standard based on the Kyber secure key-encapsulation protocol, one of the post-quantum algorithms selected by NIST in 2022. There’s a lot of detail in the Apple blog post, and more in Douglas Stabila’s security analysis. I am of two minds about this. On the one hand, it’s probably premature to switch to any particular post-quantum algorithms.
  • Open Thread 317
  • I got to see the IRS’s free tax-filing software in action. Here’s what I learned.
    Chris Given, Direct File product lead at the IRS, shows a “fact map” of all taxpayer information the tax software has to know, during a presentation to journalists at the Treasury Department. | Dylan Matthews/Vox Meet Direct File, the federal government’s TurboTax alternative. It’s not perfect, but it’s a start.
  • Tracking global data on electric vehicles
    Explore data on electric car sales and stocks worldwide.
  • Hand Luggage Only Travel
    I have discovered the joys of travelling light. My tips for travelling with only hand luggage. The post Hand Luggage Only Travel appeared first on James Aitchison.
  • How much parenting harms productivity and how you can reduce it
    Intro. Many EAs factor children’s effects on their personal impact when deciding whether to have them (example). To offer some insight for potential parents, I tried to summarize the best research I could find on parenthood’s impact on people’s productivity, though I was surprised at the lack of robust literature (especially more recently).
  • How we started our own EA charity (and why we decided to wrap up)
    This post shares our journey in starting an Effective Altruism (EA) charity/project focused on Mediterranean fish welfare, the challenges we faced, our key learnings, and the reasons behind our decision to conclude the project. Actual research results are published in a Literature review and article. Key points. The key points of this post are summarized as follows:
  • Import AI 362: Amazon's big speech model; fractal hyperparameters; and Google's open models
    The full capabilities of today's AI systems are all broadly undiscovered.
  • A Letter from our CEO
  • Making Data Affordable
    Dr Emma Gordon explains how ADR UK can help make data more accessible for policy making.
  • Tesla's robot walks 🤖 , private moon landing 🚀, lessons running SaaS startup 👨‍💻
  • Arguments For God Tier List With Amos Wollen
    Here's Amos's YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buDMZwGVSzs Here's his blog https://wollenblog.substack.com/ Here's mine https://benthams.substack.com/
  • Why Grants Are Important: The Benefits of Grants Explained
    Discover the power of grants in animal advocacy. Learn how to secure a grant and apply or donate to Movement Grants for global impact. …  Read more. The post Why Grants Are Important: The Benefits of Grants Explained appeared first on the Animal Charity Evaluators blog.
  • Polymaths Are Late Bloomers
    There is a big literature on the ages at which intellectuals peak in life. The rate of publishing papers peaks about tenure time. Physical sciences peak earlier than social sciences. And per paper, each one has an
  • Bloomberg: Unacknowledged problems with LLINs are causing a rise in malaria.
    In this article, Bloomberg claims that undisclosed manufacturing changes at one of the largest producers of anti-malaria bednets have led to distribution of hundreds of millions of ineffective (or less-effective) bednets, and that this problem is linked to an increase in malaria incidence in the places where these nets were distributed.
  • this week in security — february 25 edition
    this week in security — february 25 edition UK & US disrupt LockBit, China contractor spyware leaks, US health tech giant hacked, and more. ~this week in security~. a cybersecurity newsletter by @zackwhittaker volume 7, issue 8 View this email in your browser | RSS ~ ~ THIS WEEK, TL;DR. U.S. and U.K.-led operation disrupts LockBit ransomware, for now...
  • China Forecasts and AI
    China Forecasts and AI The rate at which China is able to advance towards TAI is a crucial consideration in for many policy questions. My current take is that, without significant political reforms which seem very unlikely while Xi is alive (although considerably more likely after his death,) it’s very unlikely that China will be able to mount a meaningful challenge to AI firms in US and...
  • Cooperating with aliens and (distant) AGIs: An ECL explainer
    Summary: Evidential cooperation in large worlds (ECL) is a proposed way of reaping gains—that is, getting more of what we value instantiated—through cooperating with agents across the universe/multiverse. Such cooperation does not involve physical, or causal, interaction.
  • Is oat milk unhealthy? That’s the wrong question.
    Oatly oat milk at a grocery store in Chicago. | Scott Olson/Getty Images The unhelpful, distracting debate about whether oat milk is bad for you totally misses the point. Is oat milk good or bad for you? . That’s the question a bunch of recent news headlines have asked. I really hate that question. Obviously, how the food we eat affects our health is very important.
  • My favorite articles by Brian Tomasik and what they are about
    Cross-posted from my website. Introduction. Brian Tomasik has written a lot of essays on reducing suffering. In this post, I've picked out my favorites. If you're thinking about reading his work, this list could be a good place to start. Note that this is based on what I personally find interesting; it is not a definitive guide.
  • AI-based disinformation is probably not a major threat to democracy
    [Note: this essay was originally posted to my website, https://www.conspicuouscognition.com/p/ai-based-disinformation-is-probably. A few people contacted me to suggest that I also post it here in case of interest]. Many people are worried that the use of artificial intelligence in generating or transmitting disinformation poses a serious threat to democracies.
  • Why People Are Irrational About Politics
    Here, I explain why people are irrational about politics. * [* Based on: “Why People Are Irrational About Politics,” in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, ed. Jonathan Anomaly, Geoffrey Brennan, Michael Munger, and Geoffrey Sayre-McCord (Oxford University Press, 2015), pp. 456-67. Originally posted as a web essay around 2002 (?). ]...
  • How accurate are popular personality test frameworks at predicting life outcomes? A detailed investigation.
    Our Aims Our aim was to measure the predictive accuracy of the most popular personality test frameworks, and then to create a single test...
  • OpenAI's Politics
    OpenAI has been talking a lot about elections, democracy and dealing with malicious uses of AI by state-affiliated threat actors.
  • Le genre des uchronies – avec Philippe (500 nuances de Geek)
    ⚠️ Découvrez du contenu EXCLUSIF (pas sur la chaîne) ⚠️ ⇒ https://the-flares.com/y/bonus/ ⬇️⬇️⬇️ Infos complémentaires : sources, références, liens... ⬇️⬇️⬇️ Le contenu vous intéresse ? Abonnez-vous et cliquez sur la 🔔 Vous avez aimé cette vidéo ? Pensez à mettre un 👍 et à la partager.
  • Could Transparency International Be a Model to Improve Farm Animal Welfare?
    Overview. The text discusses the potential for adopting a model akin to Transparency International to improve farm animal welfare. By relying on standards related to consumers' right to information, this organization could develop and promote standard reporting methods, auditing systems, transparency rankings of companies and governments, and improved labelling and traceability of animal...
  • Instrumental deception and manipulation in LLMs - a case study
    Produced as part of Astra Fellowship - Winter 2024 program, mentored by Evan Hubinger. Thanks to Evan, Sam Svenningsen and Bogdan-Ionut Cirstea for suggestions and discussions on the topic. Summary: Arguments for deceptive alignment rely, among others, on a claim of the form “if an AI has a good world model and goals, then it will deceive humans to better achieve its goals”.
  • Derek Manky: “Fighting Cybercrime with FortiGuard Labs”
    By Andy Bui On February 6th, the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity hosted the first seminar of the Spring 2024 CyberMētis Speaker Series, featuring a talk by Derek Manky,…. The post Derek Manky: “Fighting Cybercrime with FortiGuard Labs” appeared first on CLTC.
  • Cybersecurity clinic at UC Berkeley helps nonprofits protect themselves online
    This piece was originally featured in Berkeley News on February 7, 2024. The original article can be found here. Like many nonprofits, the Traverse Project, a Houston, Texas-based organization…. The post Cybersecurity clinic at UC Berkeley helps nonprofits protect themselves online appeared first on CLTC.
  • Retrospectiva de nuestra contribución a la ley de IA de la Unión Europea
    El Observatorio de Riesgos Catastróficos Globales celebra la adopción de la Regulación de Inteligencia Artificial de la Unión Europea. El pasado 9 de diciembre, el Parlamento, el Consejo y la Comisión anunciaron que habían llegado a un acuerdo político tras meses de intensas negociaciones.
  • Friday Squid Blogging: Illex Squid and Climate Change
    There are correlations between the populations of the Illex Argentines squid and water temperatures. As usual, you can also use this squid post to talk about the security stories in the news that I haven’t covered. Read my blog posting guidelines here.
  • 13 Innovative Vegan Cookbooks Written by Black Authors
    Throughout the United States, Black Americans are introducing innovative vegan recipes to their communities. Many started their plant-based journeys to address health problems that especially affect Black Americans. Others recognized similarities between systems of oppression—the violence inflicted on farmed animals and the violence against people of color in this country.
  • Why you, personally, should want a larger human population
    A bigger world is better for everyone
  • The Shutdown Problem: Incomplete Preferences as a Solution
    Preamble. This post is an updated explanation of the Incomplete Preferences Proposal (IPP): my proposed solution to the shutdown problem. The post is shorter than my AI Alignment Awards contest entry but it’s still pretty long. The core of the idea is the Timestep Dominance Principle in section 11. That section is about 1500 words long (so a 5-10 minute read).
  • Personal Electoral College
    Would the states you've visited be enough to win the presidency? Find out....
  • Who is Portugal For?
    Small and peripheral European countries won’t solve their stagnation with open borders and more extractive economics. The post Who is Portugal For? appeared first on Palladium.
  • AIs Hacking Websites
    New research: LLM Agents can Autonomously Hack Websites. Abstract: In recent years, large language models (LLMs) have become increasingly capable and can now interact with tools (i.e., call functions), read documents, and recursively call themselves. As a result, these LLMs can now function autonomously as agents.
  • Rethinking Animal Welfare From A Social Justice Lens
    These authors explain why animal studies scholars should consider the human-animal bond in relation to other social justice issues. The post Rethinking Animal Welfare From A Social Justice Lens appeared first on Faunalytics.
  • Policy Team Project Manager | GovAI Blog
  • What two years of AI development can tell us about Sora
    A screenshot of a video generated by Sora, OpenAI’s generative video model. | Sora/ OpenAI CEO Sam Altman If you want to know the future of OpenAI’s latest tool, take a look at Midjourney and DALL-E 2. Remember when AI art generators became widely available in 2022 and suddenly the internet was full of uncanny pictures that were very cool but didn’t look quite right on close inspection?
  • Existential Hope: Danielle Strachman | Education, Agency, and the Ability to Experiment
    Danielle Strachman is a cofounder and general partner of 1517. She has worked with young entrepreneurs for about a decade. In 2010, during the founding of the Thiel Fellowship, Danielle joined to lead the design and operations. She's worked with some of the most prestigious founders, such as Vitalik Buterin and Ritesh Agarwal.
  • Shaming with and without naming
    Crossposted from world spirit sock puppet. Suppose someone wrongs you and you want to emphatically mar their reputation, but only insofar as doing so is conducive to the best utilitarian outcomes. I was thinking about this one time and it … Continue reading →...
  • Shaming with and without naming
    Crossposted from world spirit sock puppet. Suppose someone wrongs you and you want to emphatically mar their reputation, but only insofar as doing so is conducive to the best utilitarian outcomes. I was thinking about this one time and it … Continue reading →...
  • Deep and obvious points in the gap between your thoughts and your pictures of thought
    Crossposted from world spirit sock puppet. Some [ideas](https://worldspiritsockpuppet.substack.com/p/bodega-bay-workshop-18-11-26) feel either deep or extremely obvious. You’ve heard some trite truism your whole life, then one day an epiphany lands and you try to save it with words, and you realize the … Continue reading →...
  • Parasocial relationship logic
    Crossposted from world spirit sock puppet.
  • I put odds on ends with Nathan Young
    Crossposted from world spirit sock puppet.
  • Pro-Bono Comms and Social Media Advisory Services — Vegan Hacktivists
    Hi everyone!. I'm Gabrielė, the Communications Director at Vegan Hacktivists. In case you're not yet familiar with us, Vegan Hacktivists provides capacity building services, supporting both organizations and individual activists. Our expertise isn't just limited to tech-based solutions and consulting; we also provide specialized advisory services in communications and social media.
  • Anima International Is Hiring – Global Campaign Manager and Global Growth Manager (remote)
    Applications open by 17 March 2024, 11:59 CET. Application form (both positions) here. Anima International is looking to fill two international, fully remote positions: Global Campaign Manager and Global Growth Manager. About Anima International. We are an international organization which helps animals, particularly farmed animals, as effectively as possible.
  • Anima International Is Hiring – Global Campaign Manager and Global Growth Manager (remote)
    Applications open until 17 March 2024, 11:59 CET. Application form (both positions) here. Anima International is looking to fill two international, fully remote positions: Global Campaign Manager and Global Growth Manager. About Anima International. We are an international organization which helps animals, particularly farmed animals, as effectively as possible.
  • Fortify  Health  Partners  with  Andhra Pradesh  Public  Distribution  System
    Fortify Health is acting as the technical partner to Andhra Pradesh State Civils Supply Corporation Limited, the nodal agency for distributing grains for the Andhra Pradesh (AP) Public Distribution System. Fortify Health is helping to support the distribution of high-quality fortified chakki atta (wheat flour) to approximately fifty lakh (5 million) beneficiaries at risk of anaemia in Andhra...
  • Who Does Polygenic Selection Help?
  • Nvidia's historic day 📈, the AI adoption curve 🧠, GitHub Pages CMS 👨‍💻
  • Nuclear Report: Two Years after Russia's Invasion of Ukraine
    Watch Nuclear Report: Two Years after Russia's Invasion of Ukraine with Charles Crosby.
  • Saving Sight and Lives with Micro but Mighty Vitamin A
    Vitamin A is a micronutrient that is critical to children’s growing bodies and brains. A single capsule of vitamin A. The post Saving Sight and Lives with Micro but Mighty Vitamin A appeared first on Helen Keller Intl.
  • Disrupting the Deepfake Pipeline in Europe
    Leveraging corporate criminal liability under the Violence Against Women Directive to safeguard against pornographic deepfake exploitation.
  • Can gossip be good?
    Gossip has a very bad reputation. The word “gossip” itself has negative connotations (as do its synonyms, like “idle talk,”...
  • Compensating organ donors, understanding AI chips, and more
    Compensating organ donors, understanding AI chips, and more Summer fellowships, upcoming conferences, and lots of good content View this email in your browser Hello! Our favorite links this month include: An article on how can we make it easier for people to donate their organs while avoiding the...
  • The world’s nuclear powers have more than 12,000 nuclear warheads
    Nuclear weapons can kill millions directly and, through their impact on agriculture, likely have the potential to kill billions.
  • New Image/Video Prompt Injection Attacks
    Simon Willison has been playing with the video processing capabilities of the new Gemini Pro 1.5 model from Google, and it’s really impressive. Which means a lot of scary new video prompt injection attacks. And remember, given the current state of technology, prompt injection attacks are impossible to prevent in general.
  • From salt intake reduction to labor migration: Announcing top ideas for the AIM 2024 CE Incubation Program
    TLDR: In this post, we announce our top four charity ideas to launch through our August 12-October 4, 2024 Incubation Program. They are the result of months of work by our research team, who selected them through a five-stage research process. We pick interventions that exceed ambitious cost-effectiveness bars, have a high quality of evidence, minimal failure modes, and high expected value.
  • Food Choices Across Income Levels In South Africa
    What makes people choose the food they do, and how does income play a role? This study explores food choice among low-, middle-, and high-income South Africans. The post Food Choices Across Income Levels In South Africa appeared first on Faunalytics.
  • How to Save America’s Transmission System
    The overwhelming priority of energy policy must be making it easier to build things
  • Lagos to Mombasa: How Does Climate Impact Conflict?
    Is there a relationship between climate change and conflict? Gyude speaks to Dr. Edward (Ted) Miguel of University of California Berkley about the impact of rising temperatures, extreme droughts, and floods on competition for resources, and how governments can respond to climate change’s compounding impact in fragile regions.
  • Registration for CARE speakers is now open!
    We are excited to announce that we have opened Speakers’ Registration for CARE Conference 2024! This will be the 9th Edition of this international event aimed at connecting and inspiring animal advocates from Europe and beyond. When? September 12th–15th. Where? The Institute of Applied Linguistics, Dobra 55, Warsaw, Poland. CARE 2024 will again be a hybrid event hosted by our partner Eventory.
  • Upcoming EA conferences in 2024
    In an unsurprising move, the Centre for Effective Altruism will be organising and supporting conferences for the EA community all over the world in 2024, including three new EAGx locations: Copenhagen, Toronto and Austin. We currently have the following events scheduled: EA Global. EA Global: London | (May 31–June 2) | Intercontinental London (the O2) - applications close 19 May.
  • Jobu Tupaki
    [Epistemic Status: Recreational Metaphysics] – Jobu Tupaki, if I am not mistaken, is an entitled, self-important, narcissistic, teenage brat that would rather destroy the entire freaking multiverse than face mild to moderate levels of embarrassment in front of her mom. – If it wasn’t because of Jobu’s multiverse link I wouldn’t be able to talk […]...
  • Why you might not want to work on nuclear disarmament (and what to work on instead)
    The post Why you might not want to work on nuclear disarmament (and what to work on instead) appeared first on 80,000 Hours.
  • 10 Million Users Reached in the Last 12 Months!
    All of us at Precision Development (PxD) are delighted to report that in 2023 we achieved a major milestone – digital agriculture platforms built or improved by PxD reached more than 10 million users in.... Read more. The post 10 Million Users Reached in the Last 12 Months! appeared first on Precision Development.
  • Shaming with and without naming
    Suppose someone wrongs you and you want to emphatically mar their reputation, but only insofar as doing so is conducive to the best utilitarian outcomes. I was thinking about this one time and it occurred to me that there are at least two fairly different routes to positive utilitarian outcomes from publicly shaming people for apparent wrongdoings*: A) People fear such shaming and avoid...
  • Shaming with and without naming
    Suppose someone wrongs you and you want to emphatically mar their reputation, but only insofar as doing so is conducive to the best utilitarian outcomes. I was thinking about this one time and it occurred to me that there are at least two fairly different routes to positive utilitarian outcomes from publicly shaming people for apparent wrongdoings*: A) People fear such shaming and avoid...
  • Google's open AI 🧠, Redditors get IPO access 💰, Gemini Pro's killer app 🤖
  • Hugo Mercier on why gullibility and misinformation are overrated
    The post Hugo Mercier on why gullibility and misinformation are overrated appeared first on 80,000 Hours.

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