Longtermism is a philosophical view based on three key ideas: 1) future people matter just as much as those alive today; 2) the future could be vast; 3) we can reliably influence how it goes.
Max: We are effective altruists, and we're trying to help the world. The reason we pick projects is because the effects that we can see -- that is, the first-order effects -- are positive. Maybe there are some negative things in there that we know about, but the stuff that we're seeing is net positive. That's why we're doing the projects.
Rachel Glennerster is the Chief Economist of DFID, the UK's ministry for coordinating international development. In this conversation with Nathan Labenz, she discusses the most important lessons she's learned about development and what it really means for a study's result to "generalize".
Are companies better-suited than governments to solve collective action problems around artificial intelligence? Do they have the right incentives to do so in a prosocial way? In this talk, Jade Leung argues that the answer to both questions is "yes".
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