Scott Alexander donations made

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Full list of documents in reverse chronological order (3 documents)

Title (URL linked)Publication dateAuthorPublisherAffected donorsAffected doneesDocument scopeCause areaNotes
Practically-a-book review: EA Hotel2018-08-20Scott Alexander Slate Star Codex EA Hotel Evaluator review of doneeEffective altruism/housingScott Alexander covers the EA Hotel (which has just started accepting bookings) and explains why he finds the project endearing. He writes: "I have no idea if this project is a good use of anyone’s time or money, but I find it endearing. Part of this is of course the giant middle finger raised at Henry VIII – undissolution of the English monasteries and all that. But it’s also how I picture a near-term future where everything goes better than expected. A modest basic income could give everyone the opportunity to live a spartan but generally pleasant lifestyle in a friendly and meaningful community of intellectually-aligned people."
Fear and Loathing at Effective Altruism Global 20172017-08-16Scott Alexander Slate Star CodexOpen Philanthropy GiveWell Centre for Effective Altruism Center for Effective Global Action Raising for Effective Giving 80,000 Hours Wild-Animal Suffering Research Qualia Research Institute Foundational Research Institute Miscellaneous commentaryScott Alexander describes his experience at Effective ALtruism Global 2017. He describes how the effective altruism movement has both the formal-looking, "suits" people who are in charge of large amounts of money, and the "weirdos" who are toying around with ideas that seem strange and are not mainstream even within effective altruism. However, he feels that rather than being two separate groups, the two groups blend into and overlap with each other. He sees this as a sign that the effective altruism movement is composed of genuinely good people who are looking to make a difference, and explains why he thinks they are succeeding
Tumblr on MIRI2014-10-07Scott Alexander Slate Star Codex Machine Intelligence Research Institute Evaluator review of doneeAI safetyThe blog post is structured as a response to recent criticism of MIRI on Tumblr, but is mainly a guardedly positive assessment of MIRI. In particular, it highlights the important role played by MIRI in elevating the profile of AI risk, citing attention from Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, Gary Drescher, Max Tegmark, Stuart Russell, and Peter Thiel.

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