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Episode 10: The Effective Altruism Global conference in London 2017

Show Notes

Episode 10: The Effective Altruism Global conference in London 2017

Florian Weimert

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Listen to the interview here: 
https://www.spreaker.com/user/9784086/effective-altruism-global-conference-london-2017

Location of recording: London

Main themes: effective altruism, EA Global conference in London in November 2017,
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Detailed notes:
Today I am happy to talk about one of my favorite discoveries of 2017: Effective Altruism and my trip to the 3-day conference "The Effective Altruism Global in London" in November 2017. First a brief introduction into the topic and then some short interviews with participants of the conference. 

What is effective altruism?
Effective altruism is a philosophy and social movement that has the goal to use scientific data to find the most effective ways to create benefits for others. To use one example: an often recommended charity in the contact of effective altruism is the against malaria foundation which works on the cause to protect people from malaria. For every about 4 USD donated they will by and distribute a mosquito net, and statistically for every 4000 EUR donated, they will prevent one person’s death from malaria.

What is the EA global conference London?
Part of an annual series of effective altruism conferences, in 2017 there was one in San Francisco, Boston and the one I visited in London. With about 500 participants and maybe 50 speakers, presentation and workshops.

Links:
Givingwhatwecan.org

Givewell.org

https://80000hours.org/

Book: Doing go better by  Will MasAskill

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