Ways to get involved

Arete Fellowship

The Arete Fellowship is our flagship 8-week discussion group that explores the question, “How can we do the most good?” We will introduce the core ideas in the Effective Altruism movement and discuss actionable ways to improve the world right now and in your career. We will cover several cause-areas from climate change to nuclear security to AI safety. Check out the syllabus!

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AI Safety Fellowship

A growing number of researchers are becoming concerned about the influence that advanced AI models could have on our future. The AI Safety Fellowship is an 8-week discussion group focused on the problem of aligning advanced AI with human values. If you’re interested in learning about new research by OpenAI and DeepMind in deep reinforcement learning, cooperative inverse reinforcement learning, interpretable/transparent AI, AI policy, or care about making sure AI has a positive impact on the world, join the fellowship! Check out our syllabus!

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Longtermism Fellowship

“In What We Owe The Future, philosopher William MacAskill argues for longtermism, that idea that positively influencing the distant future is a key moral priority of our time. From this perspective, it’s not enough to reverse climate change or avert the next pandemic. We must ensure that civilization would rebound if it collapsed; counter the end of moral progress; and prepare for a planet where the smartest beings are digital, not human.”

In this reading group, participants will engage in thought-provoking discussions about longtermism, the view that positively influencing the long-term future is a key moral priority of our time. We will discuss implications of longtermism, investigate how transformative technologies will affect humanity, explore population ethics, and more!

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Alternative Proteins Fellowship

The Alternative Proteins Fellowship is an 8-week discussion group focused on the scientific and sociopolitical challenges in the field.

Whilst alternative proteins are beginning to gain traction in industry and in the media, this is still very much a nascent and neglected field, especially in academia. The scale-up and widespread adoption of alternative proteins is a multi-disciplinary problem, requiring bioscientists, engineers, computer scientists, policymakers, economists, and more. If we are to realize the enormous potential of this field to substantially reduce or eliminate factory farming, we will need the talent and open-source research to overcome these bottlenecks. 

This program is particularly useful for anyone interested in combating the numerous problems exacerbated by animal agriculture: animal exploitation, climate change, emerging pandemics, world hunger, antibiotic resistance, and more!

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AI Governance Fellowship

Artificial intelligence is poised to be a radically transformative technology. As such, it is likely to bring wide-ranging challenges to tackle. and opportunities to seize. The AI Governance Fellowship investigates how we can shape the development and deployment of artificial intelligence to serve the common good and reduce existential risks from AI.

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Chat with us!

We are always happy to grab a coffee or meet over zoom to talk about EA and get to know you better :) Shoot us a quick email at cu.effective.altruism@gmail.com saying you'd like to chat, ad we'll get back to you quickly!

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