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Sunday, August 7 • 5:40pm - 6:40pm
Strategy for the long-run

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According to some moral views, the most important consequences of our actions may be their indirect effects and repercussions in the long-term. This poses a challenge for effective altruism, since we need to choose between actions, yet their repercussions may be extremely hard to predict. In this workshop I'll present some perspectives on how to evaluate strategies for their consequences on existential risk or other long-term effects. We'll then attempt explicit comparisons between actions in small groups.

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Owen Cotton Barratt

Owen leads the research at the Global Priorities Project, part of the Centre for Effective Altruism. He has a PhD in mathematics from the University of Oxford, was a founding member of Giving What We Can, and is a James Martin Research Fellow at the Future of Humanity Institute. He has written papers in mathematics, economics, and philosophy, and his research currently focuses on how we can prioritise between pressing problems under conditions of... Read More →

Sunday August 7, 2016 5:40pm - 6:40pm
5. Tilden Room 2495 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

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