EAG 2018 SF: How can effective altruism stay curious? (Will MacAskill)

EA Talks

Feb 5 2019 • 18 mins

In the opening talk of EA Global: San Francisco 2018, Will MacAskill encourages effective altruists to stay curious. He explores the tension between more goal-focused and more exploratory forms of community, and how to get the best of both worlds.

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Effective Altruism is a social movement dedicated to finding ways to do the most good possible, whether through charitable donations, career choices, or volunteer projects. EA Global conferences are gatherings for EAs to meet. You can also listen to this talk along with its accompanying video on YouTube.