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We believe that every life has equal value — and that philanthropic dollars can go particularly far by helping those who are living in poverty by global standards. Currently, many of the best giving opportunities we’ve found in the Global Health and Development focus area are recommended by GiveWell, a nonprofit dedicated to finding outstanding giving opportunities and publishing its full... Read More
When the Soviet Union began to fracture in 1991, the world was forced to reckon with the first collapse of a nuclear superpower in history.My thanks to Nathan Calvin for his help researching and drafting these opening paragraphs about the Nunn-Lugar Act. The USSR was home to more than 27,000 nuclear weapons, more than one million citizens working at nuclear facilities, and over 600 metric tons of... Read More
Last year, the year before, the year before that, the year before that, and the year before that, we published a set of suggestions for individual donors looking for organizations to support. This year, we are repeating the practice and publishing updated suggestions from Open Philanthropy program staff who chose to provide them. Similar caveats to previous years apply: These are reasonably... Read More
Last year, the year before, the year before that, the year before that, and the year before that, we published a set of suggestions for individual donors looking for organizations to support. This year, we are repeating the practice and publishing updated suggestions from Open Philanthropy program staff who chose to provide them. Similar caveats to previous years apply: These are reasonably... Read More
Open Philanthropy is interested in when AI systems will be able to perform various tasks that humans can perform (“AI timelines”). To inform our thinking, I investigated what evidence the human brain provides about the computational power sufficient to match its capabilities. I consulted with more than 30 experts, and considered four methods of generating estimates, focusing on... Read More
In arriving at our funding priorities---including criminal justice reform, farm animal welfare, pandemic preparedness, health-related science, and artificial intelligence safety---Open Philanthropy has pondered profound questions. How much should we care about people who will live far in the future? Or about chickens today? What events could extinguish civilization? Could artificial intelligence... Read More
In arriving at our funding priorities---including criminal justice reform, farm animal welfare, pandemic preparedness, health-related science, and artificial intelligence safety---Open Philanthropy has pondered profound questions. How much should we care about people who will live far in the future? Or about chickens today? What events could extinguish civilization? Could artificial intelligence... Read More
In arriving at our funding priorities---including criminal justice reform, farm animal welfare, pandemic preparedness, health-related science, and artificial intelligence safety---Open Philanthropy has pondered profound questions. How much should we care about people who will live far in the future? Or about chickens today? What events could extinguish civilization? Could artificial intelligence... Read More
In arriving at our funding priorities---including criminal justice reform, farm animal welfare, pandemic preparedness, health-related science, and artificial intelligence safety---Open Philanthropy has pondered profound questions. How much should we care about people who will live far in the future? Or about chickens today? What events could extinguish civilization? Could artificial intelligence... Read More
In arriving at our funding priorities---including criminal justice reform, farm animal welfare, pandemic preparedness, health-related science, and artificial intelligence safety---Open Philanthropy has pondered profound questions. How much should we care about people who will live far in the future? Or about chickens today? What events could extinguish civilization? Could artificial intelligence... Read More

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