Geoffrey Miller

Cause Area

Cause areas:

Animal welfare/rights, Long-term future, Meta, Rationality, X risks (AI, SETI), population policy, EA movement building & public outreach

Giving Pledges Taken:
Giving What We Can
Available to volunteer


Areas of expertise:

AI technical expertise, Economics/quantitative social science, Psychology, Public speaking, Evolutionary psychology, machine learning, game theory, education, social media, popular science

Career interest areas:

Research, Government and policy, Communications, Psychology

Open to job offers


Topics I speak about:

Evolutionary psychology of EA, X risk, & animal welfare; EA outreach; virtue signaling; consumer behavior

Available as speaker


I'm been active since 2016, and have given half a dozen talks on EA-related topics such as virtue-signaling, moral psychology, and X-risks of SETI and METI; I've taught a college seminar on 'The psychology of Effective Altruism' three times. Otherwise, I've worked for 30 years in evolutionary psychology, intelligence research, behavior genetics, economics, consumer behavior, and machine learning. I'm doing a partial mid-career pivot into AI safety research and policy.