Alex Richard

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Donations

How much do you plan to donate?: 
10% of income or more
To which causes?: 
Global poverty
Existential risk and far future causes
For how long?: 
Until I retire
Selected past donations: 
AmountToWhen
800 USDAgainst Malaria Foundation; Machine Intelligence Research Institute2013
~700 USDVarious charitiesBefore 2013
Donations I've helped influence: 
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Your views and values

Moral philosophy: 
Consequentialist/utilitarian (or think that this covers the most important considerations)
Causes you think you should devote resources to: 
Global poverty
Existential risk (artificial intelligence)
Cause prioritization
Meta charities which direct resources to these causes
Hours a month spent on these activities: 
3
Diet: 
Meat-eating
Other social movements identified with: 
Rationalist/LessWrong

You and EA

Year you first heard the term 'Effective Altruism': 
2012
Groups you're a member of: 
LessWrong
Local EA group
Which factors were important in 'getting you into' Effective Altruism, or altering your actions in its direction?: 
Local chapter of an EA organisation
The online EA community
GiveWell
LessWrong
Number of friends who'd describe themselves as Effective Altruists: 
6-10 friends
How you first heard about 'Effective Altruism': 
THINK

Your career

Planned career path: 
Earning to Give
Confidence that you'll take this career path: 
67%-100% chance I will take this path in the future.

Demographics

Gender: 
Male
Highest level of education completed or currently pursuing: 
Undergraduate degree (bachelor’s)
Country: 
United States
City: 
Stanford
Religious beliefs: 
Atheist, agnostic or non-religious
Political views: 
Centre left
Full-time student?: 
Yes
Might you be able to let EAs stay with you at the moment?: 
Yes