Daniel Filan

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Donations

How much do you plan to donate?: 
>=10% of earned income
To which causes?: 
Animal welfare
Existential risk and far future causes
For how long?: 
Throughout my life
Selected past donations: 
AmountToWhen
US$422.40Animal Charity Evaluators18/10/14
US$247.75Animal Charity Evaluators3/12/14
AU$49.00Animal Equality19/4/15
AU$288.00Raising for Effective Giving10/12/15
US$2300.00Machine Intelligence Research Institute5/10/16
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: 
Animal welfare
Existential risk (artificial intelligence)
Existential risk (other)
Far future concerns (besides existential risk)
Cause prioritization
Meta charities which direct resources to these causes
Actions you're taking to support these causes: 

Donations, research

Diet: 
Vegan
Other social movements identified with: 
Animal Rights
Rationalist/LessWrong
Causes and communities you're interested in: 
Animal welfare
Effective giving
Existential risk and far future causes
Machine intelligence risk
Prioritization research
Rationality
Synthetic biology risk

You and EA

Year you first heard the term 'Effective Altruism': 
2012
Groups you're a member of: 
The 'Effective Altruists' Facebook group
Giving What We Can (you've taken the pledge)
LessWrong
Local EA group
Which factors were important in 'getting you into' Effective Altruism, or altering your actions in its direction?: 
Friends
LessWrong
Personal contact with an EA or EAs
Number of friends who'd describe themselves as Effective Altruists: 
0-5 friends
How you first heard about 'Effective Altruism': 
LessWrong

Your career

Planned career path: 
Research
Confidence that you'll take this career path: 
67%-100% chance I will take this path in the future.
Current occupation or career: 

PhD student at UC Berkeley, doing AI safety research.

Demographics

Name: 
Daniel Filan
Gender: 
Male
Highest level of education completed or currently pursuing: 
Doctoral postgraduate degree (e.g. PhD)
Country: 
United States
City: 
Berkeley
Religious beliefs: 
Atheist, agnostic or non-religious
Full-time student?: 
Yes