Giles Edkins

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Donations

How much do you plan to donate?: 
15% of income
To which causes?: 
Global poverty
Animal welfare
Existential risk and far future causes
Meta
For how long?: 
Until I retire
Selected past donations: 
AmountToWhen
$3,468.31Singularity Institute2012
$500GiveDirectly2014
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
Improving rationality or science
Existential risk (artificial intelligence)
Existential risk (other)
Cause prioritization
Meta charities which direct resources to these causes
Diet: 
Reducing the amount of meat I eat
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: 
The 'Effective Altruists' Facebook group
Giving What We Can (you've taken the pledge)
LessWrong
Local EA group
.impact
Which factors were important in 'getting you into' Effective Altruism, or altering your actions in its direction?: 
GiveWell
LessWrong
Organisations you've volunteered or worked for: 
Machine Intelligence Research Institute
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Number of friends who'd describe themselves as Effective Altruists: 
0-5 friends
How you first heard about 'Effective Altruism': 
LessWrong

Your career

Demographics

Gender: 
Male
Highest level of education completed or currently pursuing: 
Undergraduate degree (bachelor’s)
Country: 
Canada
City: 
Toronto
Religious beliefs: 
Atheist, agnostic or non-religious
Political views: 
Centre left
Full-time student?: 
No