Kaj Sotala

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Donations

How much do you plan to donate?: 
Uncertain
Selected past donations: 
AmountToWhen
120€ FinlandMachine Intelligence Research Institute; Vegan Outreach2013
~3880€ FinlandVarious charitiesBefore 2013
Donations I've helped influence: 
AmountToDonated byWhenAny details
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Your views and values

Moral philosophy: 
Consequentialist/utilitarian
Causes you think you should devote resources to: 
Improving rationality or science
Existential risk (artificial intelligence)
Meta charities which direct resources to these causes
Actions you're taking to support these causes: 

Working on a thesis which might help improve rationality, helping organize the local EA chapter, small donations to MIRI.

Hours a month spent on these activities: 
5
Diet: 
Near vegetarian
Other social movements identified with: 
Animal rights
Feminist
LGBTQ
Rationalist/LessWrong
Transhumanist

You and EA

Year you first heard the term 'Effective Altruism': 
2012
Groups you're a member of: 
The 'Effective Altruists' Facebook group
LessWrong
Local EA group
Which factors were important in 'getting you into' Effective Altruism, or altering your actions in its direction?: 
Personal contact with an EA or EAs
LessWrong
The online EA community
Organisations you've volunteered or worked for: 
Machine Intelligence Research Institute
Number of friends who'd describe themselves as Effective Altruists: 
6-10 friends

Your career

Demographics

Gender: 
Male
Highest level of education completed or currently pursuing: 
Master’s degree
Country: 
Finland
City: 
Helsinki
Religious beliefs: 
Atheist, agnostic or non-religious
Full-time student?: 
Yes