RAISE is looking for full-time content developers

(cross­posted from Face­book. Re­lated to the re­verse job)

(Tldr: RAISE is set­ting up a high-effort con­tent de­vel­op­ment team in Black­pool, with free ac­com­mo­da­tion and fully cov­ered liv­ing ex­penses. If you are in­ter­ested, fill in the form.)

It has been a month or 2 since RAISE de­cided to pro­fes­sion­al­ize. As a re­sult, we have re­ceived roughly $10.000 in fund­ing.

This helped us bolster our pro­duc­tion pipeline. We have a few new videos on the verge of pub­li­ca­tion, and a se­ries of guides to pre­req­ui­site stud­ies (au­thored by Erik and Trent) is be­ing pub­lished here on LessWrong.

We as a team are glad that things are mov­ing for­ward, and we feel en­couraged to take it to the next level.

How far can we stretch 10k? In the Bay area, such an amount would sus­tain a small team for a month. That’s ob­vi­ously not enough to fulfill our am­bi­tion of dis­till­ing the whole of AI Safety.

It’s clear that as a move­ment, bas­ing all of our op­er­a­tions in the most ex­pen­sive cities of the world is a mis­take. There is un­doubt­edly an ad­van­tage to be­ing near loci of in­no­va­tion and wealth, but that doesn’t always ap­ply. RAISE and AI Safety camp were started in the Nether­lands, where EA and LessWrong com­mu­ni­ties are only tak­ing baby steps.

It’s clear that, in or­der to max­i­mize effi­ciency, one should out­source as much work as pos­si­ble to places where liv­ing is cheap. Much the same as what com­pe­ti­tion-driven in­dus­trial com­pa­nies are already do­ing in to­day’s global­ized world.

That’s why RAISE has de­cided that, come Septem­ber, it’s con­tent pro­duc­tion team will move to the EA ho­tel in Black­pool.

The ho­tel, as its main product, pro­vides free liv­ing cost to any­one that au­tonomously works on an EA pro­ject. I was lucky to already know Greg when he launched this ex­cel­lent ini­ti­a­tive. We have been in con­tact since, and I’m go­ing to live (and pos­si­bly work) at the ho­tel un­til (at least) Fe­bru­ary. Jo­hannes Hei­decke will (most likely) join me end Oc­to­ber. We are look­ing for sev­eral highly mo­ti­vated AI Safety tal­ents to join our team, prefer­ably for 3 months or longer.

While there, we hope to set up a high-fo­cus office en­vi­ron­ment. Re­mov­ing as many dis­trac­tions as pos­si­ble, op­ti­miz­ing it for cre­at­ing con­tent of the high­est qual­ity.
And we will make an ex­traor­di­nary effort, shut­ting up to do the im­pos­si­ble.

If you’re in­ter­ested, ap­ply here. If you want to ex­plore op­tions, feel free to email us, and we can chat about it open-end­edly.