Tristan Williams

Karma: 402

I hope you’ve smiled today :)

I really want to experience and learn about as much of the world as I can, and pride myself on working to become a sort of modern day renaissance man, a bridge builder between very different people if you will. Some not-commonly-seen-in-the-same-person things: I’ve slaughtered pigs on my family farm and become a vegan, done HVAC (manual labor) work and academic research, been a member of both the Republican and Democratic clubs at my university.

Discovering EA has been one of the best things to happen to me in my life. I think I likely share something really important with all the people that consider themselves under this umbrella. EA can be a question, sure, but I hope more than that that EA can be a community, one that really works towards making the world a little better than it was.

Below are some random interests of mine. I’m happy to connect over any of them, and over anything EA, please feel free to book a time whenever is open on my calendly.

How you can help me: I’ve done some RA work in AI Policy now, so I’d be eager to try to continue that moving forward in a more permanent position (or at least a longer period funded) and any help better myself (e.g. how can I do research better?) or finding a position like that would be much appreciated. Otherwise I’m on the look for any good opportunities in the EA Community Building or General Longtermism Research space, so again any help upskilling or breaking into those spaces would be wonderful.

Of a much lower importance, I’m still not for sure on what cause area I’d like to go into, so if you have any information on the following, especially as to a career in it, I’d love to hear about it: general longtermism research, EA community building, nuclear, AI governance, and mental health.

How I can help others: I don’t have domain expertise by any means, but I have thought a good bit about AI policy and next best steps that I’d be happy to share about (i.e. how bad is risk from AI misinformation really?). Beyond EA related things, I have deep knowledge in Philosophy, Psychology and Meditation, and can potentially help with questions generally related to these disciplines. I would say the best thing I can offer is a strong desire to dive deeper into EA, preferably with others who are also interested. I can also offer my experience with personal cause prioritization, and help others on that journey (as well as connect with those trying to find work).

How Con­gres­sional Offices Pro­cess Con­stituent Communication

Tristan Williams2 Jul 2024 12:38 UTC
24 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

{Book Sum­mary} The Art of Gathering

Tristan Williams16 Apr 2024 10:48 UTC
28 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

Talk­ing to Congress: Can con­stituents con­tact­ing their leg­is­la­tor in­fluence policy?

Tristan Williams7 Mar 2024 9:24 UTC
14 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

Love, Rev­er­ence, and Life

12 Dec 2023 21:49 UTC
33 points
7 comments28 min readLW link

Pres­i­dent Bi­den Is­sues Ex­ec­u­tive Order on Safe, Se­cure, and Trust­wor­thy Ar­tifi­cial Intelligence

Tristan Williams30 Oct 2023 11:15 UTC
171 points
39 comments1 min readLW link

Truth­seek­ing when your dis­agree­ments lie in moral philosophy

10 Oct 2023 0:00 UTC
98 points
4 comments4 min readLW link