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Welcome to the EA DC Newsletter! Below are some of the events and resources that may be of interest to you this month. If you have something you'd like to include in next month's newsletter please email us! If this was forwarded to you, you can subscribe here.

Announcements and Events:

Community Spotlight: Andre Barbe and Sara Abdulla


This month we are shining the spotlight on the contributions of Andre and Sara, EA DC community members, to the just-released AI Index, a project of the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI).

The annual report tracks, collates, distills, and visualizes data relating to artificial intelligence, enabling decision-makers to take meaningful action to advance AI responsibly and ethically with humans in mind. The report measures and evaluates the rapid rate of AI advancement from research and development to technical performance and ethics, the economy and education, AI policy and governance, and more. Among other things, the report found that private investment in AI is soaring while also becoming increasingly concentrated.

Read the full report here.
Do you know someone in our community that should be in the spotlight? Maybe you have just published a book, gotten a new job, or started a new charity or project? If you have an idea for a future spotlight please email us to let us know!

Cause area meetups:

Want to meet and work with EAs organized around your favorite cause area? Our cause area meetup groups are going strong - here are the meetups happening this month:  If you’d like to join the mailing lists for any of our groups please fill out this form and we’ll add you! Would you like to facilitate a cause area group? Email us if you're interested or would like to learn more!

EA Community Book Release:
What We Owe the Future, by William MacAskill

 
William MacAskill, Co-Founder of 80,000 Hours and Giving What We Can and Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Oxford, has a forthcoming book on longtermism called What We Owe the Future.

The book will be released on August 16 and is available for pre-order now! If you would like a copy of the book but don't have the spare change, EA DC will cover the cost!

If you pre-order before April 30th, fill out this form to be entered for a chance to discuss the book with Will on a one-on-one call.

From MacAskill: "Pre-ordering WWOTF is probably the highest value thing you can do to help with the book launch right now."
 
You can read more about the book and its launch in his EA Forum post.

Find Roommates and Co-Work Mates:

Looking to live with other DC-area EAs? Check out this spreadsheet for available rooms in the area or add your name if you are looking for a place or looking to rent.

Want to co-work with other DC EAs? Sign up on this EA DC co-working interest form. Interested in the broader community? Check out the EA Focusmate group to co-work with EAs from around the world!

Join a Reading / Listening Group:

80k Podcast Discussion Group: Met to discuss Episode 43: Daniel Ellsburg on Nuclear Weapons Let us know if there's an episode that you would like to propose we discuss next, or if there is a discussion you want to host!   

EA DC Book Club: We met to discuss the Life You Can Save. Is there a book you would like to discuss as a group for the next meeting? Let us know!. 

EA DC Article Reading Group: Meets monthly, covering a different topic area of interest each month. This group is currently at capacity and will reopen to newcomers shortly.  

New DC-based Jobs:

Looking for an internship? The EA Internship Board is now live.  More info here.

Articles and Recommendations:

Charity News and Updates:

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