William MacAskill’s academic research at the University of Oxford’s Global Priorities Institute focuses on the fundamentals of effective altruism – the use of evidence and reason to help others as much as possible with our time and money – with a particular concentration on how to act given moral uncertainty.
William is the Director of the Forethought Foundation for Global Priorities Research, a co-founder and the President of the Centre for Effective Altruism (CEA) and he helped to create the effective altruism movement. CEA supports hundreds of effective altruism local groups, hosts regular effective altruism conferences, and providing online resources and forums for discussion.
He also co-founded 80,000 Hours, a YCombinator-backed non-profit that provides research and advice on how you can best make a difference with your career, and Giving What We Can, a global community of effective givers that is best known for The Giving What We Can Pledge to give 10% of lifetime income to the most effective charities.
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HOW CAN WE DO THE MOST GOOD FOR THE WORLD?
In his TED Talk, William MacAskill introduces the idea of effective altruism, arguing that we should focus on problems that are large in scale, solvable, and neglected, and that one of our top global priorities should be to safeguard humanity’s long-term future.