Combining empathy with evidence

Effective altruism is an intellectual project, using evidence and reason to figure out how to benefit others as much as possible. And it’s also a practical project: to take action based on the research, and build a better world.

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What is the effective altruism community?

The effective altruism community is a global community of people who care deeply about the world, make helping others a significant part of their lives, and use evidence and reason to figure out how best to do so.

You can read more about the community's guiding principles here.

Nikita in conversation at EAG London 2022

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