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7 Post author: AnnaSalamon 10 December 2016 08:37AM

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Comment author: owencb 11 December 2016 01:14:42PM 5 points [-]

I found this document kind of interesting, but it felt less like what I normally understand as a mission statement, and more like "Anna's thoughts on CFAR's identity". I think there's a place for the latter, but I'd be really interested in seeing (a concise version of) the former, too.

If I had to guess right now I'd expect it to say something like:

We want to develop a community with high epistemic standards and good rationality tools, at least part of which is devoted to reducing existential risk from AI.

... but I kind of expect you to think I have the emphasis there wrong in some way.