Think tank and project incubator working at the intersection of ethics and science

About us

We tackle contemporary ethical questions scientifically and publish the results freely in the form of policy papers. Through our projects, we strive for the effective reduction of poverty and animal suffering while promoting a responsible approach to future technologies.

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What is Effective Altruism?

Our work is guided by the central question of Effective Altruism: how can we use our resources to help others the most?

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Raising for Effective Giving (REG)

Raising for Effective Giving (REG) empowers people to make better giving choices by promoting the idea of effective giving, providing donation advice to individuals and organizations, and supporting fundraising campaigns and events. They've been primarily active in professional poker but REG helps anybody interested in making the biggest impact they can with their philanthropy.

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Foundational Research Institute

The Foundational Research Institute (FRI) conducts interdisciplinary research on effective and cooperative strategies to reduce involuntary suffering, with a focus on risks from emergent technologies. FRI’s scope ranges from foundational questions about ethics, consciousness and game theory to policy implications for global cooperation or AI safety.

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Further projects

From our blog

October 9, 2017

EAGxBerlin 2017 – information for participants

[toc] Program You can find the full program booklet here. Stay up-to-date It's possible that we'll have to make short-term changes. In order to stay up-to-date, you can check out this page or the Facebook event from time to time. Updates: (Saturday, 4 pm) Today's official program is over soon, but we'd love to meet…

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August 16, 2017

EAGxBerlin 2017

How can we use our resources to help others the most? Effective altruism is a philosophy and global movement that combines both the heart and the head. We use evidence and reason to find out how we can best solve global challenges. At this year’s Effective Altruism Global X Berlin (EAGxBerlin), about 300 people –…

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June 2, 2017

Update on the future of Sentience Politics

EAF incubated Sentience Politics since its founding in 2014 as a project working on political initiatives for animals and effective animal advocacy research. We believe both sets of activities are highly promising and should be continued. After a comprehensive strategic review, we’ve concluded that the best way to achieve these goals is by establishing two…

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Our projects