《偕行》中文社群简报:气候变化峰会回顾、伦敦全球峰会报名

Chinese EA Newsletter: Shenzhen Climate Change Conference, EAG London

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* 伙伴们,伦敦有效利他全球峰会报名已经开始了,票走得快呢!

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社群信息

第十一届国际青年能源与气候变化峰会于七月19-22日在深圳熱烈举行完畢,黄有光教授演讲了“气候变化、可持续发展、污染税与有效利他理念”以及“人类的任务清单:气候变化与其他全球优先议题”。其他与社群相关内容,待主办单位进行深度报道后,再陆续发布。

黄教授也于七月20日在深圳大学发表了他对中美贸易摩擦的看法,其中除了论述他对中国经济成长保持乐观的原因,更提倡经济发展应纳入人类对环境的影响、且以快樂为终极考量。被赞誉为“对经济政策分析基础的研究最具原创性的人之一”,笑名也远扬的黄教授著有“快乐之道:个人与社会如何增加快乐?”(复旦大学出版)还有门音频课传授将快乐最大化的秘诀。对于他广泛知识涉略有兴趣的朋友,更别错过这集80,000 Hours播客 。他从本学期开始在上海复旦大学教课。

老朋友、新朋友以及刚好在深圳的社群成员们也趁机同聚交流。

資訊分享

Asia Philanthropy Circle委托中国和新加坡高校制作了Giving to China: a Guide for Asian Philanthropists,详细介绍了中国公益慈善的发展态势与环境,为国际慈善家们的跨国公益行动提供实际建议与参考资源。

一个新的AI挑战:在创造性模式中帮助人类玩家的 Minecraft 智能体”—— 朱小虎的翻译出炉,源自于第60期AI Alignment的通讯内容。

Aron Valinder研究了两个历史上产生了长远影响的思想与群体,对儒家的分析中也带入了对墨家的探讨做为相映;Daniel Kokotajlo则列出了他所观察到的墨子、孟子以及有效利他理念之间的异同之处播客节目“Rationally Speaking”(31:45) 也讨论过墨家消弱的的原因,可能部分来自于过高的禁欲主义倾向。

谢旻希想和大家在此分享他最近读到的,一段关于人类未来以及跨代合作的文字:“对于人类的前途,我 (季羡林) 始终是一个乐观主义者。我相信,不管还要经过多少艰难曲折,不管还要经历多少时间,人类总会越变越好的,人类大同之域决不会仅仅是一个空洞的理想。但是,想要达到这个目的,必须经过无数代人的共同努力。有如接力赛,每一代人都有自己的一段路程要跑。又如一条链子,是由许多环组成的,每一环从本身来看,只不过是微不足道的一点东西;但是没有这一点东西,链子就组不成。在人类社会发展的长河中,我们每一代人都有自己的任务,而且是绝非可有可无的。如果说人生有意义与价值的话,其意义与价值就在这里。”  —— 《季羡林的八堂人生课》

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社群参与

伦敦有效利他全球峰会将于十月18-20日举办,名额只剩不到一半,打算与会者得尽快报名。

城市社群活动,在这里追踪 (北京、上海、香港、台北),已公布的资讯:

【上海】聚会
Are There Too Many of Us 人口相关议题
八月7日(三) 19:00-21:00
地点: 黄浦区九江路686号腾飞元创大厦7楼, WeWork

【北京】聚会
九月1日 (日) 暫订 

活动推荐

打算前往以下活动的朋友,可回复此信与其他与会社群成员联系:

八月14日《EAT-柳叶刀报告:食物、星球与健康》中国区发布会 (北京)
八月15-17日 良食峰会 (苏州)

八月数场人工智能相关会议:
10-16日 International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence; 其中11-12日有场人工智能安全工作坊  (澳门)
23-25日图像,视频处理与人工智能国际会议 (上海)
29-31日世界人工智能大会 (上海)

九月19-20日 世界农场动物福利大会 (青岛)

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Community Updates

The 11th International Youth Summit on Energy and Climate Change took place on July 19th-22nd in Shenzhen. Prof Yew-Kwang Ng gave two talks “Climate Change, Sustainable Development, Pollution Tax, and Effective Altruism” and “Human’s To-do List: Climate Change and Other Global Priorities”. More information will be shared here when the event organizer has published more content.  

Prof. Ng also shared his views on the China-US trade friction in the Shenzhen University on July 20th. In the talk, he explained why he is optimistic about China’s economic growth, and promoted that economics should be based on happiness and take into account the impacts of human activities on the environment. Praised as “one of the leading economic theorists of his generation”, Prof. Ng’s seems always happy and keen to share on the topic. He has published the book “The Road to Happiness” with Siang Ng and an audio course to give away his tips for maximizing happiness. He will be teaching at Fudan University for a while from now.    

As quite a few community members flocked to Shenzhen for these events, a wonderful gathering of new and old friends happened.

Information Sharing

Commissioned by the Asia Philanthropy Circle, a Chinese and a Singaporean university researched and wrote the “Giving to China: A Guide for Asian Philanthropists.” This guide gives a comprehensive introduction to the philanthropic sector and the regulatory environment, providing tips and connecting resources for cross-border donations and grant-making. 

Zhu Xiaohu has translated the 60th AI Alignment newsletter “A new AI challenge: Minecraft agents that assist human players in creative mode” into Chinese here

To shed light on community building, Aron Vallinder looked into two historical cases for their long term influence and movement growth. Mohism was also studied in contrast with Confucianism. Daniel Kokotajlo listed his observations of similarities and differences between Mozi, Mengzi, and EAA podcast on  “Rationally Speaking” (31:45) has also discussed the disappearance of Mohists and partly attributed it to the demanding asceticism of the group. 

Community Engagement

EA Global London will take place on October 18th-20th. If you’d like to attend, apply soon as half of the tickets have been taken already.

You can find information on city (Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Taipei) chapter events in this document. Here are those which have been planned: 

【Shanghai】Meetup
Are There Too Many of Us
August 7th (Wednesday) 19:00-21:00
Location: WeWork, 7F Tengfei Yuanchuang Building, 686 Jiujiang Road

【Beijing】Meetup
September 1st (Sunday): to be confirmed


Recommended Conferences

Reply to this newsletter if you’re attending any of the following and would like to meet with other community members:

August 14th EAT-Lancet Report Pre-Launch Lecture and Media Q&A (Beijing)
August 15th-17th Good Food Summit (Suzhou)

Several AI-related conferences scheduled August: 
10th -16th The International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, with an AI safety workshop on the 11th and 12th (Macao)
23rd-25th The International Conference on Image, Video Processing, and Artificial Intelligence (Shanghai) 
29th-31st The World AI Conference (Shanghai) 

September 19th-20th The 2019 World Conference on Farm Animal Welfare (Qingdao)

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