June 14, 2017
Dozens of videos now exist of presentations on effective altruism as a general topic or in one of its subdomains, but almost none of them have transcriptions. This seems like a problem, as most of the early developments in the community’s idea base came in long-form textual posts and forum discussions. To allow for people to delve deep into parts of a long talk, it is nearly essential that a talk have a textual format. Transcription software can get the basics, but a lot of the terminology and references in EA talks cannot be parsed by existing software.
If you’re willing to put in some time (and learn a lot in the process), consider transcribing talks and posting the transcriptions to the EA Forum. Check out our step-by-step guide to successfully transcribing and publishing a transcript.
Time commitment: hours
Familiarity with EA: new, familiar
Occupation: student, retiree
Give your time.
- 1. Volunteer or intern remotely.
- 2. Volunteer for short-term tasks.
- 3. Fill out the Annual EA Survey.
- 4. Transcribe talks about EA.
- 5. Translate EA content to other languages.
- 6. Find relevant events nearby and ask to give out free EA books.
- 7. Identify impressive math students or graduates.
- 8. Be an EA Global volunteer.