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One skill that has proven useful in many EA pursuits is mathematics. From technical research to earning-to-give, mathematics gives people the chance to do uniquely high-leverage EA activities.

If you know mathematically talented high school students, encourage them to apply to SPARC camp. For undergraduates, graduate students, or early-stage professionals, your recommendations may be well suited to research at the Machine Intelligence Research Institute, where they focus on the technical solutions of AI goal alignment. For alternative options taking advantage of that skill set (e.g., quantitative finance or an Economics PhD), recommend that they use 80,000 Hours’ career decision tool, and apply for individualized coaching if they take to the framework.