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  • Duration: Short-term
  • Familiarity with EA: New, Familiar

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.