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Global Poverty

As a result of widening global inequality, the cost of averting death is much lower in low-income countries, making this a promising cause area

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Much of what happens in the world is directly or indirectly the result of human decision – improving decision-making could therefore significantly improve the world

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Cause Prioritisation

Prioritisation research is activity aimed at working out which causes, interventions, organisations, policies, etc

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Animal Welfare

Every year tens of billions of animals are raised in terrible conditions in factory farms before being killed for human consumption

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Climate change could potentially have a major impact on human health and wellbeing

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Improving policy can be a very effective way to influence the world; looking for particularly important or neglected reforms can therefore be a very promising focus area

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If engaging people in the effective altruism movement often allows them to do more good, then it follows that growing the effective altruism movement is one possible way to build capacity

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Long-Term Future

A global catastrophic risk is a hypothetical future event that has the potential to damage human well-being on a global scale

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Developments in artificial intelligence (AI) have the potential to enable people around the world to flourish in hitherto unimagined ways – but such developments might also give humanity tools to address other sources of risk

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