Effective Altruism UCT Posts

  • EA UCT's first ever introductory fellowship!

    This fellowship was run over 7 weeks and introduced fellows to the philosophy, past successes, and resources that inform EA and its work. The program included weekly readings and a discussion with 3-5 other fellows, facilitated by one of our experienced members. Fellows gained up-to-date insight into the global priorities and focus areas of the EA community, and an impressive...

  • The case for cash

    Stella Luk, the North and West Africa Regional Director for GiveDirectly, gave a talk to EA UCT titled “The Case for Cash - why direct giving is an efficient, proven and empowering way to help end poverty.” GiveDirectly is an organisation that sends money directly to people living in poverty. You can visit their website by clicking the button below.

  • Using research and data to make progress against the world's largest problems.

    Max Roser, the founder and CEO of Our World in Data, gave an in-person talk to EA UCT on how we can use research and data to drive progress towards solving the world’s largest problems. Our World in Data is a non-profit with the goal to make the knowledge on the world’s big problems accessible and understandable. You can visit...

  • Collaboration with Muslim Students Association

    We collaborated with the UCT Muslim Students Association as part of an International Charity Week. We hosted a discussion on “Doing Good Better”. The goal was to discuss some ideas around effective giving and the EA approach to philanthropy.

  • AI Risk in Africa

    Artificial intelligence (AI) is a collection of technologies that enable computer programs to act with higher levels of intelligence. From the recommender algorithm on YouTube to self-driving cars, AI can encompass any computer program which exhibits intelligent behavior.