The Bentham Prize at Metaculus

post by AABoyles · 2020-01-27T14:27:21.172Z · LW · GW · 4 comments

This is a link post for https://www.metaculus.com/news/2020/01/15/bentham-prize/?invite=DW5XlK

Metaculus is running a small competition right now called the Bentham Prize. The premise is simple: contribute to the discussions of questions on Animal Welfare. The best record of contributions (subjectively assessed by human judges) will win.

If you've been waiting for a reason to start practicing forecasting, this seems as good as any. It's gotten off to a slow start (in part because the Metaculus community has become quite distracted by another matter), so the field is wide open!

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comment by DanielFilan · 2020-01-28T03:44:30.604Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

If anybody has any questions about this, I'd be happy to answer as a Metaculus community moderator!

comment by Pablo (Pablo_Stafforini) · 2020-02-04T13:30:46.064Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

First round of prizes announced. Congratulations to user haven and to our very own AABoyles [LW · GW] and PeterHurford [LW · GW]!

comment by AABoyles · 2020-02-04T19:06:59.345Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Thanks! Also, thanks to Pablo_Stafforini [LW · GW], DanielFilan [LW · GW] and Tamay [LW · GW] for judging.

comment by AABoyles · 2020-02-05T16:59:26.550Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

A second round is scheduled to begin this Saturday, 2020-02-08. New predictors should have a minor advantage in later rounds as the winners will have already exhausted all the intellectual low-hanging fruit. Please join us!