Alex Flint AI safety fund donations received

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Basic donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee Alex Flint AI safety fund in our system.

Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 1 34,030 34,030 34,030 34,030 34,030 34,030 34,030 34,030 34,030 34,030 34,030 34,030 34,030
Global health 1 34,030 34,030 34,030 34,030 34,030 34,030 34,030 34,030 34,030 34,030 34,030 34,030 34,030

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Alex Flint AI safety fund

Donor Total 2017
Haseeb Qureshi (filter this donee) 34,030.00 34,030.00
Total 34,030.00 34,030.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (1 donations)

Graph of top 10 donors by amount, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
DonorAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 1)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Haseeb Qureshi34,030.0012017Global health/malariahttps://medium.freecodecamp.org/yearly-donations-and-why-you-should-give-now-not-later-cba890cabfbe-- Donation process: The announcement post says that the donor is donating 33% of his pre-tax income, as usual. This money is being allocated between different charities, based on the donor's assessment

Intended use of funds (category): Regranting

Intended use of funds: The announcement post says: "The remaining 75% of my donations this year, $34,030, I’m donating to a donor-advised fund to be donated to a promising AI safety charity."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The annoucement post says: " The fund is managed by my good friend Alex Flint, a computer vision PhD from Oxford who’s very well-versed in AI risk (if you’d likewise want to donate to this fund, I can put you in touch with him). For those who are unfamiliar with AI safety, you might have heard folks Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking, and Sam Harris making pronouncements about the dangers of uncontrolled artificial general intelligence. AI is advancing rapidly, and it’s likely to grow and control more of the infrastructure of the world far faster than we can develop our understanding of how to make it safe. So far the world has invested an remarkably small amounts into thinking about how to make AIs more safe, and I think this will be an increasingly important problem as AI research advances."

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The total amount the donor is giving awaay is $45,370, which is 33% of pre-tax income. The allocation to the AI safety fund is what is left after taking out the 25% to Against Malaria Foundation (granting 25% to the Against Malaria Foundation has been an yearly fixture of Qureshi's donations)
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 75.00%

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): End-of-year round of donations of 33% of income in the year; this is part of the donor's earning-to-give strategy

Other notes: Announced: 2017-12-31.