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We do not have any donee information for the donee Alexander Gietelink Oldenziel in our system.
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|Effective Altruism Funds: Long-Term Future Fund (filter this donee)||30,000.00||30,000.00|
|Donor||Amount (current USD)||Amount rank (out of 1)||Donation date||Cause area||URL||Influencer||Notes|
|Effective Altruism Funds: Long-Term Future Fund||30,000.00||1||AI safety||https://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/far-future/payouts/4UBI3Q0TBGbWcIZWCh4EQV||Alex Zhu Helen Toner Matt Wage Oliver Habryka||Donation process: Grantee applied through the online application process, and was selected based on review by the fund managers. Alex Zhu was the fund manager most excited about the grant, and responsible for the public write-up
Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses
Intended use of funds: Grant to support the work of Alexander Gietelink Oldenziel who is interning at the Machine Intelligence Research Institute (MIRI) at the time of the grant. The grant money provides additional resources for the grantee to continue digging deeper into the topics after his internship at MIRI ends (while staying in regular contact with MIRI researchers); the write-up estimates that it will last him 1.5 years.
Donor reason for selecting the donee: The reasons are roughly similar to the Long-Term Future Fund's past reasons for supporting MIRI and its research agenda, as outlined in the April 2019 report https://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/far-future/payouts/6vDsjtUyDdvBa3sNeoNVvl Also, Alex Zhu says in the grant write-up: "I have also spoken to him in some depth, and was impressed both by his research taste and clarity of thought."
Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): Amount chosen to be sufficient to allow the grantee to continue digging into AI safety for 1.5 years after his internship with MIRI ends
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 6.83%
Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): Timing determined by timing of grant round, and also by the grantee's internship with MIRI coming to an end
Intended funding timeframe in months: 18