Machine Intelligence Research Institute donations received

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Basic donee information

ItemValue
Country United States
Facebook page MachineIntelligenceResearchInstitute
Websitehttps://intelligence.org
Donate pagehttps://intelligence.org/donate/
Donors list pagehttps://intelligence.org/topdonors/
Transparency and financials pagehttps://intelligence.org/transparency/
Donation case pagehttp://effective-altruism.com/ea/12n/miri_update_and_fundraising_case/
Twitter usernameMIRIBerkeley
Effective Altruism Hubmiri
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machine_Intelligence_Research_Institute
Open Philanthropy Project grant reviewhttp://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-catastrophic-risks/potential-risks-advanced-artificial-intelligence/machine-intelligence-research-institute-general-support
Charity Navigator pagehttps://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.profile&ein=582565917
Guidestar pagehttps://www.guidestar.org/profile/58-2565917
Timelines wiki pagehttps://timelines.issarice.com/wiki/Timeline_of_Machine_Intelligence_Research_Institute
Org Watch pagehttps://orgwatch.issarice.com/?organization=Machine+Intelligence+Research+Institute

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Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Machine Intelligence Research Institute

Donor Total 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2009 2008
Open Philanthropy Project (filter this donee) 4,400,000.00 150,000.00 3,750,000.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Thiel Foundation (filter this donee) 1,627,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,627,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vitalik Buterin (filter this donee) 802,136.00 802,136.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Jed McCaleb (filter this donee) 631,137.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 631,137.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Jaan Tallinn (filter this donee) 604,500.00 0.00 60,500.00 80,000.00 464,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Loren Merritt (filter this donee) 525,000.00 0.00 25,000.00 115,000.00 0.00 0.00 245,000.00 130,000.00 10,000.00 0.00 0.00
Effective Altruism Funds (filter this donee) 488,994.00 488,994.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Edwin Evans (filter this donee) 475,080.00 35,550.00 60,000.00 40,000.00 339,530.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Richard Schwall (filter this donee) 419,495.00 65,189.00 46,698.00 30,000.00 277,608.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Christian Calderon (filter this donee) 367,574.00 0.00 367,574.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Blake Borgeson (filter this donee) 350,470.00 10.00 0.00 300,000.00 50,460.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Investling Group (filter this donee) 309,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 309,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Future of Life Institute (filter this donee) 250,252.00 252.00 0.00 0.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Raising for Effective Giving (filter this donee) 204,167.00 0.00 204,167.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative (filter this donee) 200,000.00 0.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Jonathan Weissman (filter this donee) 171,290.00 20,000.00 40,000.00 20,000.00 91,290.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Brian Cartmell (filter this donee) 146,700.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 146,700.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Scott Dickey (filter this donee) 130,520.00 3,000.00 33,000.00 11,000.00 83,520.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Eric Rogstad (filter this donee) 120,236.00 19,000.00 101,236.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Ben Hoskin (filter this donee) 94,209.00 31,481.00 30,000.00 32,728.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Ethan Dickinson (filter this donee) 93,408.00 0.00 25,400.00 20,518.00 47,490.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Peter Scott (filter this donee) 80,000.00 30,000.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Sebastian Hagen (filter this donee) 74,587.00 22,384.00 10,851.00 12,085.00 29,267.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Buck Shlegeris (filter this donee) 72,679.00 5.00 72,674.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Marius van Voorden (filter this donee) 71,461.00 0.00 59,251.00 0.00 12,210.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Leif K-Brooks (filter this donee) 67,216.00 0.00 67,216.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Alexei Andreev (filter this donee) 64,605.00 0.00 0.00 525.00 64,080.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Chris Haley (filter this donee) 60,250.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 60,250.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Guy Srinivasan (filter this donee) 58,310.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 58,310.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Henrik Jonsson (filter this donee) 54,525.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 54,525.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Mikko Rauhala (filter this donee) 53,745.00 7,200.00 13,200.00 6,000.00 27,345.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Michael Blume (filter this donee) 51,755.00 1,400.00 5,425.00 15,000.00 29,930.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Mihaly Barasz (filter this donee) 51,623.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 51,623.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Alan Chang (filter this donee) 51,050.00 33,050.00 18,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Luke Stebbing (filter this donee) 50,500.00 3,000.00 18,050.00 10,500.00 18,950.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Misha Gurevich (filter this donee) 50,370.00 1,500.00 9,000.00 6,000.00 33,870.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Brandon Reinhart (filter this donee) 50,050.00 0.00 25,050.00 15,000.00 10,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Scott Worley (filter this donee) 50,005.00 9,486.00 21,687.00 5,488.00 13,344.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Marcello Herreshoff (filter this donee) 49,110.00 0.00 12,000.00 12,000.00 25,110.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Jason Joachim (filter this donee) 44,100.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 44,100.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Michael Cohen (filter this donee) 39,359.00 0.00 9,977.00 29,382.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Scott Siskind (filter this donee) 38,500.00 0.00 29,000.00 2,037.00 7,463.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Robin Powell (filter this donee) 37,560.00 1,000.00 11,200.00 200.00 25,160.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Austin Peña (filter this donee) 37,517.00 26,554.00 10,963.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Max Kesin (filter this donee) 37,000.00 10,000.00 20,420.00 6,580.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Gordon Irlam (filter this donee) 35,000.00 0.00 0.00 10,000.00 10,000.00 10,000.00 5,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Michael Sadowsky (filter this donee) 34,000.00 0.00 0.00 9,000.00 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Gustav Simonsson (filter this donee) 33,285.00 33,285.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Nathaniel Soares (filter this donee) 33,230.00 0.00 10.00 0.00 33,220.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Kelsey Piper (filter this donee) 30,730.00 30,730.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Quinn Maurmann (filter this donee) 30,575.00 30,575.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Jesse Liptrap (filter this donee) 29,590.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 29,590.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Jeremy Schlatter (filter this donee) 28,711.00 150.00 150.00 4,000.00 24,411.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Tomer Kagan (filter this donee) 26,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 26,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Brian Tomasik (filter this donee) 26,010.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,000.00 10.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 12,000.00 12,000.00
Patrick LaVictoire (filter this donee) 25,885.00 5,000.00 20,885.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Paul Crowley (filter this donee) 25,850.00 13,400.00 12,450.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Zvi Mowshowitz (filter this donee) 25,010.00 10,000.00 10,000.00 0.00 5,010.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Gary Basin (filter this donee) 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Martine Rothblatt (filter this donee) 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Mick Porter (filter this donee) 24,810.00 1,200.00 9,200.00 2,400.00 12,010.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Liron Shapira (filter this donee) 24,750.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 24,750.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Johan Edström (filter this donee) 23,680.00 0.00 5,700.00 300.00 17,680.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Ethan Sterling (filter this donee) 23,418.00 23,418.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Mike Anderson (filter this donee) 23,000.00 23,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Janos Kramar (filter this donee) 22,811.00 0.00 200.00 541.00 22,070.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Rolf Nelson (filter this donee) 21,810.00 100.00 0.00 0.00 21,710.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Bruno Parga (filter this donee) 21,743.00 10,382.00 11,361.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Kevin Fischer (filter this donee) 21,230.00 1,000.00 2,000.00 0.00 18,230.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Pasha Kamyshev (filter this donee) 20,200.00 20,200.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Victoria Krakovna (filter this donee) 19,867.00 19,867.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Nicolas Tarleton (filter this donee) 19,559.00 0.00 2,000.00 0.00 17,559.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Simon Sáfár (filter this donee) 19,162.00 3,131.00 16,031.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Jai Dhyani (filter this donee) 19,156.00 7,751.00 11,405.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Sergejs Silko (filter this donee) 18,200.00 18,200.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
John Salvatier (filter this donee) 17,718.00 0.00 0.00 9,110.00 8,608.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Stanley Pecavar (filter this donee) 17,450.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 17,450.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Benjamin Goldhaber (filter this donee) 17,250.00 0.00 17,250.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Leopold Bauernfeind (filter this donee) 16,900.00 0.00 16,900.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Wolf Tivy (filter this donee) 16,758.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 16,758.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The Maurice Amado Foundation (filter this donee) 16,000.00 0.00 16,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Sergio Tarrero (filter this donee) 15,220.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 15,220.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Quixey (filter this donee) 15,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 15,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Stephan T. Lavavej (filter this donee) 15,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 15,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Donald King (filter this donee) 15,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 15,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Tran Bao Trung (filter this donee) 14,379.00 0.00 14,379.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Aleksei Riikonen (filter this donee) 14,372.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 14,372.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
William Morgan (filter this donee) 13,571.00 0.00 1,000.00 400.00 12,171.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
James Mazur (filter this donee) 13,127.00 675.00 12,452.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Michal Pokorný (filter this donee) 13,000.00 1,000.00 12,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Eric Lin (filter this donee) 12,870.00 12,870.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Michael Ames (filter this donee) 12,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 12,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Sam Eisenstat (filter this donee) 12,356.00 0.00 12,356.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Benjamin Hoffman (filter this donee) 12,332.00 0.00 100.00 0.00 12,232.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Emma Borhanian (filter this donee) 12,000.00 0.00 12,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Michael Plotz (filter this donee) 11,960.00 11,960.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Joshua Fox (filter this donee) 11,934.00 360.00 2,040.00 1,310.00 8,224.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Louie Helm (filter this donee) 11,930.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 11,930.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Kenn Hamm (filter this donee) 11,472.00 11,472.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Stephanie Zolayvar (filter this donee) 11,247.00 0.00 11,247.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Jean-Philippe Sugarbroad (filter this donee) 11,200.00 0.00 11,200.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Robert and Judith Babcock (filter this donee) 11,100.00 11,100.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Ryan Carey (filter this donee) 10,172.00 5,086.00 5,086.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Riley Goodside (filter this donee) 10,049.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 10,049.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Gil Elbaz (filter this donee) 10,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 10,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Adam Weissman (filter this donee) 10,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 10,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Alex Schell (filter this donee) 9,575.00 9,575.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Luke Titmus (filter this donee) 8,837.00 0.00 8,837.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Xerxes Dotiwalla (filter this donee) 8,700.00 1,350.00 7,350.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Daniel Nelson (filter this donee) 8,147.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 8,147.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Paul Rhodes (filter this donee) 8,025.00 1,024.00 869.00 61.00 6,071.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Laura and Chris Soares (filter this donee) 7,510.00 0.00 7,510.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Paul Christiano (filter this donee) 7,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 7,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Nhat Anh Phan (filter this donee) 7,000.00 0.00 7,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Alex Edelman (filter this donee) 6,932.00 1,800.00 5,132.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Nader Chehab (filter this donee) 6,786.00 6,786.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
James Douma (filter this donee) 6,430.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 6,430.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Cliff & Stephanie Hyra (filter this donee) 6,208.00 6,208.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Andrew Hay (filter this donee) 6,201.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 6,201.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Raymond Arnold (filter this donee) 5,920.00 500.00 3,420.00 2,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Tobias Dänzer (filter this donee) 5,734.00 0.00 5,734.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Bryan Dana (filter this donee) 5,599.00 70.00 5,529.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Phil Hazelden (filter this donee) 5,559.00 0.00 5,559.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Robert and Gery Ruddick (filter this donee) 5,500.00 5,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Jacob Falkovich (filter this donee) 5,415.00 0.00 5,065.00 300.00 50.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Frank Adamek (filter this donee) 5,250.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 5,250.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Giles Edkins (filter this donee) 5,145.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 5,145.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Tuxedage John Adams (filter this donee) 5,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 5,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Thomas Jackson (filter this donee) 5,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 5,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Daniel Ziegler (filter this donee) 5,000.00 0.00 5,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Daniel Weinand (filter this donee) 5,000.00 5,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Robert Yaman (filter this donee) 5,000.00 0.00 0.00 5,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Jeff Bone (filter this donee) 5,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 5,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Kevin R. Fischer (filter this donee) 5,000.00 0.00 5,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Patrick Brinich-Langlois (filter this donee) 3,000.00 0.00 3,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
JP Addison (filter this donee) 500.00 0.00 0.00 500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Tim Bakker (filter this donee) 474.72 0.00 0.00 474.72 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Kyle Bogosian (filter this donee) 385.00 0.00 0.00 135.00 250.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Nick Brown (filter this donee) 199.28 0.00 0.00 119.57 79.71 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Mathieu Roy (filter this donee) 198.85 0.00 0.00 198.85 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Johannes Gätjen (filter this donee) 118.68 0.00 0.00 0.00 118.68 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Aaron Gertler (filter this donee) 100.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Peter Hurford (filter this donee) 90.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 90.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
William Grunow (filter this donee) 74.98 0.00 0.00 37.49 37.49 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vegard Blindheim (filter this donee) 63.39 0.00 0.00 63.39 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Alexandre Zani (filter this donee) 50.00 0.00 0.00 50.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Henry Cooksley (filter this donee) 38.12 0.00 0.00 38.12 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Akhil Jalan (filter this donee) 31.00 0.00 0.00 31.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Pablo Stafforini (filter this donee) 25.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 25.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Michael Dello-Iacovo (filter this donee) 20.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 20.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Michael Dickens (filter this donee) 20.00 0.00 0.00 20.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Gwern Branwen (filter this donee) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 15,060,546.02 2,104,916.00 5,727,946.00 1,316,133.14 5,487,325.88 10,200.00 250,025.00 130,000.00 10,000.00 12,000.00 12,000.00

Full list of documents in reverse chronological order (45 documents)

Title (URL linked)Publication dateAuthorPublisherAffected donorsAffected doneesDocument scopeCause areaNotes
Opportunities for individual donors in AI safety2018-03-12Alex Flint Effective Altruism Forum Machine Intelligence Research Institute Future of Humanity Institute Review of current state of cause areaAI safetyAlex Flint discusses the history of AI safety funding, and suggests some heuristics for individual donors based on what he has seen to be successful in the past
Fundraising success!2018-01-10Malo Bourgon Machine Intelligence Research Institute Machine Intelligence Research Institute Donee periodic updateAI safetyMIRI announces the success of its fundraiser, providing information on its top doonors, and thanking everybody who contributed
Where the ACE Staff Members Are Giving in 2017 and Why2017-12-26Allison Smith Animal Charity EvaluatorsJon Bockman Allison Smith Toni Adleberg Sofia Davis-Fogel Kieran Greig Jamie Spurgeon Erika Alonso Eric Herboso Gina Stuessy Animal Charity Evaluators The Good Food Institute Vegan Outreach A Well-Fed World Better Eating International Encompass Direct Action Everywhere Animal Charity Evaluators Recommended Charity Fund Against Malaria Foundation Animal equality The Nonhuman Rights Project AnimaNaturalis Internacional The Humane League GiveDirectly Food Empowerment Project Mercy For Animals New Harvest StrongMinds Centre for Effective Altruism Effective Altruism Funds Machine Intelligence Research Institute Donor lottery Sentience Institute Wild-Animal Suffering Research Periodic donation list documentationAnimal welfareAnimal Charity Evaluators (ACE) staff describe where they donated or plan to donate in 2017
Suggestions for Individual Donors from Open Philanthropy Project Staff - 20172017-12-21Holden Karnofsky Open Philanthropy ProjectJaime Yassif Chloe Cockburn Lewis Bollard Nick Beckstead Daniel Dewey Center for International Security and Cooperation Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security Good Call Court Watch NOLA Compassion in World Farming USA Wild-Animal Suffering Research Effective Altruism Funds Donor lottery Future of Humanity Institute Center for Human-Compatible AI Machine Intelligence Research Institute Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Centre for Effective Altruism 80,000 Hours Alliance to Feed the Earth in Disasters Donation suggestion listAnimal welfare,AI risk,Biosecurity and pandemic preparedness,Effective altruism,Criminal justice reformOpen Philanthropy Project staff give suggestions on places that might be good for individuals to donate to. Each suggestion includes a section "Why I suggest it", a section explaining why the Open Philanthropy Project has not funded (or not fully funded) the opportunity, and links to relevant writeups
2018 AI Safety Literature Review and Charity Comparison2017-12-20Ben Hoskin Effective Altruism ForumBen Hoskin Machine Intelligence Research Institute Future of Humanity Institute Global Catastrophic Risk Institute Centre for the Study of Existential Risk AI Impacts Center for Human-Compatible AI Center for Applied Rationality Future of Life Institute 80,000 Hours Review of current state of cause areaAI safetyThe lengthy blog post covers all the published work of prominent organizations focused on AI risk. It is an annual refresh of http://effective-altruism.com/ea/14w/2017_ai_risk_literature_review_and_charity/ -- a similar post published a year before it. The conclusion: "Significant donations to the Machine Intelligence Research Institute and the Global Catastrophic Risks Institute. A much smaller one to AI Impacts."
I Vouch For MIRI2017-12-17Zvi Mowshowitz Zvi Mowshowitz Machine Intelligence Research Institute Single donation documentationAI safetyMowshowitz explains why he made his $10,000 donation to MIRI, and makes the case for others to support MIRI. He believes that MIRI understands the hardness of the AI safety problem, is focused on building solutions for the long term, and has done humanity a great service through its work on functional decision theory
MIRI 2017 Fundraiser and Strategy Update2017-12-15Malo Bourgon Machine Intelligence Research Institute Machine Intelligence Research Institute Donee donation caseAI safetyMIRI provides an update on its fundraiser and its strategy in a general-interest forum for people interested in effective altruism. They say the fundraiser is already going quite well, but believe they can still use marginal funds well to expand more
End-of-the-year matching challenge!2017-12-14Rob Bensinger Machine Intelligence Research InstituteChristian Calderon Marius van Voorden Machine Intelligence Research Institute Donee donation caseAI safetyMIRI gives an update on how its fundraising efforts are going, noting that it has met its first fundraising target, listing two major donations (Christian Calderon: $367,574 and Marius van Voorden: $59K), and highlighting the 2017 charity drive where donations up to $1 million to a list of charities including MIRI will be matched
AI: a Reason to Worry, and to Donate2017-12-10Jacob Falkovich Jacob Falkovich Machine Intelligence Research Institute Future of Life Institute Center for Human-Compatible AI Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Future of Humanity Institute Effective Altruism Funds Single donation documentationAI safetyFalkovich explains why he thinks AI safety is a much more important and relatively neglected existential risk than climate change, and why he is donating to it. He says he is donating to MIRI because he is reasonably certain of the importance of their work on AI aligment. However, he lists a few other organizations for which he is willing to match donations up to 0.3 bitcoins, and encourages other donors to use their own judgment to decide among them: Future of Life Institute, Center for Human-Compatible AI, Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative, Future of Humanity Institute, and Effective Altruism Funds (the Long-Term Future Fund)
MIRI’s 2017 Fundraiser2017-12-01Malo Bourgon Machine Intelligence Research Institute Machine Intelligence Research Institute Donee donation caseAI safetyDocument provides cumulative target amounts for 2017 fundraiser ($625,000 Target 1, $850,000 Target 2, $1,250,000 Target 3) along with what MIRI expects to accomplish at each target level. Funds raised from the Open Philanthropy Project and an anonymous cryptocurrency donor (see https://intelligence.org/2017/07/04/updates-to-the-research-team-and-a-major-donation/ for more) are identified as reasons for the greater financial security and more long-term and ambitious planning
Claim: if you work in an AI alignment org funded by donations, you should not own much cryptocurrency, since much of your salary comes from people who do2017-11-18Daniel Filan Machine Intelligence Research Institute Miscellaneous commentaryAI safetyThe post by Daniel Filan claims that organizations working in AI risk get a large share of their donations from cryptocurrency investors, so their fundraising success is tied to the success of cryptocurrency. For better diversification, therefore, people working at such organizations should not own cryptocurrency. The post has a number of comments from Malo Bourgon of the Machine Intelligence Research Institute, which is receiving a lot of money from cryptocurrency investors in the months surrounding the post date
Superintelligence Risk Project: Conclusion2017-09-15Jeff Kaufman Machine Intelligence Research Institute Review of current state of cause areaAI safetyThis is the concluding post (with links to all earlier posts) of a month-long investigation by Jeff Kaufman into AI risk. Kaufman investigates by reading the work of, and talking with, both people who work in AI risk reduction and people who work on machine learning and AI in industry and academia, but are not directly involved with safety. His conclusion is that there likely should continue to be some work on AI risk reduction, and this should be respected by people working on AI. He is not confident about how the current level and type of work on AI risk compares with the optimal level and type of such work
I’ve noticed that this misconception is still floating around2017-08-30Rob Bensinger Facebook Machine Intelligence Research Institute Reasoning supplementAI safetyPost notes an alleged popular misconception that the reason to focus on AI risk is that it is low-probability but high-impact, but MIRI researchers assign a medium-to-high probability of AI risk in the medium-term future
My current thoughts on MIRI’s highly reliable agent design work2017-07-07Daniel Dewey Effective Altruism ForumOpen Philanthropy Project Machine Intelligence Research Institute Evaluator review of doneeAI safetyPost discusses thoughts on the MIRI work on highly reliable agent design. Dewey is looking into the subject to inform Open Philanthropy Project grantmaking to MIRI specifically and for AI risk in general; the post reflects his own opinions that could affect Open Phil decisions. See https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/long-term-world-improvement/FeZ_h2HXJr0 for critical discussion, in particular the comments by Sarah Constantin
Updates to the research team, and a major donation2017-07-04Malo Bourgon Machine Intelligence Research Institute Machine Intelligence Research Institute Donee periodic updateAI safetyMIRI announces a surprise $1.01 million donation from an Ethereum cryptocurrency investor (2017-05-30) as well as updates related to team and fundraising
Four quantiative models, aggregation, and final decision2017-05-20Tom Sittler Oxford Prioritisation ProjectOxford Prioritisation Project 80,000 Hours Animal Charity Evaluators Machine Intelligence Research Institute StrongMinds Single donation documentationEffective altruism/career adviceThe post describes how the Oxford Prioritisation Project compared its four finalists (80000 Hours, Animal Charity Evaluators, Machine Intelligence Research Institute, and StrongMinds) by building quantitative models for each, including modeling of uncertainties. Based on these quantitative models, 80000 Hours was chosen as the winner. Also posted to http://effective-altruism.com/ea/1ah/four_quantiative_models_aggregation_and_final/ for comments
A model of the Machine Intelligence Research Institute2017-05-20Sindy Li Oxford Prioritisation ProjectOxford Prioritisation Project Machine Intelligence Research Institute Evaluator review of doneeAI safetyThe post describes a quantitative model of the Machine Intelligence Research Institute, available at https://www.getguesstimate.com/models/8789 on Guesstimate. Also posted to http://effective-altruism.com/ea/1ae/a_model_of_the_machine_intelligence_research/ for comments
2017 Updates and Strategy2017-04-30Rob Bensinger Machine Intelligence Research Institute Machine Intelligence Research Institute Donee periodic updateAI safetyMIRI provides updates on its progress as an organization and outlines its strategy and budget for the coming year. Key update is that recent developments in AI have made them increase the probability of AGI before 2035 by a little bit. MIRI has also been in touch with researchers at FAIR, DeepMind, and OpenAI
AI Safety: Is it worthwhile for us to look further into donating into AI research?2017-03-11Qays Langan-Dathi Oxford Prioritisation ProjectOxford Prioritisation Project Machine Intelligence Research Institute Review of current state of cause areaAI safetyThe post concludes: "In conclusion my answer to my main point is, yes. There is a good chance that AI risk prevention is the most cost effective focus area for saving the most amount of lives with or without regarding future human lives."
Final decision: Version 02017-03-01Tom Sittler Oxford Prioritisation ProjectOxford Prioritisation Project Against Malaria Foundation Machine Intelligence Research Institute The Good Food Institute StrongMinds Reasoning supplementVersion 0 of a decision process for what charity to grant 10,000 UK pouds to. Result was a tie between Machine Intelligence Research Institute and StrongMinds. See http://effective-altruism.com/ea/187/oxford_prioritisation_project_version_0/ for a cross-post with comments
Konstantin Sietzy: current view, StrongMinds2017-02-21Konstantin Sietzy Oxford Prioritisation ProjectOxford Prioritisation Project StrongMinds Machine Intelligence Research Institute Evaluator review of doneeMental healthKonstantin Sietzy explains why StrongMinds is the best charity in his view. Also lists Machine Intelligence Research Institute as the runner-up
Daniel May: current view, Machine Intelligence Research Institute2017-02-15Daniel May Oxford Prioritisation ProjectOxford Prioritisation Project Machine Intelligence Research Institute Evaluator review of doneeAI safetyDaniel May evaluates the Machine Intelligence Research Institute and describes his reasons for considering it the best donation opportunity
Tom Sittler: current view, Machine Intelligence Research Institute2017-02-08Tom Sittler Oxford Prioritisation ProjectOxford Prioritisation Project Machine Intelligence Research Institute Future of Humanity Institute Evaluator review of doneeAI safetyTom Sittler explains why he considers the Machine Intelligence Research Institute the best donation opportunity. Cites http://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-catastrophic-risks/potential-risks-advanced-artificial-intelligence/machine-intelligence-research-institute-general-support http://www.openphilanthropy.org/blog/potential-risks-advanced-artificial-intelligence-philanthropic-opportunity http://effective-altruism.com/ea/14c/why_im_donating_to_miri_this_year/ http://effective-altruism.com/ea/14w/2017_ai_risk_literature_review_and_charity/ and mentions Michael Dickens model as a potential reason to update
Changes in funding in the AI safety field2017-02-01Sebastian Farquhar Centre for Effective Altruism Machine Intelligence Research Institute Center for Human-Compatible AI Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence Future of Life Institute Future of Humanity Institute OpenAI MIT Media Lab Review of current state of cause areaAI safetyThe post reviews AI safety funding from 2014 to 2017 (projections for 2017). Cross-posted on EA Forum at http://effective-altruism.com/ea/16s/changes_in_funding_in_the_ai_safety_field/
Belief status: off-the-cuff thoughts!2017-01-19Vipul Naik Facebook Machine Intelligence Research Institute Reasoning supplementAI safetyThe post argues that (lack of) academic endorsement of the work done by MIRI should not be an important factor in evaluating MIRI, offering three reasons. Commenters include Rob Bensinger, Research Communications Manager at MIRI
The effective altruism guide to donating this giving season2016-12-28Robert Wiblin 80,000 Hours Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense Cool Earth Alliance for Safety and Justice Cosecha Centre for Effective Altruism 80000 Hours Animal Charity Evaluators Compassion in World Farming USA Against Malaria Foundation Schistosomiasis Control Initiative StrongMinds Ploughshares Fund Machine Intelligence Research Institute Future of Humanity Institute Evaluator consolidated recommendation listBiosecurity and pandemic preparedness,Global health and global poverty,Animal welfare,AI risk,Global catastrophic risks,Effective altruism/movement growthRobert Wiblin draws on a number of annual charity evaluations and reviews, as well as staff donation writeups, from sources such as GiveWell and Animal Charity Evaluators, to provide an "effective altruism guide" for 2016 Giving Season donation
Where the ACE Staff Members are Giving in 2016 and Why2016-12-23Leah Edgerton Animal Charity EvaluatorsAllison Smith Jacy Reese Toni Adleberg Gina Stuessy Kieran Grieg Eric Herboso Erika Alonso Animal Charity Evaluators Animal Equality Vegan Outreach Act Asia Faunalytics Farm Animal Rights Movement Sentience Politics Direct Action Everywhere The Humane League The Good Food Institute Collectively Free Planned Parenthood Future of Life Institute Future of Humanity Institute GiveDirectly Machine Intelligence Research Institute The Humane Society of the United States Farm Sanctuary StrongMinds Periodic donation list documentationAnimal welfareAnimal Charity Evaluators (ACE) staff describe where they donated or plan to donate in 2016
Suggestions for Individual Donors from Open Philanthropy Project Staff - 20162016-12-14Holden Karnofsky Open Philanthropy ProjectJaime Yassif Chloe Cockburn Lewis Bollard Daniel Dewey Nick Beckstead Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense Alliance for Safety and Justice Cosecha Animal Charity Evaluators Compassion in World Farming USA Machine Intelligence Research Institute Future of Humanity Institute 80,000 Hours Ploughshares Fund Donation suggestion listAnimal welfare,AI risk,Biosecurity and pandemic preparedness,Effective altruism,Migration policyOpen Philanthropy Project staff describe suggestions for best donation opportunities for individual donors in their specific areas
2017 AI Risk Literature Review and Charity Comparison2016-12-13Ben Hoskin Effective Altruism ForumBen Hoskin Machine Intelligence Research Institute Future of Humanity Institute OpenAI Center for Human-Compatible AI Future of Life Institute Centre for the Study of Existential Risk Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence Global Catastrophic Risk Institute Global Priorities Project AI Impacts Xrisks Institute X-Risks Net Center for Applied Rationality 80,000 Hours Raising for Effective Giving Review of current state of cause areaAI safetyThe lengthy blog post covers all the published work of prominent organizations focused on AI risk. References http://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-catastrophic-risks/potential-risks-advanced-artificial-intelligence/machine-intelligence-research-institute-general-support#sources1007 for the MIRI part of it but notes the absence of information on the many other orgs. The conclusion: "The conclusion: "Significant donations to the Machine Intelligence Research Institute and the Global Catastrophic Risks Institute. A much smaller one to AI Impacts."
EAs write about where they give2016-12-09Julia Wise Effective Altruism ForumBlake Borgeson Eva Vivalt Ben Kuhn Alexander Gordon-Brown and Denise Melchin Elizabeth Van Nostrand Machine Intelligence Research Institute Center for Applied Rationality AidGrade Charity Science: Health 80,000 Hours Centre for Effective Altruism Tostan Periodic donation list documentationGlobal health and global poverty, AI riskJulia Wise got submissions from multiple donors about their donation plans and put them together in a single post. The goal was to cover people outside of organizations that publish such posts for their employees
CEA Staff Donation Decisions 20162016-12-06Sam Deere Centre for Effective AltruismWilliam MacAskill Michelle Hutchinson Tara MacAulay Alison Woodman Seb Farquhar Hauke Hillebrandt Marinella Capriati Sam Deere Max Dalton Larissa Hesketh-Rowe Michael Page Stefan Schubert Pablo Stafforini Amy Labenz Centre for Effective Altruism 80,000 Hours Against Malaria Foundation Schistosomiasis Control Initiative Animal Charity Evaluators Charity Science Health New Incentives Project Healthy Children Deworm the World Initiative Machine Intelligence Research Institute StrongMinds Future of Humanity Institute Future of Life Institute Centre for the Study of Existential Risk Effective Altruism Foundation Sci-Hub Vote.org The Humane League Foundational Research Institute Periodic donation list documentationCentre for Effective Altruism (CEA) staff describe their donation plans. The donation amounts are not disclosed.
Why I'm donating to MIRI this year2016-11-30Owen Cotton-Barratt Owen Cotton-Barratt Machine Intelligence Research Institute Single donation documentationAI safetyPrimary interest is in existential risk. Cited CoI and other reasons for not donating to own employer, Centre for Effective Altruism. Notes disagreements with MIRI, citing http://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-catastrophic-risks/potential-risks-advanced-artificial-intelligence/machine-intelligence-research-institute-general-support#research but highlights need for epistemic humility
Crunch time!! The 2016 fundraiser for the AI safety group I work at, MIRI, is going a lot slower than expected2016-10-25Rob Bensinger Facebook Machine Intelligence Research Institute Donee donation caseAI safetyRob Bensinger, Research Communications Director at MIRI, takes to his personal Facebook to ask people to chip in for the MIRI fundraiser, which is going slower than he and MIRI expected, and may not meet its target. The final comment by Bensinger notes that $582,316 out of the target of $750,000 was raised, and that about $260k of that was raised after his post, so he credits the final push for helping MIRI move closer to its fundraising goals
Ask MIRI Anything (AMA)2016-10-11Rob Bensinger Machine Intelligence Research Institute Machine Intelligence Research Institute Donee AMAAI safetyRob Bensinger, the Research Communications Manager at MIRI, hosts an Ask Me Anything (AMA) on the Effective Altruism Forum during the October 2016 Fundraiser
MIRI’s 2016 Fundraiser2016-09-16Nate Soares Machine Intelligence Research Institute Machine Intelligence Research Institute Donee donation caseAI safetyMIRI announces its single 2016 fundraiser (as opposed to previous years when it conducted two fundraisers, it is conducting just one this time, in the Fall)
Machine Intelligence Research Institute — General Support2016-09-06Open Philanthropy Project Open Philanthropy ProjectOpen Philanthropy Project Machine Intelligence Research Institute Evaluator review of doneeAI safetyOpen Phil writes about the grant at considerable length, more than it usually does. This is because it says that it has found the investigation difficult and believes that others may benefit from its process. The writeup also links to reviews of MIRI research by AI researchers, commissioned by Open Phil: http://files.openphilanthropy.org/files/Grants/MIRI/consolidated_public_reviews.pdf (the reviews are anonymized). The date is based on the announcement date of the grant, see https://groups.google.com/a/openphilanthropy.org/forum/#!topic/newly.published/XkSl27jBDZ8 for the email
Anonymized Reviews of Three Recent Papers from MIRI’s Agent Foundations Research Agenda (PDF)2016-09-06Open Philanthropy ProjectOpen Philanthropy Project Machine Intelligence Research Institute Evaluator review of doneeAI safetyReviews of the technical work done by MIRI, solicited and compiled by the Open Philanthropy Project as part of its decision process behind a grant for general support to MIRI documented at http://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-catastrophic-risks/potential-risks-advanced-artificial-intelligence/machine-intelligence-research-institute-general-support (grant made 2016-08, announced 2016-09-06)
Concerning MIRI’s Place in the EA Movement2016-02-17Ozy Brennan Thing of Things Machine Intelligence Research Institute Miscellaneous commentaryAI safetyThe post does not directly evaluate MIRI, but highlights the importance of object-level evaluation of the quality and value of the work done by MIRI. Also thanks MIRI, LessWrong, and Yudkowsky for contributions to the growth of the effective altruist movement
Where should you donate to have the most impact during giving season 2015?2015-12-24Robert Wiblin 80,000 Hours Against Malaria Foundation Giving What We Can GiveWell AidGrade Effective Altruism Outreach Animal Charity Evaluators Machine Intelligence Research Institute Raising for Effective Giving Center for Applied Rationality Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security Ploughshares Fund Future of Humanity Institute Future of Life Institute Centre for the Study of Existential Risk Charity Science Deworm the World Initiative Schistosomiasis Control Initiative GiveDirectly Evaluator consolidated recommendation listGlobal health and global poverty,Effective altruism/movement growth,Rationality improvement,Biosecurity and pandemic preparedness,AI risk,Global catastrophic risksRobert Wiblin draws on GiveWell recommendations, Animal Charity Evaluators recommendations, Open Philanthropy Project writeups, staff donation writeups and suggestions, as well as other sources (including personal knowledge and intuitions) to come up with a list of places to donate
My Cause Selection: Michael Dickens2015-09-15Michael Dickens Effective Altruism ForumMichael Dickens Machine Intelligence Research Institute Future of Humanity Institute Centre for the Study of Existential Risk Future of Life Institute Open Philanthropy Project Animal Charity Evaluators Animal Ethics Foundational Research Institute Giving What We Can Charity Science Raising for Effective Giving Single donation documentationAnimal welfare,AI risk,Effective altruismExplanation by Dickens of giving choice for 2015. After some consideration, narrows choice to three orgs: MIRI, ACE, and REG. Finally chooses REG due to weighted donation multiplier
MIRI Fundraiser: Why now matters2015-07-24Nate Soares Machine Intelligence Research Institute Machine Intelligence Research Institute Donee donation caseAI safetyCross-posted at LessWrong and on the MIRI blog at https://intelligence.org/2015/07/20/why-now-matters/ -- this post occurs just two months after Soares takes over as MIRI Executive Director. It is a followup to https://intelligence.org/2015/07/17/miris-2015-summer-fundraiser/
MIRI’s 2015 Summer Fundraiser!2015-07-17Nate Soares Machine Intelligence Research Institute Machine Intelligence Research Institute Donee donation caseAI safetyMIRI announces its summer fundraiser and links to a number of documents to help donors evaluate it. This is the first fundraiser under new Executive Director Nate Soares, just a couple months after he assumed office
Tumblr on MIRI2014-10-07Scott Alexander Slate Star Codex Machine Intelligence Research Institute Evaluator review of doneeAI safetyThe blog post is structured as a response to recent criticism of MIRI on Tumblr, but is mainly a guardedly positive assessment of MIRI. In particular, it highlights the important role played by MIRI in elevating the profile of AI risk, citing attention from Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, Gary Drescher, Max Tegmark, Stuart Russell, and Peter Thiel.
Thoughts on the Singularity Institute (SI)2012-05-11Holden Karnofsky LessWrong Machine Intelligence Research Institute Evaluator review of doneeAI safetyPost discussing reasons Holden Karnofsky, co-executive director of GiveWell, does not recommend the Singularity Institute (SI), the historical name for the Machine Intelligence Research Institute
SIAI - An Examination2011-05-02Brandon Reinhart LessWrongBrandon Reinhart Machine Intelligence Research Institute Evaluator review of doneeAI safetyPost discussing initial investigation into the Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence (SIAI), the former name of Machine Intelligence Research Institute (MIRI), with the intent of deciding whether to donate. Final takeaway is that it was a worthy donation target, though no specific donation is announced in the post. See http://lesswrong.com/r/discussion/lw/5fo/siai_fundraising/ for an earlier draft of the post (along with a number of comments that were incorporated into the official version)

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (370 donations)

DonorAmount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Effective Altruism Funds488,994.002018-08-14AI safetyhttps://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/far-future/payouts/6g4f7iae5Ok6K6YOaAiyK0Nick Beckstead Grant made from the Long-Term Future Fund. Beckstead recommended that the grantee spend the money to save time and increase productivity of employees (for instance, by subsidizing childcare or electronics). Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 53.32%.
Open Philanthropy Project150,000.002018-06AI safetyhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-catastrophic-risks/potential-risks-advanced-artificial-intelligence/machine-intelligence-research-institute-ai-safety-retraining-programClaire Zabel Grant to suppport the artificial intelligence safety retraining project. MIRI intends to use these funds to provide stipends, structure, and guidance to promising computer programmers and other technically proficient individuals who are considering transitioning their careers to focus on potential risks from advanced artificial intelligence. Announced: 2018-06-28.
Alan Chang17,000.002018AI safetyhttps://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Alex Edelman1,800.002018AI safetyhttps://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Blake Borgeson10.002018AI safetyhttps://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Bruno Parga10,382.002018AI safetyhttps://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Bryan Dana70.002018AI safetyhttps://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Buck Shlegeris5.002018AI safetyhttps://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Cliff & Stephanie Hyra1,000.002018AI safetyhttps://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Daniel Weinand5,000.002018AI safetyhttps://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Edwin Evans35,550.002018AI safetyhttps://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Eric Lin1,850.002018AI safetyhttps://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Eric Rogstad19,000.002018AI safetyhttps://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Ethan Sterling23,418.002018AI safetyhttps://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Future of Life Institute252.002018AI safetyhttps://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Gustav Simonsson33,285.002018AI safetyhttps://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Jai Dhyani6,100.002018AI safetyhttps://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
James Mazur475.002018AI safetyhttps://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Jeremy Schlatter150.002018AI safetyhttps://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Jonathan Weissman20,000.002018AI safetyhttps://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Joshua Fox240.002018AI safetyhttps://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Kelsey Piper30,730.002018AI safetyhttps://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Kenn Hamm11,472.002018AI safetyhttps://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Luke Stebbing3,000.002018AI safetyhttps://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Max Kesin10,000.002018AI safetyhttps://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Michael Blume1,100.002018AI safetyhttps://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Michael Plotz4,000.002018AI safetyhttps://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Michal Pokorný1,000.002018AI safetyhttps://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Mick Porter800.002018AI safetyhttps://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Mike Anderson23,000.002018AI safetyhttps://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Mikko Rauhala7,200.002018AI safetyhttps://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Misha Gurevich1,500.002018AI safetyhttps://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Nader Chehab6,786.002018AI safetyhttps://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Pasha Kamyshev20,200.002018AI safetyhttps://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Paul Crowley7,400.002018AI safetyhttps://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Paul Rhodes1,017.002018AI safetyhttps://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Zvi Mowshowitz10,000.002018AI safetyhttps://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Peter Scott30,000.002018AI safetyhttps://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Quinn Maurmann3,000.002018AI safetyhttps://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Raymond Arnold250.002018AI safetyhttps://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Richard Schwall59,639.002018AI safetyhttps://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Robert and Gery Ruddick5,500.002018AI safetyhttps://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Robin Powell600.002018AI safetyhttps://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Ryan Carey5,086.002018AI safetyhttps://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Scott Dickey2,000.002018AI safetyhttps://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Scott Worley9,486.002018AI safetyhttps://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Sebastian Hagen6,000.002018AI safetyhttps://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Sergejs Silko18,200.002018AI safetyhttps://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Simon Sáfár3,131.002018AI safetyhttps://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Victoria Krakovna2,801.002018AI safetyhttps://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Joshua Fox120.002018AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20180117010054/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Kevin Fischer1,000.002018AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20180117010054/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Michael Blume300.002018AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20180117010054/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Michael Plotz7,960.002018AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20180117010054/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Mick Porter400.002018AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20180117010054/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Patrick LaVictoire5,000.002018AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20180117010054/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Paul Crowley6,000.002018AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20180117010054/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Paul Rhodes7.002018AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20180117010054/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Quinn Maurmann27,575.002018AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20180117010054/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Raymond Arnold250.002018AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20180117010054/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Richard Schwall5,550.002018AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20180117010054/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Robert and Judith Babcock11,100.002018AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20180117010054/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Robin Powell400.002018AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20180117010054/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Rolf Nelson100.002018AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20180117010054/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Scott Dickey1,000.002018AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20180117010054/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Sebastian Hagen16,384.002018AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20180117010054/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Ben Hoskin31,481.002018AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20180117010054/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/-- See post http://effective-altruism.com/ea/1iu/2018_ai_safety_literature_review_and_charity/ assessing research. The conclusion: "Significant donations to the Machine Intelligence Research Institute and the Global Catastrophic Risks Institute. A much smaller one to AI Impacts.".
Alan Chang16,050.002018AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20180117010054/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Victoria Krakovna17,066.002018AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20180117010054/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Vitalik Buterin802,136.002018AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20180117010054/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Alex Schell9,575.002018AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20180117010054/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Xerxes Dotiwalla1,350.002018AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20180117010054/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Austin Peña26,554.002018AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20180117010054/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Cliff & Stephanie Hyra5,208.002018AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20180117010054/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Eric Lin11,020.002018AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20180117010054/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Jai Dhyani1,651.002018AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20180117010054/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
James Mazur200.002018AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20180117010054/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative100,000.002017-12-28AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20180731180958/http://existence.org:80/grants-- See blog announcement at http://existence.org/2018/01/11/activity-update-december-2017.html.
Joshua Fox360.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20171223071315/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Kevin R. Fischer5,000.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20171223071315/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Laura and Chris Soares7,510.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20171223071315/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Leopold Bauernfeind16,900.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20171223071315/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Luke Stebbing7,500.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20171223071315/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Luke Titmus8,837.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20171223071315/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Marius van Voorden59,251.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20171223071315/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Max Kesin10,000.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20171223071315/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Mick Porter1,200.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20171223071315/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Mikko Rauhala7,200.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20171223071315/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Misha Gurevich1,500.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20171223071315/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Paul Crowley12,450.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20171223071315/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Paul Rhodes22.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20171223071315/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Raising for Effective Giving29,140.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20171223071315/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Raymond Arnold3,420.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20171223071315/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/-- 2000 subtracted because it is recorded in EA Survey data.
Richard Schwall46,698.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20171223071315/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Robin Powell400.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20171223071315/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Ryan Carey5,086.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20171223071315/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Scott Dickey8,000.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20171223071315/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Scott Siskind10,000.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20171223071315/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Scott Worley5,500.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20171223071315/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Simon Sáfár3,131.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20171223071315/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Stephanie Zolayvar11,247.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20171223071315/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Tobias Dänzer5,734.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20171223071315/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Tran Bao Trung1,240.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20171223071315/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Alex Edelman5,132.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20171223071315/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Xerxes Dotiwalla7,350.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20171223071315/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Austin Peña1,034.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20171223071315/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Bruno Parga11,361.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20171223071315/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Bryan Dana66.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20171223071315/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Buck Shlegeris72,674.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20171223071315/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Christian Calderon367,574.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20171223071315/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Edwin Evans30,000.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20171223071315/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Eric Rogstad55,103.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20171223071315/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Zvi Mowshowitz10,000.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20171223071315/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/-- The document https://thezvi.wordpress.com/2017/12/17/i-vouch-for-miri/ explains that he believes that MIRI understands the hardness of the AI safety problem, is focused on building solutions for the long term, and has done humanity a great service through its work on functional decision theory.
Ethan Dickinson17,400.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20171223071315/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Jacob Falkovich5,065.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20171223071315/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/-- 350 from EA Survey subtracted.
Jai Dhyani11,405.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20171223071315/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
James Mazur825.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20171223071315/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Jeremy Schlatter150.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20171223071315/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Jonathan Weissman20,000.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20171223071315/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Patrick Brinich-Langlois3,000.002017-12-10AI safetyhttp://www.patbl.com/misc/other/donations/--
Tran Bao Trung4,239.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20171003083300/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Loren Merritt25,000.002017-10AI safetyhttp://web.archive.org/web/20171223071315/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/-- Total amount donated by Loren Merritt to MIRI as of 2017-12-23 is $525,000. The amount listed as of October 2017 was http://web.archive.org/web/20171003083300/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/ so the extra $25,000 was donated between those months.
Open Philanthropy Project3,750,000.002017-10AI safetyhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-catastrophic-risks/potential-risks-advanced-artificial-intelligence/machine-intelligence-research-institute-general-support-2017Nick Beckstead Grant over three years for general support. Represents a renewal and increase of the previous $500,000 grant in 2016 announced at https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-catastrophic-risks/potential-risks-advanced-artificial-intelligence/machine-intelligence-research-institute-general-support -- the increase is due to a positive review by a leading researcher of the logical induction work by MIRI, and a general increase in Open Phil grants in AI risk making it less likely that a large grant to MIRI will be construed as too much of an endorsement of their approach. Donee (MIRI) also blogged this grant at https://intelligence.org/2017/11/08/major-grant-open-phil/. Announced: 2017-11-08.
Joshua Fox360.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20170929195133/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Leif K-Brooks67,216.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20170929195133/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Max Kesin5,000.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20170929195133/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Michal Pokorný12,000.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20170929195133/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Mick Porter1,200.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20170929195133/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Misha Gurevich1,500.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20170929195133/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Nhat Anh Phan7,000.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20170929195133/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Patrick LaVictoire20,885.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20170929195133/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Paul Rhodes789.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20170929195133/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Phil Hazelden5,559.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20170929195133/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Sam Eisenstat12,356.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20170929195133/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Scott Dickey3,000.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20170929195133/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Simon Sáfár1,000.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20170929195133/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Tran Bao Trung8,900.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20170929195133/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Alan Chang18,000.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20170929195133/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Austin Peña9,929.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20170929195133/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Bryan Dana5,463.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20170929195133/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Ethan Dickinson3,000.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20170929195133/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
James Mazur1,617.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20170929195133/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative100,000.002017-09-08AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20180731180958/http://existence.org:80/grants--
Joshua Fox360.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20170627074344/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Max Kesin2,000.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20170627074344/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Michael Blume375.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20170627074344/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Mick Porter2,000.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20170627074344/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Misha Gurevich1,500.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20170627074344/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Nathaniel Soares10.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20170627074344/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Paul Rhodes58.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20170627074344/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/-- Actually he disappears from the top donors page in 2017-02-04 snapshot, then reappears in 2017-06-27 snapshot with 6190, i.e. with 58 more.
Scott Dickey2,000.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20170627074344/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Scott Worley5,677.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20170627074344/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
The Maurice Amado Foundation16,000.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20170627074344/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Ben Hoskin5,000.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20170627074344/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/-- See post http://effective-altruism.com/ea/14w/2017_ai_risk_literature_review_and_charity/ assessing research. The conclusion: "Donate to both the Machine Intelligence Research Institute and the Future of Humanity Institute, but somewhat biased towards the former. I will also make a smaller donation to the Global Catastrophic Risks Institute.".
Benjamin Goldhaber3,625.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20170627074344/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Brandon Reinhart5,000.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20170627074344/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Daniel Ziegler5,000.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20170627074344/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Eric Rogstad46,133.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20170627074344/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Ethan Dickinson2,000.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20170627074344/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
James Mazur10,010.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20170627074344/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Joshua Fox360.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20170412043722/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Misha Gurevich1,500.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20170412043722/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Peter Scott50,000.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20170412043722/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Raising for Effective Giving175,027.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20170412043722/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Robin Powell10,400.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20170412043722/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Scott Dickey3,000.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20170412043722/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Sebastian Hagen409.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20170412043722/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/-- Actually increased by 437 but then would decrease by 28 in 2017-06-27 snapshot, so we subtract that amount here.
Simon Sáfár1,000.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20170412043722/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Ben Hoskin5,000.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20170412043722/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/-- See post http://effective-altruism.com/ea/14w/2017_ai_risk_literature_review_and_charity/ assessing research. The conclusion: "Donate to both the Machine Intelligence Research Institute and the Future of Humanity Institute, but somewhat biased towards the former. I will also make a smaller donation to the Global Catastrophic Risks Institute.".
Benjamin Goldhaber1,375.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20170412043722/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Ethan Dickinson3,000.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20170412043722/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Janos Kramar200.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20170412043722/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Jean-Philippe Sugarbroad200.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20170412043722/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Johan Edström2,000.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20170412043722/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Joshua Fox600.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20170204024838/https://intelligence.org/topdonors/--
Kevin Fischer2,000.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20170204024838/https://intelligence.org/topdonors/--
Luke Stebbing10,550.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20170204024838/https://intelligence.org/topdonors/--
Marcello Herreshoff12,000.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20170204024838/https://intelligence.org/topdonors/--
Max Kesin3,420.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20170204024838/https://intelligence.org/topdonors/--
Michael Blume5,050.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20170204024838/https://intelligence.org/topdonors/--
Michael Cohen9,977.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20170204024838/https://intelligence.org/topdonors/--
Mick Porter4,800.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20170204024838/https://intelligence.org/topdonors/--
Mikko Rauhala6,000.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20170204024838/https://intelligence.org/topdonors/--
Misha Gurevich3,000.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20170204024838/https://intelligence.org/topdonors/--
Nicolas Tarleton2,000.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20170204024838/https://intelligence.org/topdonors/--
Robin Powell400.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20170204024838/https://intelligence.org/topdonors/--
Scott Dickey17,000.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20170204024838/https://intelligence.org/topdonors/--
Scott Siskind19,000.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20170204024838/https://intelligence.org/topdonors/--
Scott Worley10,510.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20170204024838/https://intelligence.org/topdonors/--
Sebastian Hagen10,442.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20170204024838/https://intelligence.org/topdonors/--
Simon Sáfár10,900.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20170204024838/https://intelligence.org/topdonors/--
Ben Hoskin20,000.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20170204024838/https://intelligence.org/topdonors/-- See post http://effective-altruism.com/ea/14w/2017_ai_risk_literature_review_and_charity/ assessing research. The conclusion: "Donate to both the Machine Intelligence Research Institute and the Future of Humanity Institute, but somewhat biased towards the former. I will also make a smaller donation to the Global Catastrophic Risks Institute.".
William Morgan1,000.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20170204024838/https://intelligence.org/topdonors/--
Benjamin Goldhaber12,250.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20170204024838/https://intelligence.org/topdonors/--
Benjamin Hoffman100.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20170204024838/https://intelligence.org/topdonors/--
Brandon Reinhart20,050.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20170204024838/https://intelligence.org/topdonors/--
Edwin Evans30,000.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20170204024838/https://intelligence.org/topdonors/--
Emma Borhanian12,000.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20170204024838/https://intelligence.org/topdonors/--
Jaan Tallinn60,500.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20170204024838/https://intelligence.org/topdonors/--
Jean-Philippe Sugarbroad11,000.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20170204024838/https://intelligence.org/topdonors/--
Johan Edström3,700.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20170204024838/https://intelligence.org/topdonors/--
Jonathan Weissman20,000.002017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20170204024838/https://intelligence.org/topdonors/--
Open Philanthropy Project500,000.002016-08AI safetyhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-catastrophic-risks/potential-risks-advanced-artificial-intelligence/machine-intelligence-research-institute-general-support-- The grant page describes grant process in detail; also links to commissioned reviews at http://files.openphilanthropy.org/files/Grants/MIRI/consolidated_public_reviews.pdf The grant was also announced on the MIRI website at https://intelligence.org/2016/08/05/miri-strategy-update-2016/. Announced: 2016-09-06.
Joshua Fox560.002016AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20160717181643/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Misha Gurevich2,000.002016AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20160717181643/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Paul Rhodes26.002016AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20160717181643/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Sebastian Hagen6,085.002016AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20160717181643/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Alexei Andreev525.002016AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20160717181643/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Brandon Reinhart15,000.002016AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20160717181643/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Joshua Fox100.002016AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20160226145912/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Max Kesin6,580.002016AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20160226145912/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Michael Cohen29,382.002016AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20160226145912/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Misha Gurevich1,000.002016AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20160226145912/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Paul Rhodes5.002016AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20160226145912/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Luke Stebbing10,500.002016AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20160115172820/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Marcello Herreshoff12,000.002016AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20160115172820/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Michael Blume15,000.002016AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20160115172820/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Mick Porter2,400.002016AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20160115172820/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Mikko Rauhala6,000.002016AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20160115172820/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Misha Gurevich3,000.002016AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20160115172820/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Paul Rhodes30.002016AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20160115172820/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Richard Schwall30,000.002016AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20160115172820/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Robin Powell200.002016AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20160115172820/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Scott Dickey11,000.002016AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20160115172820/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Scott Siskind2,037.002016AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20160115172820/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Scott Worley5,488.002016AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20160115172820/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Sebastian Hagen6,000.002016AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20160115172820/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Ben Hoskin32,728.002016AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20160115172820/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
William Morgan400.002016AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20160115172820/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Edwin Evans40,000.002016AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20160115172820/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Ethan Dickinson20,518.002016AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20160115172820/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Jaan Tallinn80,000.002016AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20160115172820/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Janos Kramar541.002016AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20160115172820/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Jeremy Schlatter4,000.002016AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20160115172820/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Johan Edström300.002016AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20160115172820/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
John Salvatier9,110.002016AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20160115172820/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Jonathan Weissman20,000.002016AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20160115172820/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Joshua Fox650.002016AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20160115172820/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
JP Addison500.002016AI safetyhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Michael Sadowsky9,000.002016AI safetyhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Mathieu Roy198.852016AI safetyhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Gordon Irlam10,000.002016AI safetyhttp://www.gricf.org/2016-report.html--
Tim Bakker474.722016AI safetyhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Henry Cooksley38.122016AI safetyhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
William Grunow37.492016AI safetyhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Raymond Arnold2,000.002016AI safetyhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Jacob Falkovich300.002016AI safetyhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Blake Borgeson300,000.002016AI safetyhttps://intelligence.org/2016/08/05/miri-strategy-update-2016/-- Second biggest donation in the history of MIRI, see also http://effective-altruism.com/ea/14u/eas_write_about_where_they_give/ for more context on overall donations for the year. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 50.00%.
Robert Yaman5,000.002016AI safetyhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Akhil Jalan31.002016AI safetyhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Kyle Bogosian135.002016AI safetyhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Vegard Blindheim63.392016AI safetyhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Loren Merritt115,000.002016AI safetyhttp://web.archive.org/web/20170204024838/https://intelligence.org/topdonors/-- Total amount donated up to this point is listed as $500,000. The amount listed as of November 2016 at http://web.archive.org/web/20161118163935/https://intelligence.org/topdonors/ is 4385,000. The additional $115,000 was likely raised at the end of 2016.
Nick Brown119.572016AI safetyhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Alexandre Zani50.002016AI safetyhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Michael Dickens20.002016-01--http://mdickens.me/donations/small.html--
Michael Dello-Iacovo20.002015-12-16FIXMEhttp://www.michaeldello.com/donations-log/-- Affected regions: FIXME; affected countries: FIXME.
Future of Life Institute250,000.002015-09-01AI safetyhttp://futureoflife.org/AI/2015awardees#Fallenstein-- A project grant. Project title: Benja Fallenstein. It appears like this was added on the MIRI top donors website with an amount of $250,252 on 2017-02-04: see https://web.archive.org/web/20170204024838/https://intelligence.org/topdonors/ for more. Earmark: Benja Fallenstein.
Kevin Fischer840.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150717072918/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Michael Blume2,000.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150717072918/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Mick Porter1,200.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150717072918/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Misha Gurevich1,000.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150717072918/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Paul Rhodes8.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150717072918/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Scott Dickey3,000.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150717072918/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Sebastian Hagen6,113.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150717072918/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Joshua Fox20.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150717072918/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Kevin Fischer1,680.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150507195856/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Luke Stebbing9,650.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150507195856/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Marcello Herreshoff6,560.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150507195856/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Michael Blume2,000.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150507195856/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Mick Porter1,200.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150507195856/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Misha Gurevich2,000.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150507195856/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Paul Rhodes14.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150507195856/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Scott Dickey3,000.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150507195856/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Scott Siskind30.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150507195856/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Scott Worley13,344.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150507195856/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Sebastian Hagen6,000.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150507195856/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Thiel Foundation250,000.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150507195856/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Benjamin Hoffman3.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150507195856/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Henrik Jonsson1.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150507195856/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Jeremy Schlatter1.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150507195856/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Joshua Fox40.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150507195856/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Kevin Fischer15,710.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150117213932/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Liron Shapira24,750.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150117213932/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Louie Helm11,930.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150117213932/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Luke Stebbing9,300.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150117213932/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Marcello Herreshoff18,550.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150117213932/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Marius van Voorden12,210.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150117213932/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Martine Rothblatt25,000.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150117213932/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Michael Ames12,500.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150117213932/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Michael Blume25,930.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150117213932/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Mick Porter9,610.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150117213932/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Mihaly Barasz51,623.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150117213932/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Mikko Rauhala27,345.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150117213932/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Misha Gurevich30,870.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150117213932/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Nathaniel Soares33,220.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150117213932/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Nicolas Tarleton17,559.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150117213932/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Paul Christiano7,000.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150117213932/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Paul Rhodes6,049.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150117213932/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Quixey15,000.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150117213932/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Richard Schwall277,608.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150117213932/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Riley Goodside10,049.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150117213932/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Robin Powell25,160.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150117213932/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Rolf Nelson21,710.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150117213932/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Scott Dickey77,520.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150117213932/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Scott Siskind7,433.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150117213932/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Sebastian Hagen17,154.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150117213932/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Sergio Tarrero15,220.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150117213932/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Stanley Pecavar17,450.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150117213932/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Stephan T. Lavavej15,000.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150117213932/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Thiel Foundation1,377,000.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150117213932/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Thomas Jackson5,000.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150117213932/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Tomer Kagan26,500.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150117213932/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Adam Weissman10,000.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150117213932/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Tuxedage John Adams5,000.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150117213932/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Aleksei Riikonen14,372.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150117213932/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
William Morgan12,171.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150117213932/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Alexei Andreev64,080.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150117213932/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Wolf Tivy16,758.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150117213932/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Andrew Hay6,201.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150117213932/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Benjamin Hoffman12,229.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150117213932/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Brandon Reinhart10,000.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150117213932/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php-- Major donor to MIRI in 2015; see also 2011 LessWrong post announcing reasoning for first MIRI donation: http://lesswrong.com/lw/5il/siai_an_examination/.
Brian Cartmell146,700.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150117213932/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Chris Haley60,250.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150117213932/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Daniel Nelson8,147.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150117213932/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Donald King15,000.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150117213932/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Edwin Evans339,530.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150117213932/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php-- 4th highest individual donor to MIRI as of beginning of 2015.
Ethan Dickinson47,490.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150117213932/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Zvi Mowshowitz5,010.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150117213932/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Frank Adamek5,250.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150117213932/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Gary Basin25,000.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150117213932/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Gil Elbaz10,000.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150117213932/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Giles Edkins5,145.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150117213932/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php-- Actually the original amount is 5329 in the January 2015 snapshot and then 5145 in the May 2015 snapshot, i.e. it drops by 184.
Guy Srinivasan58,310.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150117213932/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Henrik Jonsson54,524.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150117213932/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Investling Group309,000.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150117213932/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php-- This donation disappears starting with the 2017-06-27 snapshot.
Jaan Tallinn464,000.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150117213932/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
James Douma6,430.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150117213932/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Janos Kramar22,070.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150117213932/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Jason Joachim44,100.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150117213932/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Jed McCaleb631,137.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150117213932/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Jeff Bone5,000.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150117213932/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Jeremy Schlatter24,410.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150117213932/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Jesse Liptrap29,590.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150117213932/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Johan Edström17,680.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150117213932/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
John Salvatier8,608.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150117213932/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Jonathan Weissman91,290.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150117213932/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Joshua Fox8,164.002015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150117213932/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Michael Sadowsky25,000.002015AI safetyhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Gordon Irlam10,000.002015AI safetyhttp://www.gricf.org/2015-report.html--
William Grunow37.492015AI safetyhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Jacob Falkovich50.002015AI safetyhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Blake Borgeson50,460.002015AI safetyhttps://intelligence.org/topdonors/-- Took total donation amount and subtracted known donation of 300000 for 2016.
Brian Tomasik2,000.002015AI safety--Luke Muehlhauser Thank you for a helpful conversation with outgoing director Luke Muehlhauser; information conveyed via private communication and published with permission.
Kyle Bogosian250.002015AI safetyhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Johannes Gätjen118.682015AI safetyhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Nick Brown79.712015AI safetyhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Aaron Gertler100.002014-08-01AI safetyhttp://aarongertler.net/donations-all-years/-- Monthly donation.
Peter Hurford90.002014-05-06AI safetyhttp://peterhurford.com/other/donations.html--
Gordon Irlam10,000.002014AI safetyhttp://www.gricf.org/2014-report.html--
Brian Tomasik10.002014AI safety---- Part of a donation drive; information conveyed via private communication and published with permission.
Pablo Stafforini25.002013-08-29--http://www.stafforini.com/blog/donations/--
Gordon Irlam5,000.002013AI safetyhttp://www.gricf.org/2013-report.html--
Loren Merritt245,000.002013AI safetyhttp://web.archive.org/web/20140403110808/http://intelligence.org/topdonors/-- Total amount donated up to this point is listed as $385,000. Of this, $140,000 is accounted for by explicitly disclosed donations; the remainder is approximately attributed to 2013.
Loren Merritt20,000.002012-12-07AI safetyhttp://lesswrong.com/lw/ftg/2012_winter_fundraiser_for_the_singularity/7zt4-- Donation is announced in response to the post http://lesswrong.com/lw/ftg/2012_winter_fundraiser_for_the_singularity/ for the MIRI 2012 winter fundraiser.
Loren Merritt110,000.002012AI safetyhttp://lesswrong.com/lw/ftg/2012_winter_fundraiser_for_the_singularity/7zt4-- Donation is announced in response to the post http://lesswrong.com/lw/ftg/2012_winter_fundraiser_for_the_singularity/ for the MIRI 2012 winter fundraiser.
Loren Merritt10,000.002011-08-25AI safetyhttp://lesswrong.com/lw/78s/help_fund_lukeprog_at_siai/4p1x-- Donation is announced in response to the post http://lesswrong.com/lw/78s/help_fund_lukeprog_at_siai/ by Eliezer Yudkowsky asking for help to fund Luke Muehlhauser at MIRI (then called SIAI, the Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence.
Gwern Branwen--2009-09-22AI safetyhttps://www.lesswrong.com/posts/XSqYe5Rsqq4TR7ryL/the-finale-of-the-ultimate-meta-mega-crossover#6T24xqkJotPQTJL5R-- Gwern mentions that he is a past donor to MIRI in this discussion thread, but gives neither a date nor an amount.
Brian Tomasik12,000.002009AI safety/suffering reductionhttp://reducing-suffering.org/my-donations-past-and-present/-- Donation earmarked for suffering reduction work that would not have happened counterfactually; at the time, the organization was called the Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence (SIAI). Employer match: Microsoft matched 12,000.00; Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Brian Tomasik12,000.002008AI safetyhttp://reducing-suffering.org/my-donations-past-and-present/-- Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.