OpenAI donations received

This is an online portal with information on donations that were announced publicly (or have been shared with permission) that were of interest to Vipul Naik. The git repository with the code for this portal, as well as all the underlying data, is available on GitHub. All payment amounts are in current United States dollars (USD). The repository of donations is being seeded with an initial collation by Issa Rice as well as continued contributions from him (see his commits and the contract work page listing all financially compensated contributions to the site) but all responsibility for errors and inaccuracies belongs to Vipul Naik. Current data is preliminary and has not been completely vetted and normalized; if sharing a link to this site or any page on this site, please include the caveat that the data is preliminary (if you want to share without including caveats, please check with Vipul Naik). We expect to have completed the first round of development by the end of December 2019. See the about page for more details.

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Basic donee information

ItemValue
Country United States
Facebook page openai.research
Websitehttps://openai.com/
Twitter usernameopenai
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenAI
Open Philanthropy Project grant reviewhttp://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-catastrophic-risks/potential-risks-advanced-artificial-intelligence/openai-general-support
Timelines wiki pagehttps://timelines.issarice.com/wiki/Timeline_of_OpenAI
Org Watch pagehttps://orgwatch.issarice.com/?organization=OpenAI
Key peopleSam Altman|Elon Musk|Ilya Sutskever|Ian Goodfellow|Greg Brockman
Launch date2015-12-11
NotesStarted by Sam Altman and Elon Musk (with billion dollar commitment from Musk) to help with safe creation of human-level artificial intelligence in an open and robust way

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee OpenAI

Donor Total 2017
Open Philanthropy Project (filter this donee) 30,000,000.00 30,000,000.00
Total 30,000,000.00 30,000,000.00

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

DonorAmount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Open Philanthropy Project30,000,000.002017-03AI safetyhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-catastrophic-risks/potential-risks-advanced-artificial-intelligence/openai-general-support-- Grant for general support; 10 million dollars each over three years. Grant write-up explains reasons for this grant being larger than other grants in the cause area. External discussions include https://twitter.com/Pinboard/status/848009582492360704 (critical tweet with replies), https://www.facebook.com/vipulnaik.r/posts/10211478311489366 (Facebook post by Vipul Naik, with some comments), https://www.facebook.com/groups/effective.altruists/permalink/1350683924987961/ (Facebook post by Alasdair Pearce in Effective Altruists Facebook group, with some comments), and https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=14008569 (Hacker News post, with some comments). Announced: 2017-03-31.