WestExec 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 March 2022. See the about page for more details. Also of interest: pageview data on analytics.vipulnaik.com, tutorial in README, request for feedback to EA Forum.

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Basic donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee WestExec in our system.

Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 1 540,000 540,000 540,000 540,000 540,000 540,000 540,000 540,000 540,000 540,000 540,000 540,000 540,000
AI safety 1 540,000 540,000 540,000 540,000 540,000 540,000 540,000 540,000 540,000 540,000 540,000 540,000 540,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee WestExec

Donor Total 2020
Open Philanthropy (filter this donee) 540,000.00 540,000.00
Total 540,000.00 540,000.00

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

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

Graph of donations and their timeframes
DonorAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 1)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Open Philanthropy540,000.0012020-02AI safetyhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-catastrophic-risks/potential-risks-advanced-artificial-intelligence/westexec-report-on-assurance-in-machine-learning-systemsLuke Muehlhauser Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Contractor agreement "to support the production and distribution of a report on advancing policy, process, and funding for the Department of Defense’s work on test, evaluation, verification, and validation for deep learning systems."

Donor retrospective of the donation: The increases in grant amounts suggest that the donor was satisfied with initial progress.

Other notes: The grant amount was updated in October and November 2020 and again in May 2021. The original grant amount had been $310,000. Announced: 2020-03-20.