Ben Hoskin donations made

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 (see his commits) but all responsibility for errors and inaccuracies belongs to Vipul Naik. Current data is preliminary and has not been completely vetted and normalized; please do not share this data without consulting with Vipul Naik. We expect to have completed the first round of development by the end of December 2018.

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Basic donor information

ItemValue
Country United States
Affiliated organizations (current or former; restricted to potential donees or others relevant to donation decisions)Machine Intelligence Research Institute Giving What We Can
Facebook username ben.944
LinkedIn username ben-hoskin-024b9021
LessWrong usernameLarks
Effective Altruism Forum usernameLarks

Donation amounts by cause area and year

If you hover over a cell for a given cause area and year, you will get a tooltip with the number of donees and the number of donations.

Note: Cause area classification used here may not match that used by donor for all cases.

Cause area Number of donations Number of donees Total 2015
AI risk (filter this donor) 1 1 52,728.00 52,728.00
Total 1 1 52,728.00 52,728.00

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Donation amounts by donee and year

Donee Cause area Metadata Total 2015
Machine Intelligence Research Institute AI risk FB Tw WP Site CN GS TW 52,728.00 52,728.00
Total -- -- 52,728.00 52,728.00

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Donation amounts by influencer and year

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Donation amounts by disclosures and year

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Donation amounts by country and year

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

Title (URL linked)Publication dateAuthorPublisherAffected donorsAffected doneesDocument scopeCause areaNotes
2017 AI Risk Literature Review and Charity Comparison2016-12-13Ben Hoskin Ben 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 Risks Institute Global Priorities Project AI Impacts Xrisks Institute X-Risks Net Center for Applied Rationality 80000 Hours Raising for Effective Giving Review of current state of cause areaAI riskThe 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

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

DoneeAmount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Machine Intelligence Research Institute52,728.002015AI riskhttps://intelligence.org/topdonors/-- Major donor to MIRI in 2015; see also post http://effective-altruism.com/ea/14w/2017_ai_risk_literature_review_and_charity/ assessing research.

Similarity to other donors

The following table uses the Jaccard index and cosine similarity to compare the similarity of donors. We are showing the top 30 donors by the Jaccard index because we show up to 30 donors and show only donors with at least one donee in common.

Donor Number of distinct donees Number of donees in common (intersection) Union size Jaccard similarity Cosine similarity Weighted cosine similarity
Nicolas Tarleton 1 1 1 1 1 1
Luke Stebbing 1 1 1 1 1 1
Alexei Andreev 1 1 1 1 1 1
Max Kesin 1 1 1 1 1 1
Michael Blume 1 1 1 1 1 1
Michael Cohen 1 1 1 1 1 1
Mick Porter 1 1 1 1 1 1
Mikko Rauhala 1 1 1 1 1 1
Misha Gurevich 1 1 1 1 1 1
Marcello Herreshoff 1 1 1 1 1 1
Richard Schwall 1 1 1 1 1 1
Robin Powell 1 1 1 1 1 1
Scott Dickey 1 1 1 1 1 1
Scott Siskind 1 1 1 1 1 1
Scott Worley 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sebastian Hagen 1 1 1 1 1 1
Simon Safar 1 1 1 1 1 1
William Morgan 1 1 1 1 1 1
Kevin Fischer 1 1 1 1 1 1
Benjamin Goldhaber 1 1 1 1 1 1
Edwin Evans 1 1 1 1 1 1
Emma Borhanian 1 1 1 1 1 1
Ethan Dickinson 1 1 1 1 1 1
Gordon Irlam 1 1 1 1 1 1
Jaan Tallinn 1 1 1 1 1 1
Janos Kramar 1 1 1 1 1 1
Jean-Philippe Sugarbroad 1 1 1 1 1 1
Jeremy Schlatter 1 1 1 1 1 1
Johan Edström 1 1 1 1 1 1
John Salvatier 1 1 1 1 1 1