Brandon Reinhart 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
Facebook username GreenMarine
Twitter usernamemetal_hart
LessWrong usernameBrandonReinhart

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 2017 2015
AI risk (filter this donor) 1 1 45,050.00 0.00 45,050.00
(filter this donor) 1 1 5,000.00 5,000.00 0.00
Total 2 2 50,050.00 5,000.00 45,050.00

Graph of spending by cause area and year (incremental, not cumulative)

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Donation amounts by donee and year

Donee Cause area Metadata Total 2017 2015
Machine Intelligence Research Institute AI risk FB Tw WP Site CN GS TW 45,050.00 0.00 45,050.00
Donor lottery 5,000.00 5,000.00 0.00
Total -- -- 50,050.00 5,000.00 45,050.00

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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 (2 documents)

Title (URL linked)Publication dateAuthorPublisherAffected donorsAffected doneesDocument scopeCause areaNotes
Donor lotteries: demonstration and FAQ2016-12-07Carl Shulman Effective Altruism ForumTimothy Telleen-Lawton Gregory Lewis Ajeya Cotra Rohin Shah Helen Toner Nicole Ross Howie Lempel Rebecca Raible Pablo Stafforini Aaron Gertler Brayden McLean Benjamin Hoffman Catherine Olsson Eric Herboso Ian David Moss Glenn Willen Jacob Steinhardt Brandon Reinhart Donor lottery Donee donation caseCarl Shulman announces a donor lottery coordinated/sponsored by Paul Christiano, and provides a FAQ discussing questions people might have for participating in the lottery
SIAI - An Examination2011-05-02Brandon Reinhart LessWrongBrandon Reinhart Machine Intelligence Research Institute Evaluator review of doneeAI riskPost 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 (2 donations)

DoneeAmount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Donor lottery5,000.002017-01-08--http://effective-altruism.com/ea/14d/donor_lotteries_a_stepbystep_guide_for_mall/--
Machine Intelligence Research Institute45,050.002015AI riskhttps://intelligence.org/topdonors/-- 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/.

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 2 0.5 0.7071 0.9939
John Salvatier 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.9939
Jonathan Weissman 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.9939
Kevin Fischer 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.9939
Loren Merritt 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.9939
Luke Stebbing 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.9939
Marcello Herreshoff 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.9939
Max Kesin 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.9939
Michael Blume 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.9939
Michael Cohen 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.9939
Mick Porter 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.9939
Mikko Rauhala 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.9939
Misha Gurevich 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.9939
Joshua Fox 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.9939
Nicole Ross 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.1103
Rebecca Raible 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.1103
Richard Schwall 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.9939
Robin Powell 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.9939
Rohin Shah 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.1103
Scott Dickey 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.9939
Scott Siskind 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.9939
Scott Worley 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.9939
Sebastian Hagen 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.9939
Simon Safar 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.9939
Timothy Telleen-Lawton 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.1103
William Morgan 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.9939
Jeremy Schlatter 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.9939
Alexei Andreev 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.9939
Ben Hoskin 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.9939
Benjamin Goldhaber 1 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.9939