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

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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Graph of spending by cause area and year (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

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

Title (URL linked)Publication dateAuthorPublisherAffected donorsAffected doneesDocument scopeCause areaNotes
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 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 areaURLInfluencerEmployer matchNotes
Donor lottery5,000.002017-01-08--
Machine Intelligence Research Institute45,050.002015AI risk donor to MIRI in 2015; see also 2011 LessWrong post announcing reasoning for first MIRI donation: