Future of Life Institute donations made (filtered to cause areas matching AI safety)

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. Also of interest: pageview data on analytics.vipulnaik.com, tutorial in README, request for feedback to EA Forum.

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Basic donor information

We do not have any donor information for the donor Future of Life Institute in our system.

This entity is also a donee.

Donation amounts by cause area and year

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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 2018 2015
AI safety (filter this donor) 47 33 8,704,866.00 2,000,036.00 6,704,830.00
Total 47 33 8,704,866.00 2,000,036.00 6,704,830.00

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Donation amounts by subcause area and year

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For the meaning of “classified” and “unclassified”, see the page clarifying this.

Subcause area Number of donations Number of donees Total 2018 2015
AI safety 47 33 8,704,866.00 2,000,036.00 6,704,830.00
Classified total 47 33 8,704,866.00 2,000,036.00 6,704,830.00
Unclassified total 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 47 33 8,704,866.00 2,000,036.00 6,704,830.00

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Donation amounts by donee and year

Donee Cause area Metadata Total 2018 2015
University of Oxford (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 2,077,212.00 225,000.00 1,852,212.00
Stanford University (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 1,120,341.00 350,000.00 770,341.00
Carnegie Mellon University (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 400,000.00 0.00 400,000.00
University of California, Berkeley (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 392,727.00 0.00 392,727.00
University of Cambridge (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 306,750.00 220,000.00 86,750.00
Australian National University (filter this donor) 276,000.00 276,000.00 0.00
Yale University (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 276,000.00 276,000.00 0.00
University of Padova (filter this donor) 275,000.00 0.00 275,000.00
Machine Intelligence Research Institute (filter this donor) AI safety FB Tw WP Site CN GS TW 250,000.00 0.00 250,000.00
Teesside University (filter this donor) 224,747.00 224,747.00 0.00
Oregon State University (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 200,000.00 0.00 200,000.00
University of Washington (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 200,000.00 0.00 200,000.00
University of Texas (filter this donor) 200,000.00 200,000.00 0.00
Duke University (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 200,000.00 0.00 200,000.00
University of Michigan (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 200,000.00 0.00 200,000.00
Harvard University (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 200,000.00 0.00 200,000.00
IDSIA (filter this donor) 196,650.00 0.00 196,650.00
Yale (filter this donor) 180,000.00 0.00 180,000.00
MIT (filter this donor) 150,000.00 150,000.00 0.00
University of Denver (filter this donor) 136,918.00 0.00 136,918.00
University of Illinois at Chicago (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 134,247.00 0.00 134,247.00
Georgia Institute of Technology (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 121,642.00 0.00 121,642.00
Theiss Research (filter this donor) 119,750.00 0.00 119,750.00
Centre for Effective Altruism, Oxford (filter this donor) 119,670.00 0.00 119,670.00
The New School (filter this donor) 116,974.00 0.00 116,974.00
Center for Applied Rationality (filter this donor) Rationality FB Tw WP Site TW 111,757.00 0.00 111,757.00
Social & Environmental Entrepreneurs (filter this donor) 100,000.00 0.00 100,000.00
The University of Melbourne (filter this donor) 98,532.00 0.00 98,532.00
University of Colorado (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 98,400.00 0.00 98,400.00
Smith College (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 78,289.00 78,289.00 0.00
Rice University (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 69,000.00 0.00 69,000.00
AI Impacts (filter this donor) AI safety Site 49,310.00 0.00 49,310.00
Cornell University (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 24,950.00 0.00 24,950.00
Total -- -- 8,704,866.00 2,000,036.00 6,704,830.00

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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 donations in reverse chronological order (47 donations)

DoneeAmount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Yale University (Earmark: Allan Dafoe)276,000.002018-09-01AI safetyhttps://futureoflife.org/2018-ai-grant-recipients#Dafoe-- A project grant. Project title: Allan Dafoe.
Stanford University (Earmark: Stefano Ermon)100,000.002018-09-01AI safetyhttps://futureoflife.org/2018-ai-grant-recipients#Ermon-- A project grant. Project title: Stefano Ermon.
University of Oxford (Earmark: Owain Evans)225,000.002018-09-01AI safetyhttps://futureoflife.org/2018-ai-grant-recipients#Evans-- A project grant. Project title: Owain Evans.
Teesside University (Earmark: The Anh Han)224,747.002018-09-01AI safetyhttps://futureoflife.org/2018-ai-grant-recipients#Han-- A project grant. Project title: The Anh Han.
University of Cambridge (Earmark: Jose Hernandez-Orallo)220,000.002018-09-01AI safetyhttps://futureoflife.org/2018-ai-grant-recipients#Hernandez-- A project grant. Project title: Jose Hernandez-Orallo.
Australian National University (Earmark: Marcus Hutter)276,000.002018-09-01AI safetyhttps://futureoflife.org/2018-ai-grant-recipients#Hutter-- A project grant. Project title: Marcus Hutter.
Smith College (Earmark: James Miller)78,289.002018-09-01AI safetyhttps://futureoflife.org/2018-ai-grant-recipients#Miller-- A project grant. Project title: James Miller.
Stanford University (Earmark: Dorsa Sadigh)250,000.002018-09-01AI safetyhttps://futureoflife.org/2018-ai-grant-recipients#Sadigh-- A project grant. Project title: Dorsa Sadigh.
University of Texas (Earmark: Peter Stone)200,000.002018-09-01AI safetyhttps://futureoflife.org/2018-ai-grant-recipients#Stone-- A project grant. Project title: Peter Stone.
MIT (Earmark: Josh Tenenbaum)150,000.002018-09-01AI safetyhttps://futureoflife.org/2018-ai-grant-recipients#Tenenbaum-- A project grant. Project title: Josh Tenenbaum.
Stanford University (Earmark: Alex Aiken)100,813.002015-09-01AI safetyhttps://futureoflife.org/AI/2015awardees#Aiken-- A project grant. Project title: Alex Aiken.
The New School (Earmark: Peter Asaro)116,974.002015-09-01AI safetyhttps://futureoflife.org/AI/2015awardees#Asaro-- A project grant. Project title: Peter Asaro.
Social & Environmental Entrepreneurs (Earmark: Seth Baum)100,000.002015-09-01AI safetyhttps://futureoflife.org/AI/2015awardees#Baum-- A project grant. Project title: Seth Baum.
University of California, Berkeley (Earmark: Paul Christiano)50,000.002015-09-01AI safetyhttps://futureoflife.org/AI/2015awardees#Christiano-- A project grant. Project title: Paul Christiano.
Duke University (Earmark: Vincent Conitzer)200,000.002015-09-01AI safetyhttps://futureoflife.org/AI/2015awardees#Conitzer-- A project grant. Project title: Vincent Conitzer.
Centre for Effective Altruism, Oxford (Earmark: Owen Cotton-Barratt)119,670.002015-09-01AI safetyhttps://futureoflife.org/AI/2015awardees#Cotton-- A project grant. Project title: Owen Cotton-Barratt.
Oregon State University (Earmark: Thomas Dietterich)200,000.002015-09-01AI safetyhttps://futureoflife.org/AI/2015awardees#Dietterich-- A project grant. Project title: Thomas Dietterich.
Stanford University (Earmark: Stefano Ermon)250,000.002015-09-01AI safetyhttps://futureoflife.org/AI/2015awardees#Ermon-- A project grant. Project title: Stefano Ermon.
University of Oxford (Earmark: Owain Evans)227,212.002015-09-01AI safetyhttps://futureoflife.org/AI/2015awardees#Evans-- A project grant. Project title: Owain Evans.
Machine Intelligence Research Institute (Earmark: Benja Fallenstein)250,000.002015-09-01AI safetyhttps://futureoflife.org/AI/2015awardees#Fallenstein-- A project grant. Project title: Benja Fallenstein. It appears like this was added on the MIRI top donors website with an amount of $250,252 on 2017-02-04: see https://web.archive.org/web/20170204024838/https://intelligence.org/topdonors/ for more.
AI Impacts (Earmark: Katja Grace)49,310.002015-09-01AI safetyhttps://futureoflife.org/AI/2015awardees#Grace-- A project grant. Project title: Katja Grace.
University of Colorado (Earmark: Seth Herd)98,400.002015-09-01AI safetyhttps://futureoflife.org/AI/2015awardees#Herd-- A project grant. Project title: Seth Herd.
University of Cambridge (Earmark: Ramana Kumar)36,750.002015-09-01AI safetyhttps://futureoflife.org/AI/2015awardees#Kumar-- A project grant. Project title: Ramana Kumar.
Georgia Institute of Technology (Earmark: Fuxin Li)121,642.002015-09-01AI safetyhttps://futureoflife.org/AI/2015awardees#Li-- A project grant. Project title: Fuxin Li.
Stanford University (Earmark: Percy Liang)255,160.002015-09-01AI safetyhttps://futureoflife.org/AI/2015awardees#Liang-- A project grant. Project title: Percy Liang.
Theiss Research (Earmark: Long Ouyang)99,750.002015-09-01AI safetyhttps://futureoflife.org/AI/2015awardees#Ouyang-- A project grant. Project title: Long Ouyang.
Harvard University (Earmark: David Parkes)200,000.002015-09-01AI safetyhttps://futureoflife.org/AI/2015awardees#Parkes-- A project grant. Project title: David Parkes.
Carnegie Mellon University (Earmark: Andre Platzer)200,000.002015-09-01AI safetyhttps://futureoflife.org/AI/2015awardees#Platzer-- A project grant. Project title: Andre Platzer.
University of Denver (Earmark: Heather Roff)136,918.002015-09-01AI safetyhttps://futureoflife.org/AI/2015awardees#Roff-- A project grant. Project title: Heather Roff.
University of Padova (Earmark: Francesca Rossi)275,000.002015-09-01AI safetyhttps://futureoflife.org/AI/2015awardees#Rossi-- A project grant. Project title: Francesca Rossi.
The University of Melbourne (Earmark: Benjamin Rubinstein)98,532.002015-09-01AI safetyhttps://futureoflife.org/AI/2015awardees#Rubinstein-- A project grant. Project title: Benjamin Rubinstein.
University of California, Berkeley (Earmark: Stuart Russell)342,727.002015-09-01AI safetyhttps://futureoflife.org/AI/2015awardees#Russell-- A project grant. Project title: Stuart Russell.
Cornell University (Earmark: Bart Selman)24,950.002015-09-01AI safetyhttps://futureoflife.org/AI/2015awardees#Selman-- A project grant. Project title: Bart Selman.
Theiss Research (Earmark: Kaj Sotala)20,000.002015-09-01AI safetyhttps://futureoflife.org/AI/2015awardees#Sotala-- A project grant. Project title: Kaj Sotala.
IDSIA (Earmark: Bas Steunebrink)196,650.002015-09-01AI safetyhttps://futureoflife.org/AI/2015awardees#Steunebrink-- A project grant. Project title: Bas Steunebrink.
Carnegie Mellon University (Earmark: Manuela Veloso)200,000.002015-09-01AI safetyhttps://futureoflife.org/AI/2015awardees#Veloso-- A project grant. Project title: Manuela Veloso.
Stanford University (Earmark: Michael Webb)76,318.002015-09-01AI safetyhttps://futureoflife.org/AI/2015awardees#Webb-- A project grant. Project title: Michael Webb.
University of Washington (Earmark: Daniel Weld)200,000.002015-09-01AI safetyhttps://futureoflife.org/AI/2015awardees#Weld-- A project grant. Project title: Daniel Weld.
University of Cambridge (Earmark: Adrian Weller)50,000.002015-09-01AI safetyhttps://futureoflife.org/AI/2015awardees#Weller-- A project grant. Project title: Adrian Weller.
University of Michigan (Earmark: Michael Wellman)200,000.002015-09-01AI safetyhttps://futureoflife.org/AI/2015awardees#Wellman-- A project grant. Project title: Michael Wellman.
University of Oxford (Earmark: Michael Wooldridge)125,000.002015-09-01AI safetyhttps://futureoflife.org/AI/2015awardees#Wooldridge-- A project grant. Project title: Michael Wooldridge.
University of Illinois at Chicago (Earmark: Brian Ziebart)134,247.002015-09-01AI safetyhttps://futureoflife.org/AI/2015awardees#Ziebart-- A project grant. Project title: Brian Ziebart.
University of Oxford (Earmark: Nick Bostrom)1,500,000.002015-09-01AI safetyhttps://futureoflife.org/AI/2015awardees#Bostrom-- A center grant. Project title: Nick Bostrom.
Yale (Earmark: Wendell Wallach)180,000.002015-09-01AI safetyhttps://futureoflife.org/AI/2015awardees#Wallach-- A conference and education grant. Project title: Wendell Wallach.
Center for Applied Rationality (Earmark: Anna Salamon)111,757.002015-09-01AI safetyhttps://futureoflife.org/AI/2015awardees#Salamon-- A conference and education grant. Project title: Anna Salamon.
Rice University (Earmark: Moshe Vardi)69,000.002015-09-01AI safetyhttps://futureoflife.org/AI/2015awardees#Vardi-- A conference and education grant. Project title: Moshe Vardi.
Stanford University (Earmark: Jacob Steinhardt)88,050.002015-09-01AI safetyhttps://futureoflife.org/AI/2015awardees#Steinhardt-- A conference and education grant. Project title: Jacob Steinhardt.

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