Jacob Falkovich donations made

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Basic donor information

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Donor donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 6 300 1,644 50 50 250 250 300 300 2,000 2,200 2,200 5,065 5,065
AI safety 3 300 1,805 50 50 50 50 300 300 300 5,065 5,065 5,065 5,065
Global health 1 250 250 250 250 250 250 250 250 250 250 250 250 250
Rationality 1 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000
Cash transfers 1 2,200 2,200 2,200 2,200 2,200 2,200 2,200 2,200 2,200 2,200 2,200 2,200 2,200

Donation amounts by cause area and year

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Cause area Number of donations Number of donees Total 2017 2016 2015
AI safety (filter this donor) 3 1 5,415.00 5,065.00 300.00 50.00
Cash transfers (filter this donor) 1 1 2,200.00 0.00 2,200.00 0.00
Rationality (filter this donor) 1 1 2,000.00 0.00 2,000.00 0.00
Global health (filter this donor) 1 1 250.00 0.00 0.00 250.00
Total 6 4 9,865.00 5,065.00 4,500.00 300.00

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Donation amounts by subcause area and year

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Subcause area Number of donations Number of donees Total 2017 2016 2015
AI safety 3 1 5,415.00 5,065.00 300.00 50.00
Cash transfers 1 1 2,200.00 0.00 2,200.00 0.00
Rationality 1 1 2,000.00 0.00 2,000.00 0.00
Global health/malaria 1 1 250.00 0.00 0.00 250.00
Classified total 6 4 9,865.00 5,065.00 4,500.00 300.00
Unclassified total 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 6 4 9,865.00 5,065.00 4,500.00 300.00

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Donation amounts by donee and year

Donee Cause area Metadata Total 2017 2016 2015
Machine Intelligence Research Institute (filter this donor) AI safety FB Tw WP Site CN GS TW 5,415.00 5,065.00 300.00 50.00
GiveDirectly (filter this donor) Cash transfers FB Tw WP Site GW 2,200.00 0.00 2,200.00 0.00
Center for Applied Rationality (filter this donor) Rationality FB Tw WP Site TW 2,000.00 0.00 2,000.00 0.00
Against Malaria Foundation (filter this donor) Global health/malaria FB Tw WP Site GW CN GS TW 250.00 0.00 0.00 250.00
Total -- -- 9,865.00 5,065.00 4,500.00 300.00

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

Title (URL linked)Publication dateAuthorPublisherAffected donorsAffected doneesDocument scopeCause areaNotes
AI: a Reason to Worry, and to Donate2017-12-10Jacob Falkovich Jacob Falkovich Machine Intelligence Research Institute Future of Life Institute Center for Human-Compatible AI Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Future of Humanity Institute Effective Altruism Funds Single donation documentationAI safetyFalkovich explains why he thinks AI safety is a much more important and relatively neglected existential risk than climate change, and why he is donating to it. He says he is donating to MIRI because he is reasonably certain of the importance of their work on AI aligment. However, he lists a few other organizations for which he is willing to match donations up to 0.3 bitcoins, and encourages other donors to use their own judgment to decide among them: Future of Life Institute, Center for Human-Compatible AI, Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative, Future of Humanity Institute, and Effective Altruism Funds (the Long-Term Future Fund)

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (6 donations)

DoneeAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 6)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Machine Intelligence Research Institute5,065.0012017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20171223071315/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/-- 350 from EA Survey subtracted.
Center for Applied Rationality2,000.0032016Rationalityhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
GiveDirectly2,200.0022016Cash transfershttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Machine Intelligence Research Institute300.0042016AI safetyhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Against Malaria Foundation250.0052015Global health/malariahttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Machine Intelligence Research Institute50.0062015AI safetyhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--

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