Jalex Stark 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 3 10,244 10,481 1,200 1,200 1,200 1,200 10,244 10,244 10,244 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000
Rationality community 1 1,200 1,200 1,200 1,200 1,200 1,200 1,200 1,200 1,200 1,200 1,200 1,200 1,200
AI safety 1 10,244 10,244 10,244 10,244 10,244 10,244 10,244 10,244 10,244 10,244 10,244 10,244 10,244
Cash transfers 1 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000

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 2019
Cash transfers (filter this donor) 1 1 20,000.00 20,000.00
AI safety (filter this donor) 1 1 10,244.00 10,244.00
Rationality community (filter this donor) 1 1 1,200.00 1,200.00
Total 3 3 31,444.00 31,444.00

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Donation amounts by subcause area and year

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Subcause area Number of donations Number of donees Total 2019
Cash transfers 1 1 20,000.00 20,000.00
AI safety 1 1 10,244.00 10,244.00
Rationality community 1 1 1,200.00 1,200.00
Classified total 3 3 31,444.00 31,444.00
Unclassified total 0 0 0.00 0.00
Total 3 3 31,444.00 31,444.00

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Donation amounts by donee and year

Donee Cause area Metadata Total 2019
GiveDirectly (filter this donor) Cash transfers FB Tw WP Site GW 20,000.00 20,000.00
Ought (filter this donor) AI safety Site 10,244.00 10,244.00
Berkeley REACH (filter this donor) Rationality community FB Site 1,200.00 1,200.00
Total -- -- 31,444.00 31,444.00

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Donation amounts by influencer and year

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Donation amounts by disclosures and year

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Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (3 donations)

DoneeAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 3)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
GiveDirectly20,000.0012019Cash transfershttp://www.jalexstark.com/donations/2019.html-- Donation process: The donor looked through the research papers https://www.givedirectly.org/research-at-give-directly/ and writes: "The key (anec)data that drive my donations are excerpts from interviews with transfer recipients."

Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

Intended use of funds: The donor says that GiveDirectly "gives cash directly to people living in poverty."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The donor writes: "The key (anec)data that drive my donations are excerpts from interviews with transfer recipients. They describe using the money for things like water-resistant roofing, schooling for children, and building wells. Here I optimize jointly for the probability that my donation improves some specific person's lives and the expected value of the magnitude of improvement." Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Ought10,244.0022019AI safetyhttp://www.jalexstark.com/donations/2019.html-- Donation process: The donor writes: "I read their published research program in depth" and links to the summary https://ought.org/updates/2020-01-11-arguments of their latest experiments.

Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

Intended use of funds: The donor quotes the donee's self-description: "Ought is a research lab that develops mechanisms for delegating open-ended thinking to advanced machine learning systems. We study this delegation problem using experiments with human participants."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The donor writes: "I read their published research program in depth, and I find the directions promising. It is one of three places I was willing to leave grad school to be employed at. (The other two were Jane Street, where I currently work, and OpenAI, which is much more well funded than Ought.) I aim to eventually transition to direct technical work on problems that require theoretical contributions from individuals thinking deeply for a long time. With this work I'm aiming to support the efforts of agents that are similar to future-me."

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The donor writes that the amount was "chosen after the rest of the numbers to make the sum a round number."
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 28.46%
Berkeley REACH1,200.0032019-01Rationality communityhttp://www.jalexstark.com/donations/2019.html-- Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

Intended use of funds: The donor quotes the donee: "The Berkeley REACH (Rationality and Effective Altruism Community Hub) is a physical community space for people trying to optimize their lives and their philanthropy. We facilitate cooperation between individuals and groups who are trying to improve the world."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The donor says: "I consider this entirely a "local" donation for the benefit of agents that are similar to grad-school me --- people living in the SF Bay area, trying to define their intellectual and career identities, looking for communities outside of academia in which to do this."

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): This is a $100/month commitment over the course of the whole year.
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 3.33%

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): This is a committed periodic donation.
Intended funding timeframe in months: 12

Donor thoughts on making further donations to the donee: Most likely, the donor will continue donating at $100/month going forward.

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