Zvi Mowshowitz 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 4 5,010 7,253 4,000 4,000 4,000 5,010 5,010 5,010 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000
Rationality improvement 1 4,000 4,000 4,000 4,000 4,000 4,000 4,000 4,000 4,000 4,000 4,000 4,000 4,000
AI safety 3 10,000 8,337 5,010 5,010 5,010 5,010 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000

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 2018 2017 2015
AI safety (filter this donor) 3 1 25,010.00 10,000.00 10,000.00 5,010.00
Rationality improvement (filter this donor) 1 1 4,000.00 0.00 4,000.00 0.00
Total 4 2 29,010.00 10,000.00 14,000.00 5,010.00

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Donation amounts by subcause area and year

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Subcause area Number of donations Number of donees Total 2018 2017 2015
AI safety 3 1 25,010.00 10,000.00 10,000.00 5,010.00
Rationality improvement 1 1 4,000.00 0.00 4,000.00 0.00
Classified total 4 2 29,010.00 10,000.00 14,000.00 5,010.00
Unclassified total 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 4 2 29,010.00 10,000.00 14,000.00 5,010.00

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Donation amounts by donee and year

Donee Cause area Metadata Total 2018 2017 2015
Machine Intelligence Research Institute (filter this donor) AI safety FB Tw WP Site CN GS TW 25,010.00 10,000.00 10,000.00 5,010.00
Center for Applied Rationality (filter this donor) Rationality FB Tw WP Site TW 4,000.00 0.00 4,000.00 0.00
Total -- -- 29,010.00 10,000.00 14,000.00 5,010.00

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Full list of documents in reverse chronological order (2 documents)

Title (URL linked)Publication dateAuthorPublisherAffected donorsAffected doneesAffected influencersDocument scopeCause areaNotes
Zvi’s Thoughts on the Survival and Flourishing Fund (SFF) (GW, IR)2021-12-14Zvi Mowshowitz LessWrongSurvival and Flourishing Fund Jaan Tallinn Jed McCaleb The Casey and Family Foundation Effective Altruism Funds:Long-Term Future Fund Center on Long-Term Risk Alliance to Feed the Earth in Disasters The Centre for Long-Term Resilience Lightcone Infrastructure Effective Altruism Funds: Infrastructure Fund Centre for the Governance of AI Ought New Science Research Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative AI Objectives Institute Topos Institute Emergent Ventures India European Biostasis Foundation Laboratory for Social Minds PrivateARPA Charter Cities Institute Survival and Flourishing Fund Beth Barnes Oliver Habryka Zvi Mowshowitz Miscellaneous commentaryLongtermism|AI safety|Global catastrophic risksIn this lengthy post, Zvi Mowshowitz, who was one of the recommenders for the Survival and Flourishing Fund's 2021 H2 grant round based on the S-process, describes his experience with the process, his impressions of several of the grantees, and implications for what kinds of grant applications are most likely to succeed. Zvi says that the grant round suffered from the problem of Too Much Money (TMM); there was way more money than any individual recommender felt comfortable granting, and just about enough money for the combined preferences of all recommenders, which meant that any recommender could unilaterally push a particular grantee through. The post has several other observations and attracts several comments.
I Vouch For MIRI2017-12-17Zvi Mowshowitz Zvi Mowshowitz Machine Intelligence Research Institute Single donation documentationAI safetyMowshowitz explains why he made his $10,000 donation to MIRI, and makes the case for others to support MIRI. He believes that MIRI understands the hardness of the AI safety problem, is focused on building solutions for the long term, and has done humanity a great service through its work on functional decision theory.

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (4 donations)

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DoneeAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 4)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Machine Intelligence Research Institute10,000.0012018AI safetyhttps://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Center for Applied Rationality4,000.0042017-12-25Rationality improvementhttps://thezvi.wordpress.com/2017/12/25/the-story-cfar/-- The document explains the motivation to donate to CFAR in addition to the $10,000 donation to MIRI documented at https://thezvi.wordpress.com/2017/12/17/i-vouch-for-miri/ The reasons for donating to CFAR include: endorsement of rationality improvement, endorsement of CFAR as an organization and its approach to the problem, direct personal benefits, and an especially important time for CFAR because they need enough funding for a venue.
Machine Intelligence Research Institute10,000.0012017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20171223071315/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/-- The document https://thezvi.wordpress.com/2017/12/17/i-vouch-for-miri/ explains that he believes that MIRI understands the hardness of the AI safety problem, is focused on building solutions for the long term, and has done humanity a great service through its work on functional decision theory.
Machine Intelligence Research Institute5,010.0032015AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20150117213932/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--

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