Zvi Mowshowitz 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 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.

Table of contents

Basic donor information

We do not have any donor information for the donor Zvi Mowshowitz in our system.

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

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 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

Graph of spending by cause area and year (incremental, not cumulative)

Graph of spending should have loaded here

Graph of spending by cause area and year (cumulative)

Graph of spending should have loaded here

Donation amounts by subcause area and year

If you hover over a cell for a given subcause area and year, you will get a tooltip with the number of donees and the number of donations.

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

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

Graph of spending by subcause area and year (incremental, not cumulative)

Graph of spending should have loaded here

Graph of spending by subcause area and year (cumulative)

Graph of spending should have loaded here

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

Graph of spending by donee and year (incremental, not cumulative)

Graph of spending should have loaded here

Graph of spending by donee and year (cumulative)

Graph of spending should have loaded here

Donation amounts by influencer and year

Sorry, we couldn't find any influencer information.

Donation amounts by disclosures and year

Sorry, we couldn't find any disclosures information.

Donation amounts by country and year

Sorry, we couldn't find any country information.

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

Title (URL linked)Publication dateAuthorPublisherAffected donorsAffected doneesDocument scopeCause areaNotes
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)

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--

Similarity to other donors

Sorry, we couldn't find any similar donors.