Brandon Reinhart donations made to Machine Intelligence Research Institute

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Basic donor information

Country United States
Facebook username GreenMarine
Twitter usernamemetal_hart
LessWrong usernameBrandonReinhart
Data entry method on Donations List WebsiteManual (no scripts used)

Full donor page for donor Brandon Reinhart

Basic donee information

Country United States
Facebook page MachineIntelligenceResearchInstitute
Donate page
Donors list page
Transparency and financials page
Donation case page
Twitter usernameMIRIBerkeley
Wikipedia page
Open Philanthropy Project grant review
Charity Navigator page
Guidestar page
Timelines wiki page
Org Watch page
Key peopleEliezer Yudkowsky|Nate Soares|Luke Muehlhauser
Launch date2000

This entity is also a donor.

Full donee page for donee Machine Intelligence Research Institute

Donor–donee relationship

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Donor–donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 4 10,000 12,513 5,000 5,000 5,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 15,000 15,000 20,050 20,050 20,050
AI safety 4 10,000 12,513 5,000 5,000 5,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 15,000 15,000 20,050 20,050 20,050

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 Total 2017 2016 2012
AI safety (filter this donor) 4 50,050.00 25,050.00 15,000.00 10,000.00
Total 4 50,050.00 25,050.00 15,000.00 10,000.00

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

Title (URL linked) Publication date Author Publisher Affected donors Affected donees Document scope Cause area Notes
SIAI - An Examination 2011-05-02 Brandon Reinhart LessWrong Brandon Reinhart Machine Intelligence Research Institute Evaluator review of donee AI safety Post discussing initial investigation into the Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence (SIAI), the former name of Machine Intelligence Research Institute (MIRI), with the intent of deciding whether to donate. Final takeaway is that it was a worthy donation target, though no specific donation is announced in the post. See for an earlier draft of the post (along with a number of comments that were incorporated into the official version)

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

Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 4)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
5,000.0042017AI safety
20,050.0012017AI safety
15,000.0022016AI safety
10,000.0032012AI safety See 2011 LessWrong post announcing reasoning for first MIRI donation: