Machine Intelligence Research Institute — AI Safety Retraining Program

Researchers at the Machine Intelligence Research Institute. (Photo courtesy of MIRI)
Award Date 
6/2018
Grant Amount 
$150,000
Purpose 
To support MIRI's AI safety retraining project.

Grant investigator: Claire Zabel

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The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $150,000 to the Machine Intelligence Research Institute (MIRI) to support its artificial intelligence safety (AI) retraining project. MIRI intends to use these funds to provide stipends, structure, and guidance to promising computer programmers and other technically proficient individuals who are considering transitioning their careers to focus on potential risks from advanced artificial intelligence. MIRI believes the stipends will make it easier for aligned individuals to leave their jobs and focus full-time on safety. MIRI expects the transition periods to range from three to six months per individual.

This is a discretionary grant and falls within our focus area of potential risks from advanced artificial intelligence.