Award Date 
Grant Amount 
For general support.

Grant investigator: Committee for Effective Altruism Support

This page was reviewed but not written by members of the committee. MIRI staff also reviewed this page prior to publication.

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $2,652,500 over two years to the Machine Intelligence Research Institute (MIRI) for general support. MIRI plans to use these funds for ongoing research and activities related to reducing potential risks from advanced artificial intelligence, one of our focus areas. Planned activities include alignment research, a summer fellows program, computer scientist workshops, and internship programs.

This grant supplements our three-year October 2017 support. While we see the basic pros and cons of this support similarly to what we’ve presented in past writeups on the matter, our ultimate grant figure was set by the aggregated judgments of our committee for effective altruism support, described in more detail here.

Update: In November 2019, we added funding to the original award amount. The “grant amount” above has been updated to reflect this.