Award Date 
2/2020
Grant Amount 
$7,703,750
Purpose 
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.

Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $7,703,750 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.

This follows our February 2019 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.