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Massachusetts Institute of Technology — AI Trends and Impacts Research (2020)

Neil Thompson after giving a talk in Ghana. (Photo courtesy of MIT.)
Award Date 
11/2020
Grant Amount 
$550,688
Purpose 
To support research on modeling the trends and impacts of AI and computing.

Grant investigators: Luke Muehlhauser

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Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $550,688 to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to support research led by Neil Thompson on modeling the trends and impacts of AI and computing. The research will consist of projects to learn how algorithmic improvement affects economic growth, gather data on the performance and compute usage of machine learning methods, and estimate cost models for deep learning projects.

This falls within our focus area of potential risks from advanced artificial intelligence.

The grant amount was updated in October 2021.