Organization Name 
Award Date 
1/2020
Grant Amount 
$1,593,333
Purpose 
For general support.

Grant investigator: Committee for Effective Altruism Support

This page was reviewed but not written by the grant investigator. Ought staff also reviewed this page prior to publication.

Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $1,593,333 to Ought for general support. Ought conducts research on factored cognition, which we consider relevant to AI alignment and to reducing potential risks from advanced artificial intelligence.

This follows our November 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.