Photo of Chris Maddison. (Image courtesy of Dan Komoda/Institute for Advanced Study.)
Organization Name 
Award Date 
12/2020
Grant Amount 
$520,000
Purpose 
To support research on understanding, predicting, and controlling machine learning systems.

Grant Investigator: Daniel Dewey and Catherine Olsson

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Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $520,000 over four years to the University of Toronto to support research on understanding, predicting, and controlling machine learning systems, led by Professor Chris Maddison, a former Open Phil AI Fellow. This funding is intended to enable three students and a postdoctoral researcher to work with Professor Maddison on the research.

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