Organization Name 
Award Date 
7/2017
Grant Amount 
$299,320
Purpose 
To support Professor Allan Dafoe in conducting research on the global politics of advanced AI.

Published: September 2017
Grant investigator: Nick Beckstead

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The Open Philanthropy Project recommended two gifts totaling $299,320 to Yale University to support research on the global politics of advanced artificial intelligence. The work will be led by Assistant Professor of Political Science, Allan Dafoe, who will conduct part of the research at the Future of Humanity Institute in Oxford, United Kingdom over the next year. Funds from the two gifts will support the hiring of two full-time research assistants, travel, conferences, and other expenses related to the research efforts, as well as salary, relocation, and health insurance expenses related to Professor Dafoe’s work in Oxford.

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