Altruistic Technology Labs — Planning Grant


Grant Investigator: Andrew Snyder-Beattie

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Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $250,000 to altLabs to support a strategic planning process as part of its work on developing and promoting technologies for biosecurity risk reduction.

This follows our May 2019 support and falls within our focus area of biosecurity and pandemic preparedness.

Altruistic Technology Labs — Work on Biological Risk Prevention

Grant Investigator: Claire Zabel

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The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a project grant of $440,525 to Altruistic Technology Labs (“AltLabs”) to support its activities related to global catastrophic biological risk prevention. AltLabs, a new organization, intends to use these funds to hire initial staff and pursue various research projects related to catastrophic risk reduction, including machine-learning-based attribution of engineered DNA and broad-spectrum infectious disease diagnostics.

This falls within our focus area of biosecurity and pandemic preparedness.