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Nick Beckstead and Daniel Dewey from the Open Philanthropy Project both include MIRI in their list of suggested places for donors to give this year, and highlight other good giving opportunities.
Last year, we published a set of suggestions for individual donors looking for organizations to support. This year, we are repeating the practice and publishing updated suggestions from Open Philanthropy Project staff who chose to provide them. The same caveats as last year apply:.
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Making learning algorithms reliable and well-behaved is an important part of AI safety, but it isn't the only part.
I’ve been focusing on aligned learning, but AI is more than just learning.
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Owen Cotton-Barratt explains his thinking behind deciding to donate to MIRI this giving season.
I’ve been thinking about my annual donation, and I’ve decided to donate to MIRI this year. I haven’t previously donated to MIRI, and my reasons for doing so now are somewhat nuanced, so I thought they were worth explaining. I...
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Our fundraising progress means that we can move forward on our 2017 plans — if we're able to successfully close our $160k funding gap over the next few weeks. If we can't hit that goal, we'll likely need to shoot for a smaller budget and grow the research team more slowly over the coming years.

To help us trial new research hires and expand our AI safety research program, donate at http://intelligence.org/donate (and help spread the word about our remaining gap!).
We concluded our 2016 fundraiser eleven days ago. Progress was slow at first, but our donors came together in a big way in the final week, nearly doubling our final total. In the end, donors raised $589,316 over six weeks, making this our second-largest fundraiser to date. I’m heartened by this show of support, and... Read more »
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A defense of the warnings about AI in philosopher Nick Bostrom’s book Superintelligence.
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AI researchers should become concerned once Artificial Intelligence can detect underwater mines.
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Our annual fundraiser ends tonight, at midnight PDT! Thanks to an amazing show of support from over 220 donors, we've now passed $480,000 — but we've still got a ways to go, with 35% of our target remaining and not much time left to hit it.

Concretely, getting closer to our target will mean that we can trial more potential researchers over the coming year, and free up a lot of senior staff time to spend on key outreach and admin projects rather than raising funds. If you want to help us get to the finish line, donate (or pledge) at intelligence.org/donate!
The Machine Intelligence Research Institute is running its annual fundraiser, and we're using the opportunity to explain why we think MIRI's work is useful from an EA perspective. To that end, we'll be answering questions on ...
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New this past month: developments in corrigibility from UC Berkeley; end-of-the-year donation recommendations; and Open AI and Google DeepMind simultaneously release new environment sets for artificial general intelligence research.
We’re in the final weeks of our push to cover our funding shortfall, and we’re now halfway to our $160,000 goal. For potential donors who are interested in an outside perspective, Future of Humanity Institute (FHI) researcher Owen Cotton-Barratt has written up why he’s donating to MIRI this year. (Donation page.) Research updates New at IAFF:... Read more »
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Stuart Russell and Sam Harris discuss the "the dawn of artificial intelligence".
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Senate hearings have just concluded on "the Dawn of Artificial Intelligence", featuring representatives from Microsoft, OpenAI, NASA, Carnegie Mellon, and the University of Texas. The webcast feed starts 20 minutes in.
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Alex Tabarrok and Tyler Cowen sketch out arguments for and against worrying about technological unemployment.
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Video from the recent NYU "Ethics of AI" conference: Eliezer Yudkowsky speaks on "Fundamental Difficulties in Aligning Advanced AI" 37 minutes in, and participates in a panel discussion / Q&A with Stuart Russell, Wendell Wallach, Steve Petersen, Meia Chita-Tegmark, and Max Tegmark.

Notes and slides: https://intelligence.org/nyu-talk/
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A big thank you to all 246 donors to our 2016 fundraiser! We had our second-biggest funding drive to date, raising $582,316 in all (including over $260k in the last week alone). We fell short of our $750,000 goal, which means we'll need to push a lot harder over the next few months to close our gap — but this is an excellent start, and we're extremely grateful to our supporters for getting us most of the way there.

If you want to help take a bite out of our remaining $167,684 gap, donations continue to be very welcome at: http://intelligence.org/donate
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MIRI exists to ensure that the creation of smarter-than-human intelligence has a positive impact.
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MIRI is a non-profit organization based in Berkeley, CA. We host mathematicians to research important topics related to machine intelligence safety. Read more about our research and the many ways to get involved.
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