EIN 58-2565917

Machine Intelligence Research Institute

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To ensure that the creation of smarter-than-human intelligence has a positive impact. Thus, the charitable purpose of the organization is to: a) perform research relevant to ensuring that smarter-than-human intelligence has a positive impact; b) raise...
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Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence
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Program areas at Machine Intelligence Research Institute

Research program activities - we spent this year continuing our existing Research agenda and expanding work on new Research directions. Research staff were particularly active in posting technical writeups on our ai alignment forum. Our progress on all our Research directions and the supporting infrastructure was steady and significant, in line with our expectations. Significant Research publications include "delegative reinforcement learning: learning to avoid traps with a little help and "risks from learned optimization in advanced Machine learning systems"
Outreach - our outreach activities this year were focused on running workshops that exposed and oriented technically minded people to ai risk and various potential paths for Research. Workshops we hosted included: ai risk for computer scientists, a four-day workshop series designed to introduce technically minded people to thinking tools for reasoning about ai risk; miri summer fellows, a two-week retreat to bring people up to speed on problems related to ai alignment, train research-relevant skills, and investigate open problems in the field. Outreach publications include "alignment Research field guide and "ai safety reading list". We attended the global governance of ai roundtable event.

Who funds Machine Intelligence Research Institute

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF)Sciences$2,762,500
Founders PledgeGeneral Support$883,000
BERI Support FundGeneral Support$600,000
...and 8 more grants received

Personnel at Machine Intelligence Research Institute

Malo BourgonChief Operating Officer$98,138
Nate SoaresResearch Fellow, Quickly Earning$128,290
Edwin EvansChair$0
Eliezer YudkowskyDirector and Secretary$147,697
Nathaniel SoaresPast Executive Director

Financials for Machine Intelligence Research Institute

RevenuesFYE 12/2019
Total grants, contributions, etc.$4,548,281
Program services$13,459
Investment income and dividends$177,839
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$17,186
Total revenues$4,756,765

Form 990s for Machine Intelligence Research Institute

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-122021-04-01990View PDF
2018-122020-01-23990View PDF
2017-122018-12-22990View PDF
2016-122017-12-28990View PDF
2015-122017-03-07990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s
Data update history
August 2, 2022
Received grants
Identified 2 new grant, including a grant for $300,000 from Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative
September 23, 2021
Received grants
Identified 6 new grant, including a grant for $2,762,500 from Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF)
August 23, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
May 25, 2021
Used new vendors
Identified 5 new vendors, including , , , , and
April 29, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2018
Nonprofit Types
Social advocacy organizationsResearch centersMedia and communications organizationsCharities
Social sciences
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General information
2036 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
Metro area
San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA
Alameda County, CA
Website URL
(510) 859-4381
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
V20: Social Science Research Institutes, Services
NAICS code, primary
813319: Social Advocacy Organizations
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