Information for Future of Life Institute

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Basic information

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Facebook username futureoflifeinstitute
YouTube username channel/UC-rCCy3FQ-GItDimSR9lhzw
Twitter username FLIxrisk
Launch date 2014-03-01
Wikipedia page
Donations List Website (data still preliminary) donor, donee

Staff count by year

Hover over a name to see the position and date range. This table only includes positions where at least the start date is known. The positions count can count the same person multiple times if they held different positions. For each year, a person is included if they were at the organization for any part of the year; this means the actual staff count at any point during the year can be lower.

Year Positions count Researchers General staff Associates Board members Advisors
2014 1 Jesse Galef
2015 1 Daniel Dewey
2016 1 Daniel Dewey
2017 1 Daniel Dewey
2018 1 Daniel Dewey
2019 1 Daniel Dewey
2020 1 Daniel Dewey

Number of full-time staff at the beginning each year

The following table lists some dates and people who were at the organization on the given date (namely, the start of the year). The table may not list every person who worked for the organization (e.g. they could have joined and left in the middle of a single year). This table excludes associates, interns, advisors, and board members.

Date Staff count Staff
2014-01-01 1 Jesse Galef
2015-01-01 1 Daniel Dewey
2016-01-01 1 Daniel Dewey
2017-01-01 1 Daniel Dewey
2018-01-01 1 Daniel Dewey
2019-01-01 1 Daniel Dewey
2020-01-01 1 Daniel Dewey

Full history of additions and subtractions

This table shows the full change history of positions. Each row corresponds to at least one addition or removal of a position. Additions are in green and subtractions are in red. If a position name changed, it is listed simultaneously as an addition (of the new name) and removal (of the old name) and colored yellow. Additionally there are faded variants of each color for visited links.

Date Number of positions Number of positions added Number of positions removed Positions added Positions removed
44 44 0 Alan Alda, Alan Guth, Alan Yan, Ales Flidr, Anthony Aguirre, Ariel Conn, Chase Moores, Christof Koch, Daniel R. Miller, David Stanley, Elon Musk, Eric Gastfriend, Erik Brynjolfsson, Francesca Rossi, Frank Wilczek, George Church, Grzegorz Orwiński, Jaan Tallinn, Jacob Beebe, Jacob Trefethen, Janos Kramar, Jesse Galef, Kazue Evans, Lucas Perry, Martin Rees, Max Kesin, Max Tegmark, Meia Chita-Tegmark, Melody Guan, Morgan Freeman, Na Li, Nick Bostrom, Peter Haas, Rafael Martinez-Galarza, Richard Mallah, Saul Perlmutter, Stephen Hawking, Stuart Russell, Tucker Davey, Vera Koroleva, Victoria Krakovna, Xin Wen, Yishuai Du, Zara Yaqoob
2014-01-01 45 1 0 Jesse Galef
2015-01-01 45 1 -1 Daniel Dewey Jesse Galef

List of people (46 positions)

Person Title Start date End date Employment type Source Notes
Daniel Dewey Program Officer for AI Grants 2015-01-01 [1]
Jaan Tallinn Co-Founder [2]
Max Tegmark Co-Founder [2]
Victoria Krakovna Co-Founder [2]
Anthony Aguirre Co-Founder [2], [3]
Meia Chita-Tegmark Co-Founder [2]
Alan Alda Advisor [2]
Nick Bostrom Advisor [2]
Erik Brynjolfsson Advisor [2]
George Church Advisor [2]
Morgan Freeman Advisor [2]
Alan Guth Advisor [2]
Stephen Hawking Advisor [2]
Christof Koch Advisor [2]
Elon Musk Advisor [2]
Saul Perlmutter Advisor [2]
Martin Rees Advisor [2]
Francesca Rossi Advisor [2]
Stuart Russell Advisor [2]
Frank Wilczek Advisor [2]
Ariel Conn [2]
Tucker Davey [2]
Richard Mallah [2], [3]
Lucas Perry [2]
David Stanley [2]
Alan Yan [2]
Eric Gastfriend [2]
Grzegorz Orwiński [2]
Jacob Beebe [2]
Kazue Evans [2]
Na Li [2]
Rafael Martinez-Galarza [2]
Vera Koroleva [2]
Xin Wen [2]
Yishuai Du [2]
Zara Yaqoob [2]
Ales Flidr Volunteer [2]
Jesse Galef Volunteer [2]
Melody Guan Volunteer [2]
Peter Haas Volunteer [2]
Max Kesin Volunteer [2]
Janos Kramar Volunteer [2]
Daniel R. Miller Volunteer [2]
Chase Moores Volunteer [2]
Jacob Trefethen Volunteer [2]
Jesse Galef Program Manager 2014-01-01 2015-01-01 [4]

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Documents (2 documents)

Title Publication date Author Publisher Affected organizations Affected people Affected agendas Notes
AI Alignment Podcast: An Overview of Technical AI Alignment with Rohin Shah (Part 2) 2019-04-25 Lucas Perry Future of Life Institute Rohin Shah, Dylan Hadfield-Menell, Gillian Hadfield Embedded agency, Cooperative inverse reinforcement learning, inverse reinforcement learning, deep reinforcement learning from human preferences, recursive reward modeling, iterated amplification Part two of a podcast episode that goes into detail about some technical approaches to AI alignment.
AI Alignment Podcast: An Overview of Technical AI Alignment with Rohin Shah (Part 1) 2019-04-11 Lucas Perry Future of Life Institute Rohin Shah iterated amplification Part one of an interview with Rohin Shah that goes covers some technical agendas for AI alignment.