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Other names MIRI, SIAI, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence
Country United States
Facebook username MachineIntelligenceResearchInstitute
YouTube username user/MIRIBerkeley
Twitter username MIRI
Website https://intelligence.org
Team page https://intelligence.org/team/
Launch date 2000-01-01
Wikipedia page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machine_Intelligence_Research_Institute
Timelines Wiki page https://timelines.issarice.com/wiki/Timeline_of_Machine_Intelligence_Research_Institute
Hosted organizations AI Impacts
Donations List Website (data still preliminary) donor, donee
Agendas Embedded agency, Alignment for advanced machine learning systems

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
2000 6 Brian Atkins, Eliezer Yudkowsky, Sabine Atkins Brian Atkins, Eliezer Yudkowsky, Sabine Atkins
2001 6 Brian Atkins, Eliezer Yudkowsky, Sabine Atkins Brian Atkins, Eliezer Yudkowsky, Sabine Atkins
2002 7 Brian Atkins, Eliezer Yudkowsky, Sabine Atkins Brian Atkins, Eliezer Yudkowsky, Michael Raimondi, Sabine Atkins
2003 6 Brian Atkins, Eliezer Yudkowsky Brian Atkins, Eliezer Yudkowsky, Michael Raimondi, Sabine Atkins
2004 10 Brian Atkins, Christian Rovner, Eliezer Yudkowsky, Michael Anissimov, Tyler Emerson Michael Wilson Brian Atkins, Eliezer Yudkowsky, Michael Raimondi, Sabine Atkins
2005 20 Brian Atkins, Christian Rovner, Christian Rovner, Eliezer Yudkowsky, Emil Gilliam, Jeff Medina, Jeff Medina, Michael Anissimov, Michael Roy Ames, Tyler Emerson Jeff Alexander, Michael Wilson Brian Atkins, Eliezer Yudkowsky, Michael Raimondi, Sabine Atkins Aubrey de Grey, Christine Peterson, Nick Bostrom, Ray Kurzweil
2006 27 Eliezer Yudkowsky Allison Taguchi, Brian Atkins, Carolyn L. Burke, Christian Rovner, Eliezer Yudkowsky, Emil Gilliam, Jeff Medina, Michael Anissimov, Michael Roy Ames, Tyler Emerson Marcello Herreshoff, Michael Wilson Brian Atkins, Brian Atkins, Eliezer Yudkowsky, Michael Raimondi, Ray Kurzweil, Sabine Atkins, Tyler Emerson Aubrey de Grey, Barney Pell, Christine Peterson, Neil Jacobstein, Nick Bostrom, Peter Thiel, Ray Kurzweil
2007 27 Ben Goertzel, Eliezer Yudkowsky Allison Taguchi, Allison Taguchi, Bruce Klein, C. Colby Thomson, David Hart, Jonas Lamis, Pejman Makhfi, Ray Kurzweil, Susan Fonseca-Klein, Tyler Emerson C. Colby Thomson, Marcello Herreshoff Brian Atkins, Michael Raimondi, Ray Kurzweil, Sabine Atkins, Tyler Emerson Aubrey de Grey, Barney Pell, Christine Peterson, Neil Jacobstein, Nick Bostrom, Peter Cheeseman, Peter Thiel, Steve Omohundro
2008 26 Alyssa Vance, Ben Goertzel, Eliezer Yudkowsky Bruce Klein, Bryan Bishop, C. Colby Thomson, David Hart, Jonas Lamis, Pejman Makhfi, Ray Kurzweil, Susan Fonseca-Klein, Tyler Emerson Marcello Herreshoff Brian Atkins, Michael Raimondi, Ray Kurzweil, Sabine Atkins, Tyler Emerson Aubrey de Grey, Barney Pell, Christine Peterson, Neil Jacobstein, Nick Bostrom, Peter Cheeseman, Peter Thiel, Steve Omohundro
2009 41 Ben Goertzel, Eliezer Yudkowsky Andrew Hay, Andrew Rettek, Andriy Brodskyy, Bruce Klein, C. Colby Thomson, Carl Shulman, David Hart, Henrik Jonsson, Jonas Lamis, Justin Shovelain, Katja Grace, Kemal Eren, Michael Blume, Michael Vassar, Nick Tarleton, Pejman Makhfi, Peter de Blanc, Ray Kurzweil, Roko Mijic, Steven Kaas, Susan Fonseca-Klein, Thomas McCabe, Tyler Emerson, Vincent Fagot Marcello Herreshoff Brian Atkins, Michael Raimondi, Michael Vassar, Ray Kurzweil, Sabine Atkins, Tyler Emerson Aubrey de Grey, Barney Pell, Christine Peterson, Neil Jacobstein, Nick Bostrom, Peter Cheeseman, Peter Thiel, Steve Omohundro
2010 55 Anna Salamon, Ben Goertzel, Ben Goertzel, Eliezer Yudkowsky, Steve Rayhawk Amy Willey, Amy Willey, Andrew Hay, Andrew Rettek, Andriy Brodskyy, Aruna Vassar, Ben Hoskin, Carl Shulman, David Hart, Dennis Fan, Frank Adamek, Harrison Willey, Henrik Jonsson, Janos Kramar, Jasen Murray, Jason Levin, Justin Shovelain, Katja Grace, Kevin Fischer, Louie Helm, Michael Anissimov, Michael Blume, Michael Vassar, Nick Tarleton, Pejman Makhfi, Peter de Blanc, Ray Kurzweil, Ray Kurzweil, Roko Mijic, Steven Kaas, Thomas McCabe, Tim Czech, Vincent Fagot Marcello Herreshoff Edwin Evans, Eliezer Yudkowsky, Henrik Jonsson, Michael Vassar, Ray Kurzweil, Robert Zahra Aubrey de Grey, Barney Pell, Ben Goertzel, Christine Peterson, Max Tegmark, Neil Jacobstein, Nick Bostrom, Peter Cheeseman, Peter Thiel, Steve Omohundro
2011 55 Anna Salamon, Eliezer Yudkowsky, Luke Muehlhauser, Peter de Blanc, Steve Rayhawk Abraham Wolk, Amy Willey, Andrew Rettek, Aruna Vassar, Carl Shulman, Dennis Fan, Diego Caleiro, Janos Kramar, Jasen Murray, Jasen Murray, Jason Levin, Justin Shovelain, Keefe Roedersheimer, Lincoln Quirk, Louie Helm, Louie Helm, Luke Grecki, Luke Muehlhauser, Michael Anissimov, Michael Vassar, Minda Myers, Nevin Freeman, Nick Tarleton, Pejman Makhfi, Peter Scheyer, Peter de Blanc, Ray Kurzweil, Roman Yampolskiy, Stanislas Sochacki, Thomas Colthurst, Thomas McCabe, Will Newsome Daniel Dewey, Marcello Herreshoff Edwin Evans, Eliezer Yudkowsky, Henrik Jonsson, Michael Vassar, Robert Zahra Aubrey de Grey, Barney Pell, Ben Goertzel, Christine Peterson, Max Tegmark, Neil Jacobstein, Nick Bostrom, Peter Cheeseman, Peter Thiel, Robert V. Brazell, Steve Omohundro
2012 47 Alex Altair, Anna Salamon, Carl Shulman, Eliezer Yudkowsky, Gwern Branwen, Jonathan Wang, Pedro Chaves, Topher Brennan Alex Vermeer, Amy Willey, Andrew Rettek, Cameron Taylor, Daniel Roth, Erica Edelman, Ioven Fables, Jake Miller, Jason Levin, Louie Helm, Louie Helm, Luke Muehlhauser, Malo Bourgon, Malo Bourgon, Michael Anissimov, Michael Vassar, Nickolai Leschov, Patrick Robotham, Ray Kurzweil, Stephen Barnes Daniel Dewey, Marcello Herreshoff Edwin Evans, Eliezer Yudkowsky, Kevin Fischer, Michael Vassar, Tomer Kagan Aubrey de Grey, Barney Pell, Ben Goertzel, Christine Peterson, Liron Shapira, Max Tegmark, Neil Jacobstein, Nick Bostrom, Pejman Makhfi, Peter Thiel, Robert V. Brazell, Steve Omohundro
2013 65 Alex Altair, Carl Shulman, Eliezer Yudkowsky, Jeremy Miller, Rob Bensinger, Sebastian Nickel, Topher Brennan Alex Vermeer, Dávid Natingga, Daniel Lewis, Evan Erickson, Ioven Fables, Jake Miller, Jason Levin, Louie Helm, Luke Muehlhauser, Malo Bourgon, Michael Anissimov, Nathan Clark, Nickolai Leschov, Oliver Habryka, Richard Neal, Robert Mushkatblat, Stephen Barnes Alex Altair, Anja Heinisch, Benya Fallenstein, Bill Hibbard, Daniel Dewey, Joshua Fox, Kaj Sotala, Marcello Herreshoff, Mihaly Barasz, Nisan Stiennon, Patrick LaVictoire, Paul Christiano, Steve Rayhawk, Vladimir Nesov Edwin Evans, Eliezer Yudkowsky, Kevin Fischer, Michael Vassar, Tomer Kagan Aubrey de Grey, Barney Pell, Ben Goertzel, Christine Peterson, Gary Drescher, James Miller, Liron Shapira, Max Tegmark, Max Tegmark, Moshe Looks, Neil Jacobstein, Nick Bostrom, Nick Bostrom, Pejman Makhfi, Peter Thiel, Randal Koene, Robert V. Brazell, Robin Hanson, Roman Yampolskiy, Seth Baum, Steve Omohundro, Steve Omohundro
2014 54 Antonius Lourenço Kasbergen, Benya Fallenstein, Eliezer Yudkowsky, Eliezer Yudkowsky, Katja Grace, Lila Rieber, Nate Soares, Rob Bensinger Alex Vermeer, Elizabeth Morningstar, Jake Miller, Jimmy Rintjema, Louie Helm, Luke Muehlhauser, Malo Bourgon, Malo Bourgon, Nickolai Leschov, Nicolas Gagné, Richard Neal, Vipul Naik Alex Altair, Anja Heinisch, Benya Fallenstein, Bill Hibbard, Daniel Dewey, Joshua Fox, Kaj Sotala, Marcello Herreshoff, Mihaly Barasz, Nate Soares, Nisan Stiennon, Patrick LaVictoire, Paul Christiano, Tsvi Benson-Tilsen, Vladimir Nesov Edwin Evans, Eliezer Yudkowsky, Kevin Fischer, Matthew Fallshaw, Michael Vassar, Tomer Kagan Christine Peterson, Gary Drescher, James Miller, Liron Shapira, Max Tegmark, Moshe Looks, Nick Bostrom, Peter Thiel, Randal Koene, Robin Hanson, Roman Yampolskiy, Seth Baum, Steve Omohundro
2015 67 Andrew Critch, Antonius Lourenço Kasbergen, Benya Fallenstein, Eliezer Yudkowsky, Jake Moskowitz, Jessica Taylor, Katja Grace, Nate Soares, Patrick LaVictoire, Rob Bensinger, Scott Garrabrant Alex Vermeer, Andrew Lapinski-Barker, Elizabeth Morningstar, Jack Gallagher, Jake Miller, Jesse Galef, Jimmy Rintjema, Luke Muehlhauser, Malo Bourgon, Nate Soares, Nickolai Leschov, Richard Neal, Rob Bensinger, Scott Garrabrant Abram Demski, Alex Altair, Bill Hibbard, Jessica Taylor, Kaj Sotala, Marcello Herreshoff, Mihaly Barasz, Nate Thomas, Nisan Stiennon, Patrick LaVictoire, Paul Christiano, Ramana Kumar, Scott Garrabrant, Stuart Armstrong, Tsvi Benson-Tilsen, Vanessa Kosoy Anna Salamon, Edwin Evans, Eliezer Yudkowsky, Kevin Fischer, Luke Muehlhauser, Matthew Fallshaw, Michael Vassar, Nate Soares, Tomer Kagan Bart Selman, Christine Peterson, Gary Drescher, Jaan Tallinn, Jed McCaleb, Liron Shapira, Luke Muehlhauser, Max Tegmark, Max Tegmark, Moshe Looks, Nick Bostrom, Peter Thiel, Robin Hanson, Robin Hanson, Roman Yampolskiy, Steve Omohundro, Stuart Russell
2016 53 Andrew Critch, Benya Fallenstein, Eliezer Yudkowsky, Jessica Taylor, Katja Grace, Katja Grace, Patrick LaVictoire, Rob Bensinger, Ryan Carey, Scott Garrabrant Aaron Silverbook, Alex Vermeer, Andrew Lapinski-Barker, Colm Ó Riain, Connor Flexman, Jack Gallagher, Jimmy Rintjema, Malo Bourgon, Malo Bourgon, Matthew Graves, Nate Soares, Nickolai Leschov, Richard Neal, Rob Bensinger, Scott Garrabrant Abram Demski, Kaj Sotala, Marcello Herreshoff, Ramana Kumar, Stuart Armstrong, Tsvi Benson-Tilsen, Vanessa Kosoy Anna Salamon, Edwin Evans, Eliezer Yudkowsky, Matthew Fallshaw, Nate Soares Bart Selman, Christine Peterson, Gary Drescher, Gary Drescher, Jaan Tallinn, Jed McCaleb, Liron Shapira, Luke Muehlhauser, Max Tegmark, Moshe Looks, Nick Bostrom, Peter Thiel, Robin Hanson, Roman Yampolskiy, Steve Omohundro, Stuart Russell
2017 57 Abram Demski, Andrew Critch, Andrew Critch, Benya Fallenstein, Eliezer Yudkowsky, Jessica Taylor, Katja Grace, Patrick LaVictoire, Rob Bensinger, Ryan Carey, Sam Eisenstat, Scott Garrabrant, Tsvi Benson-Tilsen Aaron Silverbook, Alex Vermeer, Benjamin Mann, Buck Shlegeris, Colm Ó Riain, Colm Ó Riain, Jack Gallagher, Jeremy Schlatter, Jesse Liptrap, Jimmy Rintjema, Kurt Brown, Malo Bourgon, Matthew Graves, Nate Soares, Nick Tarleton, Nickolai Leschov, Richard Neal, Scott Garrabrant Abram Demski, Marcello Herreshoff, Ramana Kumar, Stuart Armstrong, Tsvi Benson-Tilsen, Vanessa Kosoy Anna Salamon, Edwin Evans, Eliezer Yudkowsky, Matthew Fallshaw, Nate Soares Bart Selman, Blake Borgeson, Christine Peterson, Gary Drescher, Jaan Tallinn, Jan Leike, Jed McCaleb, Liron Shapira, Luke Muehlhauser, Max Tegmark, Nick Bostrom, Robin Hanson, Roman Yampolskiy, Steve Omohundro, Stuart Russell
2018 61 Abram Demski, Ben Weinstein-Raun, Benya Fallenstein, Edward Kmett, Eliezer Yudkowsky, James Payor, Katja Grace, Rob Bensinger, Sam Eisenstat, Scott Garrabrant, Tsvi Benson-Tilsen Aaron Silverbook, Aaron Silverbook, Alex Appel, Alex Mennen, Alex Vermeer, Alex Vermeer, Alex Zhu, Buck Shlegeris, Colm Ó Riain, Colm Ó Riain, Daniel Demski, David Simmons, Evan Hubinger, Jesse Liptrap, Jimmy Rintjema, Kurt Brown, Linda Linsefors, Malo Bourgon, Matthew Graves, Nate Soares, Nick Tarleton, Nickolai Leschov, Qiaochu Yuan, Richard Neal, Rob Bensinger, Scott Garrabrant Marcello Herreshoff, Ramana Kumar, Stuart Armstrong, Vanessa Kosoy Anna Salamon, Blake Borgeson, Edwin Evans, Eliezer Yudkowsky, Matthew Fallshaw, Nate Soares Andrew Critch, Bart Selman, Blake Borgeson, Christine Peterson, Gary Drescher, Jaan Tallinn, Jan Leike, Jed McCaleb, Luke Muehlhauser, Nick Bostrom, Robin Hanson, Steve Omohundro, Stuart Russell, Victoria Krakovna
2019 50 Abram Demski, Ben Weinstein-Raun, Benya Fallenstein, Edward Kmett, Eliezer Yudkowsky, James Payor, Katja Grace, Sam Eisenstat, Scott Garrabrant, Tsvi Benson-Tilsen Aaron Silverbook, Alex Vermeer, Buck Shlegeris, Colm Ó Riain, Jesse Liptrap, Jimmy Rintjema, Kurt Brown, Malo Bourgon, Matthew Graves, Nate Soares, Nick Tarleton, Nickolai Leschov, Qiaochu Yuan, Richard Neal, Rob Bensinger, Scott Garrabrant Marcello Herreshoff, Ramana Kumar, Stuart Armstrong, Vanessa Kosoy Anna Salamon, Blake Borgeson, Edwin Evans, Eliezer Yudkowsky, Matthew Fallshaw, Nate Soares Andrew Critch, Bart Selman, Blake Borgeson, Christine Peterson, Gary Drescher, Jaan Tallinn, Jan Leike, Jed McCaleb, Luke Muehlhauser, Nick Bostrom, Robin Hanson, Steve Omohundro, Stuart Russell, Victoria Krakovna
2020 50 Abram Demski, Ben Weinstein-Raun, Benya Fallenstein, Edward Kmett, Eliezer Yudkowsky, James Payor, Katja Grace, Sam Eisenstat, Scott Garrabrant, Tsvi Benson-Tilsen Aaron Silverbook, Alex Vermeer, Buck Shlegeris, Colm Ó Riain, Jesse Liptrap, Jimmy Rintjema, Kurt Brown, Malo Bourgon, Matthew Graves, Nate Soares, Nick Tarleton, Nickolai Leschov, Qiaochu Yuan, Richard Neal, Rob Bensinger, Scott Garrabrant Marcello Herreshoff, Ramana Kumar, Stuart Armstrong, Vanessa Kosoy Anna Salamon, Blake Borgeson, Edwin Evans, Eliezer Yudkowsky, Matthew Fallshaw, Nate Soares Andrew Critch, Bart Selman, Blake Borgeson, Christine Peterson, Gary Drescher, Jaan Tallinn, Jan Leike, Jed McCaleb, Luke Muehlhauser, Nick Bostrom, Robin Hanson, Steve Omohundro, Stuart Russell, Victoria Krakovna
2021 50 Abram Demski, Ben Weinstein-Raun, Benya Fallenstein, Edward Kmett, Eliezer Yudkowsky, James Payor, Katja Grace, Sam Eisenstat, Scott Garrabrant, Tsvi Benson-Tilsen Aaron Silverbook, Alex Vermeer, Buck Shlegeris, Colm Ó Riain, Jesse Liptrap, Jimmy Rintjema, Kurt Brown, Malo Bourgon, Matthew Graves, Nate Soares, Nick Tarleton, Nickolai Leschov, Qiaochu Yuan, Richard Neal, Rob Bensinger, Scott Garrabrant Marcello Herreshoff, Ramana Kumar, Stuart Armstrong, Vanessa Kosoy Anna Salamon, Blake Borgeson, Edwin Evans, Eliezer Yudkowsky, Matthew Fallshaw, Nate Soares Andrew Critch, Bart Selman, Blake Borgeson, Christine Peterson, Gary Drescher, Jaan Tallinn, Jan Leike, Jed McCaleb, Luke Muehlhauser, Nick Bostrom, Robin Hanson, Steve Omohundro, Stuart Russell, Victoria Krakovna
2022 50 Abram Demski, Ben Weinstein-Raun, Benya Fallenstein, Edward Kmett, Eliezer Yudkowsky, James Payor, Katja Grace, Sam Eisenstat, Scott Garrabrant, Tsvi Benson-Tilsen Aaron Silverbook, Alex Vermeer, Buck Shlegeris, Colm Ó Riain, Jesse Liptrap, Jimmy Rintjema, Kurt Brown, Malo Bourgon, Matthew Graves, Nate Soares, Nick Tarleton, Nickolai Leschov, Qiaochu Yuan, Richard Neal, Rob Bensinger, Scott Garrabrant Marcello Herreshoff, Ramana Kumar, Stuart Armstrong, Vanessa Kosoy Anna Salamon, Blake Borgeson, Edwin Evans, Eliezer Yudkowsky, Matthew Fallshaw, Nate Soares Andrew Critch, Bart Selman, Blake Borgeson, Christine Peterson, Gary Drescher, Jaan Tallinn, Jan Leike, Jed McCaleb, Luke Muehlhauser, Nick Bostrom, Robin Hanson, Steve Omohundro, Stuart Russell, Victoria Krakovna

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
2001-01-01 3 Brian Atkins, Eliezer Yudkowsky, Sabine Atkins
2002-01-01 3 Brian Atkins, Eliezer Yudkowsky, Sabine Atkins
2003-01-01 2 Brian Atkins, Eliezer Yudkowsky
2004-01-01 2 Brian Atkins, Eliezer Yudkowsky
2005-01-01 5 Brian Atkins, Christian Rovner, Eliezer Yudkowsky, Michael Anissimov, Tyler Emerson
2006-01-01 8 Brian Atkins, Christian Rovner, Eliezer Yudkowsky, Emil Gilliam, Jeff Medina, Michael Anissimov, Michael Roy Ames, Tyler Emerson
2007-01-01 3 Allison Taguchi, Eliezer Yudkowsky, Tyler Emerson
2008-01-01 10 Ben Goertzel, Bruce Klein, C. Colby Thomson, David Hart, Eliezer Yudkowsky, Jonas Lamis, Pejman Makhfi, Ray Kurzweil, Susan Fonseca-Klein, Tyler Emerson
2009-01-01 22 Andrew Hay, Andriy Brodskyy, Ben Goertzel, Bruce Klein, C. Colby Thomson, Carl Shulman, David Hart, Eliezer Yudkowsky, Henrik Jonsson, Jonas Lamis, Justin Shovelain, Katja Grace, Nick Tarleton, Pejman Makhfi, Peter de Blanc, Ray Kurzweil, Roko Mijic, Steven Kaas, Susan Fonseca-Klein, Thomas McCabe, Tyler Emerson, Vincent Fagot
2010-01-01 24 Andrew Hay, Andrew Rettek, Andriy Brodskyy, Anna Salamon, Ben Goertzel, Carl Shulman, David Hart, Eliezer Yudkowsky, Harrison Willey, Henrik Jonsson, Justin Shovelain, Katja Grace, Michael Anissimov, Michael Blume, Michael Vassar, Nick Tarleton, Pejman Makhfi, Peter de Blanc, Ray Kurzweil, Roko Mijic, Steve Rayhawk, Steven Kaas, Thomas McCabe, Vincent Fagot
2011-01-01 24 Abraham Wolk, Amy Willey, Andrew Rettek, Anna Salamon, Aruna Vassar, Carl Shulman, Dennis Fan, Eliezer Yudkowsky, Janos Kramar, Jasen Murray, Jason Levin, Justin Shovelain, Louie Helm, Luke Grecki, Michael Anissimov, Michael Vassar, Nick Tarleton, Pejman Makhfi, Peter de Blanc, Ray Kurzweil, Stanislas Sochacki, Steve Rayhawk, Thomas Colthurst, Thomas McCabe
2012-01-01 15 Alex Vermeer, Amy Willey, Andrew Rettek, Anna Salamon, Eliezer Yudkowsky, Erica Edelman, Gwern Branwen, Jake Miller, Jason Levin, Louie Helm, Luke Muehlhauser, Malo Bourgon, Michael Anissimov, Michael Vassar, Ray Kurzweil
2013-01-01 13 Alex Altair, Alex Vermeer, Carl Shulman, Eliezer Yudkowsky, Ioven Fables, Jake Miller, Jason Levin, Louie Helm, Luke Muehlhauser, Malo Bourgon, Michael Anissimov, Nickolai Leschov, Topher Brennan
2014-01-01 10 Alex Vermeer, Eliezer Yudkowsky, Jake Miller, Jimmy Rintjema, Louie Helm, Luke Muehlhauser, Malo Bourgon, Nickolai Leschov, Richard Neal, Rob Bensinger
2015-01-01 15 Alex Vermeer, Antonius Lourenço Kasbergen, Benya Fallenstein, Eliezer Yudkowsky, Elizabeth Morningstar, Jake Miller, Jesse Galef, Jimmy Rintjema, Katja Grace, Luke Muehlhauser, Malo Bourgon, Nate Soares, Nickolai Leschov, Richard Neal, Rob Bensinger
2016-01-01 16 Alex Vermeer, Andrew Critch, Andrew Lapinski-Barker, Benya Fallenstein, Eliezer Yudkowsky, Jessica Taylor, Jimmy Rintjema, Katja Grace, Malo Bourgon, Nate Soares, Nickolai Leschov, Patrick LaVictoire, Richard Neal, Rob Bensinger, Scott Garrabrant, Scott Garrabrant
2017-01-01 19 Aaron Silverbook, Alex Vermeer, Andrew Critch, Benya Fallenstein, Colm Ó Riain, Eliezer Yudkowsky, Jessica Taylor, Jimmy Rintjema, Katja Grace, Malo Bourgon, Matthew Graves, Nate Soares, Nickolai Leschov, Patrick LaVictoire, Richard Neal, Rob Bensinger, Ryan Carey, Scott Garrabrant, Scott Garrabrant
2018-01-01 22 Aaron Silverbook, Abram Demski, Alex Vermeer, Benya Fallenstein, Buck Shlegeris, Colm Ó Riain, Eliezer Yudkowsky, Jesse Liptrap, Jimmy Rintjema, Katja Grace, Kurt Brown, Malo Bourgon, Matthew Graves, Nate Soares, Nick Tarleton, Nickolai Leschov, Richard Neal, Rob Bensinger, Sam Eisenstat, Scott Garrabrant, Scott Garrabrant, Tsvi Benson-Tilsen
2019-01-01 25 Aaron Silverbook, Abram Demski, Alex Vermeer, Ben Weinstein-Raun, Benya Fallenstein, Buck Shlegeris, Colm Ó Riain, Edward Kmett, Eliezer Yudkowsky, James Payor, Jesse Liptrap, Jimmy Rintjema, Katja Grace, Kurt Brown, Malo Bourgon, Matthew Graves, Nate Soares, Nick Tarleton, Nickolai Leschov, Richard Neal, Rob Bensinger, Sam Eisenstat, Scott Garrabrant, Scott Garrabrant, Tsvi Benson-Tilsen
2020-01-01 25 Aaron Silverbook, Abram Demski, Alex Vermeer, Ben Weinstein-Raun, Benya Fallenstein, Buck Shlegeris, Colm Ó Riain, Edward Kmett, Eliezer Yudkowsky, James Payor, Jesse Liptrap, Jimmy Rintjema, Katja Grace, Kurt Brown, Malo Bourgon, Matthew Graves, Nate Soares, Nick Tarleton, Nickolai Leschov, Richard Neal, Rob Bensinger, Sam Eisenstat, Scott Garrabrant, Scott Garrabrant, Tsvi Benson-Tilsen
2021-01-01 25 Aaron Silverbook, Abram Demski, Alex Vermeer, Ben Weinstein-Raun, Benya Fallenstein, Buck Shlegeris, Colm Ó Riain, Edward Kmett, Eliezer Yudkowsky, James Payor, Jesse Liptrap, Jimmy Rintjema, Katja Grace, Kurt Brown, Malo Bourgon, Matthew Graves, Nate Soares, Nick Tarleton, Nickolai Leschov, Richard Neal, Rob Bensinger, Sam Eisenstat, Scott Garrabrant, Scott Garrabrant, Tsvi Benson-Tilsen
2022-01-01 25 Aaron Silverbook, Abram Demski, Alex Vermeer, Ben Weinstein-Raun, Benya Fallenstein, Buck Shlegeris, Colm Ó Riain, Edward Kmett, Eliezer Yudkowsky, James Payor, Jesse Liptrap, Jimmy Rintjema, Katja Grace, Kurt Brown, Malo Bourgon, Matthew Graves, Nate Soares, Nick Tarleton, Nickolai Leschov, Richard Neal, Rob Bensinger, Sam Eisenstat, Scott Garrabrant, Scott Garrabrant, Tsvi Benson-Tilsen

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
6 6 0 Carson Jones, Katja Grace, Kaya Stechly, Mariah Wang, Oliver Habryka, Zach Davis
2000-07-27 12 6 0 Brian Atkins, Brian Atkins, Eliezer Yudkowsky, Eliezer Yudkowsky, Sabine Atkins, Sabine Atkins
2002-12-01 12 1 -1 Michael Raimondi Sabine Atkins
2004-06-01 15 3 0 Christian Rovner, Michael Anissimov, Tyler Emerson
2004-09-01 16 1 0 Michael Wilson
2005-01-01 17 1 0 Jeff Alexander
2005-02-01 18 2 -1 Christian Rovner, Michael Roy Ames Christian Rovner
2005-03-01 23 5 0 Aubrey de Grey, Christine Peterson, Jeff Medina, Nick Bostrom, Ray Kurzweil
2005-08-01 24 2 -1 Emil Gilliam, Jeff Medina Jeff Medina
2006-01-01 23 0 -1 Jeff Alexander
2006-02-01 24 1 0 Peter Thiel
2006-06-01 25 1 0 Marcello Herreshoff
2006-07-01 25 1 -1 Carolyn L. Burke Michael Anissimov
2006-08-01 26 1 0 Allison Taguchi
2006-10-01 25 0 -1 Carolyn L. Burke
2006-12-01 21 6 -10 Barney Pell, Brian Atkins, Eliezer Yudkowsky, Neil Jacobstein, Ray Kurzweil, Tyler Emerson Brian Atkins, Brian Atkins, Christian Rovner, Eliezer Yudkowsky, Eliezer Yudkowsky, Emil Gilliam, Jeff Medina, Michael Roy Ames, Michael Wilson, Ray Kurzweil
2007-04-01 24 4 -1 Allison Taguchi, Ben Goertzel, Bruce Klein, Ray Kurzweil Allison Taguchi
2007-05-01 25 1 0 Steve Omohundro
2007-08-01 24 0 -1 Allison Taguchi
2007-09-01 25 1 0 Jonas Lamis
2007-10-01 27 2 0 C. Colby Thomson, Pejman Makhfi
2007-11-01 29 3 -1 C. Colby Thomson, David Hart, Susan Fonseca-Klein C. Colby Thomson
2007-12-01 30 1 0 Peter Cheeseman
2008-06-01 31 1 0 Alyssa Vance
2008-07-01 32 1 0 Bryan Bishop
2008-08-01 30 0 -2 Alyssa Vance, Bryan Bishop
2009-01-01 42 12 0 Andrew Hay, Andriy Brodskyy, Carl Shulman, Henrik Jonsson, Justin Shovelain, Katja Grace, Nick Tarleton, Peter de Blanc, Roko Mijic, Steven Kaas, Thomas McCabe, Vincent Fagot
2009-03-01 42 1 -1 Michael Vassar Tyler Emerson
2009-04-01 43 2 -1 Andrew Rettek, Michael Vassar Tyler Emerson
2009-05-01 40 0 -3 C. Colby Thomson, Jonas Lamis, Susan Fonseca-Klein
2009-06-01 42 2 0 Kemal Eren, Michael Blume
2009-08-01 41 0 -1 Kemal Eren
2009-09-01 40 0 -1 Bruce Klein
2010-01-01 45 8 -3 Anna Salamon, Edwin Evans, Eliezer Yudkowsky, Harrison Willey, Henrik Jonsson, Max Tegmark, Michael Anissimov, Steve Rayhawk Brian Atkins, Michael Raimondi, Sabine Atkins
2010-02-01 44 2 -3 Amy Willey, Ben Goertzel Ben Goertzel, Ray Kurzweil, Ray Kurzweil
2010-02-14 45 1 0 Ray Kurzweil
2010-04-01 45 1 -1 Kevin Fischer David Hart
2010-05-01 44 2 -3 Amy Willey, Aruna Vassar Amy Willey, Ben Goertzel, Kevin Fischer
2010-06-01 44 1 -1 Frank Adamek Michael Blume
2010-07-01 47 3 0 Jason Levin, Robert Zahra, Tim Czech
2010-08-01 47 2 -2 Ben Goertzel, Ben Hoskin Andriy Brodskyy, Tim Czech
2010-08-22 45 4 -6 Dennis Fan, Janos Kramar, Jasen Murray, Louie Helm Andrew Hay, Henrik Jonsson, Katja Grace, Roko Mijic, Steven Kaas, Vincent Fagot
2010-09-01 44 0 -1 Frank Adamek
2010-10-01 43 0 -1 Ben Hoskin
2010-12-31 42 0 -1 Harrison Willey
2011-01-01 47 5 0 Abraham Wolk, Daniel Dewey, Luke Grecki, Stanislas Sochacki, Thomas Colthurst
2011-03-01 48 2 -1 Jasen Murray, Peter de Blanc Aruna Vassar
2011-04-01 47 0 -1 Luke Grecki
2011-05-01 48 1 0 Peter Scheyer
2011-05-14 44 6 -10 Diego Caleiro, Keefe Roedersheimer, Minda Myers, Nevin Freeman, Roman Yampolskiy, Will Newsome Abraham Wolk, Carl Shulman, Dennis Fan, Janos Kramar, Louie Helm, Nick Tarleton, Peter de Blanc, Stanislas Sochacki, Thomas Colthurst, Thomas McCabe
2011-06-01 45 2 -1 Lincoln Quirk, Robert V. Brazell Peter Cheeseman
2011-08-01 40 0 -5 Jasen Murray, Lincoln Quirk, Pejman Makhfi, Peter de Blanc, Steve Rayhawk
2011-09-01 41 2 -1 Louie Helm, Luke Muehlhauser Henrik Jonsson
2011-09-08 33 0 -8 Diego Caleiro, Jasen Murray, Justin Shovelain, Keefe Roedersheimer, Minda Myers, Nevin Freeman, Roman Yampolskiy, Will Newsome
2011-10-01 32 0 -1 Peter Scheyer
2011-11-01 32 1 -1 Luke Muehlhauser Luke Muehlhauser
2012-01-01 39 8 -1 Alex Vermeer, Erica Edelman, Gwern Branwen, Jake Miller, Kevin Fischer, Malo Bourgon, Pejman Makhfi, Tomer Kagan Robert Zahra
2012-03-01 41 3 -1 Cameron Taylor, Jonathan Wang, Nickolai Leschov Michael Vassar
2012-04-01 42 1 0 Carl Shulman
2012-06-01 43 1 0 Liron Shapira
2012-07-01 42 0 -1 Jonathan Wang
2012-08-01 41 1 -2 Topher Brennan Andrew Rettek, Ray Kurzweil
2012-09-01 42 1 0 Pedro Chaves
2012-10-01 45 3 0 Alex Altair, Daniel Roth, Patrick Robotham
2012-10-31 43 0 -2 Daniel Roth, Patrick Robotham
2012-11-01 44 3 -2 Ioven Fables, Louie Helm, Malo Bourgon Louie Helm, Malo Bourgon
2012-12-01 44 1 -1 Stephen Barnes Cameron Taylor
2013-01-01 39 0 -5 Amy Willey, Anna Salamon, Erica Edelman, Gwern Branwen, Pedro Chaves
2013-04-01 38 0 -1 Ioven Fables
2013-05-01 48 12 -2 Alex Altair, Anja Heinisch, Benya Fallenstein, Bill Hibbard, Jeremy Miller, Joshua Fox, Mihaly Barasz, Nisan Stiennon, Patrick LaVictoire, Paul Christiano, Steve Rayhawk, Vladimir Nesov Alex Altair, Michael Anissimov
2013-06-01 47 1 -2 Oliver Habryka Jeremy Miller, Stephen Barnes
2013-07-01 49 2 0 Evan Erickson, Sebastian Nickel
2013-07-31 48 0 -1 Evan Erickson
2013-08-01 47 12 -13 Gary Drescher, James Miller, Kaj Sotala, Max Tegmark, Moshe Looks, Nathan Clark, Nick Bostrom, Randal Koene, Robin Hanson, Roman Yampolskiy, Seth Baum, Steve Omohundro Aubrey de Grey, Barney Pell, Ben Goertzel, Christine Peterson, Liron Shapira, Max Tegmark, Neil Jacobstein, Nick Bostrom, Oliver Habryka, Pejman Makhfi, Peter Thiel, Robert V. Brazell, Steve Omohundro
2013-08-31 46 0 -1 Nathan Clark
2013-09-01 45 1 -2 Dávid Natingga Carl Shulman, Sebastian Nickel
2013-09-30 44 0 -1 Dávid Natingga
2013-10-01 44 1 -1 Robert Mushkatblat Topher Brennan
2013-11-01 44 2 -2 Richard Neal, Rob Bensinger Robert Mushkatblat, Steve Rayhawk
2013-12-01 45 1 0 Daniel Lewis
2013-12-31 43 0 -2 Daniel Lewis, Jason Levin
2014-01-01 44 1 0 Jimmy Rintjema
2014-01-04 45 1 0 Nate Soares
2014-01-15 46 1 0 Vipul Naik
2014-02-01 44 1 -3 Katja Grace Anja Heinisch, Joshua Fox, Vladimir Nesov
2014-03-01 45 1 0 Lila Rieber
2014-03-31 44 0 -1 Nate Soares
2014-04-01 47 4 -1 Antonius Lourenço Kasbergen, Elizabeth Morningstar, Nate Soares, Nicolas Gagné Lila Rieber
2014-06-01 50 5 -2 Benya Fallenstein, Christine Peterson, Liron Shapira, Malo Bourgon, Peter Thiel Benya Fallenstein, Malo Bourgon
2014-08-01 45 1 -6 Eliezer Yudkowsky Eliezer Yudkowsky, James Miller, Louie Helm, Randal Koene, Seth Baum, Vipul Naik
2014-08-31 44 0 -1 Nicolas Gagné
2014-10-01 46 2 0 Matthew Fallshaw, Tsvi Benson-Tilsen
2015-01-01 46 1 -1 Jesse Galef Daniel Dewey
2015-02-01 45 0 -1 Jake Miller
2015-03-01 47 7 -5 Jake Moskowitz, Jessica Taylor, Luke Muehlhauser, Patrick LaVictoire, Rob Bensinger, Scott Garrabrant, Scott Garrabrant Alex Altair, Patrick LaVictoire, Paul Christiano, Rob Bensinger, Tomer Kagan
2015-04-01 49 3 -1 Abram Demski, Nate Thomas, Stuart Armstrong Elizabeth Morningstar
2015-05-31 48 0 -1 Luke Muehlhauser
2015-06-01 47 1 -2 Nate Soares Jake Moskowitz, Nate Soares
2015-07-01 54 8 -1 Bart Selman, Jaan Tallinn, Jack Gallagher, Jed McCaleb, Luke Muehlhauser, Ramana Kumar, Stuart Russell, Vanessa Kosoy Luke Muehlhauser
2015-08-01 54 3 -3 Anna Salamon, Jessica Taylor, Nate Soares Jessica Taylor, Kevin Fischer, Michael Vassar
2015-09-01 56 4 -2 Andrew Critch, Andrew Lapinski-Barker, Max Tegmark, Robin Hanson Max Tegmark, Robin Hanson
2015-10-01 52 0 -4 Bill Hibbard, Mihaly Barasz, Nate Thomas, Nisan Stiennon
2015-12-01 52 1 -1 Scott Garrabrant Scott Garrabrant
2016-01-01 50 0 -2 Antonius Lourenço Kasbergen, Jesse Galef
2016-03-01 48 4 -6 Gary Drescher, Katja Grace, Malo Bourgon, Rob Bensinger Gary Drescher, Katja Grace, Malo Bourgon, Moshe Looks, Peter Thiel, Rob Bensinger
2016-07-01 50 3 -1 Aaron Silverbook, Colm Ó Riain, Connor Flexman Kaj Sotala
2016-09-01 51 1 0 Ryan Carey
2016-10-01 51 1 -1 Matthew Graves Andrew Lapinski-Barker
2016-11-01 50 0 -1 Connor Flexman
2017-03-01 48 2 -4 Andrew Critch, Jan Leike Andrew Critch, Liron Shapira, Max Tegmark, Roman Yampolskiy
2017-06-01 47 1 -2 Jeremy Schlatter Jack Gallagher, Patrick LaVictoire
2017-07-01 48 5 -4 Abram Demski, Benjamin Mann, Colm Ó Riain, Sam Eisenstat, Tsvi Benson-Tilsen Abram Demski, Colm Ó Riain, Jessica Taylor, Tsvi Benson-Tilsen
2017-08-01 50 2 0 Jesse Liptrap, Kurt Brown
2017-09-01 49 0 -1 Ryan Carey
2017-10-01 48 0 -1 Benjamin Mann
2017-11-01 49 2 -1 Blake Borgeson, Nick Tarleton Jeremy Schlatter
2017-12-01 50 1 0 Buck Shlegeris
2018-01-01 49 0 -1 Andrew Critch
2018-04-01 51 6 -4 Aaron Silverbook, Alex Vermeer, Andrew Critch, Colm Ó Riain, Qiaochu Yuan, Rob Bensinger Aaron Silverbook, Alex Vermeer, Colm Ó Riain, Rob Bensinger
2018-06-01 59 8 0 Alex Appel, Alex Mennen, Alex Zhu, Ben Weinstein-Raun, Daniel Demski, David Simmons, Evan Hubinger, Linda Linsefors
2018-09-01 52 0 -7 Alex Appel, Alex Mennen, Alex Zhu, Daniel Demski, David Simmons, Evan Hubinger, Linda Linsefors
2018-09-30 54 2 0 Blake Borgeson, Victoria Krakovna
2018-12-01 56 2 0 Edward Kmett, James Payor

List of people (250 positions)

Person Title Start date End date Employment type Source Notes
Katja Grace Researcher, AI Impacts 2016-03-01 [1], [2]
Katja Grace Research Associate [3], [4] One of 37 AGI Safety Researchers of 2015 funded by donations from Elon Musk and the Open Philanthropy Project
Nicolas Gagné Intern 2014-04-01 2014-08-31 intern [5]
Oliver Habryka Volunteer volunteer [6] Mentioned as a featured volunteer in MIRI’s newsletter as someone who proofreads MIRI’s work.
Scott Garrabrant Contractor 2015-03-01 [7]
Zach Davis Volunteer [8]
Aaron Silverbook Office Manager 2016-07-01 2018-04-01 full-time [9], [10]
Aaron Silverbook Operations 2018-04-01 [10]
Abraham Wolk Visiting Fellow 2011-01-01 2011-05-14 [11]
Abram Demski Research Associate 2015-04-01 2017-07-01 [12]
Abram Demski Research Fellow 2017-07-01 [13]
Alex Altair Research Associate 2013-05-01 2015-03-01 [14], [15]
Alex Altair Research Fellow 2012-10-01 2013-05-01 [16], [14]
Alex Appel Intern 2018-06-01 2018-09-01 intern [17]
Alex Mennen Intern 2018-06-01 2018-09-01 intern [17]
Alex Vermeer Process and Projects 2018-04-01 [10]
Alex Vermeer Program Management Analyst 2012-01-01 2018-04-01 [18], [15], [10] First appeared on the team page in November 2013.
Alex Zhu Intern 2018-06-01 2018-09-01 intern [17]
Allison Taguchi Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations 2007-04-01 2007-08-01 [19], [20]
Allison Taguchi Director of Development 2006-08-01 2007-04-01 [21], [19]
Alyssa Vance Research Assistant 2008-06-01 2008-08-01 [22]
Amy Willey Chief Compliance Officer 2010-02-01 2010-05-01 [23], [24]
Amy Willey Chief Operating Officer 2010-05-01 2013-01-01 [24], [25]
Andrew Critch General Advisor 2018-04-01 [26]
Andrew Critch Research Fellow (on leave) 2017-03-01 2018-01-01 [27], [28]
Andrew Critch Research Fellow 2015-09-01 2017-03-01 [29], [27]
Andrew Hay Visiting Fellow 2009-01-01 2010-08-22 [30], [31]
Andrew Lapinski-Barker Office Manager 2015-09-01 2016-10-01 [32], [9]
Andrew Rettek Volunteer Coordinator 2009-04-01 2012-08-01 volunteer [33]
Andriy Brodskyy Visiting Fellow 2009-01-01 2010-08-01 [30], [31]
Anja Heinisch Research Associate 2013-05-01 2014-02-01 [14], [34]
Anna Salamon Board Director 2015-08-01 [35], [36], [37]
Anna Salamon Research Fellow 2010-01-01 2013-01-01 [38], [25]
Antonius Lourenço Kasbergen Research Fellow 2014-04-01 2016-01-01 [39]
Aruna Vassar Donor Relations Manager/Summit Organizer 2010-05-01 2011-03-01 [24], [40]
Aubrey de Grey Advisor 2005-03-01 2013-08-01 [41], [42]
Barney Pell Advisor 2006-12-01 2013-08-01 [43], [42]
Bart Selman Research Advisor 2015-07-01 [44]
Ben Goertzel Advisor 2010-08-01 2013-08-01 [45], [42]
Ben Goertzel Director of Applied Research 2010-02-01 2010-05-01 [23], [46]
Ben Goertzel Director of Research 2007-04-01 2010-02-01 [19], [23]
Ben Hoskin Visiting Fellow 2010-08-01 2010-10-01 [47], [11]
Ben Weinstein-Raun Research staff 2018-06-01 full-time [48], [49]
Benjamin Mann Software Engineer 2017-07-01 2017-10-01 intern [50], [51]
Benya Fallenstein Research Associate 2013-05-01 2014-06-01 [14]
Benya Fallenstein Research Fellow 2014-06-01 [52], [36], [53]
Bill Hibbard Research Associate 2013-05-01 2015-10-01 [14], [32]
Blake Borgeson Board Director 2018-09-30 board member [54]
Blake Borgeson General Advisor 2017-11-01 [55], [56]
Brian Atkins Board Chairman 2006-12-01 2010-01-01 [57], [58]
Brian Atkins Board Director 2000-07-27 2006-12-01 [59], [57]
Brian Atkins President/Chair 2000-07-27 2006-12-01 [59], [57]
Bruce Klein Director of Outreach 2007-04-01 2009-09-01 [19], [60]
Bryan Bishop Programmer 2008-07-01 2008-08-01 volunteer [61]
Buck Shlegeris Engineer 2017-12-01 full-time [62], [49] Also helps with recruiting.
C. Colby Thomson Associate Director of Strategy 2007-10-01 2007-11-01 [63], [64]
C. Colby Thomson Director of Strategy 2007-11-01 2009-05-01 [64], [65]
Cameron Taylor Project Manager 2012-03-01 2012-12-01 [66]
Carl Shulman Research Fellow 2012-04-01 2013-09-01 [67], [68]
Carl Shulman Visiting Fellow 2009-01-01 2011-05-14 [30], [11]
Carolyn L. Burke Communications Director 2006-07-01 2006-10-01 [69], [70]
Carson Jones Office manager [49]
Christian Rovner Volunteer Coordinator 2004-06-01 2005-02-01 [71], [72]
Christian Rovner Webmaster 2005-02-01 2006-12-01 [72], [73]
Christine Peterson Advisor 2005-03-01 2013-08-01 [41], [42]
Christine Peterson General Advisor 2014-06-01 [74]
Colm Ó Riain Communications and Development Strategist 2016-07-01 2017-07-01 [9], [75]
Colm Ó Riain Development 2017-07-01 2018-04-01 [75]
Colm Ó Riain Growth 2018-04-01 [10]
Connor Flexman Writing Assistant 2016-07-01 2016-11-01 [76]
Daniel Demski Intern 2018-06-01 2018-09-01 intern [17], [77] November 2019: Long-Term Future Fund Grant Recipient
Daniel Dewey Research Associate 2011-01-01 2015-01-01 [14], [78] Did not appear on MIRI team page until May 2013.
Daniel Lewis Volunteer 2013-12-01 2013-12-31 intern [79]
Daniel Roth Singularity Summit Organized 2012-10-01 2012-10-31 volunteer [80]
David Hart Director of Open Source Projects 2007-11-01 2010-04-01 [64], [81]
Dávid Natingga Intern 2013-09-01 2013-09-30 [82]
David Simmons Intern 2018-06-01 2018-09-01 intern [17]
Dennis Fan Visiting Fellow 2010-08-22 2011-05-14 [31], [11]
Diego Caleiro Visiting Fellow 2011-05-14 2011-09-08 [11], [83]
Edward Kmett Research staff 2018-12-01 full-time [84]
Edwin Evans Board Chair 2010-01-01 [58]
Eliezer Yudkowsky Board Director 2000-07-27 2006-12-01 [59], [85]
Eliezer Yudkowsky Board Director 2010-01-01 [35], [58]
Eliezer Yudkowsky Research Fellow 2006-12-01 2014-08-01 [86], [87]
Eliezer Yudkowsky Secretary/Treasurer 2000-07-27 2006-12-01 [59], [85], [86]
Eliezer Yudkowsky Senior Research Fellow 2014-08-01 full-time [87]
Elizabeth Morningstar Executive Assistant 2014-04-01 2015-04-01 [88]
Emil Gilliam Technical Recruiter 2005-08-01 2006-12-01 [89], [73]
Erica Edelman Remote Executive Assistant 2012-01-01 2013-01-01 [90]
Evan Erickson Internship 2013-07-01 2013-07-31 intern [91]
Evan Hubinger Intern 2018-06-01 2018-09-01 intern [17]
Frank Adamek Visiting Fellow 2010-06-01 2010-09-01 [92], [11]
Gary Drescher General Advisor 2016-03-01 [93]
Gary Drescher Research Advisor 2013-08-01 2016-03-01 [42], [93]
Gwern Branwen Research assistant 2012-01-01 2013-01-01 [94]
Harrison Willey Executive Assistant 2010-01-01 2010-12-31 [95]
Henrik Jonsson Board Director 2010-01-01 2011-09-01 [58], [96]
Henrik Jonsson Visiting Fellow 2009-01-01 2010-08-22 [30], [31]
Ioven Fables Executive Assistant 2012-11-01 2013-04-01 [97], [98]
Jaan Tallinn General Advisor 2015-07-01 [44]
Jack Gallagher Intern 2015-07-01 2017-06-01 [99], [100]
Jake Miller Website Admin and Assitant 2012-01-01 2015-02-01 [101]
Jake Moskowitz Online Researcher 2015-03-01 2015-06-01 volunteer [102]
James Miller Research Advisor 2013-08-01 2014-08-01 [42]
James Payor Research staff 2018-12-01 full-time [84]
Jan Leike Research Advisor 2017-03-01 [103]
Janos Kramar Visiting Fellow 2010-08-22 2011-05-14 [31], [11]
Jasen Murray Program Manager of Visiting Fellows Program 2011-03-01 2011-08-01 [40], [104]
Jasen Murray Visiting Fellow 2010-08-22 2011-09-08 [31], [83]
Jason Levin Consultant 2010-07-01 2013-12-31 contractor [105]
Jed McCaleb General Advisor 2015-07-01 [106]
Jeff Alexander Volunteer Coordinator, Community Director, and Associate Director 2005-01-01 2006-01-01 part-time [107]
Jeff Medina Community Director 2005-08-01 2006-12-01 [89], [73]
Jeff Medina Volunteer Coordinator 2005-03-01 2005-08-01 [108], [89]
Jeremy Miller Research Intern 2013-05-01 2013-06-01 intern [109]
Jeremy Schlatter Software Engineer 2017-06-01 2017-11-01 intern [110], [51]
Jesse Galef Independent Operations Contractor 2015-01-01 2016-01-01 contractor [111]
Jesse Liptrap Software Engineer 2017-08-01 full-time [112], [113]
Jessica Taylor Research Associate 2015-03-01 2015-08-01 [15], [29]
Jessica Taylor Research Fellow 2015-08-01 2017-07-01 [29], [114], [75]
Jimmy Rintjema Operations Support 2014-01-01 [115]
Jonas Lamis Director of Partnerships 2007-09-01 2009-05-01 [116], [65]
Jonathan Wang Remote Researcher 2012-03-01 2012-07-01 [117]
Joshua Fox Research Associate 2013-05-01 2014-02-01 [14], [34]
Justin Shovelain Visiting Fellow 2009-01-01 2011-09-08 [30], [83]
Kaj Sotala Research Associate 2013-08-01 2016-07-01 [118], [119]
Katja Grace Research Assistant 2014-02-01 2016-03-01 [120], [1] She first appears on the team page in June 2014.
Katja Grace Visiting Fellow 2009-01-01 2010-08-22 [30], [31]
Kaya Stechly Intern [99]
Keefe Roedersheimer Visiting Fellow 2011-05-14 2011-09-08 [11], [83]
Kemal Eren Software Developer 2009-06-01 2009-08-01 [121]
Kevin Fischer Board Director 2012-01-01 2015-08-01 [122], [37]
Kevin Fischer Visiting Fellow 2010-04-01 2010-05-01 [123]
Kurt Brown Office Operations 2017-08-01 [124]
Lila Rieber Research Assistant 2014-03-01 2014-04-01 [125]
Lincoln Quirk Fellow, Rationality Mega-Camp 2011-06-01 2011-08-01 [126]
Linda Linsefors Intern 2018-06-01 2018-09-01 intern [17]
Liron Shapira Advisor 2012-06-01 2013-08-01 [127]
Liron Shapira General Advisor 2014-06-01 2017-03-01 [74]
Louie Helm Deputy Director 2012-11-01 2014-08-01 [97], [87]
Louie Helm Director of Development 2011-09-01 2012-11-01 [128], [97]
Louie Helm Visiting Fellow 2010-08-22 2011-05-14 [31], [11]
Luke Grecki Visiting Fellow 2011-01-01 2011-04-01 [129]
Luke Muehlhauser Board Director 2015-03-01 2015-07-01 [130], [106]
Luke Muehlhauser Executive Director 2011-11-01 2015-05-31 [131], [132]
Luke Muehlhauser General Advisor 2015-07-01 [106]
Luke Muehlhauser Research Fellow 2011-09-01 2011-11-01 [128]
Malo Bourgon Chief Operating Officer 2016-03-01 [133], [134]
Malo Bourgon Program Management Analyst 2014-06-01 2016-03-01 [52], [133]
Malo Bourgon Project Manager 2012-11-01 2014-06-01 [97], [52]
Malo Bourgon Remote contractor 2012-01-01 2012-11-01 [97]
Marcello Herreshoff Research Associate 2006-06-01 [135]
Mariah Wang Engineer [136] The LinkedIn profile is very bare, and it’s not clear this is a real person.
Matthew Fallshaw Board Director 2014-10-01 [137]
Matthew Graves Staff Writer 2016-10-01 [138] First appears on the team page in February 2017.
Max Tegmark Advisor 2010-01-01 2013-08-01 [139]
Max Tegmark General Advisor 2015-09-01 2017-03-01 [140]
Max Tegmark Research Advisor 2013-08-01 2015-09-01 [42], [140]
Michael Anissimov Advocacy Director 2004-06-01 2006-07-01 [71], [69]
Michael Anissimov Media Director 2010-01-01 2013-05-01 [38], [14]
Michael Blume Fellow 2009-06-01 2010-06-01 full-time [141], [142], [30], [11]
Michael Raimondi Board Director 2002-12-01 2010-01-01 [143], [57], [58]
Michael Roy Ames Director and President 2005-02-01 2006-12-01 [72], [73] This is for the Canadian branch of MIRI.
Michael Vassar Board Director 2009-04-01 2015-08-01 [144], [37]
Michael Vassar President 2009-03-01 2012-03-01 [145], [146]
Michael Wilson Associate Researcher 2004-09-01 2006-12-01 [147], [73]
Mihaly Barasz Research Associate 2013-05-01 2015-10-01 [14], [32]
Minda Myers Visiting Fellow 2011-05-14 2011-09-08 [11], [83]
Moshe Looks Research Advisor 2013-08-01 2016-03-01 [42], [93]
Nate Soares Board Director 2015-08-01 [37]
Nate Soares Executive Director 2015-06-01 [148]
Nate Soares Research Associate 2014-01-04 2014-03-31 [148], [34]
Nate Soares Research Fellow 2014-04-01 2015-06-01 [148], [149], [53]
Nate Thomas Research Associate 2015-04-01 2015-10-01 [12], [32]
Nathan Clark Intern 2013-08-01 2013-08-31 intern [150]
Neil Jacobstein Advisor 2006-12-01 2013-08-01 [43], [42]
Nevin Freeman Visiting Fellow 2011-05-14 2011-09-08 [11], [83]
Nick Bostrom Advisor 2005-03-01 2013-08-01 [41], [42]
Nick Bostrom Research Advisor 2013-08-01 [42]
Nick Tarleton Software Engineer 2017-11-01 full-time [112], [113]
Nick Tarleton Visiting Fellow 2009-01-01 2011-05-14 [30], [11]
Nickolai Leschov Executive Assistant 2012-03-01 [151]
Nisan Stiennon Research Associate 2013-05-01 2015-10-01 [152]
Oliver Habryka Summer Internship 2013-06-01 2013-08-01 intern [153]
Patrick LaVictoire Research Associate 2013-05-01 2015-03-01 [14], [15]
Patrick LaVictoire Research Fellow 2015-03-01 2017-06-01 full-time [149], [154], [53], [114], [75]
Patrick Robotham Mathematics Tutor 2012-10-01 2012-10-31 volunteer [155]
Paul Christiano Research Associate 2013-05-01 2015-03-01 [14], [15]
Pedro Chaves Remote Researcher 2012-09-01 2013-01-01 [156]
Pejman Makhfi Advisor 2012-01-01 2013-08-01 [157]
Pejman Makhfi Director of Venture Development 2007-10-01 2011-08-01 [63], [104]
Peter Cheeseman Advisor 2007-12-01 2011-06-01 [158], [159]
Peter de Blanc Research Fellow 2011-03-01 2011-08-01 [40], [104]
Peter de Blanc Visiting Fellow 2009-01-01 2011-05-14 [30], [11]
Peter Scheyer Fellow/Applied Entrepreneurship Instructor/Instrumental Rationality Specialist 2011-05-01 2011-10-01 [160]
Peter Thiel Advisor 2006-02-01 2013-08-01 [161], [42]
Peter Thiel General Advisor 2014-06-01 2016-03-01 [74], [93]
Qiaochu Yuan 2018-04-01 [162]
Ramana Kumar Research Associate 2015-07-01 [106]
Randal Koene Research Advisor 2013-08-01 2014-08-01 [42]
Ray Kurzweil Advisor 2005-03-01 2006-12-01 [41], [43]
Ray Kurzweil Board Director 2006-12-01 2010-02-01 [163], [164]
Ray Kurzweil Director 2007-04-01 2010-02-01 [19], [23]
Ray Kurzweil Singularity Summit Co-Founder 2010-02-14 2012-08-01 [23], [165]
Richard Neal Volunteer 2013-11-01 volunteer [166]
Rob Bensinger Communications 2018-04-01 [10]
Rob Bensinger Outreach Coordinator 2015-03-01 2016-03-01 [15], [133]
Rob Bensinger Research Assistant 2013-11-01 2015-03-01 [52], [15], [9]
Rob Bensinger Research Communications Manager 2016-03-01 2018-04-01 [133], [10]
Robert Mushkatblat Intern 2013-10-01 2013-11-01 intern [167]
Robert V. Brazell Advisor 2011-06-01 2013-08-01 [159], [42]
Robert Zahra Board Director 2010-07-01 2012-01-01 [168], [122]
Robin Hanson General Advisor 2015-09-01 [140]
Robin Hanson Research Advisor 2013-08-01 2015-09-01 [42], [140]
Roko Mijic Visiting Fellow 2009-01-01 2010-08-22 [30], [31]
Roman Yampolskiy Research Advisor 2013-08-01 2017-03-01 [42], [103]
Roman Yampolskiy Visiting Fellow 2011-05-14 2011-09-08 [11], [83]
Ryan Carey Assistant Research Fellow 2016-09-01 2017-09-01 [9], [169], [170]
Sabine Atkins Board Director 2000-07-27 2010-01-01 [59], [58]
Sabine Atkins Webmaster 2000-07-27 2002-12-01 [59], [143]
Sam Eisenstat Research Fellow 2017-07-01 [75]
Scott Garrabrant Research Associate 2015-03-01 2015-12-01 [15], [171]
Scott Garrabrant Research Fellow 2015-12-01 [171]
Sebastian Nickel Remote Researcher 2013-07-01 2013-09-01 contractor [172], [173], [174]
Seth Baum Research Advisor 2013-08-01 2014-08-01 [42], [175]
Stanislas Sochacki Visiting Fellow 2011-01-01 2011-05-14 [11]
Stephen Barnes Intern 2012-12-01 2013-06-01 intern [176]
Steve Omohundro Advisor 2007-05-01 2013-08-01 [177]
Steve Omohundro Research Advisor 2013-08-01 [42]
Steve Rayhawk Research Associate 2013-05-01 2013-11-01 [14]
Steve Rayhawk Research Fellow 2010-01-01 2011-08-01 [38], [104]
Steven Kaas Visiting Fellow 2009-01-01 2010-08-22 [30], [31]
Stuart Armstrong Research Associate 2015-04-01 [12]
Stuart Russell Research Advisor 2015-07-01 [106]
Susan Fonseca-Klein Chief Administrative Officer 2007-11-01 2009-05-01 [64], [65]
Thomas Colthurst Visiting Fellow 2011-01-01 2011-05-14 [11]
Thomas McCabe Visiting Fellow 2009-01-01 2011-05-14 [30], [11]
Tim Czech Visiting Fellow 2010-07-01 2010-08-01 [178]
Tomer Kagan Board Director 2012-01-01 2015-03-01 [122], [130]
Topher Brennan Researcher 2012-08-01 2013-10-01 [179]
Tsvi Benson-Tilsen Assistant Research Fellow 2017-07-01 [75]
Tsvi Benson-Tilsen Research Associate 2014-10-01 2017-07-01 [180], [75]
Tyler Emerson Board Director 2006-12-01 2009-04-01 [57], [144]
Tyler Emerson Executive Director 2004-06-01 2009-03-01 [71], [145]
Vanessa Kosoy Research Associate 2015-07-01 [106], [181], [182] November 2020: Long-Term Future Fund Grant Recipient
Victoria Krakovna Research advisor 2018-09-30 advisor
Vincent Fagot Visiting Fellow 2009-01-01 2010-08-22 [30], [31]
Vipul Naik 2014-01-15 2014-08-01 [183]
Vladimir Nesov Research Associate 2013-05-01 2014-02-01 [14], [34]
Will Newsome Visiting Fellow 2011-05-14 2011-09-08 [11], [83]

Products (4 products)

Name Creation date Description
The Uncertain Future 2009-10-01 A tool to model future technology and its effect on civilization. For more about the history of the site, see [184].
LessWrong Wiki 2009-03-12 A companion wiki to the community blog LessWrong. The wiki has pages about AI safety.
Intelligent Agent Foundations Forum 2014-11-04 A forum for technical AI safety research. The source code is hosted on GitHub [185]. The timestamp on the introductory post [186] gives the launch date.
LessWrong 2009-02-01 A community blog about rationality, decision theory, AI, updates to MIRI, among other topics.

Organization documents (38 documents)

Title Publication date Author Publisher Affected organizations Affected people Document scope Cause area Notes
I applied for a MIRI job in 2020. Here's what happened next. 2022-06-15 Viktoria Malyasova LessWrong Machine Intelligence Research Institute Buck Shlegeris, Anna Salamon Job application experience AI safety As a response to Rob Bensinger asking what MIRI could do to improve hiring, Viktoria Malyasova, in an attempt to give feedback, writes about her mostly negative experience applying for a MIRI job in 2020. Viktoria recounts from her early steps in the application while in Russia, then describes a long, conflictive process, and a final rejection. Much of the recounted experience involves Buck Shlegeris. Finally, Viktoria explains her reasons why she is against against meta-honesty
Is MIRI actually hiring and does Buck Shlegeris still work for you? 2021-02-13 seed LessWrong Machine Intelligence Research Institute Buck Shlegeris, Rob Bensinger Job application experience AI safety A person who applied for a MIRI software engineer position and did not hear back expresses concern because Buck Shlegeris, who is in charge of hiring software engineers, has left MIRI, so the person asks the question on LessWrong. In a reply, Rob Bensinger notes that Buck is still in charge of getting in touch, and that hiring has slowed down as a result of COVID-19 and strategy re-evaluation.
Location Discussion Takeaways 2020-11-02 mingyuan LessWrong 2.0 Reader Machine Intelligence Research Institute Third-party commentary on organization AI safety LessWrong user mingyuan posts a summary of discussions around her previous post titled The rationalist community's location problem. mingyuan also provides additional data and gives her thoughts on what she thinks the community should do.
MIRI, the place where I work, is very seriously considering moving to a different country soon … 2020-10-09 Rob Bensinger Facebook Machine Intelligence Research Institute Organization operations AI safety Rob Bensinger, the communications person at MIRI, posts on his personal Facebook wall saying that MIRI is internally actively discussing and seriously considering a move from the San Francisco Bay Area (where MIRI is currently located) to another country or another part of the US. The post does not state the reasons MIRI is considering a move; in comments, Bensinger clarifies that it is too early to summarize the reasons MIRI is considering a move, but that he is looking for people’s thoughts on what the most important considerations are. Bensinger also posts a similar comment on LessWrong [187]
2020-06-02 Brian Finifter Machine Intelligence Research Institute Michael Anissimov HR controversy AI safety Brian Finifter writes on his Facebook page revealing posts by Russian American Michael Anissimov (who has many Facebook connections with people at MIRI) endorsing white nationalism. Finifter calls for the transhumanist community not to tolerate such position. Among the people reacting to the Finifter publication, Eliezer Yudkowsky responds by giving more details and indicating that Anissimov no longer has a role in the community.
I'm Buck Shlegeris, I do research and outreach at MIRI, AMA 2019-11-15 Buck Shlegeris LessWrong Machine Intelligence Research Institute Buck Shlegeris AMA AI safety On Friday November 15, Buck Shlegeris posts an Ask Me Anything (AMA) on the Effective Altruism Forum. He responds to the questions on Tuesday November 19
What I’ll be doing at MIRI 2019-11-12 Evan Hubinger LessWrong Machine Intelligence Research Institute, OpenAI Evan Hubinger, Paul Christiano, Nate Soares Successful hire AI safety Evan Hubinger, who has just finished an internship at OpenAI with Paul Christiano and others, is going to start work at MIRI. His research will be focused on solving inner alignment for amplification. Although MIRI's research policy is one of nondisclosure-by-default [188] Hubinger expects that his own research will be published openly, and that he will continue collaborating with researchers at institutions like OpenAI, Ought, CHAI, DeepMind, FHI, etc. In a comment, MIRI Executive Director Nate Soares clarifies that "my view of MIRI's nondisclosed-by-default policy is that if all researchers involved with a research program think it should obviously be public then it should obviously be public, and that doesn't require a bunch of bureaucracy. [...] the policy is there to enable researchers, not to annoy them and make them jump through hoops." Cross-posted from the AI Alignment Forum; original is at [189]
Is it harder to become a MIRI mathematician in 2019 compared to in 2013? 2019-10-29 Issa Rice LessWrong Machine Intelligence Research Institute Nate Soares Third-party commentary on organization AI safety Issa Rice divides MIRI research employees between "mathematicians" and "engineers" and notes that recently, MIRI has hired mostly engineers and not mathematicians. He also considers the example of Nate Soares, whose background prior to joining MIRI matched the engineer profile, but who still joined and did initial work as a mathematician. His post asks the question of whether this suggests it is harder to become a MIRI mathematician in 2019 (the time of writing the post) compared to 2013. The post includes a list of potential differences between the time periods.
Comment on Question: MIRI Corrigbility Agenda 2019-03-14 Rob Bensinger LessWrong Machine Intelligence Research Institute AI safety Bensinger notes some updates that have been made to MIRI’s research guide (which was first published in 2014).
Alignment Research Field Guide 2019-03-08 Abram Demski LessWrong Machine Intelligence Research Institute AI safety A guide for getting involved in AI alignment research, written with MIRIx groups (local groups that meet up to discuss MIRI’s work or make progress on AI alignment, with financial support from MIRI) in mind.
Comment on After one year of applying for EA jobs: It is really, really hard to get hired by an EA organisation 2019-02-27 Aaron Gertler Effective Altruism Forum Centre for Effective Altruism, Open Philanthropy, Machine Intelligence Research Institute, Ought, Vox, AI Impacts, Center for Human-Compatible AI, Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Job application experience Various Gertler describes his experience applying to various effective altruism-related organizations.
I think that every EA who is a software engineer … 2019-02-27 Buck Shlegeris Facebook Machine Intelligence Research Institute Hiring-related notice AI safety Shlegeris encourages effective altruist software engineers to apply to work at MIRI. The post also mentions that the first stage of the interview is the Triplebyte quiz.
MIRI is running a sequence of workshops with the … 2019-02-22 Buck Shlegeris Facebook Machine Intelligence Research Institute Hiring-related notice AI safety Shlegeris encourages people to apply to MIRI’s AI Risk for Computer Scientists workshop.
MIRI is looking for Haskell developers 2019-01-31 theindigamer Reddit Machine Intelligence Research Institute AI safety A post on r/haskell linking to a tweet by Eliezer Yudkowsky saying MIRI is “currently looking for Haskell programmers with a good cultural fit”.
Simultaneous Shortage and Oversupply 2019-01-25 Jeff Kaufman Open Philanthropy, Machine Intelligence Research Institute Job market commentary Various Kaufman articulates a puzzle: EA-related organizations take a long time to fill open roles, but there are a lot of people interested in joining such organizations. Although no individual organization is discussed in depth, job postings for the Open Philanthropy Project and the Machine Intelligence Research Institute are mentioned. Post also available on Facebook at [190] The comments on the Facebook post also show up in the original post location, and include thoughts from people on why they are not applying for EA jobs. A comment by Sarah Spikes notes her experience working on the tech side at CEA
MIRI’s newest recruit: Edward Kmett! 2018-12-01 yiavin Reddit Machine Intelligence Research Institute, Ought Edward Kmett, Nate Soares AI safety A post on r/haskell about Edward Kmett joining MIRI, with comments from Kmett. In comments, Kmett says that “Nate Soares came out to Boston personally, and made a very compelling argument for me going off and doing the work I’d been trying to complete solely in my evening hours full time”. Kmett also says he has “helped ought.org find at least one developer”.
Comment on Current AI Safety Roles for Software Engineers 2018-11-09 Buck Shlegeris LessWrong Machine Intelligence Research Institute Hiring-related notice AI safety Shlegeris clarifies that MIRI would like to hire “as many people as engineers as possible”, and says MIRI is likely to “end up hiring more like ten” engineers over the next year.
Comment on “Taking AI Risk Seriously” (thoughts by Critch) 2018-02-01 Matthew Graves LessWrong Machine Intelligence Research Institute AI safety Graves (who does recruiting work at MIRI) gives his personal opinion on way to get involved in AI safety.
Why I am not currently working on the AAMLS agenda 2017-05-12 Jessica Taylor Intelligent Agent Foundations Forum Machine Intelligence Research Institute Jessica Taylor Employee departure AI safety Jessica Taylor, who has been working at the Machine Intelligence Research Institute (MIRI) on the Alignment for Advanced Machine Learning Systems (AAMLS) agenda, announces that she is no longer working on the agenda. Around this time, she also leaves MIRI. The other two people working on the agenda also leave at around the same time: Patrick LaVictoire leaves MIRI completely, and Andrew Critch goes on indefinite leave to work on the Center for Human-Compatible AI (CHAI). The connection between Taylor's post and the departures is made in the MIRI blog post [114] on July 4, 2017
Belief status: off-the-cuff thoughts! 2017-01-19 Vipul Naik Machine Intelligence Research Institute Third-party commentary on organization AI safety The post argues that (lack of) academic endorsement of the work done by MIRI should not be an important factor in evaluating MIRI, offering three reasons. Commenters include Rob Bensinger, Research Communications Manager at MIRI.
Comment on Ask MIRI Anything (AMA) 2016-10-12 Malo Bourgon Effective Altruism Forum Machine Intelligence Research Institute AI safety Bourgon (Chief Operating Officer at MIRI) answers a question regarding number of hours worked by MIRI staff per week. Bourgon writes that “the average and median are pretty close at somewhere between 40–50 hours a week depending on the month. During crunch times some people might be working 60–100-hour weeks.” However, he notes that the amount of work that gets done and how people are feeling are more important than number of hours worked.
Comment on Ask MIRI Anything (AMA) 2016-10-12 Rob Bensinger Effective Altruism Forum Machine Intelligence Research Institute AI safety Bensinger writes that MIRI is hoping to double the size of its research team over the next year or two.
Comment on Ask MIRI Anything (AMA) 2016-10-12 Nate Soares Effective Altruism Forum Machine Intelligence Research Institute AI safety In response to a question, Soares writes that MIRI has decided against hiriting senior math people in a supervisor role, and also writes that MIRI is bottlenecked on technical writing ability.
Comment on Ask MIRI Anything (AMA) 2016-10-12 Malo Bourgon Effective Altruism Forum Machine Intelligence Research Institute AI safety Bourgon answers a question about the differences in what researchers spend their time doing in academia vs at MIRI. He writes that in academia, faculty have non-research responsibilities like grant writing, teaching, supervision, and sitting on councils, as well as publish-or-perish incentives, which are all things that researchers at MIRI don’t have. He also writes that the operations team at MIRI takes care of many “distractions” so that the research team can focus on doing research.
Comment on Ask MIRI Anything (AMA) 2016-10-12 Malo Bourgon Effective Altruism Forum Machine Intelligence Research Institute AI safety Bourgon answers a question about MIRI’s preferences for its next few hires. He writes that MIRI’s current focus is on expanding its research team.
Comment on Let’s conduct a survey on the quality of MIRI’s implementation 2016-02-19 Nate Soares Effective Altruism Forum Machine Intelligence Research Institute, Open Philanthropy Daniel Dewey AI safety Soares responds to a blog post calling for an evaluation of MIRI’s research output and strategy. Soares mentions an ongoing investigation by Open Philanthropy Project, as well as plans for “an independent evaluation of our organizational efficacy”.
Working at MIRI: An interview with Malo Bourgon 2015-11-01 Sören Mindermann LessWrong Machine Intelligence Research Institute AI safety An interview with Malo Bourgon (program management analyst and generalist at MIRI) about MIRI’s current talent needs, how to get involved, application process, and donation vs marginal hires.
Comment on I am Nate Soares, AMA! 2015-06-11 Nate Soares Effective Altruism Forum Machine Intelligence Research Institute AI safety Soares gives a list of metrics that MIRI uses internally to measure its own success.
Comment on I am Nate Soares, AMA! 2015-06-11 Nate Soares Effective Altruism Forum Machine Intelligence Research Institute AI safety In response to a question, Soares writes that at the moment MIRI is talent-constrained, while noting that MIRI is taking steps to hire more researchers.
Comment on I am Nate Soares, AMA! 2015-06-11 Nate Soares Effective Altruism Forum Machine Intelligence Research Institute AI safety Soares notes that MIRI is going to hire a full-time office manager soon. He also writes that MIRI is looking for researchers who can write fast and well, and will look for “a person who can stay up to speed on the technical research but spend most of their time doing outreach and stewarding other researchers who are interested in doing AI alignment research”.
Comment on I am Nate Soares, AMA! 2015-06-11 Nate Soares Effective Altruism Forum Machine Intelligence Research Institute AI safety Soares responds to a software engineer about how to get involved.
MIRI Research Guide 2014-11-07 Nate Soares LessWrong Machine Intelligence Research Institute AI safety Blog post announcing the publication of a new research guide to help people become involved in MIRI’s AI safety research.
Answer to What is it like to do contract work for MIRI? 2014-08-13 Vipul Naik Quora Machine Intelligence Research Institute AI safety A review of doing contract work at MIRI (on distribution of computation and forecasting).
Comment on On the concept of “talent-constrained” organizations 2014-03-17 Eliezer Yudkowsky LessWrong Machine Intelligence Research Institute AI safety Yudkowsky weighs in regarding talent constraint. In a reply comment Luke Muehlhauser (executive director of MIRI at the time) also gives his opinion.
Machine Intelligence Research Institute (MIRI) 2014-03-01 Vipul Naik Vipul Naik Machine Intelligence Research Institute AI safety Basic facts and timeline of Naik’s contract work at MIRI.
Course recommendations for Friendliness researchers 2013-01-09 Louie Helm LessWrong Machine Intelligence Research Institute AI safety A list of course and textbook recommendations for background material related to AI safety.
Help Fund Lukeprog at SIAI 2011-08-24 Eliezer Yudkowsky LessWrong Machine Intelligence Research Institute AI safety A call for donations specifically so MIRI can hire Luke Muehlhauser.
How SIAI could publish in mainstream cognitive science journals 2011-03-09 Luke Muehlhauser LessWrong Machine Intelligence Research Institute Third-party commentary on organization AI safety This blog post is written by Luke Muehlhauser shortly before he moves to the Bay Area; within a few months Muehlhauser would become MIRI's Executive Director and write in [191] that he was mistaken and had missed the main arguments against spending effort publishing in journals.

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Title Publication date Author Publisher Affected organizations Affected people Affected agendas Notes
Challenges to Christiano’s capability amplification proposal 2018-05-19 Eliezer Yudkowsky Machine Intelligence Research Institute Paul Christiano Iterated amplification This post was summarized in Alignment Newsletter #7 [192].

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