Comparison of organizations for 2014

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Machine Intelligence Research Institute

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Person Title Start date End date AI safety relation Subject Employment type Source Notes
Eliezer Yudkowsky Senior Research Fellow 2014-08-01 position technical research full-time [1]
Benya Fallenstein Research Associate 2013-05-01 2014-06-01 position [2]
Nate Soares Research Associate 2014-01-04 2014-03-31 position [3], [4]
Vipul Naik 2014-01-15 2014-08-01 position [5]
Benya Fallenstein Research Fellow 2014-06-01 position [6], [7], [8]
Christine Peterson General Advisor 2014-06-01 position [9]
Matthew Fallshaw Board Director 2014-10-01 position [10]
Louie Helm Deputy Director 2012-11-01 2014-08-01 position [11], [1]
Eliezer Yudkowsky Research Fellow 2006-12-01 2014-08-01 position [12], [1]
Malo Bourgon Project Manager 2012-11-01 2014-06-01 position [11], [6]
Nate Soares Research Fellow 2014-04-01 2015-06-01 position [3], [13], [8]
Malo Bourgon Program Management Analyst 2014-06-01 2016-03-01 position [6], [14]
Katja Grace Research Assistant 2014-02-01 2016-03-01 position [15], [16] She first appears on the team page in June 2014.
Peter Thiel General Advisor 2014-06-01 2016-03-01 position [9], [17]
Liron Shapira General Advisor 2014-06-01 2017-03-01 position [9]
Tsvi Benson-Tilsen Research Associate 2014-10-01 2017-07-01 position [18], [19]
Joshua Fox Research Associate 2013-05-01 2014-02-01 [2], [4]
Anja Heinisch Research Associate 2013-05-01 2014-02-01 [2], [4]
Vladimir Nesov Research Associate 2013-05-01 2014-02-01 [2], [4]
Seth Baum Research Advisor 2013-08-01 2014-08-01 [20], [21]
Randal Koene Research Advisor 2013-08-01 2014-08-01 [20]
James Miller Research Advisor 2013-08-01 2014-08-01 [20]
Antonius Lourenço Kasbergen Research Fellow 2014-04-01 2016-01-01 position [22]
Elizabeth Morningstar Executive Assistant 2014-04-01 2015-04-01 position general [23]
Jimmy Rintjema Operations Support 2014-01-01 position [24]
Lila Rieber Research Assistant 2014-03-01 2014-04-01 position [25]

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Name Creation date Description
Intelligent Agent Foundations Forum 2014-11-04 A forum for technical AI safety research. The source code is hosted on GitHub [26]. The timestamp on the introductory post [27] gives the launch date.

FLOWERS

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Person Title Start date End date AI safety relation Subject Employment type Source Notes
Panagiotis Papadakis Postdoctoral researcher 2014-01-01 AGI organization [28], [29]
Baptiste Busch PhD student 2014-01-01 AGI organization [28], [29]
Gennaro Raiola PhD student 2014-01-01 AGI organization [28], [29]
Alexandra Delmas PhD student 2014-01-01 AGI organization [28], [29]
Céline Craye PhD student 2014-01-01 AGI organization [28], [29]
Adrien Matricon PhD student 2014-01-01 AGI organization [28], [29]

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Name Creation date Description

Future of Life Institute

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Person Title Start date End date AI safety relation Subject Employment type Source Notes
Jesse Galef Program Manager 2014-01-01 2015-01-01 [30]

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Name Creation date Description

GiveWell

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Person Title Start date End date AI safety relation Subject Employment type Source Notes
Tim Ogden Board member 2014-06-01 board member [31], [32]
Cari Tuna Board member 2011-05-01 2014-06-01 board member [33], [32]
Rob Reich Board member 2014-01-01 2019-04-02 board member [34]
Tim Ogden Board Vice-president 2014-06-01 2015-06-28 board member [32], [35]
Cari Tuna Board Treasurer 2014-06-01 board member [32]
Shayna Strom Director, U.S. Policy 2014-06-01 2015-02-15 full-time [36], [37]
Rebecca Raible Research Analyst 2014-08-01 2016-12-01 full-time [38], [39]
Milan Griffes Research Analyst 2014-08-01 2016-06-04 full-time [38], [40]
Tyler Heishman Research Analyst 2014-09-01 2016-08-01 full-time [38], [41]
Devin Jacob Administrative Assistant and Conversation Notes Writer 2014-09-01 2015-05-01 full-time [38], [42]
Ben Hoffman Research Analyst 2014-10-01 2015-12-01 full-time [38], [43]
Christine Tsang Research Analyst 2014-10-01 2014-12-30 full-time [38], [44]
Nick Beckstead Research Analyst 2014-12-17 2016-09-01 full-time [45], [46]
Lila Rieber Conversation Notes Writer 2014-03-01 2014-07-01 [25]
Ruth Levine Research Analyst 2014-06-01 2014-08-01 [47]
Nick Wilson Writer 2014-01-01 2015-01-01 [48]
Martin Lucas Independent Contractor 2014-02-01 2014-05-01 contractor [49]
Jacy Reese Summer Research Analyst 2014-05-01 2014-08-01 intern [50]
Michael Kohm Research Analyst 2014-06-01 2014-08-01 [51] Position listed for Open Philanthropy Project, but the listed projects (“Iron/Malaria Campaigns”, “Donor Outreach”) sound more like GiveWell work. I can’t find any more information about this person.
Taylor Smith Contractor 2014-03-01 [52]

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Name Creation date Description

Centre for Effective Altruism

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Person Title Start date End date AI safety relation Subject Employment type Source Notes
Tom Ash Director of Operations 2012-07-01 2014-04-01 full-time [53], [54], [55]
Marek Duda Assistant Executive Director 2014-08-01 2016-02-01 full-time [55], [56] February 2016 is the first month for which verification exists for the end of this position, but since the CEA team page has no snapshots for all of 2015, the position could have ended anywhere from end of 2014 to early 2016.
Kerry Vaughan 2014-11-01 2016-02-01 full-time [57], [56] February 2016 is the first month for which verification exists for the end of this position, but since the CEA team page has no snapshots for all of 2015, the position could have ended anywhere from end of 2014 to early 2016.
Tonja Wright Operations Intern 2014-11-01 2015-02-01 intern [58]
George McGowan Operations Intern 2014-05-01 2015-03-01 intern [59]
Sophie Gammage Research Analyst 2014-09-01 2014-10-01 [60]
Emily Silcock Research and Evaluation Intern 2014-09-01 2014-09-30 intern [61]

Documents

Products

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Name Creation date Description
Effective Altruism Forum 2014-09-10 A community blog about effective altruism which often has posts about AI safety. The forum was announced on LessWrong by Ryan Carey [62].

Animal Charity Evaluators

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Person Title Start date End date AI safety relation Subject Employment type Source Notes
Eric Herboso Communications Manager 2013-05-01 2014-11-01 full-time [63], [64]
Louis Fletcher Research Intern 2014-06-01 intern [63], [65]
Alexa Zmich Communications Intern 2014-06-01 intern [63], [65]
Venky Kannan Volunteer 2014-11-01 volunteer [63], [64]
Renee Shamloo Research Intern 2014-06-01 2014-08-01 intern [65], [66]
Amanda Lueke Research Intern 2014-06-01 2014-08-01 intern [65], [66]
Erika Alonso Communications Intern 2014-06-01 2014-08-01 intern [65], [66]
Jay Quigley General Intern 2014-06-01 2014-08-01 intern [65], [66]
Peter Hurford Volunteer 2014-06-01 2015-05-01 volunteer [65], [67]
Erika Alonso Digital Media Manager 2014-08-01 2014-11-01 full-time [66], [64]
Queenie Tsui Communications Intern 2014-09-01 2015-02-01 intern [68], [69]
Max Carpendale Research Intern 2014-09-01 2015-02-01 intern [68], [64], [69] The “research” descriptor was added in November 2014.
Eric Herboso SysAdmin 2014-11-01 2015-05-01 full-time [64], [67]
Tonja Wright Operations Intern 2014-11-01 2015-03-01 intern [64], [70]
Glen Watson Research Intern 2014-11-01 2015-02-01 intern [64], [69]
Erika Alonso Communications Manager 2014-11-01 2015-12-01 full-time [64], [71]
Jacy Reese Board Aide 2014-12-01 2015-05-01 board member [72], [67]

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Name Creation date Description

Charity Science

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Person Title Start date End date AI safety relation Subject Employment type Source Notes
Katherine Savoie Head of events team and other roles 2014-08-06 2015-06-01 full-time [73], [74]
Joey Savoie Head of writing team and other roles 2014-08-06 2015-06-01 full-time [73], [74]
Tom Ash Editing and operations 2014-04-01 2015-12-01 [73], [74], [75]
Peter Hurford Writing 2014-08-06 2015-06-01 [73], [74]
Rochelle Harris Fundraising and outreach 2014-08-06 2015-06-01 [73], [74]
Robert Gledhill Volunteer 2014-08-06 2015-06-01 volunteer [73], [74]
Chris George Direction, writing, and promotion 2014-08-06 2015-06-01 [73], [74]
Andrew McKnight Direction 2014-08-06 2016-07-01 [73], [76]
Joceline Savoie Volunteer 2014-08-06 2015-06-01 volunteer [73], [74]
Joey Savoie Board president 2014-08-06 board member [73]
Katherine Savoie Board vice president 2014-08-06 2015-06-01 board member [73], [74]
Tom Ash Board treasurer 2014-08-06 2016-04-01 board member [73], [53]
Peter Hurford Board coordinator 2014-08-06 board member [73]
Andrew McKnight Board member 2014-08-06 2016-07-01 board member [73], [76]
Lynn Savoie Board member 2014-08-06 2015-06-01 board member [73], [74]
Mark Savoie Board member 2014-08-06 2015-06-01 board member [73], [74]
Lucas Zamprogno Volunteer 2014-08-06 2016-07-01 volunteer [73], [76]
Lucas Zamprogno Board member 2014-08-06 2016-07-01 board member [76]
Tom Ash Board member 2014-04-01 2016-04-01 board member [53], [77], [76]
Michael Marcondes de Freitas Writing and social media 2014-08-06 2016-02-01 volunteer [78], [77] In some snapshots he is listed in the “Team” section and not explicitly noted to be a volunteer (example: ), but since his bio doesn’t change much presumably he was always a volunteer.

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Rethink Charity

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Person Title Start date End date AI safety relation Subject Employment type Source Notes

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Name Creation date Description
Effective Altruism Forum 2014-09-10 A community blog about effective altruism which often has posts about AI safety. The forum was announced on LessWrong by Ryan Carey [62].