Comparison of organizations for 2015

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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
Alex Altair Research Associate 2013-05-01 2015-03-01 position [1], [2]
Mihaly Barasz Research Associate 2013-05-01 2015-10-01 position [1], [3]
Paul Christiano Research Associate 2013-05-01 2015-03-01 position [1], [2]
Daniel Dewey Research Associate 2011-01-01 2015-01-01 position [1], [4] Did not appear on MIRI team page until May 2013.
Marcello Herreshoff Research Associate 2013-05-01 2015-10-01 position [1], [3]
Bill Hibbard Research Associate 2013-05-01 2015-10-01 position [1], [3]
Patrick LaVictoire Research Associate 2013-05-01 2015-03-01 position [1], [2]
Kaj Sotala Research Associate 2013-08-01 2015-10-01 position [5], [3]
Kaj Sotala Research Associate 2015-11-01 2016-07-01 position [6], [7]
Nisan Stiennon Research Associate 2013-05-01 2015-10-01 position [8]
Nate Soares Executive Director 2015-06-01 position [9]
Scott Garrabrant Research Fellow 2015-12-01 position [10]
Stuart Russell Research Advisor 2015-07-01 position [11]
Bart Selman Research Advisor 2015-07-01 position [12]
Luke Muehlhauser General Advisor 2015-07-01 position [11]
Robin Hanson General Advisor 2015-09-01 position [13]
Jed McCaleb General Advisor 2015-07-01 position [11]
Jaan Tallinn General Advisor 2015-07-01 position [12]
Stuart Armstrong Research Associate 2015-04-01 position [14]
Ramana Kumar Research Associate 2015-07-01 position [11]
Vanessa Kosoy Research Associate 2015-07-01 position [11], [15]
Nate Soares Board Director 2015-08-01 position [16]
Anna Salamon Board Director 2015-08-01 position [17], [18], [16]
Luke Muehlhauser Executive Director 2011-11-01 2015-05-31 position [19], [20]
Tomer Kagan Board Director 2012-01-01 2015-03-01 position [21], [22]
Nate Soares Research Fellow 2014-04-01 2015-06-01 position [9], [23], [24]
Patrick LaVictoire Research Fellow 2015-03-01 2017-06-01 position technical research full-time [23], [25], [24], [26], [27]
Rob Bensinger Outreach Coordinator 2015-03-01 2016-03-01 position [2], [28]
Robin Hanson Research Advisor 2013-08-01 2015-09-01 position [29], [13]
Abram Demski Research Associate 2015-04-01 2017-07-01 position [14]
Scott Garrabrant Research Associate 2015-03-01 2015-12-01 position [2], [10]
Jessica Taylor Research Associate 2015-03-01 2015-08-01 position [2], [30]
Nate Thomas Research Associate 2015-04-01 2015-10-01 position [14], [3]
Jessica Taylor Research Fellow 2015-08-01 2017-07-01 position [30], [26], [27]
Andrew Critch Research Fellow 2015-09-01 2017-03-01 position [30], [31]
Andrew Lapinski-Barker Office Manager 2015-09-01 2016-10-01 position [3], [32]
Jack Gallagher Intern 2015-07-01 2017-06-01 position [33], [34]
Rob Bensinger Research Assistant 2013-11-01 2015-03-01 [35], [2], [32]
Michael Vassar Board Director 2009-04-01 2015-08-01 [36], [16]
Kevin Fischer Board Director 2012-01-01 2015-08-01 [21], [16]
Luke Muehlhauser Board Director 2015-03-01 2015-07-01 [22], [11]
Max Tegmark Research Advisor 2013-08-01 2015-09-01 [29], [13]
Max Tegmark General Advisor 2015-09-01 2017-03-01 [13]
Jake Miller Website Admin and Assitant 2012-01-01 2015-02-01 position [37]
Jake Moskowitz Online Researcher 2015-03-01 2015-06-01 position volunteer [38]
Elizabeth Morningstar Executive Assistant 2014-04-01 2015-04-01 position general [39]
Jesse Galef Independent Operations Contractor 2015-01-01 2016-01-01 position general contractor [40]

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FLOWERS

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Person Title Start date End date AI safety relation Subject Employment type Source Notes
Cem Karaoguz Postdoctoral researcher 2015-01-01 AGI organization [41], [42]
William Schueller PhD student 2015-01-01 AGI organization [41], [42]
Sébastien Forestier PhD student 2015-01-01 AGI organization [41], [42]
Benjamin Clément PhD student 2015-01-01 AGI organization [41], [42]
Florian Golemo PhD student 2015-01-01 AGI organization [41], [42]

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Future of Humanity Institute

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Person Title Start date End date AI safety relation Subject Employment type Source Notes
Carrick Flynn Research Project Manager 2015-11-01 [43], [44], [45], [46], [47]
Andrew Snyder-Beattie Director of Research 2015-12-01 [43], [48], [49], [46]
Andrew Snyder-Beattie Academic Project Manager 2013-11-01 2015-12-01 [43], [48], [49]
Daniel Dewey Research Fellow 2012-01-01 2015-01-01 [50], [4]

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Future of Life Institute

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Person Title Start date End date AI safety relation Subject Employment type Source Notes
Daniel Dewey Program Officer for AI Grants 2015-01-01 [4]
Jesse Galef Program Manager 2014-01-01 2015-01-01 [40]

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Hague Centre for Strategic Studies

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Person Title Start date End date AI safety relation Subject Employment type Source Notes
Matthijs Maas Freelance Analyst 2015-05-01 2017-04-01 [51] One of the listed projects is: "A strategic analysis of implications and applications of artificial intelligence for defense and military operations."

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GiveWell

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Person Title Start date End date AI safety relation Subject Employment type Source Notes
Eliza Scheffler Research Analyst 2012-07-01 2015-08-01 full-time [52], [53]
Alexander Berger Senior Research Analyst 2012-12-01 2015-02-27 full-time [54], [55]
Natalie Crispin Research Analyst and Financial Manager 2013-02-01 2015-02-27 full-time [56], [55]
Timothy Telleen-Lawton Research Analyst 2013-04-01 2015-08-01 full-time [57], [58], [53]
Josh Rosenberg Research Analyst 2013-07-01 2015-08-01 full-time [59], [53]
Howie Lempel Research Analyst 2013-08-01 2015-02-27 full-time [58], [55]
Tim Ogden Board Vice-president 2014-06-01 2015-06-28 board member [60], [61]
Shayna Strom Director, U.S. Policy 2014-06-01 2015-02-15 full-time [62], [63]
Devin Jacob Administrative Assistant and Conversation Notes Writer 2014-09-01 2015-05-01 full-time [64], [65]
Ben Hoffman Research Analyst 2014-10-01 2015-12-01 full-time [64], [66]
David Roodman Senior Advisor 2015-02-01 2016-09-01 full-time [67], [68]
Natalie Crispin Senior Research Analyst 2015-02-27 2019-04-10 full-time [55]
Alexander Berger Program Officer, US Policy 2015-02-27 2016-09-01 full-time [55]
Howie Lempel Program Officer, Global Catastrophic Risks 2015-02-27 2016-09-01 full-time [55], [68]
Jake Gibson Board member 2015-03-19 2017-06-01 board member [69], [70]
Devin Jacob Operations Associate 2015-05-01 2018-08-05 full-time [65], [71]
Helen Toner Research Analyst 2015-03-01 2016-09-01 full-time [72], [68]
Sophie Monahan Research Analyst 2015-05-01 2018-12-18 full-time [72], [73]
Laura Muñoz Operations Associate 2015-05-01 2017-02-01 full-time [72], [74]
Catherine Hollander Outreach Associate 2015-05-01 2016-12-01 full-time [73], [75]
Luke Muehlhauser Research Analyst 2015-06-01 2016-09-01 full-time [73], [68]
Julia Wise Board member 2015-07-29 board member [76]
Andrew Martin Research Analyst 2015-08-01 2019-04-10 full-time [53]
Eliza Scheffler Senior Operations Associate 2015-08-01 2016-06-04 full-time [53], [77]
Timothy Telleen-Lawton Senior Research Analyst 2015-08-01 2016-09-01 full-time [53], [68]
Josh Rosenberg Senior Research Analyst 2015-08-01 2019-04-10 full-time [53]
Michael Danto Operations Associate 2015-08-01 2015-11-01 full-time [78], [79]
Brennan Robbins Research Analyst 2015-08-01 2015-10-01 full-time [78], [80]
Leon Zhang Research Analyst 2015-08-01 2016-08-01 full-time [78], [81]
Claire Zabel Research Analyst 2015-08-01 2016-09-01 full-time [78], [68]
Chloe Cockburn Program Officer, Criminal Justice Reform 2015-08-01 2016-09-01 full-time [82], [68]
Emma Trefethen Research Analyst 2015-09-01 2016-07-01 full-time [82], [83]
Tracy Williams Research Analyst 2015-09-01 2016-09-01 full-time [82], [68]
Nicole Ross Operations Associate 2015-10-01 2016-09-01 full-time [84], [68]
Lewis Bollard Program Officer, Farm Animal Welfare 2015-10-01 2016-09-01 full-time [84], [68]
Karalyn Lacey Operations Associate 2015-11-01 2017-03-01 full-time [66], [85]
Chelsea Tabart Research Analyst 2015-12-01 2018-09-05 full-time [66], [86]
Lynette Bye Summer Research Analyst 2015-05-01 2015-08-01 [87]
Laura Ong Summer Fellow 2015-07-01 2015-07-31 [88]
Cason Reily Summer Research Analyst 2015-07-01 2015-09-01 [89]
Caroline Dockes Summer Fellow 2015-08-01 2015-08-31 [90]
Arjun Khandelwal Summer Fellow 2015-08-01 2015-08-31 [91]
Sara Altman Summer Research Analyst 2015-06-01 2015-08-01 [92]
Nick Wilson Writer 2014-01-01 2015-01-01 [93]
Jens Malmquist Summer Research Analyst 2015-05-01 2015-08-01 intern [94]
Dan Hendrycks Summer Fellow 2015-08-01 2015-08-31 intern [95]
Brian Tse Research Fellow 2015-07-01 2015-07-31 [96]
Alex Flidr Summer Fellow 2015-08-01 2015-08-31 [97]
Nicole Zok Content Editor 2015-04-01 2017-11-01 contractor [98], [99]

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Centre for Effective Altruism

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Person Title Start date End date AI safety relation Subject Employment type Source Notes
Ales Flidr Intern 2015-05-01 2015-07-01 intern [97]
Sören Mindermann Volunteer 2015-09-01 2015-09-30 volunteer [100]
Brian Kateman Consultant 2015-05-01 2015-09-01 contractor [101]
Hayden Wilkinson Operations Intern 2015-11-01 2016-03-01 intern [102]
Kyle Scott Office Manager 2015-02-01 2015-06-01 [103]
Chris Jenkins Marketing Manager 2015-03-01 2015-06-01 [104]
Dillon Bowen Student Volunteer Researcher 2015-01-01 2015-06-01 volunteer [105]
Baxter Bullock Administrative Volunteer 2015-06-01 2015-08-01 intern [106]
Sophie Ritchie Summer Research Fellow 2015-07-01 2015-10-01 intern [107]
Amber Rose Morgan Bookkeeper 2015-01-01 2016-07-01 [108]
Josh Jacobson Director of Market Analytics 2015-04-01 2015-11-01 [109]
Tonja Wright Director of Logistics and Employee Experience 2015-02-01 2015-10-01 [110]
Tonja Wright Operations Intern 2014-11-01 2015-02-01 intern [110]
Chris Cundy Outreach Volunteer 2015-06-01 2015-06-30 volunteer [111]
Danielle May Research Intern 2015-09-01 2015-09-30 intern [112]
Michal Trzesimiech Volunteer 2015-10-01 volunteer [113]
George McGowan Operations Intern 2014-05-01 2015-03-01 intern [114]
Michael Gasiorek Production Designer, Effective Altruism Global 2015-07-01 2017-08-01 [115]
John Messamore Advocate 2015-08-01 2015-08-31 volunteer [116]
Kandasi Griffiths Event Director, EA Global Oxford 2015 2015-05-01 2015-09-01 [117]
Kate Stweart Communications Researcher 2015-05-01 2015-09-01 [118]
Megan Crawford EA Global 2015 Staff 2015-07-01 2015-07-31 volunteer [119]
Celine Chen Taiwan and CUHK Ambassador 2015-09-01 2015-09-30 volunteer [120]

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Animal Charity Evaluators

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Person Title Start date End date AI safety relation Subject Employment type Source Notes
Allison Smith Research Manager 2013-08-01 2015-12-01 full-time [121], [122] Bio says she was already “involved in ACE research efforts since May 2013”; it’s not clear what that means.
Amanda Hope Operations Manager 2013-07-01 2015-08-01 full-time [121], [123]
Jason Kirschner Volunteer 2015-05-01 volunteer [121], [124]
Carrie Tanasichuk Volunteer 2015-05-01 volunteer [121]
Gary Shapiro Volunteer 2015-05-01 volunteer [121]
Krisztina Filep Volunteer 2015-05-01 volunteer [121]
Peter Hurford Volunteer 2014-06-01 2015-05-01 volunteer [125], [124]
Queenie Tsui Communications Intern 2014-09-01 2015-02-01 intern [126], [127]
Max Carpendale Research Intern 2014-09-01 2015-02-01 intern [126], [128], [127] The “research” descriptor was added in November 2014.
Eric Herboso SysAdmin 2014-11-01 2015-05-01 full-time [128], [124]
Tonja Wright Operations Intern 2014-11-01 2015-03-01 intern [128], [129]
Glen Watson Research Intern 2014-11-01 2015-02-01 intern [128], [127]
Erika Alonso Communications Manager 2014-11-01 2015-12-01 full-time [128], [122]
Jacy Reese Board Aide 2014-12-01 2015-05-01 board member [130], [124]
Krystal Caldwell Research Intern 2015-02-01 2015-05-01 intern [127], [124]
Dee Perez Research Associate 2015-04-27 2015-08-01 full-time [131], [124], [123]
Pablo Mosteiro Research Intern 2015-05-01 2015-09-01 intern [124], [132]
Kieran Greig Communications Intern 2015-05-01 2015-09-01 intern [124], [132]
Jacy Reese Research Associate 2015-08-01 2016-05-01 full-time [123], [133]
Amanda Cesario Operations Manager 2015-07-01 2016-04-01 full-time [123], [134]
Kieran Greig Web Data Analyst 2015-09-01 2016-07-01 full-time [132], [135]
Alexis Carlier Research Intern 2015-10-01 2016-04-01 intern [136], [134]
Patrick Arnold Research Intern 2015-10-01 2016-01-01 intern [136], [137]
John Halstead Research Intern 2015-10-01 2016-01-01 intern [136], [137]
Leah Edgerton Communications Intern 2015-10-01 2015-12-01 intern [136], [122]
Sofia Davis-Fogel Operations Intern 2015-10-01 2015-12-01 intern [136], [122]
Allison Smith Director of Research 2015-12-01 full-time [122]
Erika Alonso Director of Communications 2015-12-01 full-time [122]
Leah Edgerton Digital Media Manager 2015-12-01 2017-07-01 full-time [122], [138]
Sofia Davis-Fogel Special Programs Manager 2015-12-01 2017-07-01 full-time [122], [138]
Gina Stuessy Communications Intern 2015-12-01 2016-04-01 intern [137], [134]

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Open Philanthropy Project

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Person Title Start date End date AI safety relation Subject Employment type Source Notes
Chloe Cockburn Program Officer, Criminal Justice Reform 2015-08-01 full-time [139]
Karl Smith Consultant 2015-03-01 2015-11-01 contractor [140]
Daniel Dewey Consulting Research Analyst 2015-01-01 position grant investigation [4]
Daniel Dewey Program Officer for Potential Risks from Advanced Artificial Intelligence 2015-01-01 position grant investigation full-time [141]

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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 [142], [143]
Joey Savoie Head of writing team and other roles 2014-08-06 2015-06-01 full-time [142], [143]
Tom Ash Editing and operations 2014-04-01 2015-12-01 [142], [143], [144]
Peter Hurford Writing 2014-08-06 2015-06-01 [142], [143]
Rochelle Harris Fundraising and outreach 2014-08-06 2015-06-01 [142], [143]
Robert Gledhill Volunteer 2014-08-06 2015-06-01 volunteer [142], [143]
Chris George Direction, writing, and promotion 2014-08-06 2015-06-01 [142], [143]
Joceline Savoie Volunteer 2014-08-06 2015-06-01 volunteer [142], [143]
Katherine Savoie Board vice president 2014-08-06 2015-06-01 board member [142], [143]
Lynn Savoie Board member 2014-08-06 2015-06-01 board member [142], [143]
Mark Savoie Board member 2014-08-06 2015-06-01 board member [142], [143]
Katherine Savoie Co-founder and Executive Director 2015-06-01 full-time [143]
Joey Savoie Co-founder and President 2015-06-01 full-time [143]
Peter Hurford Leader of birthday fundraisers project 2015-06-01 [143]
Ashley Lockyer Social media 2015-06-01 volunteer [143] Initially listed in the “Team” section without explicit mention as a volunteer , but eventually placed in the “Volunteer” section so presumably was always a volunteer.
Kieran Greig Leader of legacy and online ads experiments 2015-06-01 2016-07-01 full-time [145], [146], [147] Until April 2016 the bio said “now also works on the charity entrepreneurship project”, but by July the “also” was removed.
Marcus A. Davis Intern 2015-09-01 2016-01-01 intern [146], [148]
Luan W. 2015-08-01 2016-01-01 full-time [146], [148]
Baxter Bullock 2015-09-01 full-time [149]
Tee Barnett Programs and Educational Officer 2015-10-01 2016-07-01 full-time [149], [147]
Michael Dello-Iacovo Volunteer 2015-12-01 volunteer [144]
Eric Herboso Communications Consultant 2015-08-01 2015-08-31 contractor [150]
Randy Carlton US Operational Partner 2015-01-01 2017-01-01 volunteer [151]

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Foundational Research Institute

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Person Title Start date End date AI safety relation Subject Employment type Source Notes
Lukas Gloor Researcher 2015-12-01 2018-06-01 position background [152], [153], [154], [155] Previously listed as a volunteer, but the paid staff/volunteer sections were removed from the website so the status of employment is unclear.
Caspar Oesterheld Researcher 2015-12-01 position technical research [152], [156], [15] Previously listed as a volunteer, but the paid staff/volunteer sections were removed from the website so the status of employment is unclear.
Brian Tomasik Research consultant 2015-11-01 [157], [158]
Adriano Mannino Advisor 2015-11-01 advisor [157], [158]
Simon Knutsson Research Fellow 2015-02-01 2015-03-01 part-time [159], [160]
Simon Knutsson Research Volunteer 2015-03-01 2015-04-01 volunteer [160], [161]
Simon Knutsson Research Fellow 2015-06-01 2017-06-01 full-time [162], [163] On parental leave beginning around October 2016 .
Bengt Brülde Advisor 2015-06-01 advisor [162]
Brian Tomasik Researcher 2015-11-01 2015-12-01 volunteer [158], [152]
Lukas Gloor Researcher 2015-11-01 2015-12-01 volunteer [158], [152]
Caspar Oesterheld Researcher 2015-11-01 2015-12-01 volunteer [158], [152]
Adriano Mannino Board member and co-founder 2015-11-01 2016-01-01 board member [158], [164]
David Pearce Advisor 2015-11-01 advisor [158]
Brian Tomasik Researcher 2015-12-01 2016-01-01 [152], [164] Previously listed as a volunteer, but the paid staff/volunteer sections were removed from the website so the status of employment is unclear.

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Giving What We Can

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Person Title Start date End date AI safety relation Subject Employment type Source Notes
Thomas Sittler Intern 2015-08-01 2015-10-01 intern [165]

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OpenAI

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Person Title Start date End date AI safety relation Subject Employment type Source Notes
Durk Kingma Machine Learning Research Scientist and Team Lead of Algorithms team 2015-12-01 2018-06-01 AGI organization [166], [167], [168], [46]
Greg Brockman Co-Founder and CTO 2015-12-01 AGI organization [169], [170], [171]
Wojciech Zaremba Head of Robotics research 2015-12-01 AGI organization [172], [173]
John Schulman Research Scientist 2015-12-01 AGI organization [174], [175]
Vicki Cheung Head of Infrastructure 2015-12-01 2017-12-01 AGI organization [175], [176]
Pamela Vagata 2015-12-01 AGI organization [175]
Matt Krisiloff Founding Member 2015-12-01 2016-04-01 AGI organization [177]

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