Comparison of organizations for 2016

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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
Aaron Silverbook Office Manager 2016-07-01 2018-04-01 position general full-time [1], [2]
Kaj Sotala Research Associate 2015-11-01 2016-07-01 position [3], [4]
Malo Bourgon Chief Operating Officer 2016-03-01 position [5], [6]
Rob Bensinger Research Communications Manager 2016-03-01 2018-04-01 position [5], [2]
Colm Ó Riain Communications and Development Strategist 2016-07-01 2017-07-01 position [1], [7]
Matthew Graves Staff Writer 2016-10-01 position [8] First appears on the team page in February 2017.
Gary Drescher General Advisor 2016-03-01 position [9]
Malo Bourgon Program Management Analyst 2014-06-01 2016-03-01 position [10], [5]
Katja Grace Research Assistant 2014-02-01 2016-03-01 position [11], [12] She first appears on the team page in June 2014.
Rob Bensinger Outreach Coordinator 2015-03-01 2016-03-01 position [13], [5]
Gary Drescher Research Advisor 2013-08-01 2016-03-01 position [14], [9]
Moshe Looks Research Advisor 2013-08-01 2016-03-01 position [14], [9]
Peter Thiel General Advisor 2014-06-01 2016-03-01 position [15], [9]
Andrew Lapinski-Barker Office Manager 2015-09-01 2016-10-01 position [16], [1]
Ryan Carey Assistant Research Fellow 2016-09-01 2017-09-01 position [1], [17], [18]
Connor Flexman Writing Assistant 2016-07-01 2016-11-01 position [19]
Antonius Lourenço Kasbergen Research Fellow 2014-04-01 2016-01-01 position [20]
Jesse Galef Independent Operations Contractor 2015-01-01 2016-01-01 position general contractor [21]
Katja Grace Researcher, AI Impacts 2016-03-01 position [12]

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EthicsNet

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Person Title Start date End date AI safety relation Subject Employment type Source Notes
Nell Watson Evangelist 2016-06-01 position popularization volunteer [22], [23]
Anish Mohammed Cybersecurity Strategist 2016-06-01 position background volunteer [22], [23]
Remco Bloemen Algorithmic Engineer 2016-06-01 position software engineering volunteer [22], [23]
Aleksandra Orchowska Human Interfaces Specialist 2016-06-01 position general volunteer [22]

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FLOWERS

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Person Title Start date End date AI safety relation Subject Employment type Source Notes
Alvaro Ovalle Castaneda PhD student 2016-01-01 AGI organization [24], [25]

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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
David Kristoffersson Contractor 2016-11-01 2017-03-01 GCR organization contractor [26]
Allan Dafoe Research Associate 2016-01-01 [27], [28], [29], [30]
David Krueger Intern 2016-07-01 2016-09-01 [31], [32], [33]
David Abel Intern 2016-07-01 [33]
John Salvatier Intern 2016-07-01 [33]

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Global Catastrophic Risk Institute

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Person Title Start date End date AI safety relation Subject Employment type Source Notes
Matthijs Maas Junior Associate 2016-05-01 [34], [35] "His research interests include the safe governance of artificial intelligence and the effects of emerging technologies on nuclear deterrence stability."

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Global Politics of Artificial Intelligence Research Group at Yale University and University of Oxford

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Person Title Start date End date AI safety relation Subject Employment type Source Notes
Matthijs Maas Researcher 2016-06-01 [35]

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Google DeepMind

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Person Title Start date End date AI safety relation Subject Employment type Source Notes
Pedro A. Ortega Research Scientist 2016-01-01 position technical research full-time [36], [37], [38], [39], [40]

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GiveWell

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Person Title Start date End date AI safety relation Subject Employment type Source Notes
Ben Rachbach Research Analyst 2013-08-01 2016-01-01 full-time [41], [42]
Sean Conley Research Analyst 2013-06-01 2016-10-01 full-time [43], [44]
Jake Marcus Research Analyst 2013-09-01 2016-03-01 full-time [45], [46]
Rebecca Raible Research Analyst 2014-08-01 2016-12-01 full-time [47], [48]
Milan Griffes Research Analyst 2014-08-01 2016-06-04 full-time [47], [49]
Tyler Heishman Research Analyst 2014-09-01 2016-08-01 full-time [47], [50]
Nick Beckstead Research Analyst 2014-12-17 2016-09-01 full-time [51], [52]
David Roodman Senior Advisor 2015-02-01 2016-09-01 full-time [53], [52]
Alexander Berger Program Officer, US Policy 2015-02-27 2016-09-01 full-time [54]
Howie Lempel Program Officer, Global Catastrophic Risks 2015-02-27 2016-09-01 full-time [54], [52]
Helen Toner Research Analyst 2015-03-01 2016-09-01 full-time [55], [52]
Catherine Hollander Outreach Associate 2015-05-01 2016-12-01 full-time [56], [48]
Luke Muehlhauser Research Analyst 2015-06-01 2016-09-01 full-time [56], [52]
Tim Ogden Board Vice-Chair 2016-06-28 2019-04-02 board member [57]
Eliza Scheffler Senior Operations Associate 2015-08-01 2016-06-04 full-time [58], [49]
Timothy Telleen-Lawton Senior Research Analyst 2015-08-01 2016-09-01 full-time [58], [52]
Leon Zhang Research Analyst 2015-08-01 2016-08-01 full-time [59], [50]
Claire Zabel Research Analyst 2015-08-01 2016-09-01 full-time [59], [52]
Chloe Cockburn Program Officer, Criminal Justice Reform 2015-08-01 2016-09-01 full-time [60], [52]
Emma Trefethen Research Analyst 2015-09-01 2016-07-01 full-time [60], [61]
Tracy Williams Research Analyst 2015-09-01 2016-09-01 full-time [60], [52]
Nicole Ross Operations Associate 2015-10-01 2016-09-01 full-time [62], [52]
Lewis Bollard Program Officer, Farm Animal Welfare 2015-10-01 2016-09-01 full-time [62], [52]
Sarah Ward Research Analyst 2016-01-01 2016-07-01 full-time [63], [64]
Daniel Dewey Program Officer, Potential Risks from Advanced Artificial Intelligence 2016-02-01 2016-09-01 full-time [65], [52]
Ahmed Alkhatib Administrative Assistant 2016-03-01 2017-02-01 full-time [65], [66]
Rocio Alba Navarro Research Analyst 2016-04-01 2016-09-01 full-time [49], [52]
Jaime Yassif Program Officer, Biosecurity and Pandemic Preparedness 2016-05-01 2016-09-01 full-time [67], [52]
Daniel Martin-Alarcon Scientific Advisor 2016-06-01 2016-09-01 full-time [67], [52]
Chris Somerville Scientific Advisor 2016-07-01 2016-09-01 full-time [61], [52]
Christian Smith Research Analyst 2016-07-01 2018-12-18 full-time [61]
Ajeya Cotra Research Analyst 2016-07-01 2016-09-01 full-time [61], [52]
Heather Youngs Scientific Advisor 2016-08-01 2016-09-01 full-time [50], [52]
Aaron Kavanaugh Administrative Assistant 2016-08-01 2017-02-01 full-time [50], [66]
Robin Dey Summer Research Analyst 2016-05-01 2016-08-01 intern [68]
Luisa Rodriguez Summer Research Analyst 2016-06-01 2016-08-01 [69]
Laura Ong Research Analyst 2016-05-01 2016-08-01 [70]
Olivia Rose Larsen Summer Research Analyst 2016-06-01 2016-08-01 [71]
Julie Chen Summer Research Analyst 2016-06-01 2016-08-01 [72]
Nicholas Joseph Summer Research Analyst 2016-06-01 2016-08-01 [73]
Caroline Dockes Summer Research Analyst 2016-06-01 2016-08-01 [74]
Maryana Pinchuk Conversation Notes Writer 2016-08-01 2017-02-01 [75]
Timothy Telleen-Lawton Operations Associate 2016-09-01 2017-01-01 full-time [52], [76]
Tracy Williams Operations Associate 2016-09-01 2018-07-05 full-time [52], [77]
Sarah Ward Director of Operations 2016-07-01 2017-09-01 full-time [64], [78]
Isabel Arjmand Research Analyst 2016-09-01 full-time [52]
Andrew Nevarez Administrative Assistant 2016-04-01 2019-04-09 full-time [79] Some previous snapshots say he joined in March 2016.
Catherine Hollander Research Analyst, outreach focus 2016-12-01 2019-04-10 full-time [48]

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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
Robert Wiblin Executive Director 2016-02-01 full-time [80], [81] 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.
Niel Bowerman Director of Special Projects 2016-02-01 full-time [80], [81] 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.
Owen Cotton-Barratt Director of Research 2016-02-01 full-time [80], [81] 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.
Marek Duda Assistant Executive Director 2014-08-01 2016-02-01 full-time [82], [81] 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 [83], [81] 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.
Seb Farquhar Executive Director 2016-02-01 2016-06-01 full-time [81] February 2016 is the first month for which verification exists for this position, but since the CEA team page has no snapshots for all of 2015, the position could have begun anywhere from end of 2014 to early 2016.
Tara Mac Aulay Chief Operating Officer 2016-02-01 2016-10-01 full-time [81], [84] February 2016 is the first month for which verification exists for this position, but since the CEA team page has no snapshots for all of 2015, the position could have begun anywhere from end of 2014 to early 2016.
Kerry Vaughan Executive Director, Effective Altruism Outreach 2016-02-01 2016-06-01 contractor [81], [85] February 2016 is the first month for which verification exists for this position, but since the CEA team page has no snapshots for all of 2015, the position could have begun anywhere from end of 2014 to early 2016.
Tyler Alterman Director of Growth, Effective Altruism Outreach 2016-02-01 2016-06-01 contractor [81], [85] February 2016 is the first month for which verification exists for this position, but since the CEA team page has no snapshots for all of 2015, the position could have begun anywhere from end of 2014 to early 2016.
Roxanne Heston Analyst, Effective Altruism Outreach 2016-02-01 2016-06-01 contractor [81], [85] February 2016 is the first month for which verification exists for this position, but since the CEA team page has no snapshots for all of 2015, the position could have begun anywhere from end of 2014 to early 2016.
Julia Wise Community Manager, Effective Altruism Outreach 2016-02-01 2016-06-01 contractor [81], [85] February 2016 is the first month for which verification exists for this position, but since the CEA team page has no snapshots for all of 2015, the position could have begun anywhere from end of 2014 to early 2016.
Peter Buckley Analyst, Effective Altruism Outreach 2016-02-01 2016-06-01 contractor [81], [85] February 2016 is the first month for which verification exists for this position, but since the CEA team page has no snapshots for all of 2015, the position could have begun anywhere from end of 2014 to early 2016.
Owen Cotton-Barratt Director of Research, Global Priorities Project 2016-02-01 2016-10-01 full-time [81], [84] February 2016 is the first month for which verification exists for this position, but since the CEA team page has no snapshots for all of 2015, the position could have begun anywhere from end of 2014 to early 2016.
Kerry Vaughan Executive Director, CEA USA 2016-06-01 2016-10-01 full-time [85], [84]
Tyler Alterman Director of Growth, CEA USA 2016-06-01 2016-10-01 full-time [85], [84]
Amy Willey Labenz Director of US Operations, CEA USA 2016-06-01 2016-10-01 full-time [85]
Peter Buckley Analyst, CEA USA 2016-06-01 2016-10-01 full-time [85]
Roxanne Heston Analyst, CEA USA 2016-06-01 2016-10-01 full-time [85], [84]
Julia Wise Community Manager, CEA USA 2016-06-01 2016-10-01 full-time [85]
Oliver Habryka Director of Strategy, CEA USA 2016-06-01 2016-10-01 full-time [85], [84]
Seb Farquhar Executive Director, Global Priorities Project 2016-06-01 2016-10-01 full-time [85], [84]
Pablo Stafforini Research Analyst 2016-06-01 2016-10-01 full-time [85], [84]
Emma Gray-Starcevic Office Manager 2016-06-01 2016-10-01 full-time [85], [84]
John Halstead Research Fellow, Global Priorities Project 2016-06-01 2016-10-01 full-time [85], [84]
Stefan Schubert Policy Fellow, Global Priorities Project 2016-06-01 2016-10-01 full-time [85], [84]
Haydn Belfield Policy Associate, Global Priorities Project 2016-06-01 2016-10-01 full-time [85], [84]
William MacAskill Chief executive officer 2016-10-01 2018-01-01 full-time [84], [86]
Tara Mac Aulay Chief Operating Officer, Community and Outreach Division 2016-10-01 2018-01-01 full-time [84], [87], [86] The position name did not appear until January 2017.
Amy Willey Labenz Senior Events Manager and General Counsel, Community and Outreach Division 2016-10-01 full-time [84], [87] The position name did not appear until January 2017.
Sam Deere Full Stack Developer, Community and Outreach Division 2016-10-01 2018-01-01 full-time [84], [87], [86] The position name did not appear until January 2017.
Kerry Vaughan Senior Marketing Manager, Community and Outreach Division 2016-10-01 2018-01-01 full-time [84], [87], [86] The position name did not appear until January 2017.
Alison Woodman Community Liaison, Community and Outreach Division 2016-10-01 2018-01-01 full-time [84], [87], [86] The position name did not appear until January 2017.
Larissa Hesketh-Rowe Marketing and Communications Specialist, Community and Outreach Division 2016-10-01 2018-01-01 full-time [84], [87], [86] The position name did not appear until January 2017.
Roxanne Heston Events Coordinator and Effective Altruism Global X, Community and Outreach Division 2016-10-01 2017-06-01 full-time [84], [87], [88] The position name did not appear until January 2017.
Oliver Habryka Community and Outreach Division 2016-10-01 2017-01-01 full-time [84], [87]
Julia Wise Community Liaison, Community and Outreach Division 2016-10-01 full-time [84], [87] The position name did not appear until January 2017.
Peter Buckley Community and Outreach Division 2016-10-01 2017-01-01 full-time [84], [87]
Michael Page Director, Special Projects Division 2016-10-01 2017-06-01 full-time [84], [87], [88] The position name did not appear until January 2017.
Michelle Hutchinson Project Manager, Oxford Institute for Effective Altruism, Special Projects Division 2016-10-01 2018-01-01 full-time [84], [87], [88] The position name did not appear until January 2017.
Stefan Schubert Researcher, Fundamentals, Special Projects Division 2016-01-01 2018-06-01 full-time [84], [87], [89], [90] The position name did not appear until January 2017.
Hauke Hillebrandt Researcher, Philanthropic Advising, Special Projects Division 2016-10-01 2017-06-01 full-time [84], [87], [88] The position name did not appear until January 2017.
Marinella Capriati Researcher and Philanthropic Advising, Special Projects Division 2016-10-01 2017-06-01 full-time [84], [87], [88] The position name did not appear until January 2017.
James Snowden Researcher, Philanthropic Advising, Special Projects Division 2016-10-01 2017-06-01 full-time [84], [87], [88] The position name did not appear until January 2017.
Seb Farquhar Researcher, Policy and Philanthropic Advising, Special Projects Division 2016-10-01 2017-06-01 full-time [84], [87], [88] The position name did not appear until January 2017.
Pablo Stafforini Researcher, Special Projects Division 2016-10-01 2017-06-01 full-time [84], [87], [88] The position name did not appear until January 2017.
Owen Cotton-Barratt Research Advisor, Fundamentals, Special Projects Division 2016-10-01 2017-06-01 full-time [84], [87], [88] The position name did not appear until January 2017.
Jonathan Courtney Associate, Oxford Institute for Effective Altruism, Special Projects Division 2016-10-01 2018-01-01 full-time [84], [87], [88] 2017-01-01
Andrew Lapinski-Barker Contractor 2016-07-01 2016-07-31 contractor [91]
Hayden Wilkinson Acting Office Manager 2016-01-01 2016-10-01 [92]
Hayden Wilkinson Operations Intern 2015-11-01 2016-03-01 intern [92]
Oliver Davies Intern 2016-07-01 2016-09-01 intern [93]
Kevin A. Wong Strategy Fellow 2016-06-01 2016-08-01 intern [94]
Edward Davenport Research Intern 2016-09-01 2016-09-30 intern [95]
Amber Rose Morgan Bookkeeper 2015-01-01 2016-07-01 [96]
Marcin Kowrygo Internship 2016-09-01 2016-09-30 intern [97]
Stephanie Tam Podcast Producer, Developer, and Presenter/Co-Host 2016-07-01 2016-11-01 [98]
Elodie Read Research Intern 2016-09-01 2016-09-30 intern [99]
Benjamin Drawer Intern 2016-09-01 2016-09-30 intern [100]
Eugene Ng Marketing and Communications Intern 2016-09-01 2016-09-30 intern [101]
Irene Tortajada Querol Outreach Intern 2016-06-01 2016-09-01 intern [102]
Kyle Hubbard Office Manager 2016-10-01 [103]
Maximilian Negele September Intern 2016-09-01 2016-09-30 intern [104]
Randy Carlton EAGxBoston Director 2016-01-01 2016-05-01 volunteer [105]
Ben Ryder Intern 2016-09-01 2016-09-30 intern [106]
Megan Crawford EA Global 2016 Staff 2016-08-01 2016-08-31 volunteer [107]
Rufaida Al Hashmi Intern 2016-06-01 2016-09-01 intern [108]
Philip Zealley Marketing Intern 2016-09-01 2016-09-30 intern [109]

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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
Greg Boese Advocacy Research Program Officer 2016-02-17 2018-01-01 part-time [110], [111], [112] Bio says he is “completing a PhD in Social Psychology at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada” so probably not full-time.
Jacy Reese Research Associate 2015-08-01 2016-05-01 full-time [113], [114]
Amanda Cesario Operations Manager 2015-07-01 2016-04-01 full-time [113], [111]
Kieran Greig Web Data Analyst 2015-09-01 2016-07-01 full-time [115], [116]
Alexis Carlier Research Intern 2015-10-01 2016-04-01 intern [117], [111]
Patrick Arnold Research Intern 2015-10-01 2016-01-01 intern [117], [118]
John Halstead Research Intern 2015-10-01 2016-01-01 intern [117], [118]
Gina Stuessy Communications Intern 2015-12-01 2016-04-01 intern [118], [111]
Sawsan Khalaf Research Intern 2016-01-01 2016-10-01 intern [118], [119]
Lucia Tomassini Research Intern 2016-02-01 2016-04-01 intern [120], [111]
Gina Stuessy Operations Manager 2016-04-01 full-time [111]
Luke Hecht Research Intern 2016-04-01 2016-07-01 intern [111], [116]
Jacy Reese Researcher 2016-05-01 2017-07-01 full-time [114], [121]
Toni Adleberg Research Associate 2016-05-01 2017-07-01 full-time [114], [121]
Kristie Taylor Volunteer Web Developer 2016-05-01 2016-08-01 volunteer [114], [122]
Kalista Barter Director of Development 2016-06-01 2018-01-01 full-time [123], [112]
Lauren Harris Research Intern 2016-07-01 2016-10-01 intern [116], [119]
Oliver Austin Communications Intern 2016-07-01 2016-10-01 intern [116], [119]
Henry Phipps Research Intern 2016-07-01 2017-07-01 intern [116], [121]
Kristie Taylor Web Developer 2016-08-01 2017-07-01 full-time [122], [121]
Cameron Meyer Shorb Research Intern 2016-06-01 2016-10-01 intern [122], [119]
Eric Herboso Data Scientist 2016-10-01 part-time [119]
Becca Imrich Graphic Designer 2016-11-01 full-time [121]

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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
Rocio Alba Navarro Operations Associate 2016-07-09 2016-07-24 full-time [124], [125]
Helen Toner Research Analyst 2016-01-11 2016-09-10 full-time [126], [127]
Howie Lempel Program Officer, Global Catastrophic Risks 2016-01-11 2017-03-09 full-time [126], [128]
Nicole Ross Operations Associate 2016-01-11 2017-03-18 full-time [126], [129]
Daniel Martin Alarcon Scientific Advisor 2016-07-09 2017-05-19 full-time [124], [130]
Kaitlyn Krieger Funding Partners 2016-01-11 2017-09-06 full-time [126], [131]
Mike Krieger Funding Partners 2016-01-11 2017-09-06 full-time [126], [131]
Claire Zabel Research Analyst 2016-07-09 2017-10-01 full-time [124], [132]
Helen Toner Senior Research Analyst 2016-09-10 2018-02-06 full-time [127], [133]
Elie Hassenfeld Managing Director 2016-01-11 2018-02-26 full-time [126], [134]
Alexander Berger Program Officer, US Policy 2016-01-11 2018-02-26 full-time [126], [134]
Nick Beckstead Program Officer, Scientific Research 2016-01-11 2018-02-26 full-time [126], [134]
Luke Muehlhauser Research Analyst 2016-01-11 2018-02-26 full-time [126], [134]
Chris Somerville Scientific Advisor 2016-07-09 2018-02-26 full-time [124], [134]
Heather Youngs Scientific Advisor 2016-07-09 2018-02-26 full-time [124], [134]
Jaime Yassif Program Officer, Biosecurity and Pandemic Preparedness 2016-06-09 2018-08-05 full-time [135], [136]
Holden Karnofsky Executive Director 2016-01-11 2019-03-11 full-time [126], [137]
Ajeya Cotra Research Analyst 2016-08-24 2019-03-11 full-time [138], [137]
Cari Tuna President 2016-01-11 full-time [126]
Lewis Bollard Program Officer, Farm Animal Welfare 2016-01-11 full-time [126]
Chloe Cockburn Program Officer, Criminal Justice Reform 2016-01-11 full-time [126]
David Roodman Senior Advisor 2016-01-11 full-time [126]
Daniel Dewey Program Officer, Potential Risks from Advanced Artificial Intelligence 2016-05-20 full-time [139]
Rocio Alba Navarro Research Analyst 2016-07-24 full-time [125]
Cari Tuna Managing Director 2016-01-01 [140], [141], [142]
Holden Karnofsky Managing Director 2016-01-01 [140], [141], [142]

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Charity Science

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Person Title Start date End date AI safety relation Subject Employment type Source Notes
Andrew McKnight Direction 2014-08-06 2016-07-01 [143], [144]
Tom Ash Board treasurer 2014-08-06 2016-04-01 board member [143], [145]
Andrew McKnight Board member 2014-08-06 2016-07-01 board member [143], [144]
Lucas Zamprogno Volunteer 2014-08-06 2016-07-01 volunteer [143], [144]
Lucas Zamprogno Board member 2014-08-06 2016-07-01 board member [144]
Kieran Greig Leader of legacy and online ads experiments 2015-06-01 2016-07-01 full-time [146], [147], [144] 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 [147], [148]
Luan W. 2015-08-01 2016-01-01 full-time [147], [148]
Tee Barnett Programs and Educational Officer 2015-10-01 2016-07-01 full-time [149], [144]
David Moss Director of Operations 2016-01-01 full-time [148]
Tom Ash Board member 2014-04-01 2016-04-01 board member [145], [150], [144]
Michael Marcondes de Freitas Writing and social media 2014-08-06 2016-02-01 volunteer [151], [150] 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.
Luis Esquivel Volunteer 2016-02-01 volunteer [150]
Catherine Low Volunteer 2016-02-01 volunteer [150]
Oliver Hornung Volunteer 2016-02-01 volunteer [150]
Sebastian Conolly Volunteer 2016-03-01 volunteer [152]
Katherine Savoie Board member 2016-01-01 2016-07-01 board member [144], [148]
Kieran Greig Board member 2016-01-01 2016-07-01 board member [144], [148]
Marcus A. Davis Board member 2016-01-01 2016-07-01 board member [144], [148]
Peter Hurford Board Vice Chairman 2016-01-01 board member [148]
Luke Ding Advisory Board member 2016-01-01 advisor [148] The “Advisory Board members” section existed since November 2015 but had no names listed until January 2016.
Spencer Greenberg Advisory Board member 2016-01-01 advisor [148] The “Advisory Board members” section existed since November 2015 but had no names listed until January 2016.
Nick Beckstead Advisory Board member 2016-01-01 advisor [148] The “Advisory Board members” section existed since November 2015 but had no names listed until January 2016.
Evan Gaensbauer Volunteer 2016-01-01 2016-04-01 volunteer [153]

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Charity Science Health

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Person Title Start date End date AI safety relation Subject Employment type Source Notes
Marcus A. Davis 2016-09-01 full-time [154], [155]
Scott Weathers 2016-09-01 part-time [154], [155] Bio says “currently getting a masters in global health at Harvard” so probably not full-time.
Katherine Savoie Project Director 2016-09-01 2017-03-01 full-time [155], [156]
Marcus A. Davis Project Director 2016-09-01 2018-06-01 full-time [155], [157]
Baxter Bullock Operational support 2016-09-01 2017-03-01 full-time [155], [156]
Scott Weathers Associate Project Director 2016-09-01 2018-06-01 part-time [155], [157]
Mark Engelbert Associate Project Director 2016-09-01 2017-07-01 full-time [155], [158]
Peter Hurford 2016-09-01 2016-11-01 [155], [159]
Charlie Whittaker Volunteer 2016-09-01 2017-03-01 [155], [159], [156]
Mario Pinto Volunteer 2016-09-01 2017-03-01 [155], [159], [156]
Abhijit Roy Program coordinator 2016-11-01 2018-06-01 full-time [159], [157]
Peter Hurford Volunteer manager 2016-11-01 2017-03-01 volunteer [159], [156]
Siobhan Brenton Administrative and Operations Officer 2016-12-01 2018-06-01 full-time [156], [157]
Sanjiv Saigal Program coordinator 2016-12-01 2018-06-01 full-time [156], [157]
Mukesh Verma Program coordinator 2016-12-01 2018-06-01 full-time [156], [157]

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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
Kaj Sotala Research Associate 2016-06-01 2018-06-01 position background associate [160], [161], [162]
Adriano Mannino Board member and co-founder 2015-11-01 2016-01-01 board member [163], [164]
Brian Tomasik Researcher 2015-12-01 2016-01-01 [165], [164] Previously listed as a volunteer, but the paid staff/volunteer sections were removed from the website so the status of employment is unclear.
Adriano Mannino Executive director 2016-01-01 2017-06-01 [164], [166]
Brian Tomasik Researcher lead 2016-01-01 2017-11-01 [164], [167]
Lucius Caviola Board chair 2016-01-01 2018-02-01 board member [164], [168] Board members section removed around February 2018, so membership unclear after this point.
David Althaus Director of Strategy 2016-03-01 2016-10-01 [169], [170]
Ruairí Donnelly Director of Growth 2016-03-01 2016-05-01 [169], [171]
Lucius Caviola Advisor 2016-03-01 2016-10-01 advisor [169], [170]
Adriano Mannino Board member 2016-03-01 2017-06-01 board member [169], [166]
Lukas Gloor Board member 2016-03-01 2018-02-01 board member [169], [168] Board members section removed around February 2018, so membership unclear after this point.
Brian Tomasik Board member 2016-03-01 2018-02-01 board member [169], [168] Board members section removed around February 2018, so membership unclear after this point.
Olle Häggström Advisor 2016-06-01 advisor [160]
Janko Prester Volunteer 2016-06-01 volunteer [160]
Andrei Pöhlmann Volunteer 2016-06-01 volunteer [160]
Ewelina Tur Volunteer 2016-06-01 volunteer [160]
Matīss Apinis Volunteer 2016-06-01 volunteer [160]
Holly Elmore Associate Researcher 2016-10-01 2018-06-01 associate [170], [161]
David Althaus Assistant Director 2016-10-01 2017-11-01 [170], [167]
Ulla Wessels Advisor 2016-10-01 advisor [170]
Ole Martin Moen Advisor 2016-10-01 advisor [170]

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Innovations for Poverty Action

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Zachary Tausanovitch Temporary Research Associate 2016-06-01 2016-10-01 [172]

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Effective Altruism Foundation

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Person Title Start date End date AI safety relation Subject Employment type Source Notes
Adriano Mannino President 2016-12-20 [173], [174]
Lucius Caviola Leader 2016-10-26 [173], [175]
Jonas Vollmer Head of operations 2016-01-05 [173], [176]
Jonathan Erhardt Scientific assistant 2016-12-20 [173]
Tobias Pulver Head of outreach 2016-10-26 [173], [175]
Ewelina Tur Scientific Associate 2016-12-20 [173], [174]
Julienne Wenger Illustration and catering 2016-04-24 [173], [177]
Patrick Germann Communications 2016-08-26 [173], [178]
Daniel Kestenholz Business operations 2016-02-29 [173], [179]
Natalie Cargill Scientific Associate 2016-01-05 volunteer [173], [176]
Jonas Vollmer Director of Communications 2016-01-05 2018-09-03 [176], [180]
Philipp Ryf Scientific assistant 2016-01-05 2016-05-28 [176], [181]
Stefan Torges Business operations 2016-01-05 2016-05-28 [176], [181]
Raffael Fasel Head of legal questions 2016-01-05 2016-10-26 [176], [175]
Anna Travinskaya Catering and accounting (intern or volunteer) 2016-01-05 2018-09-03 volunteer [176], [180]
Naoki Peter IT (intern or volunteer) 2016-01-05 volunteer [176]
Ricky Venz Media production (intern or volunteer) 2016-01-05 2018-09-03 volunteer [176], [180]
Kay Honegger Media production (intern or volunteer) 2016-01-05 2018-09-03 volunteer [176], [180]
Kaspar Gertsch Scientific assistant (intern or volunteer) 2016-01-05 2018-09-03 volunteer [176], [180]
David Althaus Scientific assistant 2016-02-29 2016-05-28 [179]
Anna Riedl Outreach 2016-02-29 2017-06-29 [179], [182]
Daniel Kestenholz Director of Operations 2016-02-29 [179]
Mihai Badic Creative Lead 2016-02-29 2017-06-29 [179], [182]
Ruairí Donnelly Head of Development 2016-05-28 2016-10-26 [181], [175]
Marcello Veronese Outreach 2016-05-28 2018-09-03 [181], [180]
Anne Wissemann Operations 2016-08-26 2018-09-03 [178], [180]
Denis Drescher Senior Software Engineer 2016-08-26 2017-01-29 [178], [183]
Tobias Pulver Co-Executive Director 2016-10-26 2018-09-03 [175], [180]
Ruairí Donnelly Co-Executive Director 2016-10-26 2018-09-03 [175], [180]
Lucius Caviola Director of Outreach 2016-10-26 2017-06-29 [175], [182]
Alina Mendt Operations 2016-10-26 2017-06-29 [175], [182]
Lukas Gloor Director of Strategy 2016-12-20 [174]
Jona Sicheneder Operations 2016-12-20 2018-09-03 [174], [180]
Jeff Jordan Research and Growth 2016-12-20 2017-01-29 [174], [183]

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The Good Food Institute

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Brian Kateman Innovation Manager 2016-05-09 2016-07-29 [184], [185]
Reannon Branchesi Executive Assistant 2016-06-27 2016-10-15 [186], [187]
Nicole Cook Legal Fellow 2016-07-29 2017-01-29 [185], [188]
Tyler Nemkov Legal Intern 2016-09-24 2017-01-29 [189], [188]
Rebia Khan Research Fellow 2016-09-24 2017-01-29 [189], [188]
Sable Joseph Legal Intern 2016-10-15 2017-01-29 [187], [188]
Emily Byrd Communications Manager 2016-06-27 2017-03-07 [186], [190]
Nicole Negowetti Policy Director 2016-06-27 2017-06-28 [186], [191]
Chris Roth Advisor 2016-05-09 2017-07-25 [184], [192]
Reannon Branchesi Operations Director 2016-10-15 2017-07-25 [187], [192]
Clare Bland Development Director 2016-07-29 2017-07-25 [185], [192]
Bruce Friedrich Executive Director 2016-05-09 2017-09-29 [184], [193]
Christie Lagally Senior Scientist 2016-06-27 2017-11-27 [186], [194]
Shen Tong Advisor 2016-05-09 2018-03-31 [184], [195]
Ajit Singh Advisor 2016-05-09 2018-07-31 [184], [196]
Chris Kerr Entrepreneur in Residence 2016-05-09 2018-08-30 [184], [197]
Milena Esherick Senior Advisor 2016-05-09 [184]
Khaled bin Alwaleed Advisor 2016-05-09 [184]
Josh Balk Advisor 2016-05-09 [184]
Ryan Bethencourt Advisor 2016-05-09 [184]
Kevin Boylan Advisor 2016-05-09 [184]
Asheem Chandna Advisor 2016-05-09 [184]
Liz Dee Advisor 2016-05-09 [184]
Brad Goldberg Advisor 2016-05-09 [184]
Alinta Hawkins Advisor 2016-05-09 [184]
Chuck Laue Advisor 2016-05-09 [184]
Craig Phillips Advisor 2016-05-09 [184]
Mark Post Advisor 2016-05-09 [184]
Alicia Robb Advisor 2016-05-09 [184]
Chad Sarno Advisor 2016-05-09 [184]
Derek Sarno Advisor 2016-05-09 [184]
Kurt Schmidinger Advisor 2016-05-09 [184]
Susan Vitka Advisor 2016-05-09 [184]
Suzy Welch Advisor 2016-05-09 [184]
Eron Zehavi Advisor 2016-05-09 [184]
Liz Specht Senior Scientist 2016-06-27 [186]
Jaime Surenkamp Senior Advisor 2016-06-27 [186]
Matt Prescott Advisor 2016-06-27 [186]
Uma Valeti Advisor 2016-06-27 [186]
Winnie Lam Advisor 2016-07-29 [185]
Maggie Sadowsky Advisor 2016-07-29 [185]
Erin Rees Clayton Scientific Foundations Liaison 2016-11-21 [198]

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OpenAI

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Dario Amodei Team Lead for AI Safety 2016-07-01 position technical research full-time [199], [200], [201], [202], [30] Description says "working on a combination of reinforcement learning, imitation learning, and AI safety".
Yura Burda 2016-03-31 AGI organization full-time [203], [204]
Ian Goodfellow Research Scientist 2016-03-01 2017-03-01 AGI organization full-time [203], [204], [205]
Alec Radford 2016-03-31 AGI organization full-time [203], [204]
Tim Salimans Research Scientist and Team Lead 2016-05-01 2018-07-01 AGI organization full-time [203], [204], [206]
Linxi Fan Intern 2016-03-31 AGI organization intern [203], [204]
Jon Gauthier Intern 2016-06-01 AGI organization intern [203], [204], [207]
Jonathan Ho Intern 2016-03-31 AGI organization intern [203], [204]
Eric Price Intern 2016-03-31 AGI organization intern [203], [204]
Andrej Karpathy Research Scientist 2016-01-01 2017-06-01 AGI organization [208], [209] The given description is "Deep Learning, Generative Models, Reinforcement Learning"
Pieter Abbeel Research Scientist 2016-01-01 2017-02-20 AGI organization [210], [211], [212]
Shivon Zilis Advisor 2016-04-26 AGI organization [211], [213]
Marcin Andrychowicz 2016-05-25 AGI organization [214], [215]
Rafał Józefowicz Researcher 2016-06-01 2018-06-01 AGI organization [214], [215], [216]
Kate Miltenberger Operations Manager 2016-06-01 2017-09-01 AGI organization [214], [215], [217]
Ludwig Pettersson Member of Technical Staff 2016-09-01 2017-09-01 AGI organization [214], [215], [218]
Jonas Schneider Engineering Lead, Robotics 2016-04-01 AGI organization [219], [214], [215]
Jie Tang 2016-05-25 AGI organization [214], [215]
Prafulla Dhariwal Intern 2016-05-25 AGI organization [214], [215]
Paul Christiano Intern 2016-05-25 AGI organization [214], [215]
Ilya Sutskever Co-Founder and Research Director 2016-01-01 AGI organization [220], [221], [222]
Trevor Blackwell Researcher 2016-01-01 2017-05-01 AGI organization [223], [224]
Filip Wolski 2016-08-16 AGI organization [201]
Jack Clark Strategy and Communications 2016-10-01 2018-10-01 AGI organization [201], [30], [225], [226]
Scott Gray Member of Technical Staff 2016-07-01 AGI organization [201], [227]
Zain Shah Machine Learning Research 2016-07-01 2016-11-01 AGI organization [201], [228]
Harri Edwards Intern 2016-10-01 2017-02-01 AGI organization [201], [229]
Igor Mordatch Intern or visitor 2016-08-16 AGI organization [201], [230]
Taco Cohen Research Intern 2016-11-01 2017-02-01 AGI organization intern [201], [231]
Tambet Matiisen Intern 2016-09-01 2017-03-01 AGI organization intern [201], [232]
Tom Brown Member of Technical Staff 2016-01-01 AGI organization [233], [234], [235], [236]
Jeremy Schlatter Member of Technical Staff 2016-11-30 2017-05-01 AGI organization software engineering full-time [236], [237]
Rachel Fong Software engineer 2016-10-01 2017-05-01 AGI organization [236], [238], [239]
Szymon Sidor Member of Technical Staff 2016-11-01 2018-04-01 AGI organization [236], [240]
Peter Chen Intern 2016-03-31 AGI organization intern [203], [204]
Peter Chen Research Scientist 2016-05-01 2017-08-01 AGI organization [236], [241]
Rocky Duan Research Scientist Intern 2016-02-01 2016-08-01 AGI organization intern [203], [204], [242]
Rocky Duan Research Scientist 2016-08-01 2017-08-01 AGI organization full-time [236], [242]
Josh Tobin Research Scientist 2016-10-01 [243], [244], [245], [246]
Chris Clark Chief Operating Officer 2016-03-01 AGI organization [247]
Marie La Project Management Contractor 2016-10-01 2017-01-01 AGI organization [248]
Catherine Olsson Intern or visitor 2016-08-01 2017-01-30 AGI organization [201], [249], [250]
Marika Allely Demonstrator 2016-09-01 2016-12-01 AGI organization [251]
Desmond Henderson Gameplay Data Provider 2016-10-01 2016-12-01 AGI organization [252]
Alexander Skidanov Research Engineer, Consultant 2016-09-01 2016-11-01 AGI organization [253]
Matt Krisiloff Founding Member 2015-12-01 2016-04-01 AGI organization [254]
Jeff Arnold Head of Operations 2016-04-01 2016-10-01 AGI organization [255]
Jonathan Hernandez Contract Software Engineer 2016-10-01 2017-03-01 AGI organization [256]
Meredith Blankenship Beta Test Consultant 2016-10-01 2016-12-01 AGI organization [257]
Louise Cabansay AI Demonstrator 2016-10-01 2017-01-01 AGI organization [258]
Tyler Neylon Machine Learning Engineer 2016-06-01 2016-07-01 AGI organization contractor [259]
Craig Quiter Technical Staff Contractor 2016-09-01 2016-10-01 AGI organization contractor [260]
Gavan Woolery Contract Software Developer 2016-07-01 2016-08-01 AGI organization contractor [261]

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Center for Human-Compatible AI

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Annotated bibliography of recommended materials 2016-12-01 An annotated and interactive bibliography of AI safety-related course materials, textbooks, videos, papers, etc.

Arbital

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Arbital AI alignment domain 2016-03-04 A collection of wiki-like pages on topics in AI alignment. The creation date is the date of the launch announcement for Arbital [262]; it’s unclear when the AI alignment domain itself was created.