Comparison of organizations for 2017

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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
Jesse Liptrap Software Engineer 2017-08-01 position software engineering full-time [1], [2]
Nick Tarleton Software Engineer 2017-11-01 position software engineering full-time [1], [2]
Marcello Herreshoff Research Fellow 2017-07-01 2018-09-10 position [3], [4]
Sam Eisenstat Research Fellow 2017-07-01 position [3]
Abram Demski Research Fellow 2017-07-01 position [5]
Tsvi Benson-Tilsen Assistant Research Fellow 2017-07-01 position [3]
Andrew Critch Research Fellow (on leave) 2017-03-01 2018-01-01 position [6], [7]
Colm Ó Riain Communications and Development Strategist 2016-07-01 2017-07-01 position [8], [3]
Colm Ó Riain Development 2017-07-01 2018-04-01 position [3]
Jan Leike Research Advisor 2017-03-01 position [9]
Patrick LaVictoire Research Fellow 2015-03-01 2017-06-01 position technical research full-time [10], [11], [12], [13], [3]
Roman Yampolskiy Research Advisor 2013-08-01 2017-03-01 position [14], [9]
Liron Shapira General Advisor 2014-06-01 2017-03-01 position [15]
Tsvi Benson-Tilsen Research Associate 2014-10-01 2017-07-01 position [16], [3]
Abram Demski Research Associate 2015-04-01 2017-07-01 position [17]
Jessica Taylor Research Fellow 2015-08-01 2017-07-01 position [18], [13], [3]
Andrew Critch Research Fellow 2015-09-01 2017-03-01 position [18], [6]
Jack Gallagher Intern 2015-07-01 2017-06-01 position [19], [20]
Ryan Carey Assistant Research Fellow 2016-09-01 2017-09-01 position [8], [21], [22]
Blake Borgeson General Advisor 2017-11-01 position [23], [24]
Buck Shlegeris Engineer 2017-12-01 position software engineering full-time [25], [26] Also helps with recruiting.
Max Tegmark General Advisor 2015-09-01 2017-03-01 [27]
Benjamin Mann Software Engineer 2017-07-01 2017-10-01 position software engineering intern [28], [29]
Jeremy Schlatter Software Engineer 2017-06-01 2017-11-01 position software engineering intern [30], [29]
Kurt Brown Office Operations 2017-08-01 position general [31]

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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
Tamay Besiroglu Intern 2017-07-01 position policy intern [32]
David Kristoffersson Contractor 2016-11-01 2017-03-01 GCR organization contractor [33]
William Saunders AI Safety Research Intern 2017-07-03 [34], [35]
Girish Sastry Visiting Researcher in Machine Learning 2017-07-03 [35], [36]
Neal Jean Research Assistant in Machine Learning 2017-07-03 [35], [37], [38]
Ryan Carey 2017-09-01 [21] Collaboration with Owain Evans on AI safety work.

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University of Copenhagen

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Person Title Start date End date AI safety relation Subject Employment type Source Notes
Matthijs Maas PhD Fellow in AI governance 2017-09-01 [39]

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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 [39] 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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Google DeepMind

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Person Title Start date End date AI safety relation Subject Employment type Source Notes
Sean Legassick Head of DeepMind Ethics & Society 2017-10-04 [40], [41]
Verity Harding Head of DeepMind Ethics & Society 2017-10-04 [40], [41]

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Center for Human Success

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Person Title Start date End date AI safety relation Subject Employment type Source Notes
Wyatt Tessari Founder 2017-07-01 [42], [43], [44]

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Susaro

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Person Title Start date End date AI safety relation Subject Employment type Source Notes
Richard Loosemore CEO 2017-05-01 [45], [46]

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GiveWell

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Person Title Start date End date AI safety relation Subject Employment type Source Notes
Holden Karnofsky Executive Director 2007-06-01 2017-06-01 full-time [47], [48] He switched from part-time to full-time work on GiveWell in “mid-2007”.
Phil Steinmeyer Board member 2013-02-01 2017-06-01 board member [49], [48]
Jake Gibson Board member 2015-03-19 2017-06-01 board member [50], [48]
Laura Muñoz Operations Associate 2015-05-01 2017-02-01 full-time [51], [52]
Karalyn Lacey Operations Associate 2015-11-01 2017-03-01 full-time [53], [54]
Ahmed Alkhatib Administrative Assistant 2016-03-01 2017-02-01 full-time [55], [52]
Aaron Kavanaugh Administrative Assistant 2016-08-01 2017-02-01 full-time [56], [52]
Claire Wang Content Editor 2017-06-01 2018-09-05 full-time [57], [58], [59]
Robin Dey Conversation Notes Writer 2017-05-01 [60]
Scott Weathers Summer Research Analyst 2017-06-01 2017-07-01 [61]
Rossa O’Keeffe-O’Donovan Independent Contractor 2017-01-01 2017-09-01 [62]
Zachary Tausanovitch Independent Contractor 2017-03-01 2017-07-01 [63]
Maryana Pinchuk Conversation Notes Writer 2016-08-01 2017-02-01 [64]
Timothy Telleen-Lawton Operations Associate 2016-09-01 2017-01-01 full-time [65], [66]
Sarah Ward Director of Operations 2016-07-01 2017-09-01 full-time [67], [68]
Ahmed Alkhatib Donations Assistant 2017-02-01 full-time [52]
Aaron Kavanaugh Office Manager 2017-02-01 full-time [52]
Maryana Pinchuk Donations Manager 2017-03-01 2018-07-05 full-time [69], [70]
Erin Wolff Donation Relations Assistant 2017-03-01 full-time [69]
Taylor Smith Content Editor 2017-09-01 2018-09-01 [68], [71], [71] The “Other contributors” section to the page is added in September 2017, but the position could have started earlier.
David Roodman Senior Advisor 2017-09-01 [68] The “Other contributors” section to the page is added in September 2017, but the position could have started earlier.
Nicole Zok Content Editor 2015-04-01 2017-11-01 contractor [68], [72]
Stephan Guyenet Research Consultant 2017-09-01 2018-09-01 [68], [71] The snapshot from 2018-10-05 clarifies that contract work began in September 2017.
James Snowden Research Consultant 2017-03-01 2019-05-11 [68] The “Other contributors” section to the page is added in September 2017, but the position started earlier as clarified in his bio.
Sarah Ward Director of Operations and General Counsel 2017-09-01 2018-02-01 [68], [58]
Caitlin McGugan Senior Fellow 2017-09-01 full-time [73]
Charlene Abellana Controller 2017-09-01 full-time [73]
Nicole Zok Research Analyst 2017-11-01 full-time [72]
Gwern Branwen 2017-01-01 2017-12-31 [74]

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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
Roxanne Heston Events Coordinator and Effective Altruism Global X, Community and Outreach Division 2016-10-01 2017-06-01 full-time [75], [76], [77] The position name did not appear until January 2017.
Oliver Habryka Community and Outreach Division 2016-10-01 2017-01-01 full-time [75], [76]
Peter Buckley Community and Outreach Division 2016-10-01 2017-01-01 full-time [75], [76]
Michael Page Director, Special Projects Division 2016-10-01 2017-06-01 full-time [75], [76], [77] The position name did not appear until January 2017.
Amanda Askell Visiting Researcher, Fundamentals, Special Projects Division 2017-01-01 2018-01-01 [76], [77]
Hauke Hillebrandt Researcher, Philanthropic Advising, Special Projects Division 2016-10-01 2017-06-01 full-time [75], [76], [77] 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 [75], [76], [77] 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 [75], [76], [77] 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 [75], [76], [77] The position name did not appear until January 2017.
Pablo Stafforini Researcher, Special Projects Division 2016-10-01 2017-06-01 full-time [75], [76], [77] 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 [75], [76], [77] The position name did not appear until January 2017.
Max Dalton Researcher, Fundamentals, Special Projects Division 2017-01-01 2018-01-01 full-time [76], [78]
Ben Garfinkel Visiting Researcher, Fundamentals, Special Projects Division 2017-01-01 2018-01-01 [76], [78]
Harri Besceli EA Groups Liaison 2017-06-01 full-time [77]
Pablo Stafforini Research Analyst 2017-06-01 2018-06-01 full-time [77], [79]
Emma Gray-Starcevic Executive Assistant 2017-06-01 2018-06-01 full-time [77], [79]
Roxanne Heston Press Officer 2017-06-01 2018-01-01 full-time [77], [78]
Sarah Spikes Software Developer 2017-08-01 2018-06-01 full-time [80], [79]
Ales Flidr Summer Research Fellow 2017-06-01 2017-08-01 intern [81] AI policy research with Eric Drexler.
Georgina Groome Mental Health Research Assistant Intern 2017-10-01 2017-12-01 intern [82]
Eli Nathan Movement Building Intern 2017-12-01 2017-12-31 intern [83]
Emily Trench Summer Research Fellow 2017-06-01 2017-07-01 [84]
Alex Barry Summer Research Fellow 2017-06-01 2017-09-01 intern [85]
Risto Uuk Speaker liaison 2017-11-01 2017-11-30 [86]
Nick McLoota UX Designer 2017-07-01 2017-09-01 [87]
Nick McLoota Designer 2017-07-01 2017-08-01 volunteer [87]
Michael Gasiorek Production Designer, Effective Altruism Global 2015-07-01 2017-08-01 [88]
Jia Yuan Loke Marketing and Communications Volunteer 2017-09-01 2018-02-01 volunteer [89]

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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
Leah Edgerton Digital Media Manager 2015-12-01 2017-07-01 full-time [90], [91]
Sofia Davis-Fogel Special Programs Manager 2015-12-01 2017-07-01 full-time [90], [91]
Jacy Reese Researcher 2016-05-01 2017-07-01 full-time [92], [91]
Toni Adleberg Research Associate 2016-05-01 2017-07-01 full-time [92], [91]
Henry Phipps Research Intern 2016-07-01 2017-07-01 intern [93], [91]
Kristie Taylor Web Developer 2016-08-01 2017-07-01 full-time [94], [91]
Toni Adleberg Researcher 2017-07-01 2018-06-01 full-time [91], [95]
Sofia Davis-Fogel Research Editor 2017-07-01 full-time [91]
Kieran Greig Research Associate 2017-01-01 2018-06-01 full-time [91], [95]
Jessica Beames Research Associate 2017-02-01 2018-01-01 full-time [91], [96]
Jamie Spurgeon Research Associate 2017-07-01 full-time [91]
Roisin McAuley Digital Media Manager 2017-07-01 full-time [91] Position title was changed to “Digital & Media Relations Manager” by January 2018 and then to “Media Relations Manager” by June 2018, but this seems to be the same position.
Larry Butz Media Relations Specialist 2017-07-01 2018-01-01 full-time [91], [96]
Jordan Ross Communications Intern 2017-03-01 2018-01-01 intern [91], [96]
Alexandra Johnson Research Intern 2017-03-01 2018-01-01 intern [91], [96]
Nicholas Goldowsky-Dill Research Intern 2017-06-01 2018-01-01 intern [91], [96]
Mamie Hamshere Operations Intern 2017-06-01 2018-01-01 intern [91], [96]
Kathryn Asher Research Scientist 2017-07-01 full-time [96]
Ashwin Acharya Research Associate 2017-07-01 2018-06-01 full-time [96], [95]
Samantha Berscht Research Fund Program Officer 2017-09-01 full-time [96] Joined ACE in late 2017.
Maria Salazar Research Intern 2017-09-01 2018-06-01 intern [96], [95]
Catherine Derieux Research Intern 2017-12-01 intern [96]
Irene Tortajada Querol Research Intern 2017-05-01 2017-09-01 intern [97]

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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
Howie Lempel Program Officer, Global Catastrophic Risks 2016-01-11 2017-03-09 full-time [98], [99]
Nicole Ross Operations Associate 2016-01-11 2017-03-18 full-time [98], [100]
Daniel Martin Alarcon Scientific Advisor 2016-07-09 2017-05-19 full-time [101], [102]
Morgan Davis Grants Associate 2017-02-20 2017-07-25 full-time [103], [104]
Kaitlyn Krieger Funding Partners 2016-01-11 2017-09-06 full-time [98], [105]
Mike Krieger Funding Partners 2016-01-11 2017-09-06 full-time [98], [105]
Claire Zabel Research Analyst 2016-07-09 2017-10-01 full-time [101], [106]
Morgan Davis Grants Manager 2017-07-25 2018-02-26 full-time [104], [107]
Derek Hopf Grants Associate and Content Specialist 2017-08-05 2018-02-26 full-time [108], [107]
Michelle Crentsil Associate, Criminal Justice Reform 2017-01-23 2018-09-05 full-time [109], [110]
Nicole Ross Research Analyst 2017-03-18 2019-03-11 full-time [100], [111]
Michael Levine Communications Officer 2017-06-15 full-time [112]
Dev Basumallik Grants Associate 2017-07-05 full-time [113]
Claire Zabel Program Officer, Global Catastrophic Risks 2017-10-01 full-time [106]
Brian Tse Consultant 2017-03-01 [114]
David Manheim Independent Researcher 2017-11-01 contractor [115], [116]

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Open Philanthropy Project AI Fellows Program 2017-09-12 A fellowship to support PhD students in AI and machine learning. For the creation date, see [117].

Charity Science

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Person Title Start date End date AI safety relation Subject Employment type Source Notes
Frankie Andersen-Wood Head Editor 2017-04-01 2017-06-01 intern [118]
Randy Carlton US Operational Partner 2015-01-01 2017-01-01 volunteer [119]

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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
Katherine Savoie Project Director 2016-09-01 2017-03-01 full-time [120], [121]
Baxter Bullock Operational support 2016-09-01 2017-03-01 full-time [120], [121]
Mark Engelbert Associate Project Director 2016-09-01 2017-07-01 full-time [120], [122]
Charlie Whittaker Volunteer 2016-09-01 2017-03-01 [120], [123], [121]
Mario Pinto Volunteer 2016-09-01 2017-03-01 [120], [123], [121]
Peter Hurford Volunteer manager 2016-11-01 2017-03-01 volunteer [123], [121]
Katherine Savoie Executive Director 2017-08-01 full-time [122]
Peter Hurford Board Vice Chairman 2017-08-01 board member [122]
Gunjan Shukla National Advisor 2017-09-01 2017-11-01 full-time [124], [125]
Ritesh Meshram Hospital Data Collector 2017-09-01 full-time [124]

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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
Max Daniel Executive Director 2017-06-01 2018-06-01 GCR organization general full-time [126], [127]
Brian Tomasik Advisor 2017-11-01 position background advisor [128], [129], [130], [131]
Simon Knutsson Research Fellow 2015-06-01 2017-06-01 full-time [132], [126] On parental leave beginning around October 2016 .
Adriano Mannino Executive director 2016-01-01 2017-06-01 [133], [126]
Brian Tomasik Researcher lead 2016-01-01 2017-11-01 [133], [128]
Adriano Mannino Board member 2016-03-01 2017-06-01 board member [134], [126]
David Althaus Assistant Director 2016-10-01 2017-11-01 [135], [128]
Ruairí Donnelly Director of Growth 2017-06-01 2017-11-01 full-time [126], [128]
Johannes Treutlein Research and Growth 2017-06-01 2017-11-01 full-time [126], [128]
David Althaus Researcher 2017-11-01 2018-04-01 full-time [128], [136]
Johannes Treutlein Researcher 2017-11-01 2018-06-01 full-time [128], [127]

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Innovations for Poverty Action

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Person Title Start date End date AI safety relation Subject Employment type Source Notes
Luisa Rodriguez Graduate Intern 2017-08-01 2018-02-01 intern [137]

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Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative

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Person Title Start date End date AI safety relation Subject Employment type Source Notes
Andrew Critch Executive Director 2017-02-01 GCR organization [138], [139]
Kenzi Amodei Interim Deputy Director 2017-07-01 2018-03-08 GCR organization [140], [139], [141]
Rebecca Raible Writer and Operations Manager 2017-08-01 GCR organization part-time [140], [139]
Kyle Scott Project Manager 2017-10-01 2019-04-16 GCR organization [142], [143]
Gina Stuessy Operations Consulting 2017-02-01 2018-03-08 GCR organization [138], [139], [141]
Michael Keenan IT Support 2017-02-01 2018-03-08 GCR organization [138], [139], [141]
Andrew Snyder-Beattie Advisor 2017-02-01 GCR organization [138], [139]
Malo Bourgon Advisor 2017-02-01 GCR organization [138], [139]
Seán Ó hÉigeartaigh Advisor 2017-02-01 GCR organization [138], [139]
Stuart Russell Advisor 2017-02-01 GCR organization [138], [139]
Jacob Tsimerman Advisor 2017-04-14 GCR organization [144]
Jaan Tallinn Advisor 2017-10-03 GCR organization [145]
Jeremy Schlatter Software Engineer 2017-11-01 position software engineering [30]
Andrew Critch Board chair 2017-02-01 position board member [138], [139]
Eric Rogstad Board treasurer 2017-02-01 position board member [138], [139]
Qiaochu Yuan Board secretary 2017-02-01 2019-01-04 position board member [138], [139]

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Wild-Animal Suffering Research

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Person Title Start date End date AI safety relation Subject Employment type Source Notes
Persis Eskander Executive Director 2017-06-01 full-time [146], [147], [148], [149] Originally the position was called “Research Associate”.
Ozy Brennan Researcher 2017-06-01 part-time [146], [147], [148], [149] Originally the position was called “Research Associate”.
Georgia Ray Researcher 2017-09-28 part-time [150], [147], [148], [149] Originally the position was called “Research Associate”.
Catia Faria Advisor 2017-06-01 advisor [146], [147]
Oscar Horta Advisor 2017-06-01 advisor [146], [147]
Peter Hurford Advisor 2017-06-01 advisor [146], [147]
Brian Tomasik Advisor 2017-06-01 advisor [146], [147]
Dominik Peters External Review 2017-06-01 2017-09-28 advisor [146], [150]

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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
Anna Riedl Outreach 2016-02-29 2017-06-29 [151], [152]
Mihai Badic Creative Lead 2016-02-29 2017-06-29 [151], [152]
Denis Drescher Senior Software Engineer 2016-08-26 2017-01-29 [153], [154]
Lucius Caviola Director of Outreach 2016-10-26 2017-06-29 [155], [152]
Alina Mendt Operations 2016-10-26 2017-06-29 [155], [152]
Jeff Jordan Research and Growth 2016-12-20 2017-01-29 [156], [154]
Adrian Rorheim Editor 2017-01-29 2018-09-03 [154], [157]
Kim Korte Director of IT 2017-01-29 [154] The position is also called “Chief Technology Officer”.
Alfredo Parra Operations 2017-06-29 [152] The position is also called “Operations Analyst”.
Lucius Caviola Advisor 2017-06-29 advisor [152]

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The Good Food Institute

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Person Title Start date End date AI safety relation Subject Employment type Source Notes
Nicole Cook Legal Fellow 2016-07-29 2017-01-29 [158], [159]
Tyler Nemkov Legal Intern 2016-09-24 2017-01-29 [160], [159]
Rebia Khan Research Fellow 2016-09-24 2017-01-29 [160], [159]
Sable Joseph Legal Intern 2016-10-15 2017-01-29 [161], [159]
Emily Byrd Communications Manager 2016-06-27 2017-03-07 [162], [163]
Lauren Moore Legal Intern 2017-01-29 2017-05-28 [159], [164]
Jake Glicker Legal Intern 2017-01-29 2017-05-28 [159], [164]
Lena Tachdjian Research Fellow 2017-01-29 2017-05-28 [159], [164]
Nicole Negowetti Policy Director 2016-06-27 2017-06-28 [162], [165]
Tatiana von Rheinbaben Research Fellow 2017-01-29 2017-06-28 [159], [165]
Robin Nagele Legal Intern 2017-05-28 2017-06-28 [164], [165]
Chris Roth Advisor 2016-05-09 2017-07-25 [166], [167]
Reannon Branchesi Operations Director 2016-10-15 2017-07-25 [161], [167]
Clare Bland Development Director 2016-07-29 2017-07-25 [158], [167]
Camila Cossio Legal Fellow 2017-01-29 2017-07-25 [159], [167]
Julie Massa Science and Technology Fellow 2017-01-29 2017-07-25 [159], [167]
Jessica Almy Policy Director 2017-06-28 2017-07-25 [165], [167]
Bruce Friedrich Executive Director 2016-05-09 2017-09-29 [166], [168]
Katelyn Overland Science and Technology Intern 2017-06-28 2017-09-29 [165], [168]
Natalie Kelly Legal Fellow 2017-05-28 2017-10-28 [164], [169]
Nicole Rawling Roth Director of International Engagement 2017-07-25 2017-10-28 [167], [169]
Christie Lagally Senior Scientist 2016-06-27 2017-11-27 [162], [170]
Jason Lawler Legal Intern 2017-08-25 2017-11-27 [171], [170]
Gustavo Guadagnini Managing Director, Brazil 2017-05-28 2017-12-28 [164], [172]
Jason Rudaizky Legal Intern 2017-08-25 2017-12-28 [171], [172]
Paul Shapiro Advisor 2017-05-28 2018-01-29 [164], [173]
Nathaniel Levy Legal Intern 2017-10-28 2018-01-29 [169], [173]
Isaac Emery Environmental Scientist 2017-11-27 2018-01-29 [170], [173]
Cameron Meyer Shorb Innovation Coordinator 2017-03-07 2018-02-24 [163], [174]
Gibb Anella Corporate Engagement Intern 2017-05-28 2018-02-24 [164], [174]
Nick Tallant Corporate Engagement Intern 2017-06-28 2018-02-24 [165], [174]
Yaron Bogin Advisor 2017-07-25 2018-02-24 [167], [174]
Michael Sheehan Innovation Intern 2017-05-28 2018-04-27 [164], [175]
Emily Byrd Senior Communications Specialist 2017-03-07 2018-06-29 [163], [176]
Reannon Branchesi Director of Operations 2017-07-25 2018-06-29 [167], [176]
Joanna Grossman Senior Policy Specialist 2017-03-07 2018-06-29 [163], [176]
Toube Benedetto Executive Assistant 2017-01-29 2018-07-31 [159], [177]
Bruce Friedrich Co-Founder & Executive Director 2017-09-29 [168]
Nicole Negowetti Advisor 2017-06-28 [165]
Clare Bland Director of Development 2017-07-25 [167]
Jamie Macfarlane Communications Advisor 2017-01-29 [159]
Miranda Grizio Research Fellow 2017-01-29 [159]
Yad Jayanth Science and Technology Intern 2017-01-29 [159]
Brianna Cameron Business Analyst 2017-03-07 [163]
Valentin Waschulin Science and Technology Intern 2017-03-07 [163]
Alison Rabschnuk Director of Corporate Engagement 2017-05-28 [164]
Jacqueline Kravette Senior Advisor 2017-05-28 [164]
Michael Christie Advisor 2017-05-28 [164]
Michael Pellman Rowland Advisor 2017-05-28 [164]
Jessica Almy Director of Policy 2017-07-25 [167]
Amy Shepherd General Counsel and Director of Finance 2017-07-25 [167]
Annie Cull Director of Communications 2017-08-25 [171]
Brittany Chambers Senior Development Manager 2017-08-25 [171]
Aylon Steinhart Business Innovation Specialist 2017-08-25 [171]
Tracy Grade Development and Operations Coordinator 2017-08-25 [171]
David Welch Director of Science and Technology 2017-09-29 [168]
Allison Berke Academic Research Advisor 2017-09-29 [168]
Zak Weston Corporate Engagement Specialist 2017-09-29 [168]
Colleen Deyo Science and Technology Intern 2017-09-29 [168]
Harriet Arnold Science and Technology Intern 2017-09-29 [168]
Arlin Wasserman Advisor 2017-09-29 [168]
Nicole Rawling Director of International Engagement 2017-10-28 [169]
Jeremy Coller Advisor 2017-10-28 [169]
Brad Barbera Director of Innovation 2017-11-27 [170]
Matt Ball Senior Media Relations Specialist 2017-11-27 [170]
Aryenish Birdie Advisor 2017-11-27 [170]
Varun Deshpande Managing Director, India 2017-12-28 [172]
Gus Guadagnini Managing Director, Brazil 2017-12-28 [172]
Rose Convery Senior Creative Manager 2017-12-28 [172]

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LessWrong 2.0

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Person Title Start date End date AI safety relation Subject Employment type Source Notes
Oliver Habryka Developer 2017-06-01 position software engineering full-time [178], [179], [180]
Matthew Graves 2017-06-01 position [179], [180], [181]
Ben Albert Pace 2017-06-01 position [179], [180], [181]
Raymond Arnold 2017-06-01 position [179], [180], [181]
Harmanas Chopra 2017-06-01 position [180], [181]
Eric Rogstad 2017-06-01 position [180], [181]

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LessWrong 2.0 2017-06-18 A community blog about rationality, decision theory, AI, the rationality community, and other topics relevant to AI safety. This is a re-launch/modernization of the original LessWrong. For the launch date, the date of the welcome post [182] is used.

OpenAI

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Person Title Start date End date AI safety relation Subject Employment type Source Notes
Paul Christiano 2017-01-01 position technical research full-time [183], [184], [185] The description given is "working on alignment"
Ian Goodfellow Research Scientist 2016-03-01 2017-03-01 AGI organization full-time [186], [187], [188]
Rein Houthooft Intern 2017-03-01 2018-04-01 AGI organization intern [186], [187], [189]
Geoffrey Irving Member of AI safety team 2017-07-01 position technical research full-time [190], [191], [192]
Andrej Karpathy Research Scientist 2016-01-01 2017-06-01 AGI organization [193], [194] The given description is "Deep Learning, Generative Models, Reinforcement Learning"
Pieter Abbeel Research Scientist 2016-01-01 2017-02-20 AGI organization [195], [196], [197]
Kate Miltenberger Operations Manager 2016-06-01 2017-09-01 AGI organization [198], [199], [200]
Ludwig Pettersson Member of Technical Staff 2016-09-01 2017-09-01 AGI organization [198], [199], [201]
Trevor Blackwell Researcher 2016-01-01 2017-05-01 AGI organization [202], [203]
Vicki Cheung Head of Infrastructure 2015-12-01 2017-12-01 AGI organization [202], [204]
Harri Edwards Intern 2016-10-01 2017-02-01 AGI organization [205], [206]
Harri Edwards Research Scientist 2017-07-01 AGI organization [206], [207]
Taco Cohen Research Intern 2016-11-01 2017-02-01 AGI organization intern [205], [208]
Tambet Matiisen Intern 2016-09-01 2017-03-01 AGI organization intern [205], [209]
Aleks Kamko Software Engineer 2017-02-01 2017-03-01 AGI organization part-time [210], [211]
Alex Ray 2017-01-30 AGI organization [210]
Ankur Handa 2017-01-30 AGI organization [210]
Bob McGrew Member of Technical Staff 2017-01-01 AGI organization [210], [212]
Christopher Berner Head of Infrastructure 2017-03-01 AGI organization [210], [213]
Erika Reinhardt Engineering Director 2017-01-01 2017-08-01 AGI organization [210], [214]
Jakub Pachocki 2017-01-30 AGI organization [210]
Jeremy Schlatter Member of Technical Staff 2016-11-30 2017-05-01 AGI organization software engineering full-time [210], [30]
Jonathan Gray 2017-01-30 AGI organization [210]
Peter Welinder Researcher/Engineer in Robotics and AI 2017-01-01 AGI organization [210], [215]
Rachel Fong Software engineer 2016-10-01 2017-05-01 AGI organization [210], [216], [217]
Shariq Hashme Member of Technical Staff 2017-01-01 2017-09-01 AGI organization [210], [218]
Yaroslav Bulatov Research Engineer 2017-01-30 2017-12-31 AGI organization [210], [219]
Jonathan Ho 2017-01-30 AGI organization [210]
Peter Chen Research Scientist 2016-05-01 2017-08-01 AGI organization [210], [220]
Prafulla Dhariwal 2017-01-30 AGI organization [210]
Rein Houthooft 2017-01-30 AGI organization [210]
Rocky Duan Research Scientist 2016-08-01 2017-08-01 AGI organization full-time [210], [221]
Michael Page Policy and Ethics Advisor 2017-01-01 AGI organization [222], [223]
Jonathan Raiman Research Scientist 2017-10-01 AGI organization [224], [225]
Kevin Frans Research Intern 2017-05-01 2017-07-01 [226], [227]
Lerrel Pinto Research Intern 2017-05-01 2017-08-01 [228], [229]
Maruan Al-Shedivat Intern 2017-05-01 2017-08-01 intern [230], [231], [232], [233], [234]
Trapit Bansal Research Intern 2017-05-01 2017-08-01 AGI organization intern [230], [235], [236]
Jakob Foerster PhD Research Intern 2017-06-01 2017-08-01 intern [237], [231], [238], [234]
Richard Chen Research Scientist 2017-01-01 2018-04-01 [231], [239], [240]
Alex Nichol Member of Technical Staff 2017-09-01 2019-01-01 AGI organization [241]
Matthias Plappert Member of Technical Staff (Intern) 2017-04-01 2017-09-01 AGI organization [242], [239]
Quirin Fischer Member of Technical Staff 2017-04-01 2017-08-01 [243], [244]
Ryan Lowe Research Intern 2017-02-01 2018-08-01 intern [245], [246], [247]
Jean Harb Intern 2017-03-01 2017-06-01 intern [245], [248]
Benjamin Mann Software Engineer 2017-03-01 2017-05-01 AGI organization software engineering [28]
Brooke Chan Member of Technical Staff 2017-06-01 AGI organization [249], [250]
Larissa Schiavo AI Trainer 2017-09-01 2018-02-01 AGI organization [251]
David Luan Director of Engineering 2017-12-01 AGI organization [249], [252]
Bowen Baker Research Scientist Intern 2017-09-01 2017-12-01 AGI organization intern [253], [254]
Bowen Baker Research Scientist on Robotics Team 2017-12-01 AGI organization [253], [254]
Joshua Achiam Research Intern 2017-07-01 2017-11-01 AGI organization intern [255]
Joshua Achiam Research Scientist on Safety Team 2017-12-01 position [255], [256]
David Lansky General Counsel 2017-04-01 AGI organization full-time [257]
Marie La Project Management Contractor 2016-10-01 2017-01-01 AGI organization [258]
Catherine Olsson Software Engineer 2017-01-30 2017-05-01 AGI organization [210], [259]
Catherine Olsson Intern or visitor 2016-08-01 2017-01-30 AGI organization [205], [260], [259]
Phillip Isola Visiting Research Scientist 2017-09-01 2018-07-01 AGI organization [261], [262]
Cathy Wu Member of Technical Staff, Intern 2017-06-01 2017-10-01 AGI organization intern [263]
Karthik Narasimhan Research Scientist 2017-09-01 2018-08-01 AGI organization [264]
Dustin Tran Research Intern 2017-05-01 2017-10-01 AGI organization intern [265]
Jiaming Song Research Intern 2017-06-01 2017-09-01 AGI organization intern [266]
Tim Shi Member of Technical Staff 2017-01-01 2017-06-01 AGI organization part-time [267]
Maciej Chociej Member of Technical Staff 2017-11-01 2019-06-01 AGI organization [268], [269]
Jonathan Hernandez Contract Software Engineer 2016-10-01 2017-03-01 AGI organization [270]
Aditya Grover Research Intern 2017-06-01 2017-09-01 AGI organization intern [271]
Yang Liu Research Intern 2017-05-01 2017-08-01 AGI organization intern [272]
Louise Cabansay AI Demonstrator 2016-10-01 2017-01-01 AGI organization [273]
Nikhil Mishra Research Intern 2017-09-01 2017-12-01 AGI organization intern [274], [275]
Han Zhang Research Intern 2017-05-01 2017-08-01 AGI organization intern [276], [277]
Danielle Buma Assistant Office Manager 2017-01-01 2017-04-01 AGI organization [278]
Art Chaidarun Member of Technical Staff 2017-04-01 2017-06-01 AGI organization [279]
Yuping Luo Software Engineer Intern 2017-07-01 2017-08-01 AGI organization intern [280]
Jason Peng Member of Technical Staff, Intern 2017-05-01 2017-08-01 AGI organization intern [281]
Christos Louizos Research Intern 2017-06-01 2017-08-01 AGI organization intern [282]

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Center for Human-Compatible AI

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Person Title Start date End date AI safety relation Subject Employment type Source Notes
Christopher Cundy Visiting Research Scholar 2017-06-01 2017-10-01 position technical research intern [283], [284], [285]
Beth Barnes Summer Researcher 2017-06-10 2017-10-01 position technical research intern [283], [286]
Dmitrii Krasheninnikov Research Intern 2017-06-01 2017-08-01 position technical research intern [283], [287]

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Center for Applied Rationality

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Person Title Start date End date AI safety relation Subject Employment type Source Notes
Pete Michaud Facilitator in Residence 2017-02-27 [288], [289]

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