Comparison of organizations for 2018

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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]
Marcello Herreshoff Research Fellow 2017-07-01 2018-09-10 position [3], [4]
Andrew Critch Research Fellow (on leave) 2017-03-01 2018-01-01 position [5], [6]
Rob Bensinger Research Communications Manager 2016-03-01 2018-04-01 position [7], [2]
Colm Ó Riain Development 2017-07-01 2018-04-01 position [3]
Alex Vermeer Program Management Analyst 2012-01-01 2018-04-01 position [8], [9], [2] First appeared on the team page in November 2013.
Blake Borgeson Board Director 2018-09-30 position board member [10]
Ben Weinstein-Raun Research staff 2018-06-01 position full-time [11], [12]
Qiaochu Yuan 2018-04-01 position [13]
Alex Vermeer Process and Projects 2018-04-01 [2]
Rob Bensinger Communications 2018-04-01 [2]
Aaron Silverbook Operations 2018-04-01 [2]
Colm Ó Riain Growth 2018-04-01 [2]
Andrew Critch General Advisor 2018-04-01 [14]
Evan Hubinger Intern 2018-05-01 position [15]
Alex Appel Intern 2018-06-01 2018-09-01 position technical research intern [16]
Daniel Demski Intern 2018-06-01 2018-09-01 position technical research intern [16]
Evan Hubinger Intern 2018-06-01 2018-09-01 position technical research intern [16]
Linda Linsefors Intern 2018-06-01 2018-09-01 position technical research intern [16]
Alex Mennen Intern 2018-06-01 2018-09-01 position technical research intern [16]
David Simmons Intern 2018-06-01 2018-09-01 position technical research intern [16]
Alex Zhu Intern 2018-06-01 2018-09-01 position technical research intern [16]
Edward Kmett Research staff 2018-12-01 position full-time [17]
James Payor Research staff 2018-12-01 position full-time [17]
Victoria Krakovna Research advisor 2018-09-30 position advisor [10]

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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
Tom McGrath Intern 2018-01-01 position intern [18]

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Google Brain

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Person Title Start date End date AI safety relation Subject Employment type Source Notes
Christopher Olah 2018-09-07 [19], [20], [21]

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AI Safety Camp

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Person Title Start date End date AI safety relation Subject Employment type Source Notes
Johannes Heidecke Main coordination 2018-01-01 position [22]
Jan Kulveit Topic coordination, Johannes’s deputy 2018-01-01 position [22]
Anne Wissemann Participant coordination 2018-01-01 position [22]
Jirí Nadvorník Program coordination 2018-01-01 position [22]
Kristina Nemcova Logistics 2018-01-01 position [22]
Jessica Cooper Advisor communication 2018-01-01 position [22]
Remmelt Ellen Advisor 2018-01-01 position [22]

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Google DeepMind

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Person Title Start date End date AI safety relation Subject Employment type Source Notes
Vishal Maini Strategic Communications Manager 2018-02-01 position popularization [23], [24], [25]

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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
Johannes Treutlein Summer research fellow 2018-06-01 2018-09-01 position intern [26]
William MacAskill Chief executive officer 2016-10-01 2018-01-01 full-time [27], [28]
Tara Mac Aulay Chief Operating Officer, Community and Outreach Division 2016-10-01 2018-01-01 full-time [27], [29], [28] 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 [27], [29], [28] 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 [27], [29], [28] 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 [27], [29], [28] 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 [27], [29], [28] 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 [27], [29], [30] The position name did not appear until January 2017.
Amanda Askell Visiting Researcher, Fundamentals, Special Projects Division 2017-01-01 2018-01-01 [29], [30]
Stefan Schubert Researcher, Fundamentals, Special Projects Division 2016-01-01 2018-06-01 full-time [27], [29], [31], [32] 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 [27], [29], [30] 2017-01-01
Max Dalton Researcher, Fundamentals, Special Projects Division 2017-01-01 2018-01-01 full-time [29], [28]
Ben Garfinkel Visiting Researcher, Fundamentals, Special Projects Division 2017-01-01 2018-01-01 [29], [28]
Pablo Stafforini Research Analyst 2017-06-01 2018-06-01 full-time [30], [32]
Emma Gray-Starcevic Executive Assistant 2017-06-01 2018-06-01 full-time [30], [32]
Roxanne Heston Press Officer 2017-06-01 2018-01-01 full-time [30], [28]
Sarah Spikes Software Developer 2017-08-01 2018-06-01 full-time [33], [32]
Tara Mac Aulay Chief Executive Officer 2018-01-01 2018-05-03 full-time [28]
William MacAskill President 2018-01-01 2018-06-01 full-time [28], [32]
Katie Glass Marketing and Events Specialist 2018-01-01 full-time [28]
Max Dalton Head of Research 2018-01-01 full-time [28]
Kerry Vaughan Head of Individual Outreach 2018-01-01 full-time [28]
Miranda Dixon-Luinenburg Head of Operations 2018-01-01 2018-06-01 full-time [28], [32]
Caitlin Elizondo Office Manager (US) 2018-01-01 2018-06-01 full-time [28], [32]
Mason Hartman Operations Analyst 2018-01-01 full-time [28]
Kathryn Mecrow Office Manager (UK) 2018-01-01 2018-06-01 full-time [28], [32]
JP Addison Developer 2018-01-01 full-time [28]
Sam Deere Head of Tech 2018-01-01 full-time [28]
Owen Cotton-Barratt Senior Research Advisor 2018-06-01 advisor [32]
Kit Harris Individual Outreach 2018-06-01 advisor [32]
Caitlin Elizondo Head of Operations 2018-06-01 advisor [32]
Miranda Dixon-Luinenburg Finance Lead 2018-06-01 advisor [32]
Kathryn Mecrow UK Operations Officer 2018-06-01 advisor [32]
Marek Duda Product Manager 2018-06-01 advisor [32]
Larissa Hesketh-Rowe Chief executive officer 2018-05-03 full-time [34]
Larissa Hesketh-Rowe Chief operating officer 2018-02-01 2018-05-03 full-time [34]
Sam Bankman-Fried US board member 2018-06-01 board member [32]
Huw Thomas Community Intern 2018-03-01 2018-04-01 intern [35]
Laura Pomarius Project Manager 2018-04-01 full-time [36]
Oliver Base Assistant Event Coordinator 2018-03-01 full-time [37]
Kerri Easterbrook Assistant Event Producer 2018-03-01 contractor [38]
Frankie Andersen-Wood Intern 2018-06-01 intern [39]
Barry Grimes Communications Officer 2018-03-01 contractor [40]
Jia Yuan Loke Marketing and Communications Volunteer 2017-09-01 2018-02-01 volunteer [41]
Caroline Jeanmaire Community building trainee 2018-01-01 2018-03-01 volunteer [42]

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Person Title Start date End date AI safety relation Subject Employment type Source Notes
Angela P. Executive Assistant 2018-07-01 position [43]

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GiveWell

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Person Title Start date End date AI safety relation Subject Employment type Source Notes
Greg Jensen Board member 2018-01-01 board member [44], [45]
Devin Jacob Operations Associate 2015-05-01 2018-08-05 full-time [46], [47]
Devin Jacob Technical Project Manager 2018-08-05 full-time [47]
Sophie Monahan Research Analyst 2015-05-01 2018-12-18 full-time [48], [49]
Chelsea Tabart Research Analyst 2015-12-01 2018-09-05 full-time [50], [51]
Christian Smith Research Analyst 2016-07-01 2018-12-18 full-time [52]
Claire Wang Content Editor 2017-06-01 2018-09-05 full-time [53], [54], [51]
Robin Dey Content Editor 2018-09-01 full-time [55]
Olivia Rose Larsen Research Analyst, Outreach Focus 2018-09-01 full-time [55]
Tracy Williams Operations Associate 2016-09-01 2018-07-05 full-time [56], [57]
Tracy Williams Research Analyst, Outreach Focus 2018-07-05 2019-04-10 full-time [57]
Maryana Pinchuk Donations Manager 2017-03-01 2018-07-05 full-time [58], [57]
Taylor Smith Content Editor 2017-09-01 2018-09-01 [59], [55], [55] The “Other contributors” section to the page is added in September 2017, but the position could have started earlier.
Taylor Smith Content Editor 2018-09-01 full-time [55] The position title does not change, but Taylor is moved from the “Other contributors” section to the main team section, so presumably the position became full-time.
Stephan Guyenet Research Consultant 2017-09-01 2018-09-01 [59], [55] The snapshot from 2018-10-05 clarifies that contract work began in September 2017.
Stephan Guyenet Senior Fellow 2018-09-01 full-time [55]
Sarah Ward Director of Operations and General Counsel 2017-09-01 2018-02-01 [59], [54]
Whitney Shinkle Director of Operations 2018-04-01 full-time [60]
Dan Brown Senior Fellow 2018-05-01 full-time [61]
Ben Bateman Head of Growth 2018-06-01 full-time [61]
Grace Hultquist Contract work 2018-03-01 2018-09-01 [62]
Grace Hultquist Content Editor 2018-09-01 2019-05-01 full-time [62]
Amar Radia Senior Research Analyst 2018-10-01 full-time [63]

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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 [64], [65], [66] Bio says he is “completing a PhD in Social Psychology at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada” so probably not full-time.
Kalista Barter Director of Development 2016-06-01 2018-01-01 full-time [67], [66]
Toni Adleberg Researcher 2017-07-01 2018-06-01 full-time [68], [69]
Kieran Greig Research Associate 2017-01-01 2018-06-01 full-time [68], [69]
Jessica Beames Research Associate 2017-02-01 2018-01-01 full-time [68], [66]
Larry Butz Media Relations Specialist 2017-07-01 2018-01-01 full-time [68], [66]
Jordan Ross Communications Intern 2017-03-01 2018-01-01 intern [68], [66]
Alexandra Johnson Research Intern 2017-03-01 2018-01-01 intern [68], [66]
Nicholas Goldowsky-Dill Research Intern 2017-06-01 2018-01-01 intern [68], [66]
Mamie Hamshere Operations Intern 2017-06-01 2018-01-01 intern [68], [66]
Ashwin Acharya Research Associate 2017-07-01 2018-06-01 full-time [66], [69]
Kalista Barter Director of Philanthropy 2018-01-01 full-time [66]
Maria Salazar Research Intern 2017-09-01 2018-06-01 intern [66], [69]
Toni Adleberg Senior Researcher, Charity Evaluation Manager 2018-06-01 full-time [69]
Kieran Greig Researcher 2018-06-01 full-time [69]
Krystal Caldwell Researcher 2018-01-01 full-time [69]
Sydney Heiss Researcher 2018-05-01 full-time [69]
Carlene Kucharczyk Copyeditor 2018-03-01 full-time [69]
Sydne Daniels Social Media Coordinator 2018-05-01 full-time [69]
Rana Ejtehadian Web Developer 2018-01-01 full-time [69] Joined ACE in early 2018.
Heather Herrell Philanthropy Officer 2018-05-01 full-time [69]
Chris Byrd Communications Intern 2018-03-01 intern [69]
Echo Sun Research Intern 2018-03-01 intern [69]
Emilia Cameron Research Intern 2018-06-01 intern [69]
Hibba Mazhary Research Intern 2018-06-01 intern [69]

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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
Helen Toner Senior Research Analyst 2016-09-10 2018-02-06 full-time [70], [71]
Elie Hassenfeld Managing Director 2016-01-11 2018-02-26 full-time [72], [73]
Alexander Berger Program Officer, US Policy 2016-01-11 2018-02-26 full-time [72], [73]
Nick Beckstead Program Officer, Scientific Research 2016-01-11 2018-02-26 full-time [72], [73]
Morgan Davis Grants Manager 2017-07-25 2018-02-26 full-time [74], [73]
Derek Hopf Grants Associate and Content Specialist 2017-08-05 2018-02-26 full-time [75], [73]
Luke Muehlhauser Research Analyst 2016-01-11 2018-02-26 full-time [72], [73]
Chris Somerville Scientific Advisor 2016-07-09 2018-02-26 full-time [76], [73]
Heather Youngs Scientific Advisor 2016-07-09 2018-02-26 full-time [76], [73]
Morgan Davis Interim Director of Operations 2018-02-26 2018-06-05 full-time [73], [77]
Jaime Yassif Program Officer, Biosecurity and Pandemic Preparedness 2016-06-09 2018-08-05 full-time [78], [79]
Michelle Crentsil Associate, Criminal Justice Reform 2017-01-23 2018-09-05 full-time [80], [81]
Bastian Stern Research Analyst 2018-11-05 2019-03-11 full-time [82], [83]
Michelle Crentsil Senior Associate, Criminal Justice Reform 2018-09-05 2019-03-11 full-time [81], [83]
Morgan Davis Deputy Director of Operations 2018-06-05 2019-03-11 full-time [77], [83]
Anya Grenier Grants Associate 2018-06-20 2019-03-11 full-time [84], [83]
Amanda Hungerford Senior Associate, Farm Animal Welfare 2018-04-06 2019-03-11 full-time [85], [83]
Alexander Berger Managing Director 2018-02-26 full-time [73]
Nick Beckstead Program Officer, Global Catastrophic Risks 2018-02-26 full-time [73]
Derek Hopf Grants Manager 2018-02-26 full-time [73]
Luke Muehlhauser Senior Research Analyst 2018-02-26 full-time [73]
Chris Somerville Program Officer, Scientific Research 2018-02-26 full-time [73]
Heather Youngs Program Officer, Scientific Research 2018-02-26 full-time [73]
Daniel De La Torre Operations Associate 2018-06-20 full-time [84]
Beth Jones Director of Operations 2018-07-05 full-time [86]
Jesse Rothman Program Associate, Criminal Justice Reform 2018-08-05 full-time [79]
Jacob Steinhardt 2018-06-01 2018-09-01 [87] Work over the summer.

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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
Joey Savoie Co-founder 2018-06-01 full-time [88], [89]
Marcus A. Davis Project Director 2016-09-01 2018-06-01 full-time [90], [89]
Scott Weathers Associate Project Director 2016-09-01 2018-06-01 part-time [90], [89]
Abhijit Roy Program coordinator 2016-11-01 2018-06-01 full-time [91], [89]
Siobhan Brenton Administrative and Operations Officer 2016-12-01 2018-06-01 full-time [92], [89]
Sanjiv Saigal Program coordinator 2016-12-01 2018-06-01 full-time [92], [89]
Mukesh Verma Program coordinator 2016-12-01 2018-06-01 full-time [92], [89]
Erik Hausen Associate Director 2018-06-01 full-time [89]
Katriel Friedman Associate Director 2018-06-01 full-time [89]
Sanjiv Saigal Regional Manager (Delhi) 2018-06-01 full-time [89]
Varun Agrawal Program Officer 2018-06-01 full-time [89]
Peter Quin-Conroy Operations and Administration Officer 2018-06-01 full-time [89]
Amit Aglawe Hospital Data Collector 2018-06-01 full-time [89]
Sunil Paripelli Hospital Data Collector 2018-06-01 full-time [89]

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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 [93], [94]
Lukas Gloor Researcher 2015-12-01 2018-06-01 position background [95], [94], [96], [97] Previously listed as a volunteer, but the paid staff/volunteer sections were removed from the website so the status of employment is unclear.
Kaj Sotala Research Associate 2016-06-01 2018-06-01 position background associate [98], [94], [99]
Lucius Caviola Board chair 2016-01-01 2018-02-01 board member [100], [101] Board members section removed around February 2018, so membership unclear after this point.
Lukas Gloor Board member 2016-03-01 2018-02-01 board member [102], [101] 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 [102], [101] Board members section removed around February 2018, so membership unclear after this point.
Holly Elmore Associate Researcher 2016-10-01 2018-06-01 associate [103], [94]
David Althaus Researcher 2017-11-01 2018-04-01 full-time [104], [105]
Johannes Treutlein Researcher 2017-11-01 2018-06-01 full-time [104], [94]
Kaj Sotala Researcher 2018-06-01 full-time [94]
Anni Leskelä Researcher 2018-06-01 full-time [94]
Johannes Treutlein Associate Researcher 2018-06-01 associate [94]
David Althaus Assistant Director 2018-04-01 full-time [105]
Lukas Gloor Executive Director 2018-06-01 full-time [94]

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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 [106]

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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
Kenzi Amodei Interim Deputy Director 2017-07-01 2018-03-08 GCR organization [107], [108], [109]
Gina Stuessy Operations Consulting 2017-02-01 2018-03-08 GCR organization [110], [108], [109]
Michael Keenan IT Support 2017-02-01 2018-03-08 GCR organization [110], [108], [109]
Colleen Gleason Operations & Finance Manager 2018-03-21 2019-03-02 position general full-time [111]
Matthew Fallshaw Advisor 2018-08-01 position advisor [112]
Sam Bankman-Fried Advisor 2018-08-01 position advisor [112]
Josh Jacobson Collaboration Manager & Project Manager 2018-09-03 position full-time [113]

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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
Thomas Metzinger Board member 2018-09-03 board member [114], [115]
Charlotte Blattner Scientific Associate 2018-09-03 volunteer [114], [115]
Corina Fuhrer Legal advisor 2018-09-03 advisor [114], [115]
Jonas Vollmer Director of Communications 2016-01-05 2018-09-03 [116], [115]
Anna Travinskaya Catering and accounting (intern or volunteer) 2016-01-05 2018-09-03 volunteer [116], [115]
Ricky Venz Media production (intern or volunteer) 2016-01-05 2018-09-03 volunteer [116], [115]
Kay Honegger Media production (intern or volunteer) 2016-01-05 2018-09-03 volunteer [116], [115]
Kaspar Gertsch Scientific assistant (intern or volunteer) 2016-01-05 2018-09-03 volunteer [116], [115]
Marcello Veronese Outreach 2016-05-28 2018-09-03 [117], [115]
Anne Wissemann Operations 2016-08-26 2018-09-03 [118], [115]
Tobias Pulver Co-Executive Director 2016-10-26 2018-09-03 [119], [115]
Ruairí Donnelly Co-Executive Director 2016-10-26 2018-09-03 [119], [115]
Jona Sicheneder Operations 2016-12-20 2018-09-03 [120], [115]
Adrian Rorheim Editor 2017-01-29 2018-09-03 [121], [115]
Jonas Vollmer Executive Director 2018-09-03 [115]
Denis Drescher IT (intern or volunteer) 2018-09-03 volunteer [115]
Tobias Pulver Community Manager 2018-09-03 [115]
Ruairí Donnelly Director of Growth 2018-09-03 [115]
Stefan Torges Director of Communications & Philanthropy 2018-09-03 [115]
Jan Dirk Capelle Advisor & Speaker 2018-09-03 advisor [115]
Pascal Zimmer Advisor 2018-09-03 advisor [115]
Jasper Götting Community & Speaker (intern or volunteer) 2018-09-03 volunteer [115]
Max Räuker Community & Speaker (intern or volunteer) 2018-09-03 volunteer [115]

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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
Paul Shapiro Advisor 2017-05-28 2018-01-29 [122], [123]
Nathaniel Levy Legal Intern 2017-10-28 2018-01-29 [124], [123]
Isaac Emery Environmental Scientist 2017-11-27 2018-01-29 [125], [123]
Cameron Meyer Shorb Innovation Coordinator 2017-03-07 2018-02-24 [126], [127]
Gibb Anella Corporate Engagement Intern 2017-05-28 2018-02-24 [122], [127]
Nick Tallant Corporate Engagement Intern 2017-06-28 2018-02-24 [128], [127]
Yaron Bogin Advisor 2017-07-25 2018-02-24 [129], [127]
Shen Tong Advisor 2016-05-09 2018-03-31 [130], [131]
Michael Sheehan Innovation Intern 2017-05-28 2018-04-27 [122], [132]
Emily Byrd Senior Communications Specialist 2017-03-07 2018-06-29 [126], [133]
Reannon Branchesi Director of Operations 2017-07-25 2018-06-29 [129], [133]
Joanna Grossman Senior Policy Specialist 2017-03-07 2018-06-29 [126], [133]
Susan Burns Legal Fellow 2018-01-29 2018-06-29 [123], [133]
Charlie Palladino Legal Fellow 2018-01-29 2018-06-29 [123], [133]
Nicole Manu Legal Intern 2018-01-29 2018-06-29 [123], [133]
Adam W. Jones Corporate Engagement Intern 2018-02-24 2018-06-29 [127], [133]
Chris Loy Legal Intern 2018-03-31 2018-06-29 [131], [133]
Ajit Singh Advisor 2016-05-09 2018-07-31 [130], [134]
Toube Benedetto Executive Assistant 2017-01-29 2018-07-31 [135], [134]
Chris Kerr Entrepreneur in Residence 2016-05-09 2018-08-30 [130], [136]
Yaron Bogin Managing Director, Israel 2018-02-24 2018-08-30 [127], [136]
Matti Wilks Research Fellow 2018-06-29 2018-08-30 [133], [136]
Waverly Eichhorst Scientific Communications Intern 2018-06-29 2018-08-30 [133], [136]
Chris Kerr Senior Advisor 2018-08-30 [136]
Reannon Branchesi Director of Operations and Human Resources 2018-06-29 [133]
Toube Benedetto Executive Assistant, Operations and Human Resources 2018-07-31 [134]
Cameron Meyer Shorb Team Expansion Leader 2018-02-24 [127]
Isaac Emery Senior Environmental Scientist 2018-01-29 [123]
Keri Szejda Senior Consumer Research Scientist 2018-01-29 [123]
Marie Gibbons Research Fellow, MS Student 2018-01-29 [123]
Emma Lucas Corporate Engagement Intern 2018-01-29 [123]
Andrew Kirschner Team Expansion Leader 2018-02-24 [127]
Anastasia Orth Team Expansion Leader 2018-02-24 [127]
Lance Lively Campus Fellow 2018-03-31 [131]
Jake Kneller Campus Fellow 2018-03-31 [131]
Alexis Vanderhye Senior Foundations Manager 2018-05-11 [137]
Elizabeth Derbes Senior Regulatory Counsel 2018-06-29 [133]
Shannon O'Neill Business Analyst 2018-06-29 [133]
Anne Green Executive Assistant, International Engagement 2018-06-29 [133]
Kyle Fish Innovation Intern 2018-06-29 [133]
Giuliana D'Esopo Legal Intern 2018-06-29 [133]
Tessa Urbanovich Consumer Research Fellow 2018-06-29 [133]
Elaine Siu Managing Director, China 2018-07-31 [134]
Elliot Swartz Academic Research Advisor 2018-07-31 [134]
Ken Forsberg Senior Policy Specialist 2018-07-31 [134]
Caroline Bushnell Senior Marketing Manager 2018-07-31 [134]
Victoria Ramm Philanthropy Officer 2018-07-31 [134]
Mark Onley Paralegal 2018-07-31 [134]
Annie Osborn International Engagement Project Coordinator 2018-07-31 [134]
Vanessa Assaro-Aluisa Executive Assistant, Innovation and Corporate Engagement 2018-07-31 [134]
Renee Bell Science and Technology Editor and Assistant 2018-07-31 [134]
Sanah Baig Special Advisor to the Executive Director 2018-08-30 [136]
Michael Fotinatos Strategic Implementation Specialist 2018-08-30 [136]
Peter Hamilton Philanthropy Officer 2018-08-30 [136]
Alicia Crawford Communications Assistant 2018-08-30 [136]
Jill Brant Advisor 2018-08-30 [136]
John Mackey Advisor 2018-08-30 [136]

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Median Group

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Person Title Start date End date AI safety relation Subject Employment type Source Notes
Baeo Maltinsky Co-founder and researcher 2018-03-01 [138], [139]
Ben Hoffman 2018-01-01 [139]
Bryce Hidysmith 2018-01-01 [139]
Colleen McKenzie Researcher, secretary, director of operations 2018-01-01 [140], [139], [141]
Jessica Taylor Researcher 2018-03-01 [142], [139]
Patrick Mellor 2018-01-01 [139]
Jack Gallagher 2018-01-01 2018-07-26 [143], [144]

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OpenAI

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Person Title Start date End date AI safety relation Subject Employment type Source Notes
Tim Salimans Research Scientist and Team Lead 2016-05-01 2018-07-01 AGI organization full-time [145], [146], [147]
Rein Houthooft Intern 2017-03-01 2018-04-01 AGI organization intern [145], [146], [148]
Rafał Józefowicz Researcher 2016-06-01 2018-06-01 AGI organization [149], [150], [151]
Durk Kingma Machine Learning Research Scientist and Team Lead of Algorithms team 2015-12-01 2018-06-01 AGI organization [152], [153], [154], [155]
Jack Clark Strategy and Communications 2016-10-01 2018-10-01 AGI organization [156], [157], [158], [159]
Jack Clark Policy Director 2018-10-01 AGI organization [159]
Bob McGrew Vice President of Engineering 2018-01-01 AGI organization [160]
Szymon Sidor Member of Technical Staff 2016-11-01 2018-04-01 AGI organization [161], [162]
Szymon Sidor Rapid Lead 2018-04-01 2019-02-01 AGI organization [162]
Parnian Barekatain Research Intern 2018-02-01 2018-03-01 AGI organization intern [163], [164], [165]
Richard Chen Research Scientist 2017-01-01 2018-04-01 [166], [167], [168]
Matthias Plappert Member of Technical Staff 2018-01-01 AGI organization [169]
Ryan Lowe Research Intern 2017-02-01 2018-08-01 intern [170], [171], [172]
Pieter Abbeel Advisor 2018-02-20 [173]
Julia Galef Advisor 2018-02-20 [173]
Maran Nelson Advisor 2018-02-20 [173]
Sue Yoon Board 2018-09-01 board member [174], [175]
David Farhi Researcher 2018-01-01 AGI organization [176], [177]
Christy Dennison Machine Learning Engineer 2018-01-01 AGI organization [176], [178]
Michael Petrov Member of Technical Staff 2018-05-01 AGI organization [176], [179]
Susan Zhang Member of Technical Staff 2018-05-01 AGI organization full-time [176], [180]
Larissa Schiavo AI Trainer 2017-09-01 2018-02-01 AGI organization [181]
Larissa Schiavo Program Manager 2018-02-01 2018-11-01 AGI organization [176], [181]
David Luan Vice President of Engineering 2018-07-01 AGI organization [182]
Diane Yoon Operations Manager 2018-03-01 2019-03-01 AGI organization [176], [183]
Eric Sigler Member of Technical Staff 2018-03-01 AGI organization [176], [184]
Christopher Olah Researcher working on human understanding of ML 2018-10-01 position technical research full-time [20], [21]
Amanda Askell Research Scientist, AI policy 2018-11-01 AGI organization [185], [186]
Gillian Hadfield Senior Policy Advisor 2018-08-01 AGI organization [185], [187]
Daniel Ziegler Research engineer on the Safety Team 2018-05-01 position [185], [188]
Maddie Hall Special Projects 2018-09-01 AGI organization [189], [190]
Lei Zhang Research Fellow 2018-10-01 2019-04-01 AGI organization [191], [192] Robotics team
Ingmar Kanitscheider Research Scientist 2018-08-01 AGI organization [193]
Ethan Knight Research Intern on AI Safety Team 2018-06-01 position [194], [195]
Brad Lightcap Chief financial officer 2018-08-01 AGI organization [196]
Arthur Petron Member of the Technical Staff 2018-08-01 AGI organization [197]
Christine McLeavey Payne OpenAI Scholar 2018-06-01 2018-10-01 AGI organization [198], [192]
Christine McLeavey Payne Member of Technical Staff 2018-08-01 AGI organization [199]
Taehoon Kim Research Engineer 2018-09-01 AGI organization [200], [201]
Karl Cobbe OpenAI Fellow 2018-06-01 2018-12-01 AGI organization intern [202], [203]
Karl Cobbe Research Scientist 2018-12-01 AGI organization intern [203]
Sam McCandlish OpenAI Fellow 2018-05-01 2018-11-01 AGI organization intern [202], [204]
Yilun Du OpenAI Fellow 2018-06-01 2018-10-01 AGI organization intern [202], [205]
Josh Meier OpenAI Fellow 2018-06-01 2018-10-01 AGI organization intern [202]
Johannes Otterbach OpenAI Fellow 2018-06-01 2018-11-01 AGI organization intern [202], [206]
Johannes Otterbach Member of Technical Staff 2018-12-01 AGI organization full-time [206]
Xingyou (Richard) Song OpenAI Fellow 2018-06-01 2018-10-01 AGI organization intern [202]
Sam McCandlish Member of the Technical Staff, Safety Team 2018-12-01 position full-time [204]
Mira Murati Strategy Lead 2018-06-01 AGI organization [207]
Dolapo Martins OpenAI Scholar 2018-06-01 2018-10-01 AGI organization [198]
Hannah Davis OpenAI Scholar 2018-06-01 2018-10-01 AGI organization [198]
Holly Grimm OpenAI Scholar 2018-06-01 2018-10-01 AGI organization [198]
Ifu Aniemeka OpenAI Scholar 2018-06-01 2018-10-01 AGI organization [198]
Munashe Shumba OpenAI Scholar 2018-06-01 2018-10-01 AGI organization [198]
Nadja Rhodes OpenAI Scholar 2018-06-01 2018-09-01 AGI organization [198], [208], [209]
Sophia Arakelyan OpenAI Scholar 2018-06-01 2018-12-01 AGI organization [198], [210]
Jeffrey Wu Research engineer on safety team 2018-08-01 position [211], [212]
Rewon Child Member of Technical Staff 2018-03-01 AGI organization [213]
Mathew Shrwed Software Engineer 2018-01-01 AGI organization [214]
Mateusz Litwin Member of Technical Staff 2018-12-01 AGI organization full-time [215]
Peter Zhokhov Member of Technical Staff 2018-04-01 AGI organization full-time [216]
Ian Atha Member of Technical Staff 2018-10-01 AGI organization full-time [217], [218]
Clemens Winter Member of Technical Staff 2018-11-01 AGI organization full-time [219], [220]
Janine Korovesis Controller 2018-11-01 AGI organization full-time [221]
Lilian Weng Research Scientist 2018-02-01 AGI organization full-time [222], [223]
Elena Chatziathanasiadou Recruiter 2018-03-01 AGI organization full-time [224]
Ashley C. Pilipiszyn Science Communicator 2018-01-01 AGI organization full-time [225]
Qiming Yuan Member of Technical Staff, Robotics 2018-12-01 AGI organization full-time [226]
Justin Wang Member of Design Staff 2018-11-01 AGI organization full-time [227]
Glenn Powell Member of Technical Staff 2018-02-01 AGI organization full-time [228], [229]
Jacob Hilton OpenAI Fellow 2018-10-01 2019-04-01 AGI organization [192] Reinforcement learning team
Todor Markov Machine Learning Fellow 2018-10-01 2019-04-01 AGI organization [230], [192] In the Multiagent team
Jacob Hilton OpenAI Fellow 2018-10-01 2019-04-01 AGI organization [192] Algorithms team
Mikhail Pavlov OpenAI Fellow 2018-10-01 2019-04-01 AGI organization [192] Hardware team
Will Grathwohl Research Intern 2018-05-01 2018-09-01 AGI organization intern [231]
Remco Zwetsloot Policy Analyst 2018-01-01 2018-12-31 AGI organization [232]
Phillip Isola Visiting Research Scientist 2017-09-01 2018-07-01 AGI organization [233], [234]
Ryan Carey Research Engineering Intern 2018-02-01 2018-03-01 AGI organization intern [235]
Erin Grant Member of Technical Staff, Intern 2018-05-01 2018-08-01 AGI organization intern [236]
Karthik Narasimhan Research Scientist 2017-09-01 2018-08-01 AGI organization [237]
Aravind Srinivas Member of Technical Staff 2018-05-01 2018-08-01 AGI organization [238]
Manuel Sherbakoff Office Manager 2018-03-01 2018-07-01 AGI organization [239]
Kevin Wong Freelance Level Designer 2018-02-01 2018-05-01 AGI organization contractor [240]
Sadhika Malladi Research Scientist 2018-05-01 2018-10-01 AGI organization [241]
Hanjun Dai Member of Technical Staff, Intern 2018-05-01 2018-08-01 AGI organization intern [242], [243] Games team
Kaleo Hao Research Contributor 2018-02-01 2019-05-01 AGI organization [244]
Jacob Jackson Intern 2018-09-01 2018-12-01 AGI organization intern [245], [246]
Michał Staniszewski Robotics Contractor 2018-08-01 2019-04-01 AGI organization [247]
Will Rice Consultant 2018-06-01 2018-07-01 AGI organization [248]
Aleksandar Botev Research Intern 2018-04-01 2018-08-01 AGI organization intern [249]
Thomas Anthony Machine Learning Researcher 2018-04-01 2018-09-01 AGI organization [250]

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Pete Michaud Executive Director 2018-02-26 [253], [254], [255]
Michael Smith Senior Instructor and Co-Founder 2018-11-21 [253], [254]
Duncan Sabien Curriculum Director and Product Head 2018-08-12 [253], [254], [256]
Duncan Sabien Chief Operating Officer 2018-08-12 2018-10-17 [256], [257]
Duncan Sabien Curriculum Advisor 2018-10-17 2019-05-05 contractor [257]
Dan Keys Research and Data Analysis 2018-10-17 [253], [254], [257]
Dan Keys Community Manager 2018-10-17 [257]
Lauren Lee Research and Instructor 2018-10-17 [253], [254], [257]
Adom Hartell Operations 2018-07-30 [253], [254], [258]
Adom Hartell IT Support 2018-07-30 position [258]
Michael Keenan IT Support (contractor) 2018-07-30 [253], [254], [258]
Qiaochu Yuan Adjunct Instructor 2018-10-17 [253], [254], [257]
Qiaochu Yuan Research & Instructor 2018-10-17 [257]
Timothy Telleen-Lawton Adjunct Instructor 2018-02-26 [253], [254], [255]
Timothy Telleen-Lawton Executive Director 2018-02-27 [255]
Luke Raskopf Instructor & Operations 2018-08-12 position [256]

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AI Alignment Forum 2018-07-10 A group blog for discussion of technical aspects of AI alignment. The forum is built using the same software as LessWrong 2.0, and is integrated with LessWrong 2.0. For creation date, see [259].