Collaborations Program

BERI’s primary work is with university institutions and researchers focused on mitigating x-risk. We collaborate with our partners in a variety of ways. Sometimes, we can quickly provide funding for an activity that is difficult to fund through university mechanisms. Other times, we provide researchers with a service that they need.

We are especially interested in supporting researchers nominated by our colleagues at the following institutions:

  • CHAI - the Center for Human Compatible AI at UC Berkeley,
  • CSER - the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk at Cambridge University,
  • FHI - the Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford University,
  • MIRI - the Machine Intelligence Research Institute in Berkeley, CA.

In short, if you work for one of these groups, BERI encourages your requests for support.

How to request support

If you are interested in receiving support from BERI, the best way to explore this possibility is to email contact@existence.org. We will then start a conversation about your plans, moving forward as we feel is appropriate for the situation.