Getting Support

BERI primarily works 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 can provide researchers with a service that they need, by paying contractors to provide that service.

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 Center 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 as an administrator for one of these groups, you may ask BERI to support a researcher that you nominate.

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, applying a vetting process that we feel is appropriate for the situation.