List of BERI's Grants

This page lists all organization grants and individual grants that BERI has disbursed. The date listed with each grant is the date the grant was paid. Note that for some grants, payments were sent (or will be sent) in multiple disbursements (and some disbursements depend on meeting pre-specified benchmarks), thus the individual or organization may not have received the entire amount listed on the date listed.

  • 2017-09-13: a $100,000 general support grant to the Machine Intelligence Research Institute
  • 2017-10-27: a $100,000 general support grant to the Future of Life Institute
  • 2017-10-27: a $50,000 general support grant to the Future of Life Institute
  • 2017-12-15: a $25,000 general support grant to the Institute for Philosophical Research (no website)
  • 2017-12-18: a $20,000 grant to the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence for the support of the 2018 conference on AI, Ethics, and Society
  • 2017-12-27: a $100,000 general support grant to the Center for Applied Rationality
  • 2017-12-28: a $100,000 general support grant to the Machine Intelligence Research Institute
  • 2018-01-02: a $32,500 grant to Miles Brundage to support his research with the Future of Humanity Institute.
  • 2018-01-24: a $25,000 grant to the Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs for the general support of the charitable, educational, and scientific activities of the Global Catastrophic Risk Institute.
  • 2018-01-26: a $800,000 general support grant to the Center for Applied Rationality
  • 2018-02-08: a $100,000 grant to the Center for Applied Rationality for the support of activities to develop and improve the website LessWrong 2.0.
  • 2018-03-30: a $5,000 grant to the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence for the support of the 2018 AAAI Spring Symposium on AI and Society: Ethics, Safety and Trustworthiness in Intelligent Agents.
  • 2018-04-06: a $200,000 grant to Cambridge in America for the support of the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk.
  • 2018-04-10: a $300,000 general support grant to the Future of Life Institute
  • 2018-07-12: a $50,000 grant to Theiss Research. We expect the grant will be used to support Carrick Flynn’s research with Prof. Allan DaFoe at the Future of Humanity Institute.
  • 2018-07-24: a $300,000 general support grant to the Center for Applied Rationality
  • 2018-07-24: a $400,000 gift to the UC Berkeley Foundation. We expect the gift will be used to support Dr. Andrew Critch’s work at the Center for Human-compatible AI.
  • 2018-09-04: a $150,000 grant to the Center for Applied Rationality for the support of activities to develop and improve the website LessWrong 2.0.
  • 2018-09-07: a $50,000 general support grant to the Institute for Philosophical Research (no website).
  • 2018-09-24: a $20,400 grant to Luca Rade to research the implications of coarse-graining by an agent in a complex environment for AI alignment.
  • 2018-09-24: a $1,900 grant to Jordan Alexander to host several meetings at Stanford EA and the Stanford Transhumanist Association.
  • 2018-09-24: a $20,500 grant to Bryce Hidysmith to analyze global risks from technology through a geopolitical lens.
  • 2018-09-26: a $25,000 grant to David Manheim to research aspects of Goodhart’s law, focusing on multi-agent dynamics.
  • 2018-10-02: a $55,000 grant to Baeo Maltinsky to further his research on AI and technology trends.
  • 2018-10-02: a $25,200 grant to Zoe Cremer to support her as a visiting fellow at CFI, where she will research disagreements about the amount and kind of structure required for AGI.
  • 2018-10-02: a $51,000 grant to Colleen McKenzie to support her research on AI timelines and the processes that produce technical and scientific progress.
  • 2018-10-02: a $49,532 grant to Roxanne Heston to work on a variety of AI policy projects in Washington, D.C.
  • 2018-10-02: a $10,000 grant to Cambridge in America for the support of the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intellgience.
  • 2018-10-09: a $100,000 grant to Stephanie Zolayvar to train herself in circling and host circles for people who are promising contributors to reducing x-risk.
  • 2018-10-10: a $10,000 grant to Jessica Taylor to work on her research in AI alignment and other areas.
  • 2018-10-10: a $150,000 grant to Ben Goldhaber to support his project (co-lead by Jacob Lagerros) to bring x-risk-relevant questions to popular prediction platforms.
  • 2018-10-15: a $20,000 grant to the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence for the support of the 2019 conference on AI, Ethics, and Society.
  • 2018-10-18: a $4,000 grant to Effective Altruism Sweden to support Markus Stoor’s project to coordinate two follow-up lunch-to-lunch meetings in Sweden for x-risk-focused individuals.
  • 2018-10-23: a $24,000 grant to Sarah Spikes to implement improvements in support of the Rationality and Effective Altruism Community Hub (REACH).
  • 2018-10-24: a $100,000 grant to Justin Shovelain to lead and develop “Convergence Analysis”, a new group focused on x-risk strategy research.
  • 2018-10-31: a $12,000 grant to Sebastian Farquhar to attend conferences and purchase compute for experiments related to his PhD research on uncertainty modeling in neural networks.