- Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative
- Award Date:
- To support the hiring of machine learning engineers.
The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $250,000 to the Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative (BERI) to temporarily or permanently hire machine learning research engineers dedicated to BERI’s collaboration with the Center for Human-compatible Artificial Intelligence (CHAI).
Based on conversations with various professors and students, the Open Philanthropy Project believes CHAI could make more progress with more engineering support.
This grant follows previous support to UC Berkeley to launch CHAI and to BERI to collaborate with CHAI, and falls within Open Philanthropy's focus area of potential risks from advanced artificial intelligence.