Future of Humanity Institute — General Support

Organization:
Future of Humanity Institute
Award Date:
03/2017
Amount:
$1,995,420
Purpose:
For general support.

The Open Philanthropy Project awarded a grant of £1,620,452 ($1,995,425 at time of conversion) in general support to the Future of Humanity Institute (FHI). This grant falls within Open Philanthropy's work on potential risks from advanced artificial intelligence.

FHI is a research center based at the University of Oxford that focuses on strategic analysis of existential risks, especially potential existential risks from advanced artificial intelligence. It plans to use this grant primarily to increase its reserves and to make a number of new hires; this grant also conceptually encompasses an earlier grant we made to support FHI in hiring Dr. Piers Millett for research on biosecurity and pandemic preparedness, and the Open Philanthropy grant page describes the case for both this grant and that earlier grant.

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