UC Berkeley — Center for Human-Compatible AI

Organization:
UC Berkeley
Award Date:
08/2016
Amount:
$5,555,550
Purpose:
To support a Center for Human-Compatible AI.

The Open Philanthropy Project awarded a grant of $5,555,550 over five years to UC Berkeley to support the launch of a Center for Human-Compatible Artificial Intelligence (AI). This grant falls within Open Philanthropy's work on potential risks from advanced artificial intelligence, one of its focus areas within global catastrophic risks.

The Open Philanthropy Project believes the creation of an academic center focused on AI safety has significant potential benefits in terms of establishing AI safety research as a field and making it easier for researchers to learn about and work on this topic. The Center, led by Professor Stuart Russell, intends to conduct research that the Open Philanthropy Project expects will help build this field.

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