Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative — MATS (November 2023)

Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative
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To support the ML Alignment & Theory Scholars (MATS) program.

Open Philanthropy recommended two grants totaling $2,641,368 to the Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative to support its collaboration with AI Safety Support on the ML Alignment & Theory Scholars (MATS) program. The MATS program is an educational seminar and independent research program that provides talented scholars with talks, workshops, and research mentorship in the fields of AI alignment, interpretability, and governance. The program also connects participants with the Berkeley AI safety research community.

This follows Open Philanthropy’s June 2023 support and falls within its focus area of potential risks from advanced artificial intelligence.

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