Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative — SERI MATS Program (2022)

Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative
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To support the second cohort of the SERI MATS program.

Open Philanthropy recommended three grants totaling $1,008,127 to the Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative to support its collaboration with the Stanford Existential Risks Initiative (SERI) on the second cohort of the SERI Machine Learning Alignment Theory Scholars (MATS) Program. MATS is an educational seminar and independent research program that aims to provide talented scholars with talks, workshops, and research mentorship in the field of AI alignment, and connect them with the Berkeley alignment research community.

This follows Open Philanthropy’s November 2021 support and falls within its focus area of potential risks from advanced artificial intelligence.

The grant amount was updated in January 2023.

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