Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $8,000,000 to the Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET), via Georgetown University, for general support. CSET is a new think tank, incubated by Open Philanthropy’s January 2019 support, dedicated to policy analysis at the intersection of national and international security and emerging technologies. It is led by Jason Matheny, former Assistant Director of National Intelligence and Director of Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), the U.S. intelligence community’s research organization. This funding is intended to augment Open Philanthropy’s original support for CSET, particularly for its work on the intersection of security and artificial intelligence.
This falls within Open Philanthropy’s focus area of potential risks from advanced artificial intelligence.