The Open Philanthropy Project awarded a grant of $25,000 to support the Distill Prize for Clarity in Machine Learning, which will be awarded for clear explanations of concepts related to machine learning. The Open Philanthropy Project will also be administering the prize. This grant falls within Open Philanthropy's work on potential risks from advanced artificial intelligence.
The Distill Prize for Clarity in Machine Learning was created to recognize outstanding work communicating and refining ideas in machine learning and related topics. This grant is part of the Distill Prize’s total initial endowment of $125,000, which is also funded by Chris Olah, Greg Brockman, Jeff Dean, and DeepMind. Open Philanthropy sees this grant as an opportunity to increase the volume of work being done on a problem that it believes to be important, but which is often not institutionally supported.