The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $150,000 to the Machine Intelligence Research Institute (MIRI) to support its artificial intelligence (AI) safety retraining project. MIRI intends to use these funds to provide stipends, structure, and guidance to promising computer programmers and other technically proficient individuals who are considering transitioning their careers to focus on potential risks from advanced artificial intelligence. MIRI believes the stipends will make it easier for aligned individuals to leave their jobs and focus full-time on safety. MIRI expects the transition periods to range from three to six months per individual.
This grant falls within Open Philanthropy's focus area of potential risks from advanced artificial intelligence.