Mila — Research Project on Artificial Intelligence

Organization:
Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms
Award Date:
11/2021
Amount:
$237,931
Purpose:
To support a research project investigating AI consciousness and moral patienthood.

Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of CAN$295,900 ($237,931 at the time of conversion) to Mila (previously, the Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms) to support a research project investigating AI consciousness and moral patienthood. The research will be conducted in collaboration with the Université de Montréal and the Future of Humanity Institute. This funding will support postdoctoral researchers and students studying the topic, as well as publications and workshops.

This follows Open Philanthropy's July 2017 support for the Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms and falls within its focus area of potential risks from advanced artificial intelligence.

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