UC Berkeley — AI safety research (2018)

University of California, Berkeley
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To support work on interpretable decision making with generative models.

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended two grants totaling $1,145,000 over three years to UC Berkeley for machine learning researchers Pieter Abbeel and Aviv Tamar to study uses of generative models for robustness and interpretability. This funding will allow Mr. Abbeel and Mr. Tamar to fund PhD students and summer undergraduates to work on classifiers, imitation learning systems, and reinforcement learning systems.

This falls within Open Philanthropy's focus area of potential risks from advanced artificial intelligence.

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