Showing grants tagged "Global Catastrophic Risks"

We’re open to supporting safe bets, like direct cash transfers to the world’s poorest people, as well as high-risk, high-reward projects, like minimizing risks from potentially world-changing science and technology. Read more about how we choose what to fund here.

  1. University of Cape Town — Geomagnetics Research

    Award Date:
    09/2016
    Amount:
    $493,425
    Global Catastrophic Risks
  2. Machine Intelligence Research Institute — General Support

    Award Date:
    08/2016
    Amount:
    $500,000
    Potential Risks from Advanced AI
  3. UC Berkeley — Center for Human-Compatible AI (2016)

    Award Date:
    08/2016
    Amount:
    $5,555,550
    Potential Risks from Advanced AI
  4. Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense — General Support

    Award Date:
    08/2016
    Amount:
    $1,300,000
    Biosecurity and pandemic preparedness
  5. George Mason University — Research into Future AI Scenarios

    Award Date:
    06/2016
    Amount:
    $277,435
    Potential Risks from Advanced AI
  6. AU — Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment

    Award Date:
    05/2016
    Amount:
    $76,234
    Solar Radiation Management
  7. iGEM — Synthetic Biology Safety and Security

    Award Date:
    05/2016
    Amount:
    $520,000
    Biosecurity and Pandemic Preparedness
  8. Future of Life Institute — General Support

    Award Date:
    03/2016
    Amount:
    $100,000
    Global Catastrophic Risks
  9. Future of Life Institute — Artificial Intelligence Risk Reduction

    Award Date:
    08/2015
    Amount:
    $1,186,000
    Potential Risks from Advanced AI
  10. Solar Radiation Management Governance Initiative — General Support

    Award Date:
    07/2015
    Amount:
    $500,000
    Solar Radiation Management