Information for AI Impacts

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Basic information

Item Value
Country United States
Website https://aiimpacts.org/
Hosting organization Machine Intelligence Research Institute
Donations List Website (data still preliminary) donee

Positions count by year

Hover over a name to see the position and date range. This table only includes positions where at least the start date is known. The positions count can count the same person multiple times if they held different positions; similarly, the list of staff may include the same person multiple times if they held more than one position during a single year. For each year, a person is included if they were at the organization for any part of the year; this means the actual staff count at any point during the year can be lower (or higher, if some staff held multiple positions in a single year).

Year Positions count Researchers General staff Associates Board members Advisors
2015 1 John Salvatier
2016 3 Finan Adamson, John Salvatier, Michael Wulfsohn
2017 6 Jimmy Rintjema, John Salvatier, Michael Wulfsohn Connor Flexman, Justis Mills, Paul Christiano
2018 5 Jimmy Rintjema, Michael Wulfsohn Connor Flexman, Justis Mills, Tegan McCaslin
2019 9 Asya Bergal, Jimmy Rintjema, Michael Wulfsohn, Rick Korzekwa Connor Flexman, Daniel Kokotajlo, Justis Mills, Ronja Lutz, Tegan McCaslin
2020 6 Asya Bergal, Jimmy Rintjema, Michael Wulfsohn, Rick Korzekwa Daniel Kokotajlo, Justis Mills
2021 7 Asya Bergal, Jimmy Rintjema, Michael Wulfsohn, Rick Korzekwa Daniel Kokotajlo, Justis Mills, Ronny Fernandez
2022 3 Jimmy Rintjema, Rick Korzekwa Justis Mills
2023 3 Jimmy Rintjema, Rick Korzekwa Justis Mills

Number of full-time staff at the beginning each year

The following table lists some dates and people who were at the organization on the given date (namely, the start of the year). The table may not list every person who worked for the organization (e.g. they could have joined and left in the middle of a single year). This table excludes associates, interns, advisors, and board members.

Date Staff count Staff
2016-01-01 1 John Salvatier
2017-01-01 2 John Salvatier, Michael Wulfsohn
2018-01-01 4 Connor Flexman, Jimmy Rintjema, Justis Mills, Michael Wulfsohn
2019-01-01 7 Connor Flexman, Jimmy Rintjema, Justis Mills, Michael Wulfsohn, Rick Korzekwa, Ronja Lutz, Tegan McCaslin
2020-01-01 6 Asya Bergal, Daniel Kokotajlo, Jimmy Rintjema, Justis Mills, Michael Wulfsohn, Rick Korzekwa
2021-01-01 6 Asya Bergal, Daniel Kokotajlo, Jimmy Rintjema, Justis Mills, Michael Wulfsohn, Rick Korzekwa
2022-01-01 3 Jimmy Rintjema, Justis Mills, Rick Korzekwa
2023-01-01 3 Jimmy Rintjema, Justis Mills, Rick Korzekwa

Full history of additions and subtractions

This table shows the full change history of positions. Each row corresponds to at least one addition or removal of a position. Additions are in green and subtractions are in red. If a position name changed, it is listed simultaneously as an addition (of the new name) and removal (of the old name) and colored yellow. Additionally there are faded variants of each color for visited links.

Date Number of positions Number of positions added Number of positions removed Positions added Positions removed
2 2 0 Ben Hoffman, Stephanie Zolayvar
2015-11-01 3 1 0 John Salvatier
2016-04-01 4 1 0 Michael Wulfsohn
2016-09-01 5 1 0 Finan Adamson
2016-12-01 4 0 -1 Finan Adamson
2017-06-01 5 1 0 Connor Flexman
2017-07-01 6 1 0 Justis Mills
2017-10-26 4 2 -4 Jimmy Rintjema, Paul Christiano Ben Hoffman, John Salvatier, Paul Christiano, Stephanie Zolayvar
2018-04-24 5 1 0 Tegan McCaslin
2019-01-01 7 2 0 Rick Korzekwa, Ronja Lutz
2019-01-02 6 0 -1 Tegan McCaslin
2019-02-01 7 1 0 Asya Bergal
2019-02-02 8 1 0 Daniel Kokotajlo
2019-02-12 7 0 -1 Connor Flexman
2019-05-01 6 0 -1 Ronja Lutz
2021-10-01 6 1 -1 Ronny Fernandez Daniel Kokotajlo
2021-10-27 4 0 -2 Michael Wulfsohn, Ronny Fernandez
2021-12-01 3 0 -1 Asya Bergal

List of people (15 positions)

Person Title Start date End date AI safety relation Subject Employment type Source Notes
Finan Adamson Writer/Researcher 2016-09-01 2016-12-01 position background [1], [2], [3]
Connor Flexman Contributor 2017-06-01 2019-02-12 position background [1], [3]
Justis Mills Support 2017-07-01 position background [4], [5], [6]
Jimmy Rintjema Researcher 2017-10-26 position background [1], [5]
Paul Christiano Contributor 2017-10-26 2017-10-26 position background [1]
John Salvatier Researcher 2015-11-01 2017-10-26 position background [7], [8], [9], [10], [1]
Ben Hoffman Contributor 2017-10-26 position background [1]
Stephanie Zolayvar Contributor 2017-10-26 position background [1]
Tegan McCaslin Contributor 2018-04-24 2019-01-02 position background [11], [12]
Daniel Kokotajlo Contributor 2019-02-02 2021-10-01 position background [13], [14]
Ronja Lutz Operations Manager 2019-01-01 2019-05-01 position background [15], [16], [17]
Rick Korzekwa Research 2019-01-01 position background full-time [18], [19], [5]
Asya Bergal Researcher 2019-02-01 2021-12-01 position background contractor [20], [21], [14]
Michael Wulfsohn Researcher 2016-04-01 2021-10-27 [1], [22], [14]
Ronny Fernandez Contributor 2021-10-01 2021-10-27 [14]

Products (0 products)

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Organization documents (2 documents)

Title Publication date Author Publisher Affected organizations Affected people Document scope Cause area Notes
Comment on After one year of applying for EA jobs: It is really, really hard to get hired by an EA organisation 2019-02-27 Aaron Gertler Effective Altruism Forum Centre for Effective Altruism, Open Philanthropy, Machine Intelligence Research Institute, Ought, Vox, AI Impacts, Center for Human-Compatible AI, Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Job application experience Various Gertler describes his experience applying to various effective altruism-related organizations.
Comment on After one year of applying for EA jobs: It is really, really hard to get hired by an EA organisation 2019-02-26 Max Daniel Effective Altruism Forum Open Philanthropy, OpenAI, Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative, Centre for Effective Altruism, Future of Humanity Institute, AI Impacts Daniel gives his experience applying to various effective altruist organizations, detailing the time he spent on applications and preparation.

Documents (0 documents)

Title Publication date Author Publisher Affected organizations Affected people Affected agendas Notes

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Center on Long-Term Risk 1 Daniel Kokotajlo
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Center for Applied Rationality 1 Stephanie Zolayvar
Redwood Research 1 Paul Christiano
GiveWell 1 Ben Hoffman
Alvea 1 Connor Flexman
Ought 1 Paul Christiano
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University of California, Berkeley 1 Paul Christiano
Theiss Research 1 Paul Christiano
Effective Altruism Funds 1 Asya Bergal