Information for Future of Life Institute

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Basic information

Item Value
Facebook username futureoflifeinstitute
YouTube username channel/UC-rCCy3FQ-GItDimSR9lhzw
Twitter username FLIxrisk
Launch date 2014-03-01
Wikipedia page
Donations List Website (data still preliminary) donor, 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
2014 1 Jesse Galef
2015 1 Daniel Dewey
2016 1 Daniel Dewey
2017 1 Daniel Dewey
2018 1 Daniel Dewey
2019 1 Daniel Dewey
2020 1 Daniel Dewey
2021 1 Daniel Dewey
2022 1 Daniel Dewey
2023 1 Daniel Dewey

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
2014-01-01 1 Jesse Galef
2015-01-01 1 Daniel Dewey
2016-01-01 1 Daniel Dewey
2017-01-01 1 Daniel Dewey
2018-01-01 1 Daniel Dewey
2019-01-01 1 Daniel Dewey
2020-01-01 1 Daniel Dewey
2021-01-01 1 Daniel Dewey
2022-01-01 1 Daniel Dewey
2023-01-01 1 Daniel Dewey

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
57 57 0 Akhil Deo, Alan Alda, Alan Guth, Alan Yan, Ales Flidr, Andrea Berman, Anna Hehir, Anna Yelizarova, Anthony Aguirre, Ariel Conn, Blake Pierson, Carlos Ignacio Gutierrez, Chase Moores, Christof Koch, Claudia Prettner, Daniel R. Miller, David Stanley, Elon Musk, Emilia Javorsky, Eric Gastfriend, Erik Brynjolfsson, Francesca Rossi, Frank Wilczek, George Church, Grzegorz Orwiński, Gus Docker, Jaan Tallinn, Jacob Beebe, Jacob Trefethen, Janos Kramar, Jesse Galef, Kazue Evans, Lucas Perry, Mark Brakel, Martin Rees, Max Kesin, Max Tegmark, Meia Chita-Tegmark, Melody Guan, Morgan Freeman, Na Li, Nick Bostrom, Peter Haas, Rafael Martinez-Galarza, Richard Mallah, Risto Uuk, Saul Perlmutter, Stephen Hawking, Stuart Russell, Taylor Jones, Tucker Davey, Vera Koroleva, Victoria Krakovna, Will Jones, Xin Wen, Yishuai Du, Zara Yaqoob
2014-01-01 58 1 0 Jesse Galef
2015-01-01 58 1 -1 Daniel Dewey Jesse Galef

List of people (59 positions)

Person Title Start date End date AI safety relation Subject Employment type Source Notes
Akhil Deo Social Media Manager [1]
Alan Alda Advisor [1]
Alan Guth Advisor [1]
Alan Yan [1]
Ales Flidr Volunteer [1]
Andrea Berman Grants Manager [1]
Anna Hehir Program Manager for Autonomous Weapons Systems [1]
Anna Yelizarova Project Manager [1]
Anthony Aguirre Co-Founder [1], [2]
Ariel Conn [1]
Blake Pierson Director of Communications, Outreach and Operations [1]
Carlos Ignacio Gutierrez Policy Researcher [1]
Chase Moores Volunteer [1]
Christof Koch Advisor [1]
Claudia Prettner EU Representative [1]
Daniel Dewey Program Officer for AI Grants 2015-01-01 [3]
Daniel R. Miller Volunteer [1]
David Stanley [1]
Elon Musk Advisor [1]
Emilia Javorsky Director of Grants and Multistakeholder Engagement [1]
Eric Gastfriend [1]
Erik Brynjolfsson Advisor [1]
Francesca Rossi Advisor [1]
Frank Wilczek Advisor [1]
George Church Advisor [1]
Grzegorz Orwiński [1]
Gus Docker Podcast Host [1]
Jaan Tallinn Co-Founder [1]
Jacob Beebe [1]
Jacob Trefethen Volunteer [1]
Janos Kramar Volunteer [1]
Jesse Galef Program Manager 2014-01-01 2015-01-01 [4]
Jesse Galef Volunteer [1]
Kazue Evans [1]
Lucas Perry [1]
Mark Brakel Director of Policy [1]
Martin Rees Advisor [1]
Max Kesin Volunteer [1]
Max Tegmark Co-Founder [1]
Meia Chita-Tegmark Co-Founder [1]
Melody Guan Volunteer [1]
Morgan Freeman Advisor [1]
Na Li [1]
Nick Bostrom Advisor [1]
Peter Haas Volunteer [1]
Rafael Martinez-Galarza [1]
Richard Mallah Technical AI consultant [1], [2]
Risto Uuk Policy Researcher [1]
Saul Perlmutter Advisor [1]
Stephen Hawking Advisor [1]
Stuart Russell Advisor [1]
Taylor Jones Website Manager [1]
Tucker Davey [1]
Vera Koroleva [1]
Victoria Krakovna Co-Founder [1]
Will Jones Editorial Manager [1]
Xin Wen [1]
Yishuai Du [1]
Zara Yaqoob [1]

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Documents (2 documents)

Title Publication date Author Publisher Affected organizations Affected people Affected agendas Notes
AI Alignment Podcast: An Overview of Technical AI Alignment with Rohin Shah (Part 2) 2019-04-25 Lucas Perry Future of Life Institute Rohin Shah, Dylan Hadfield-Menell, Gillian Hadfield Embedded agency, Cooperative inverse reinforcement learning, inverse reinforcement learning, deep reinforcement learning from human preferences, recursive reward modeling, iterated amplification Part two of a podcast episode that goes into detail about some technical approaches to AI alignment.
AI Alignment Podcast: An Overview of Technical AI Alignment with Rohin Shah (Part 1) 2019-04-11 Lucas Perry Future of Life Institute Rohin Shah iterated amplification Part one of an interview with Rohin Shah that goes covers some technical agendas for AI alignment.

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