Information for Ought

Basic information

Item Value
Donations List Website (data still preliminary) donee

Staff 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. 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.

Year Positions count Researchers General staff Associates Board members Advisors

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

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

List of people

Person Title Start date End date AI safety relation Subject Employment type Source Notes
Andreas Stuhlmüller President position [1]
Owain Evans Collaborator position [1]
Paul Christiano Collaborator position [1]
Noah Goodman Advisor position advisor [1]
Ben Rachbach Interim Head of Operations position [1]
Andrew Schreiber Collaborator position [1]
Ben West Collaborator position [1]
Ben Goldhaber Collaborator position [1]
Zachary Miller Collaborator position [1]
Milan Griffes Collaborator position [1]
Ozzie Gooen Collaborator position [1]
Ben Weinstein-Raun Collaborator position [1]
Tom McGrath Collaborator position [1]
Zac Kenton Collaborator position [1]
Ryan Carey Collaborator position [1]
Neal Jean Collaborator position [1]
Girish Sastry Collaborator position [1]
Chris Cundy Collaborator position [1]
Andreas Stuhlmüller Board member position board member [1]
Owain Evans Board member position board member [1]
Paul Christiano Board member position board member [1]

Products

Name Creation date Description

Organization documents

Title Publication date Author Publisher Affected organizations Affected people Document scope Cause area Notes
Alignment Research Field Guide 2019-03-08 Abram Demski LessWrong Machine Intelligence Research Institute, Ought AI safety A guide for getting involved in AI alignment research, written with MIRIx groups (local groups that meet up to discuss MIRI’s work or make progress on AI alignment, with financial support from MIRI) in mind.
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 Project, 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.
After one year of applying for EA jobs: It is really, really hard to get hired by an EA organisation 2019-02-25 EA applicant Effective Altruism Forum Open Philanthropy Project, Centre for Effective Altruism, Future of Humanity Institute, Effective Giving UK, Rethink Charity, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, Nuclear Threat Initiative, Centre for the Study of Existential Risk, Global Priorities Institute, Ought, Veddis, Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative A pseudonymous effective altruist gives their experience applying to various effective altruist (and related) organizations.
MIRI’s newest recruit: Edward Kmett! 2018-12-01 yiavin Reddit Machine Intelligence Research Institute, Ought AI safety A post on r/haskell about Edward Kmett joining MIRI, with comments from Kmett. In comments, Kmett says that “Nate Soares came out to Boston personally, and made a very compelling argument for me going off and doing the work I’d been trying to complete solely in my evening hours full time”. Kmett also says he has “helped ought.org find at least one developer”.