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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
2009 1 Buck Shlegeris
2010 1 Buck Shlegeris
2011 1 Buck Shlegeris
2012 1 Buck Shlegeris
2013 1 Buck Shlegeris
2014 1 Buck Shlegeris
2015 1 Buck Shlegeris
2016 1 Buck Shlegeris
2017 1 Buck Shlegeris
2018 1 Buck Shlegeris
2019 2 Buck Shlegeris, Nathaniel T.
2020 4 Buck Shlegeris, Buck Shlegeris, Nathaniel T., Royston Noronha
2021 20 Ajeya Cotra, Nate Soares, Paul Christiano Adam Scherlis, Ben Weinstein-Raun, Bill Zito, Buck Shlegeris, Buck Shlegeris, Daniel Ziegler, Nate Thomas, Nathaniel T., Royston Noronha, Seraphina Nix Holden Karnofsky, Nate Thomas, Paul Christiano Ajeya Cotra, Blake Borgeson, Malo Bourgon, Owen Cotton-Barratt
2022 20 Ajeya Cotra, Nate Soares, Paul Christiano Adam Scherlis, Ben Weinstein-Raun, Bill Zito, Buck Shlegeris, Buck Shlegeris, Daniel Ziegler, Nate Thomas, Nathaniel T., Royston Noronha, Seraphina Nix Holden Karnofsky, Nate Thomas, Paul Christiano Ajeya Cotra, Blake Borgeson, Malo Bourgon, Owen Cotton-Barratt

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
2009-01-01 1 Buck Shlegeris
2010-01-01 1 Buck Shlegeris
2011-01-01 1 Buck Shlegeris
2012-01-01 1 Buck Shlegeris
2013-01-01 1 Buck Shlegeris
2014-01-01 1 Buck Shlegeris
2015-01-01 1 Buck Shlegeris
2016-01-01 1 Buck Shlegeris
2017-01-01 1 Buck Shlegeris
2018-01-01 1 Buck Shlegeris
2019-01-01 1 Buck Shlegeris
2020-01-01 3 Buck Shlegeris, Buck Shlegeris, Nathaniel T.
2021-01-01 12 Adam Scherlis, Ajeya Cotra, Bill Zito, Buck Shlegeris, Buck Shlegeris, Daniel Ziegler, Nate Soares, Nate Thomas, Nathaniel T., Paul Christiano, Royston Noronha, Seraphina Nix
2022-01-01 13 Adam Scherlis, Ajeya Cotra, Ben Weinstein-Raun, Bill Zito, Buck Shlegeris, Buck Shlegeris, Daniel Ziegler, Nate Soares, Nate Thomas, Nathaniel T., Paul Christiano, Royston Noronha, Seraphina Nix

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
2009-01-01 1 1 0 Buck Shlegeris
2019-09-01 2 1 0 Nathaniel T.
2020-01-01 3 1 0 Buck Shlegeris
2020-03-01 4 1 0 Royston Noronha
2021-01-01 19 15 0 Adam Scherlis, Ajeya Cotra, Ajeya Cotra, Bill Zito, Blake Borgeson, Daniel Ziegler, Holden Karnofsky, Malo Bourgon, Nate Soares, Nate Thomas, Nate Thomas, Owen Cotton-Barratt, Paul Christiano, Paul Christiano, Seraphina Nix
2021-07-01 20 1 0 Ben Weinstein-Raun

List of people (20 positions)

Person Title Start date End date AI safety relation Subject Employment type Source Notes
Nate Thomas Leadership 2021-01-01 [1]
Nathaniel T. Founder & CEO 2019-09-01 [2]
Buck Shlegeris Leadership 2009-01-01 [1]
Buck Shlegeris Chief Technology Officer 2020-01-01 full-time [1], [3]
Bill Zito Leadership 2021-01-01 [1]
Daniel Ziegler Staff 2021-01-01 [1]
Ben Weinstein-Raun Member Of Technical Staff 2021-07-01 full-time [1], [4]
Adam Scherlis Staff 2021-01-01 [1]
Seraphina Nix Staff 2021-01-01 [1]
Paul Christiano Board Member 2021-01-01 board member [1]
Paul Christiano Founder of Alignment Research Center 2021-01-01 [1]
Holden Karnofsky Board Member 2021-01-01 board member [1]
Nate Thomas Board Member 2021-01-01 board member [1]
Ajeya Cotra Spotlighted Advisor 2021-01-01 [1]
Ajeya Cotra Senior Research Analyst at Open Philanthropy 2021-01-01 [1]
Blake Borgeson Spotlighted Advisor 2021-01-01 [1]
Malo Bourgon Spotlighted Advisor 2021-01-01 [1]
Owen Cotton-Barratt Spotlighted Advisor 2021-01-01 [1]
Nate Soares Executive Director at the Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2021-01-01 [1]
Royston Noronha Business Development Manager 2020-03-01 full-time [5]

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