Information for Anna Salamon

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List of positions (5 positions)

Organization Title Start date End date AI safety relation Subject Employment type Source Notes
Center for Applied Rationality Executive Director [1], [2]
Center for Applied Rationality Co-founder 2012-01-01 [1], [2], [3] One of 37 AGI Safety Researchers of 2015 funded by donations from Elon Musk and the Open Philanthropy Project
Center for Applied Rationality President and Co-Founder [4], [5]
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Board Director 2015-08-01 position [6], [7], [8]
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Research Fellow 2010-01-01 2013-01-01 [9], [10]

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2019-12-31 Anna Salamon Center for Applied Rationality General discussion of organizational practices Rationality improvement Anna Salamon, who worked at CFAR, explains on her Facebook page her reasons as for why she chose CFAR as her favorite donation location in 2019. In brief, she expresses two basic senses in which donation can help CFAR: It provides (1) moral and (2) financial support. She also states the importance of assisting people toward being able to do AI alignment research, and, whereas she thinks that locating and helping educate potential researchers is expensive, she thinks they’re worth it.
I predict that the Center for Applied Rationality of 2019 and 2020 and beyond will be not-at-all "Duncan shaped." 2019-05-12 Duncan Sabien Center for Applied Rationality Duncan Sabien, Timothy Telleen-Lawton, Anna Salamon, Kenzi Ashkie Employee departure Rationality improvement Duncan Sabien played a key role at the Center for Applied Rationality in conducting workshops and shaping the curriculum till his departure in late 2018 and the complete ending of his work with CFAR in April 2019 [11] He explains that he believes that the new CFAR, under Tim Telleen-Lawton, will be quite different fom the CFAR where Duncan played a key role, partly due to a deliberate attempt by Tim to explore new directions. He also mentions the limited amount of knowledge transfer time (10 hours) from him to the new team, as well as the departure of Val and Anna Salamon switching to part-time.
CFAR ($150,000) 2019-04-23 Oliver Habryka Center for Applied Rationality Julia Galef, Andrew Critch, Kenzi Ashkie, Duncan Sabien, Anna Salamon Third-party commentary on organization Rationality improvement In a writeup explaining the $150,000 grant made from the Effective Altruism Funds' Long Term Future Fund to the Center for Applied Rationality, Oliver Habryka comments on the organization's personnel and financial issues. He notes that key people Julia Galef, Andrew Critch, Kenzi Ashkie, and Duncan Sabien have left and/or reduced their involvement, and Anna Salamon seems less involved in some respects. He also talks about how CFAR decided not to run a fundraiser in 2018 because they felt it would be in bad taste after the Brent Dill controversy, and how this leaves them more cash-strapped now.

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