Information for Buck Shlegeris

Table of contents

Basic information

Item Value
Donations List Website (data still preliminary) donor
Agendas Iterated amplification

List of positions (1 position)

Organization Title Start date End date AI safety relation Subject Employment type Source Notes
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Engineer 2017-12-01 position software engineering full-time [1], [2] Also helps with recruiting.

Products (1 product)

Name Creation date Description
Cause prioritization app 2016-05-18 With Michael Dickens. An interactive app for quantitative cause prioritization. The app includes a section [3] on AI safety intervention. The creation date is the date of the first commit in the Git repository [4].

Organization documents (6 documents)

Title Publication date Author Publisher Affected organizations Affected people Document scope Cause area Notes
Is MIRI actually hiring and does Buck Shlegeris still work for you? 2021-02-13 seed LessWrong Machine Intelligence Research Institute Buck Shlegeris, Rob Bensinger Job application experience AI safety A person who applied for a MIRI software engineer position and did not hear back expresses concern because Buck Shlegeris, who is in charge of hiring software engineers, has left MIRI, so the person asks the question on LessWrong. In a reply, Rob Bensinger notes that Buck is still in charge of getting in touch, and that hiring has slowed down as a result of COVID-19 and strategy re-evaluation.
I'm Buck Shlegeris, I do research and outreach at MIRI, AMA 2019-11-15 Buck Shlegeris LessWrong Machine Intelligence Research Institute Buck Shlegeris AMA AI safety On Friday November 15, Buck Shlegeris posts an Ask Me Anything (AMA) on the Effective Altruism Forum. He responds to the questions on Tuesday November 19
I think that every EA who is a software engineer … 2019-02-27 Buck Shlegeris Facebook Machine Intelligence Research Institute Hiring-related notice AI safety Shlegeris encourages effective altruist software engineers to apply to work at MIRI. The post also mentions that the first stage of the interview is the Triplebyte quiz.
MIRI is running a sequence of workshops with the … 2019-02-22 Buck Shlegeris Facebook Machine Intelligence Research Institute Hiring-related notice AI safety Shlegeris encourages people to apply to MIRI’s AI Risk for Computer Scientists workshop.
Comment on Current AI Safety Roles for Software Engineers 2018-11-09 Buck Shlegeris LessWrong Machine Intelligence Research Institute Hiring-related notice AI safety Shlegeris clarifies that MIRI would like to hire “as many people as engineers as possible”, and says MIRI is likely to “end up hiring more like ten” engineers over the next year.
Leverage Research: reviewing the basic facts 2018-08-03 throwaway Effective Altruism Forum Leverage Research, Paradigm Academy, Institute for Philosophical Research, Center for Applied Rationality Geoff Anders, Tara MacAulay, Buck Shlegeris, Milan Griffes, Evan Gaensbauer, Jeff Kaufman Third-party commentary on organization Rationality improvement The post lists key publicly known facts about Leverage Research and its sister organizations Paradigm Academy and Institute for Philosophical Reseach. The comments include anecdata and opinions about the organizations from a number of leading individuals in the effective altruism community

Documents (0 documents)

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