Information for Malo Bourgon

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List of positions (5 positions)

Organization Title Start date End date AI safety relation Subject Employment type Source Notes
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Chief Operating Officer 2016-03-01 position [1], [2]
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Project Manager 2012-11-01 2014-06-01 position [3], [4]
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Remote contractor 2012-01-01 2012-11-01 position [3]
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Program Management Analyst 2014-06-01 2016-03-01 position [4], [1]
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Advisor 2017-02-01 GCR organization [5], [6]

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Comment on Ask MIRI Anything (AMA) 2016-10-12 Malo Bourgon Effective Altruism Forum Machine Intelligence Research Institute AI safety Bourgon (Chief Operating Officer at MIRI) answers a question regarding number of hours worked by MIRI staff per week. Bourgon writes that “the average and median are pretty close at somewhere between 40–50 hours a week depending on the month. During crunch times some people might be working 60–100-hour weeks.” However, he notes that the amount of work that gets done and how people are feeling are more important than number of hours worked.
Comment on Ask MIRI Anything (AMA) 2016-10-12 Malo Bourgon Effective Altruism Forum Machine Intelligence Research Institute AI safety Bourgon answers a question about the differences in what researchers spend their time doing in academia vs at MIRI. He writes that in academia, faculty have non-research responsibilities like grant writing, teaching, supervision, and sitting on councils, as well as publish-or-perish incentives, which are all things that researchers at MIRI don’t have. He also writes that the operations team at MIRI takes care of many “distractions” so that the research team can focus on doing research.
Comment on Ask MIRI Anything (AMA) 2016-10-12 Malo Bourgon Effective Altruism Forum Machine Intelligence Research Institute AI safety Bourgon answers a question about MIRI’s preferences for its next few hires. He writes that MIRI’s current focus is on expanding its research team.

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