AI Watch

Welcome! This is a website to track people and organizations working on AI safety. See the code repository for the source code and data of this website.

This website is developed by Issa Rice with data contributions from Sebastian Sanchez, Amana Rice, and Vipul Naik, and has been partially funded by Vipul Naik.

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Last updated on 2021-09-12; see here for a full list of recent changes.

Table of contents


Agenda name Associated people Associated organizations
Iterated amplification Paul Christiano, Buck Shlegeris, Dario Amodei OpenAI
Embedded agency Eliezer Yudkowsky, Scott Garrabrant, Abram Demski Machine Intelligence Research Institute
Comprehensive AI services Eric Drexler Future of Humanity Institute
Ambitious value learning Stuart Armstrong Future of Humanity Institute
Factored cognition Andreas Stuhlm├╝ller Ought
Recursive reward modeling Jan Leike, David Krueger, Tom Everitt, Miljan Martic, Vishal Maini, Shane Legg Google DeepMind
Debate Paul Christiano OpenAI
Interpretability Christopher Olah
Inverse reinforcement learning
Preference learning
Cooperative inverse reinforcement learning
Imitation learning
Alignment for advanced machine learning systems Jessica Taylor, Eliezer Yudkowsky, Patrick LaVictoire, Andrew Critch Machine Intelligence Research Institute
Learning-theoretic AI alignment Vanessa Kosoy
Counterfactual reasoning Jacob Steinhardt

Positions grouped by person

Showing 9 people with positions.

Name Number of organizations List of organizations
Jeremy Schlatter 2 Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative, Machine Intelligence Research Institute
Benjamin Mann 1 Machine Intelligence Research Institute
Bryan Bishop 1 Machine Intelligence Research Institute
Buck Shlegeris 1 Machine Intelligence Research Institute
Jesse Liptrap 1 Machine Intelligence Research Institute
Mariah Wang 1 Machine Intelligence Research Institute
Nick Tarleton 1 Machine Intelligence Research Institute
Oliver Habryka 1 LessWrong 2.0
Remco Bloemen 1 EthicsNet

Positions grouped by organization

Showing 4 organizations.

Organization Number of people List of people
Machine Intelligence Research Institute 7 Buck Shlegeris, Nick Tarleton, Jesse Liptrap, Benjamin Mann, Jeremy Schlatter, Bryan Bishop, Mariah Wang
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative 1 Jeremy Schlatter
EthicsNet 1 Remco Bloemen
LessWrong 2.0 1 Oliver Habryka