Funding for AI alignment research

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If you are in­ter­ested in work­ing on AI al­ign­ment, and might do full or part time work given fund­ing, con­sider sub­mit­ting a short ap­pli­ca­tion to fund­ing@ai-al­ign­

Sub­mit­ting an ap­pli­ca­tion is in­tended to be very cheap. In or­der to keep the eval­u­a­tions cheap as well, my pro­cess is not go­ing to be par­tic­u­larly fair and will fo­cus on stuff that I can un­der­stand eas­ily. I may have a fol­low-up dis­cus­sion be­fore mak­ing a de­ci­sion, and I’ll try not to fa­vor ap­pli­ca­tions that took more effort.

As long as you won’t be offended by a cur­sory re­jec­tion, I en­courage you to ap­ply.

If there are fea­tures of this fund­ing that make it unattrac­tive, but there are other fund­ing struc­tures that could po­ten­tially cause you to work on AI al­ign­ment, I’m cu­ri­ous about that as well. Feel free to leave a com­ment or send an email to fund­ing@ai-al­ign­ (I prob­a­bly won’t re­spond, but it may in­fluence my de­ci­sions in the fu­ture).