Singularity Institute is now Machine Intelligence Research Institute

http://​​sin­gu­lar­ity.org/​​blog/​​2013/​​01/​​30/​​we-are-now-the-ma­chine-in­tel­li­gence-re­search-in­sti­tute-miri/​​

As Risto Saarelma pointed out on IRC, “Vol­cano Lair Doom In­sti­tute” would have been cooler, but this is pretty good too. As the word “Sin­gu­lar­ity” has pretty much lost its mean­ing, it’s bet­ter to have a name that doesn’t give a new per­son all kinds of weird ini­tial as­so­ci­a­tions as their first im­pres­sion. And “Ma­chine In­tel­li­gence Re­search In­sti­tute” is ap­pro­pri­ately de­scrip­tive while still be­ing gen­eral enough.