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Boun­ties & Prizes (ac­tive)

TagLast edit: 1 Nov 2020 12:33 UTC by plex

A bounty is a monetary payment for accomplishing some task. On LessWrong, bounties have historically been paid out for things like providing useful information, doing a novel piece of research, or changing someone’s mind about a topic.

This tag is for bounties that are actively accepting submissions. (It has a sister for bounties that have closed.)

Bounties might be listed in the post itself or in its comments.

If you’re hosting a bounty, please make sure to change the tags to indicate the status of the bounty.

See also: Bounties (closed), Grants and fundraising opportunities, Bountied Rationality Facebook group

Cal­ling for Stu­dent Sub­mis­sions: AI Safety Distil­la­tion Contest

Aris24 Apr 2022 1:53 UTC
48 points
15 comments4 min readLW link

[in­ac­tive] £2000 bounty—con­tra­cep­tives (and UTI) liter­a­ture review

Chi Nguyen15 Sep 2021 22:37 UTC
70 points
14 comments2 min readLW link

[$10k bounty] Read and com­pile Robin Han­son’s best posts

Richard_Ngo20 Oct 2021 22:03 UTC
134 points
29 comments1 min readLW link

$1000 bounty for OpenAI to show whether GPT3 was “de­liber­ately” pre­tend­ing to be stupi­der than it is

jacobjacob21 Jul 2020 18:42 UTC
56 points
39 comments2 min readLW link
(twitter.com)

$500 Bounty/​Con­test: Ex­plain In­fra-Bayes In The Lan­guage Of Game Theory

johnswentworth25 Mar 2023 17:29 UTC
83 points
7 comments2 min readLW link

[$20K in Prizes] AI Safety Ar­gu­ments Competition

26 Apr 2022 16:13 UTC
75 points
518 comments3 min readLW link

Ra­tional An­i­ma­tions’ Script Writ­ing Contest

Writer15 Sep 2022 16:56 UTC
23 points
1 comment3 min readLW link

Thomas Kwa’s Bounty List

Thomas Kwa13 Jun 2020 0:03 UTC
12 points
14 comments1 min readLW link

Erdős Prob­lems in Al­gorith­mic Probability

Aidan Rocke11 Sep 2023 16:44 UTC
13 points
4 comments2 min readLW link

# **An­nounce­ment of AI-Plans.com Cri­tique-a-thon Septem­ber 2023**

Kabir Kumar14 Sep 2023 17:43 UTC
3 points
0 comments2 min readLW link

An­nounc­ing the Fore­cast­ing In­no­va­tion Prize

15 Nov 2020 21:12 UTC
69 points
5 comments2 min readLW link

Ap­ply to Us­able Se­cu­rity Prize by Septem­ber 30

Allison Duettmann29 Sep 2023 13:39 UTC
4 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

Send us ex­am­ple gnarly bugs

10 Dec 2023 5:23 UTC
77 points
10 comments2 min readLW link

Bounty: Di­verse hard tasks for LLM agents

17 Dec 2023 1:04 UTC
49 points
31 comments16 min readLW link

Es­say com­pe­ti­tion on the Au­toma­tion of Wis­dom and Philos­o­phy — $25k in prizes

16 Apr 2024 10:10 UTC
76 points
4 comments8 min readLW link
(blog.aiimpacts.org)

$250 prize for check­ing Jake Can­nell’s Brain Efficiency

Alexander Gietelink Oldenziel26 Apr 2023 16:21 UTC
123 points
170 comments2 min readLW link

RA Bounty: Look­ing for feed­back on screen­play about AI Risk

Writer26 Oct 2023 13:23 UTC
30 points
6 comments1 min readLW link

Prizes for ma­trix com­ple­tion problems

paulfchristiano3 May 2023 23:30 UTC
163 points
51 comments1 min readLW link
(www.alignment.org)

Dom­i­nant As­surance Con­tract Ex­per­i­ment #2: Berkeley House Dinners

Arjun Panickssery5 Jul 2023 0:13 UTC
60 points
8 comments1 min readLW link
(arjunpanickssery.substack.com)

An­nounc­ing the Clearer Think­ing micro-grants pro­gram for 2023

spencerg7 Aug 2023 15:21 UTC
14 points
1 comment1 min readLW link
(www.clearerthinking.org)

How much chess en­g­ine progress is about adapt­ing to big­ger com­put­ers?

paulfchristiano7 Jul 2021 22:35 UTC
114 points
23 comments6 min readLW link

Visi­ble Thoughts Pro­ject and Bounty Announcement

So8res30 Nov 2021 0:19 UTC
249 points
103 comments13 min readLW link1 review

Effec­tive Ideas is an­nounc­ing a $100,000 blog prize

fin7 Mar 2022 21:45 UTC
43 points
1 comment2 min readLW link
(forum.effectivealtruism.org)

An­nounc­ing the In­verse Scal­ing Prize ($250k Prize Pool)

27 Jun 2022 15:58 UTC
169 points
14 comments7 min readLW link

$500 bounty for al­ign­ment con­test ideas

Akash30 Jun 2022 1:56 UTC
29 points
5 comments2 min readLW link

$20K In Boun­ties for AI Safety Public Materials

5 Aug 2022 2:52 UTC
71 points
9 comments6 min readLW link

Man­i­fold x CSPI $25k Fore­cast­ing Tournament

David Chee9 Aug 2022 21:13 UTC
5 points
0 comments1 min readLW link
(www.cspicenter.com)

Seek­ing Stu­dent Sub­mis­sions: Edit Your Source Code Contest

Aris26 Aug 2022 2:08 UTC
28 points
5 comments2 min readLW link

[Closed] Prize and fast track to al­ign­ment re­search at ALTER

Vanessa Kosoy17 Sep 2022 16:58 UTC
63 points
6 comments3 min readLW link

An­nounc­ing $5,000 bounty for (re­spon­si­bly) end­ing malaria

lc24 Sep 2022 4:28 UTC
116 points
40 comments4 min readLW link

Prizes for ML Safety Bench­mark Ideas

joshc28 Oct 2022 2:51 UTC
36 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

Me­tac­u­lus An­nounces The Million Pre­dic­tions Hackathon

ChristianWilliams10 Nov 2022 20:00 UTC
7 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

AI safety logo de­sign con­test, due mid-May

Adrian Cipriani28 Apr 2023 2:00 UTC
10 points
0 comments1 min readLW link
(forum.effectivealtruism.org)

Prize for Align­ment Re­search Tasks

29 Apr 2022 8:57 UTC
64 points
38 comments10 min readLW link

An­nounc­ing the Clearer Think­ing Re­grants program

spencerg17 Jun 2022 13:14 UTC
36 points
1 comment1 min readLW link

$13,000 of prizes for chang­ing our mind about who to fund (Clearer Think­ing Re­grants Fore­cast­ing Tour­na­ment)

spencerg20 Sep 2022 16:06 UTC
14 points
3 comments1 min readLW link
(manifold.markets)

Con­sider pay­ing for liter­a­ture or book re­views us­ing boun­ties and dom­i­nant as­surance contracts

Arjun Panickssery15 Jan 2023 3:56 UTC
57 points
7 comments2 min readLW link

Me­tac­u­lus Launches the ‘Fore­cast­ing Our World In Data’ Pro­ject to Probe the Long-Term Future

ChristianWilliams14 Oct 2022 17:00 UTC
15 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

EIS VII: A Challenge for Mechanists

scasper18 Feb 2023 18:27 UTC
35 points
4 comments3 min readLW link

Ethan Perez on the In­verse Scal­ing Prize, Lan­guage Feed­back and Red Teaming

Michaël Trazzi24 Aug 2022 16:35 UTC
26 points
0 comments3 min readLW link
(theinsideview.ai)

Re­vis­it­ing the Man­i­fold Hypothesis

Aidan Rocke1 Oct 2023 23:55 UTC
10 points
19 comments4 min readLW link

[Question] What are some real life Inad­e­quate Equil­ibria?

Eli Tyre29 Jan 2021 12:17 UTC
50 points
63 comments3 min readLW link

Speed run­ning ev­ery­one through the bad al­ign­ment bingo. $5k bounty for a LW con­ver­sa­tional agent

ArthurB9 Mar 2023 9:26 UTC
139 points
32 comments2 min readLW link

Aligned Ob­jec­tives Prize Competition

Prometheus15 Jun 2023 12:42 UTC
8 points
0 comments2 min readLW link
(app.impactmarkets.io)

$500 Bounty/​Prize Prob­lem: Chan­nel Ca­pac­ity Us­ing “Insen­si­tive” Functions

johnswentworth16 May 2023 21:31 UTC
40 points
11 comments2 min readLW link

[Question] Is there a man­i­fold plot of all peo­ple who had a say in AI al­ign­ment?

skulk-and-quarrel31 Mar 2023 21:50 UTC
8 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

$1000 USD prize—Cir­cu­lar Depen­dency of Counterfactuals

Chris_Leong1 Jan 2022 9:43 UTC
37 points
102 comments4 min readLW link

PIBBSS Fel­low­ship: Bounty for Refer­rals & Dead­line Extension

Anna Gajdova17 Jan 2022 16:23 UTC
7 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

Im­pact­ful Fore­cast­ing Prize for fore­cast write­ups on cu­rated Me­tac­u­lus questions

4 Feb 2022 20:06 UTC
36 points
0 comments4 min readLW link

An­nounc­ing AI Align­ment Awards: $100k re­search con­tests about goal mis­gen­er­al­iza­tion & corrigibility

22 Nov 2022 22:19 UTC
73 points
20 comments4 min readLW link

$300 for the best sci-fi prompt

RomanS17 May 2023 4:23 UTC
40 points
30 comments2 min readLW link
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