MIRI’s Experience with Google Adwords

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In late 2011, MIRI opened a Google Grants account, which provides $10k/mo in free Google Adwords for nonprofits. Kevin Fischer and I tweaked our Adwords account over several months until we successfully spent the full $10,000/mo 3 months in a row. This qualified us for Grants Pro, and we are still grandfathered into that (now unavailable) $40k/mo… Read more »

December 2012 Newsletter

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Greetings from the Executive Director Dear friends of the Singularity Institute, This month marks the biggest shift in our operations since the Singularity Summit was founded in 2006. Now that Singularity University has acquired the Singularity Summit (details below), and SI’s interests in rationality training are being developed by the now-separate Center for Applied Rationality,… Read more »

November 2012 Newsletter

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November 2012 Newsletter Greetings from the Executive Director Dear friends of the Machine Intelligence Research Institute, My thanks to the dozens of staff members, contractors, and volunteers who helped make this year’s Singularity Summit our most professional and exciting Summit yet! Videos of the talks are now online, but I pity those who missed out on the live… Read more »

August 2012 Newsletter

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This newsletter was sent to newsletter subscribers in early August, 2012. Greetings from the Executive Director The big news this month is that we surpassed our fundraising goal of raising $300,000 in the month of July. My thanks to everyone who donated! Your contributions will help us finish launching CFAR and begin to build a… Read more »

July 2012 Newsletter

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This newsletter was sent out to Machine Intelligence Research Institute newsletter subscribers in July 2012 Greetings from the Executive Director Friends of the Machine Intelligence Research Institute, Greetings! Our new monthly newsletter will bring you the latest updates from the Machine Intelligence Research Institute (MIRI). (You can read earlier monthly progress updates here.) These are… Read more »

Machine Intelligence Research Institute Progress Report, April 2012

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Past progress reports: March 2012, February 2012, January 2012, December 2011. Here’s what the Machine Intelligence Research Institute did in April 2012: SPARC: Several MIRI staff members are working in collaboration with SI research associate Paul Christiano and a few others to develop a rationality camp for high school students with exceptional mathematical ability: the Summer Program… Read more »

Machine Intelligence Research Institute Progress Report, March 2012

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Past progress reports: February 2012, January 2012, December 2011. Fun fact of the day: The Machine Intelligence Research Institute’s research fellows and research associates have more peer-reviewed publications forthcoming in 2012 than they had published in all past years combined. Here’s what the Machine Intelligence Research Institute did in March 2012: Research articles: Luke and Anna released an… Read more »

Machine Intelligence Research Institute Progress Report, February 2012

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Past progress reports: January 2012, December 2011. Here’s what the Machine Intelligence Research Institute did in February 2012: Winter fundraiser completed: Thanks to the generous contributions of our supporters, our latest winter fundraiser was a success, raising much more than our target of $100,000! Research articles: Luke and Anna published the Singularity Summit 2011 Workshop Report and released a draft of their article Intelligence Explosion: Evidence… Read more »