Transparency and Financials

Organizational Goals

The Machine Intelligence Research Institute exists to ensure that smarter-than-human artificially intelligent systems have a positive impact. Because we expect advanced AI systems to be extraordinarily consequential in the long term, we believe it is imperative to work toward a theory of extraordinarily reliable and robust AI agent designs.

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Top Contributors

Since its founding in 2000, the Machine Intelligence Research Institute has had 4,264 distinct donors. Our largest contributors, each of whom has given at least $500,000, are:

* Indicates that donor has contributed to MIRI in the last four years.

For a list of donors who have given $5,000 or more, see our Top Contributors page.


Note that until February 2013, the Machine Intelligence Research Institute was known as the Singularity Institute.


Our 2021 report will be published here in 2020.