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 2,969 distinct donors. Our five largest contributors, each of whom has given at least $500,000, are:

Of these, Tallinn, Merritt, and the Open Philanthropy Project have contributed to MIRI in the last two years. For a list of donors who have given $10,000 or more, see our Top Donors page.


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


Our 2016 report will be published here in 2017.