# 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.

### Top Contributors

Since its founding in 2000, the Machine Intelligence Research Institute has had 2,994 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 Contributors page.

### 990s

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

### Reports

Our 2016 report will be published here in 2017.