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Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 09/11/2013: Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 06/09/2014: MACHINE INTELLIGENCE RESEARCH INSTITUTE INC

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AKA  MIRI
Berkeley, CA
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Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 09/11/2013: Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 06/09/2014: MACHINE INTELLIGENCE RESEARCH INSTITUTE INC

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Also Known As: MIRI
Physical Address: Berkeley, CA 94704 
EIN: 58-2565917
Web URL: intelligence.org 
Blog URL: intelligence.org/blog 
NTEE Category: U Science and Technology Research Institutes
U05 Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
U Science and Technology Research Institutes
U34 Mathematics
U Science and Technology Research Institutes
U41 Computer Science
Ruling Year: 2001 


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Mission Statement

MIRI exists to ensure that the creation of smarter-than-human intelligence has a positive impact.

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Fiscal Year Starting: January 1, 2012
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2012

Total Revenue $1,633,946
Total Expenses $1,314,099

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Leadership

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Luke Muehlhauser

Profile:

Luke Muehlhauser joined MIRI in 2011 as a researcher, but was quickly appointed Executive Director. He has written dozens of articles and papers on metaethics, intelligence explosion theory, and the cognitive science of rationality and human motivation, including “Intelligence Explosion: Evidence and Import” and “A Crash Course in the Neuroscience of Human Motivation.” He was also the author of MIRI’s first strategic plan. Previously, he studied psychology at the University of Minnesota.

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Program Description:

We aim to make intelligent machines behave as we intend even in the absence of immediate human supervision. Much of our current research deals with reflection, an AI’s ability to reason about its own behavior in a principled rather than ad-hoc way. We focus our research on AI approaches that can be made transparent (e.g. principled decision algorithms, not genetic algorithms), so that humans can understand why the AIs behave as they do.

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Impact Summary from the Nonprofit

MIRI created the "Friendly AI" research program in 2001, and has since then published dozens of research articles on the subject. It has also created a community of people who research the topic, or support those who do. Going forward, MIRI has chosen to focus largely on the mathematics of Friendly AI.
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