Over the past few years, the availability of funding for AI safety projects has increased significantly. Yet opportunities for individual donors to find high impact grant opportunities remain. In this post, I review the recent history of AI safety organizations, speculate on the ways in which funding early AI safety organizations may have impacted today’s AI safety landscape, and on this basis propose some heuristics for finding untapped funding opportunities:

  • Focus on which people you’re bringing into the community
  • Personal brands and platforms matter, and have accounted for some of the largest successes of the community
  • Culture and intellectual environments matter
  • Small amounts of funding today may move much larger amounts of funding in the future

Read the full article about opportunities for donors in AI safety by Alex Flint at Effective Altruism Forum.