About AI Safety Support
Our guiding principles:
What we actually do:
I am passionate about working on AI Safety and enabling others to do so as well. In 2019 I was a participant in the third AI Safety Camp where I was able to build some great relationships and experiences. Following this I helped organise the fourth AI Safety Camp, which was a challenging but rewarding experience. This has inspired me to continue working to help others contribute to the field.
I learned about Effective Altruism in 2015, around the time when I was finishing my Physics PhD, and looking for what to do next. I was soon fascinated by the AI Safety problem. However, I found that getting started by myself was difficult, so in November 2017 I found some like-minded friends, and over the next months, we developed and hosted the first AI Safety Camp. During the summer of 2018, I was a research intern at MIRI, learning a great deal about the state of the art of AI Safety. During the summer of 2019 I started organising events again, and this has been my main focus ever since because right now I believe I can do the most good in this role.
AISS INC is registered as an incorporated association in New South Wales (Australia) under the Associations Incorporation Act 2009.
AISS INC exists so that AI Safety Support can have money. We are not a registered charity ourselves, because that is way too much work for a two-person org. But we do have a fiscal sponsorship agreement with Rethink Charity, so that we can receive tax deductible donations from the US and Canada.