Day 313: The Singularity Institute
Back in January, I announced the FreeRice-a-thon contest. The person who raised the most amount of rice on FreeRice.com, would win a feature for their charity of choice on Living Philanthropic. There were 43 members who collectively raised nearly 1 million grains of rice for World Food Programme and… our winner is… Louie Helm, here’s what he had to say:
For March, I’d like to feature a charity that I donate to and volunteer for: the Singularity Institute. It’s a small non-profit that does research, academic outreach, and public science education on issues related the Singularity. - Louie Helm
The Singularity Institute brings rational analysis and rational strategy to the challenges facing humanity as they develop cognitive technologies that will exceed the current upper bounds on human intelligence. Inspired by the latest science of human fallibility, they strive to correct the biases that run wild in standard futurism and philanthropy. They convene at the annual Singularity Summit to coordinate and educate scientists and other concerned individuals on these issues; inspire Visiting Fellows from college students to PhDs to address these issues in their future careers; and support the Research Fellows as they engage in original research on topics ranging from human rationality and cognitive enhancement to foundational research in Artificial Intelligence.
Amount Donated: $10