Machine Intelligence Research Institute | Executive Director: Nate Soares
+ Mission: "To ensure that the creation of smarter-than-human intelligence has a positive impact."
+ Research objectives: (1) how can we design AI systems that reliably pursue the goals they are given?; (2) how can we design learning systems to learn goals that are aligned with human values?; (3) how can we build AI systems that cooperate with the operators as they improve its design, given that programmer errors are inevitable?
+ Founded in 2000 by Eliezer Yudkowsky, Brian Atkins, and Sabine Atkins as the Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence; Renamed the Machine Intelligence Research Institute in 2013 (Wikipedia: Machine Intelligence Research Institute)