Timeline of AI safety
|Time period||Development summary||More details|
|Until 1950||Fictional portrayals only||Most discussion of AI safety is in the form of fictional portrayals. It warns of the risks of robots who, either through stupidity or lack of goal alignment, no longer remain under the control of humans.|
|1950 to 2000||Scientific speculation + fictional portrayals||During this period, discussion of AI safety moves from merely being a topic of fiction to one that scientists who study technological trends start talking about. The era sees commentary by I. J. Good, Vernor Vinge, and Bill Joy.|
|2000 to 2012||Birth of AI safety organizations||This period sees the creation of the Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence (SIAI) (which would later become the Machine Intelligence Research Institute (MIRI)) and the evolution of its mission from creating friendly AI to reducing the risk of unfriendly AI. The Future of Humanity Institute (FHI) is also founded.|
|2013 to present||Mainstreaming of AI safety||SIAI changes name to MIRI, grows considerably in size, and gets a lot of funding. The Future of Life Institute (FLI) is founded. Superintelligence, the book by Nick Bostrom, is released. The Future of Life Institute (FLI) and OpenAI are started, and the latter grows considerably. Prominent individuals such as Elon Musk, Sam Altman, and Bill Gates, talk of the importance of AI safety and the risks of unfriendly AI.|
|Year||Month and date||Event type||Details|
|1630–1650||Fictional portrayal||The publication of the story of the Golem of Chełm dates to around this period. Wikipedia: "Golems are not intelligent, and if commanded to perform a task, they will perform the instructions literally. In many depictions Golems are inherently perfectly obedient. In its earliest known modern form, the Golem of Chełm became enormous and uncooperative. In one version of this story, the rabbi had to resort to trickery to deactivate it, whereupon it crumbled upon its creator and crushed him."|
|1818||Fictional portrayal||The novel Frankenstein is published. Frankenstein pioneers the archetype of the artificial intelligence that turns against its creator, and is sometimes discussed in the context of an AI takeoff.|
|1920||Fictional portrayal||The science fiction play R.U.R. is published. The play introduces the word "robot" to the English language and the plot contains a robot rebellion that leads to human extinction.|
|1942||March||Fictional portrayal||The Three Laws of Robotics are introduced by Isaac Asimov in his short story "Runaround".|
|1947||July||Fictional portrayal||With Folded Hands, a novelette by Jack Williamson, is published. The novelette describes how advanced robots (humanoids) take over large parts of the world to fulfil their Prime Directive, which is to make humans happy.|
|1960||May 6||Publication||Norbert Wiener's article Some Moral and Technical Consequences of Automation is published. In 2013, Jonah Sinick would note the similarities between the points raised in this article and the thinking of AI safety leader Eliezer Yudkowsky.|
|1965||Publication||I. J. Good originates the concept of intelligence explosion in "Speculations Concerning the First Ultraintelligent Machine".|
|1984||October 26||Fictional portrayal||The American science fiction film The Terminator is released. The film contains the first appearance of Skynet, a "neural net-based conscious group mind and artificial general intelligence" that "seeks to exterminate the human race in order to fulfill the mandates of its original coding".|
|1993||Publication||Vernor Vinge's article "The Coming Technological Singularity: How to Survive in the Post-Human Era" is published. The article popularizes the idea of an intelligence explosion.|
|2000||April||Publication||Bill Joy's article "Why The Future Doesn't Need Us" is published in Wired.|
|2000||July 27||Organization||Machine Intelligence Research Institute (MIRI) is founded as the Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence (SIAI) by Brian Atkins, Sabine Atkins (then Sabine Stoeckel) and Eliezer Yudkowsky. The organization's mission ("organization's primary exempt purpose" on Form 990) at the time is "Create a Friendly, self-improving Artificial Intelligence"; this mission would be in use during 2000–2006 and would change in 2007.:3|
|2002||March 8||AI box||The first AI box experiment by Eliezer Yudkowsky, against Nathan Russell as gatekeeper, takes place. The AI is released.|
|2002||July 4–5||AI box||The second AI box experiment by Eliezer Yudkowsky, against David McFadzean as gatekeeper, takes place. The AI is released.|
|2002||October 31||Publication||Bill Hibbard's Super-Intelligent Machines is published.|
|2003||Publication||Nick Bostrom's paper "Ethical Issues in Advanced Artificial Intelligence" is published. The paper introduces the paperclip maximizer thought experiment.|
|2005||Organization||The Future of Humanity Institute (FHI) is founded.|
|2005||August 21||AI box||The third AI box experiment by Eliezer Yudkowsky, against Carl Shulman as gatekeeper, takes place. The AI is released.|
|2008||Publication||Steve Omohundro's paper "The Basic AI Drives" is published. The paper argues that certain drives, such as self-preservation and resource acquisition, will emerge in any sufficiently advanced AI. The idea would subsequently be defended by Nick Bostrom as part of his instrumental convergence thesis.|
|2008||Publication||Global Catastrophic Risks is published. The book includes Eliezer Yudkowsky's chapter "Artificial Intelligence as a Positive and Negative Factor in Global Risk".|
|2008||November–December||Outside review||The AI-Foom debate between Robin Hanson and Eliezer Yudkowsky takes place. The blog posts from the debate would later be turned into an ebook by MIRI.|
|2009||December 11||Publication||The third edition of Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach by Stuart J. Russell and Peter Norvig is published. In this edition, for the first time, Friendly AI is mentioned and Eliezer Yudkowsky is cited.|
|2010||Organization||DeepMind is founded by Demis Hassabis, Shane Legg, and Mustafa Suleyman.|
|2010||Organization||Vicarious is founded by Scott Phoenix and Dileep George. The company "has publicly expressed some concern about potential risks from future AI development" and the founders are signatories on the FLI open letter.|
|2011||Publication||Baum, Goertzel, and Goertzel's "How Long Until Human-Level AI? Results from an Expert Assessment" is published.|
|2011||Organization||The Global Catastrophic Risk Institute (GCRI) is founded by Seth Baum and Tony Barrett.|
|2011||Organization||Google Brain is started by Jeff Dean, Greg Corrado, and Andrew Ng.|
|2011–2013||Project||Sometime during this period, the Back of the Envelope Guide to Philanthropy, a website created by Gordon Irlam, includes prevention of "hostile artificial intelligence" as a top 10 philanthropic opportunity by impact.|
|2011||September||Organization||The Oxford Martin Programme on the Impacts of Future Technology (FutureTech) launches.|
|2013||Publication||Luke Muehlhauser's book Facing the Intelligence Explosion is published.|
|2013||April 13||MIRI publishes an update on its strategy on its blog. In the blog post, MIRI executive director Luke Muehlhauser states that MIRI plans to put less effort into public outreach and shift its research to Friendly AI math research.|
|2013||July||Organization||The Center for the Study of Existential Risk (CSER) launches.|
|2013||July||Organization||The Foundational Research Institute (FRI) is founded. Some of FRI's work discusses risks from artificial intelligence.|
|2013||October 1||Publication||Our Final Invention: Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human Era by James Barrat is published. The book discusses risks from human-level of superhuman artificial intelligence.|
|2014||Publication||Müller and Bostrom's "Future Progress in Artificial Intelligence: A Survey of Expert Opinion" is published.|
|2014||January 26||Google announces that it has acquired DeepMind.|
|2014||March–May||Organization||Future of Life Institute (FLI) is founded.|
|2014||July–September||Publication||Nick Bostrom's book Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies is published.|
|2014||August||Project||The AI Impacts website launches.|
|2014||Fall||Project||The One Hundred Year Study on Artificial Intelligence (AI100) launches.|
|2014||October 22–24||Opinion||During an interview at the AeroAstro Centennial Symposium, Elon Musk calls artificial intelligence humanity's "biggest existential threat".|
|2014||December 2||Opinion||In an interview with BBC, Stephen Hawking states that advanced artificial intelligence could end the human race.|
|2014||December 16||Fictional portrayal||The movie Ex Machina is released. The movie highlights the paperclip maximizer idea: it shows how a robot programmed to optimize for being able to make sure it escapes can callously damage human lives in the process. It leads to more public discussion of AI safety.|
|2015||Daniel Dewey joins the Open Philanthropy Project. He begins as or would become Open Phil's program officer for potential risks from advanced artificial intelligence.|
|2015||Organization||The Strategic Artificial Intelligence Research Centre launches around this time.|
|2015||January||Publication||The Open Letter on Artificial Intelligence, titled "Research Priorities for Robust and Beneficial Artificial Intelligence: an Open Letter", is published.|
|2015||January 28||Opinion||During an "ask me anything" (AMA) session on reddit, Bill Gates states his concern about artificial superintelligence.|
|2015||January 2–5||Conference||The Future of AI: Opportunities and Challenges, an AI safety conference, takes place in Puerto Rico. The conference is organized by the Future of Life Institute. Nate Soares of the Machine Intelligence Research Institute would later call this the "turning point" of when top academics begin to focus on AI risk.|
|2015||January 22–27||Publication||Tim Urban publishes on Wait But Why a two-part series of blog posts about superhuman AI.|
|2015||February 25||Opinion||Sam Altman, president of Y Combinator, publishes a blog post in which he writes that the development of superhuman AI is "probably the greatest threat to the continued existence of humanity".|
|2015||June 4||Opinion||At Airbnb's Open Air 2015 conference, Sam Altman, president of Y Combinator, states his concern for advanced artificial intelligence and shares that he recently invested in a company doing AI safety research.|
|2015||June 17,21||Publication||The Kindle edition of Artificial Superintelligence: A Futuristic Approach by Roman Yampolskiy is published. The paperback would be published on June 21. Yampolskiy takes an AI safety engineering perspective, rather than a machine ethics perspective, to the problem of AI safety.|
|2015||July 1||Grant||The Future of Life Institute's Grant Recommendations for its first round of AI safety grants are publicly announced. The grants would be disbursed on September 1.|
|2015||August||Grant||The Open Philanthropy Project awards a grant of $1.2 million to the Future of Life Institute.|
|2015||August||Publication||The Open Philanthropy Project publishes its cause report on potential risks from advanced artificial intelligence.|
|2015||October||Publication||The Open Philanthropy Project first publishes its page on AI timelines.|
|2015||December||Organization||The Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence launches around this time.|
|2015||December 11||Organization||OpenAI is announced to the public. (The news articles from this period make it sound like OpenAI launched sometime after this date.)|
|2016||April 28||Publication||The Global Catastrophic Risks 2016 report is published. The report is a collaboration between the Global Priorities Project and the Global Challenges Foundation. The report includes discussion of risks from artificial general intelligence under "emerging risks".|
|2016||April 7||Publication||80,000 Hours releases a new "problem profile" for risks from artificial intelligence, titled "Risks posed by artificial intelligence".|
|2016||May||Publication||Luke Muehlhauser of the Open Philanthropy Project publishes "What should we learn from past AI forecasts?".|
|2016||May 6||Publication||Holden Karnofsky of the Open Philanthropy Project publishes a blog post on why Open Phil is making potential risks from artificial intelligence a major priority for the year.|
|2016||May 6||Publication||Holden Karnofsky of the Open Philanthropy Project publishes "Some Background on Our Views Regarding Advanced Artificial Intelligence" on the Open Phil blog.|
|2016||June||Grant||The Open Philanthropy Project awards a grant of $264,525 to George Mason University for work by Robin Hanson.|
|2016||June 21||Publication||"Concrete Problems in AI Safety" is submitted to the arXiv.|
|2016||August||Organization||The UC Berkeley Center for Human-Compatible Artificial Intelligence launches. The focus of the center is "to ensure that AI systems are beneficial to humans".|
|2016||August||Grant||The Open Philanthropy Project awards a grant of $5.6 million to the Center for Human-Compatible AI.|
|2016||August||Grant||The Open Philanthropy Project awards a grant of $500,000 to the Machine Intelligence Research Institute.|
|2016||August 24||US president Barack Obama speaks to entrepreneur and MIT Media Lab director Joi Ito about AI risk.|
|2016||September 28||Organization||The Partnership on AI is publicly announced.|
|2016||October 12||Publication||Under the Obama Administration, the United States White House releases two reports, Preparing for the Future of Artificial Intelligence and National Artificial Intelligence Research and Development Strategic Plan. The former "surveys the current state of AI, its existing and potential applications, and the questions that progress in AI raise for society and public policy".|
|2016||November||Grant||The Open Philanthropy Project awards a grant of $199,000 to the Electronic Frontier Foundation for work by Peter Eckersley.|
|2016||December||Grant||The Open Philanthropy Project awards a grant of $32,000 to AI Impacts for work on strategic questions related to potential risks from advanced artificial intelligence.|
|2016||December 3, 12||Publication||A couple of posts are published on LessWrong by Center for Applied Rationality (CFAR) president Anna Salamon. The posts discuss CFAR's new focus on AI safety.|
|2017||Publication||The Global Catastrophic Risks 2017 report is published. The report discusses risks from artificial intelligence in a dedicated chapter.|
|2017||Publication||The Global Risks Report 2017 is published by the World Economic Forum. The report contains a section titled "Assessing the Risk of Artificial Intelligence" under "Emerging Technologies".|
|2017||February 9||Project||The Effective Altruism Funds (EA Funds) is announced on the Effective Altruism Forum. EA Funds includes a Long-Term Future Fund that is partly intended to support "priorities for robust and beneficial artificial intelligence".|
|2017||March||Grant||The Open Philanthropy Project awards a grant of $2.0 million to the Future of Humanity Institute for general support.|
|2017||March||Grant||The Open Philanthropy Project awards a grant of $30 million to OpenAI for general support.|
|2017||April||Organization||The Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative (BERI) launches around this time to assist researchers working at institutions working to mitigate existential risk, including AI risk.|
|2017||April 6||Publication||80,000 Hours publishes an article about the pros and cons of working on AI safety, titled "Positively shaping the development of artificial intelligence".|
|2017||May||Grant||The Open Philanthropy Project awards a grant of $1.5 million to the UCLA School of Law for work on governance related to AI risk.|
|2017||May 24||Publication||"When Will AI Exceed Human Performance? Evidence from AI Experts" is published on the arXiv. Two researchers from AI Impacts are authors on the paper.|
|2017||June 14||Publication||80,000 Hours publishes a guide to working in AI policy and strategy, written by Miles Brundage.|
|2017||July||Grant||The Open Philanthropy Project awards a grant of $2.4 million to the Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms.|
|2017||July 15–16||Opinion||At the National Governors Association in Rhode Island, Elon Musk tells US governors that artificial intelligence is an "existential threat" to humanity.|
|2017||July 23||Opinion||During a Facebook Live broadcast from his backyard, Mark Zuckerberg reveals that he is "optimistic" about advanced artificial intelligence and that spreading concern about "doomsday scenarios" is "really negative and in some ways […] pretty irresponsible".|
|2017||October||Grant||The Open Philanthropy Project awards MIRI a grant of $3.75 million over three years ($1.25 million per year). The cited reasons for the grant are a "very positive review" of MIRI's "Logical Induction" paper by an "outstanding" machine learning researcher, as well as the Open Philanthropy Project having made more grants in the area so that a grant to MIRI is less likely to appear as an "outsized endorsement of MIRI's approach".|
|2018||April 5||Documentary||The documentary Do You Trust This Computer?, directed by Chris Paine, is released. It covers issues related to AI safety and includes interviews with prominent individuals relevant to AI, such as Ray Kurzweil, Elon Musk and Jonathan Nolan.|
|2019||June 7||Fictional portrayal||The movie I Am Mother is released on Netflix. According to a comment on Slate Star Codex: "you can use it to illustrate everything from paperclip maximization to deontological kill switches".|
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- The Matrix
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- more AI box results at  but unfortunately no dates
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- Paul Christiano AI alignment blog
- Intelligent Agent Foundations Forum
- AI alignment prize
- Translations of Superintelligence?
- universal prior/distant superintelligences stuff
- Steven Pinker?
- when did the different approaches to alignment come along?
- the name change from "friendly AI" to "AI safety" and "AI alignment" is probably worth adding, though this was gradual so kind of hard to pin down as an event. See also this comment.
- CS 294-149: Safety and Control for Artificial General Intelligence (Fall 2018), taught by Andrew Critch and Stuart Russell
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- Timeline of OpenAI
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- Funding information for AI safety on Vipul Naik's donations portal
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I'll mention as an aside that talk of "Friendly" AI has been going out of style where I'm from. We've started talking instead in terms of "aligning smarter-than-human AI with operators' goals," mostly because "AI alignment" smacks less of anthropomorphism than "friendliness."
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From the Golem to Frankenstein's monster, Skynet and the Matrix, we are fascinated by the old story: man plays god and then things go horribly wrong.
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The Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Inc. (SIAI) was incorporated on July 27th, 2000 by Brian Atkins, Sabine Atkins (then Sabine Stoeckel) and Eliezer Yudkowsky. The Singularity Institute is a nonprofit corporation governed by the Georgia Nonprofit Corporation Code, and is federally tax-exempt as a 501(c)(3) public charity. At this time, the Singularity Institute is funded solely by individual donors.
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The Global Catastrophic Risk Institute (GCRI) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank. GCRI was founded in 2011 by Seth Baum and Tony Barrett.
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The university said Sunday the center's launch is planned next year.
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As of May 2014, there is an existential risk research and outreach organization based in the Boston area. The Future of Life Institute (FLI), spearheaded by Max Tegmark, was co-founded by Jaan Tallinn, Meia Chita-Tegmark, Anthony Aguirre and myself.
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Paul Christiano and Katja Grace have launched a new website containing many analyses related to the long-term future of AI: AI Impacts.
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The One Hundred Year Study on Artificial Intelligence, launched in the fall of 2014, is a longterm investigation of the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its influences on people, their communities, and society.
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The organization, to be named OpenAI, will be established as a nonprofit, and will be based in San Francisco.
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In the biography on the right you can see a list of organizations the Fund Manager has previously supported, including a wide variety of organizations such as the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk, Future of Life Institute and the Center for Applied Rationality. These organizations vary in their strategies for improving the long-term future but are likely to include activities such as research into possible existential risks and their mitigation, and priorities for robust and beneficial artificial intelligence.
- William MacAskill (February 9, 2017). "Introducing the EA Funds". Effective Altruism Forum. Retrieved July 27, 2017.
- "May 2017 Newsletter". Machine Intelligence Research Institute. May 10, 2017. Retrieved July 25, 2017.
Interested parties may also wish to apply for the event coordinator position at the new Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative, which will help support work at CHAI and elsewhere.
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- "Completely new article on the pros/cons of working on AI safety, and how to actually go about it". April 6, 2017.
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- "Media discussion of 2016 ESPAI". AI Impacts. June 14, 2017. Retrieved July 13, 2017.
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