Cooperative AI Foundation

As announced in a May 4 2021 Nature commentary, the Cooperative AI Foundation (CAIF) is a forthcoming charitable entity, backed by an initial philanthropic commitment from the Center on Emerging Risk Research of $15 million. CAIF's mission will be to support research that will improve the cooperative intelligence of advanced AI systems for the benefit of all of humanity.

Activities of CAIF will include efforts to support and extend work on methods and topics in cooperative intelligence across multiple communities within AI and computer science, as well as adjacent disciplines. For more information about CAIF's plans, see Activities.

Prospective Board of Trustees

Allan Dafoe

Eric Horvitz

Gillian Hadfield

Dario Amodei

Ruairi Donnelly



Statement from the Funder

"We have committed $15 million USD in support of the Cooperative AI Foundation. We are a Swiss nonprofit focused on enabling and coordinating research on how to improve the quality of life of future generations. We are supportive of the Cooperative AI Foundation’s mission, to support research that will improve the cooperative intelligence of advanced AI systems for the benefit of all of humanity."

Center for Emerging Risk Research