Issa Rice

This is the website of myself, Issa Rice. This site stores biographical information about me, but it is also a personal wiki or open notebook of sorts; anything that doesn’t belong elsewhere ends up on here, and as a result the content on here can be of admittedly low-quality: unfinished, written in multiple voices over the span of years, wrong, or otherwise unsuitable for public consumption. Embarrassing as it is, I like to “think and work in the open” so others can benefit from my thoughts and critique them.

On this site

Summary of what I worked on: May 2018

For completed tasks, see the work page.

This month I spent a lot of time learning math so only spent about 64 hours on contract work.

I completed timelines for OpenAI and CHAI, two AI safety organizations.

I did more work on the Cause Prioritization Wiki. Most of the work was about how to classify cause areas better.

I also did more work on Vipul Naik’s Donations List Website, importing more donations data.

I completed adding historical data for MIRI staff members, and added three new table views on AI Watch (“Staff count by year”, “Number of full-time staff at the beginning each year”, and “Full history of additions and subtractions” on that page).

I did some work on Timeline of Google Brain.

Activity feeds

Here are some activity feeds that track what I’ve been working on: