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AI Safety Communities
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AI Safety Focus
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Slack
A big community of people interested in AI alignment, with channels ranging from general topics to specific fields to local groups.
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Online
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Twitter
Twitter list of thinkers in AI with a focus on AI/ML Safety and Alignment.
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Discord
An active grassroots collective of researchers working to open source AI research, mainly on large language models, with a strong focus on alignment. Home of the best alignment memes channel on the internet, and twin to AI Safety startup .
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Forum Magnum
Online forum focused on rationality, and the main forum for AI safety content.
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Gather Town
Online social coworking space that also has a Discord channel with a sub channel discussing AI.
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Forum Magnum
The Alignment Forum is a single online hub for researchers to discuss all ideas related to ensuring that transformatively powerful AIs are aligned with human values. Discussion ranges from technical models of agency to the strategic landscape, and everything in between.
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Slack
A Slack group for people who are interested in working in AI safety, and would like extra accountability and motivation while they pursue their goals.
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Discord
Discord server for the community participating in the hackathons.
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Forum Magnum
Online forum that discusses Effective Altruism. Some AI safety posts are posted here, some of which are cross-posted to the LessWrong.
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Discord
Taskforce creating infrastructure for the alignment ecosystem (like this document!), and connecting people who want to help with volunteering opportunities in monthly project pitch calls.
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Discord
A place to discuss AI-assisted thought to accelerate alignment progress.
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Slack
Shared channel for AI Safety for organizations and individuals around London. Invite only, message Maris (maris@conjecture.dev) with your involvement in AI Safety to join.
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Online
Discord
Public AI safety discussion chat server focused on answering questions for .
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Other
A platform for people to self-study AI safety training courses with peer cohorts. Platform built, but needs a community manager for full launch.
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Discord
Are you one of the 20,000+ EAs who want to contribute but don't know how? Superlinear is for you: 1) Win prizes to make money and do good. 2) Submit your prize idea - we may fund it!
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Facebook
connects you with interesting collaborators worldwide to discuss and decide on a concrete research proposal, gear up online as a team, and try your hand at AI safety research during intensive coworking sprints.
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Discord
For discussions on .
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Reddit
For discussions on the alignment problem (not limited to the narrow sense of the control problem)
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Facebook
This group is for people who are interested in careers in AI Safety
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AGI Safety Fundamentals
Slack
For participants and facilitators of AGI Safety Fundamentals program organized by BlueDot Impact. https://www.agisafetyfundamentals.com/
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Discord
📃 What to do on the server 
1. 🤔 Discuss AI safety and the Apart projects in the Discussion category!
2. 👩‍💻 Perform your own independent research in AI safety with ideas from , and discussions and mentorship with our core team and the members here
3. 👨‍🔬 Join some of our projects under the Research Projects category like safety-timelines and empathetic-ai 
4. 🌍 Add to the open source projects we maintain like
5. 🔗 Visit our research facilitation efforts on , , and
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Discord
A server for participants to discuss contest problems, form research teams, and chat about AI alignment.
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Facebook
This group is for people in Australia or New Zealand who are interested in preventing existential risk from AI.
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Discord
An AI safety friend group that meets in VR. VR is peerless for distributed realtime audio conversations, making friends online, and drawing 3D diagrams. I’ve checked ”both” for the “online/in person” question, because VR makes online meetings feel like meeting in person, and that is actually quite serious.
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Facebook
Discussion group for the AI Safety community in Denmark.
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Facebook
This is a discussion group about advances in artificial intelligence, and how to keep it robust and beneficial to humanity. This group is primarily for people who have experience in AI/ML and/or are familiar with AI safety. We encourage beginners to join the group.
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Facebook
This is a discussion group about advances in artificial intelligence, and how to keep it robust and beneficial to humanity.
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Telegram
Telegram group for discussion on AI Safety research
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Slack
The Canada AI Governance and Safety network does field-building and advocacy in Canada. Anyone interested in AI Alignment in Canada is welcome to
. More info at https://aigs.ca.
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Discord
Huge community of EAs on discord, with no particular channel specifically on AI safety.
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Lively
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Local
Database of EA local groups (not necessarily focused on AI safety)
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Slack
Slack for EA groups with an active AI Safety fieldbuilding channel (join via add channels).
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Facebook
This is a group for sharing content or asking questions relevant to effective altruism. Because the group is so large and active, t try to select the posts that we expect members will find most useful, interesting, and relevant.
he admins
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Discord
For discussions on the YouTube channel Rational Animations.
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Discord
are our attempt to transfer the benefits of startup equity to the nonprofit space – including seed investment, employee participation, price discovery, and more.
Alternately, you can think of impact markets as series of nested prize contests.
Our vision is one where there is a separation of concerns between philanthropic funders that research what outcomes the world needs, charities that produce these outcomes as efficiently as possible, and investors who help the charities succeed.
Impact markets are a powerful mechanism to realize this vision. We need to get them just right to harness their power. We invite you to learn more about our plans and weigh in yourself on Discord.
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Discord
A place for collaboration, education, and conversation! We're very glad you can join us! This is a place to learn from each other and share what you know. It's a place to have your plans evaluated and to find collaborators, or to contribute to something you find that may be meaningful, or just personally useful. It's a place to work together on art, music, science or engineering and more. All are welcome, as long as you want to learn from or with others, and to meet interesting people. In this place, we aim to accept critiques as information given with the aim to make us better somehow. We offer opportunities to others, but we do not press. Both being asked if interested in doing something and the other person saying no are completely fine. You have no obligations here, only opportunities. Feel free to learn or contribute as much or as little as you'd like!
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Skype
Usually, we start with small-talk and a presentation round, then the host gives a summary of the paper for roughly 20 minutes. The summary of the article is uploaded on our . This is followed by discussion (both on the article and in general) and finally we decide on a paper to read the following week.
Join us by Skype, by adding ‘soeren.elverlin’. Also check out our AI Safety Danmark.

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Slack
Spanish EA and Rationalist Slack
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Discord
French AI Safety Discord/Discord français sur la sureté de l’IA
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Slack
Slack for Creatives and Communicators in EA.
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Discord
Discord for Software Engineers in EA.
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Facebook
This is a science and engineering based forum created to discuss the various aspects of AI and AGI safety. Topics may include research, design, development and implementation of AI systems. Regulation, legislation, ethics as well as technological unemployment can all be discussed.
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MIRIx Discord
Discord
Discussions of AI alignment with separate channels for different technical topics. There is also a channel for asking math questions. Invite is necessary to join.
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Alignment Ecosystem Slack
Slack
Invite-only Slack for people actively working on ecosystem and field-building projects. Contact if you think you should be there.
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SERI Conference 2022
Slack
Slack channel created for SERI Conference 2022, with various channels for different x-risk cause areas. Also hosts the London AI Safety hub.
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Discord
Discord for MIRI’s $1m .
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Slack
Slack for EAs in the East Bay Area.
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Discord
An effort to prepare the alignment community for severe catastrophes other than AI, so that we can preserve and continue research in as many timelines as possible.
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Facebook
The Oxford AI Safety Reading Group runs two events, and was formed by merging the FHI Alignment Newsletter Reading Group and the Oxford Introductory AI Safety Reading Group. The first event is a weekly hour-long session (Thursday 12pm-1pm) in which we read the Alignment Newsletter together and discuss the summaries therein; no preparation is required. The second event is a fortnightly hour-long session (Tuesday 12pm-1pm) in which we select a paper to read in advance and then come together to discuss thoughts, uncertainties, and related ideas. The group is aimed at those in Oxford with a technical background who are conducting (or are interested in conducting) AI safety research, though anyone is welcome to join.
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Facebook
The brings together undergraduates, postgraduates, and researchers to explore AI safety research aimed at reducing catastrophic risk from advanced AI systems. We host talks and Q&As from AI safety and governance researchers, run reading groups on the fundamentals of AI safety and governance, and conduct AI safety research with mentorship from researchers.
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Facebook
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Join fellow Cambridge students, researchers and professionals to chat about key concepts and new research in AI safety. We meet weekly during term for either a discussion group, invited talk or social. Find out more (and sign up to our mailing list) via .
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Harvard AI Safety Team
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A research-focused student group aimed at encouraging Harvard undergrads to pursue careers in technical AI safety.
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Discord
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A community of people interested in ensuring that the development of artificial intelligence benefits humanity’s long-term future. , , .

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Slack
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An academic community working to ensure artificial intelligence is developed to the benefit of our future. Also has a .

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Safe AI London (SAIL)
Newsletter
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Safe AI London supports individuals in London that are interested in reducing the risks posed from advanced artificial intelligence.

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Discord
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BAISSI is a student organization at UC Berkeley that aims to foster a vibrant, collaborative AI Safety/Alignment community, supporting students in pursuing high-impact AI Safety careers and research.
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Discord
Local
Warwick AI student group.
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Stanford AI Alignment
Mailing list
Local
SAIA’s mission is to accelerate students into highly-impactful careers in AI safety, build the AI alignment community at Stanford, and do excellent research that makes transformative artificial intelligence go well.
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Discord
Newsletter
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A research focused club which strives to provide students the tools and guidance to tackle the problems that interest them.
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Princeton AI Alignment
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An academic community working to ensure artificial intelligence is developed to the benefit of humanity's future.
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MIT AI Alignment
Local
A student group conducting research to ensure AI development happens safely.
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Discord
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A student org focused on AI safety.

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