Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to common questions about CAIS, AI safety, and what steps are being taken to ensure that AI systems are developed and used in a safe and ethical manner.


What does CAIS do?
What does CAIS mean by field-building?
How does CAIS work with the broader ML community?
How does CAIS choose which projects it works on?
How can I support CAIS and get involved?
Where is CAIS located?

Statement on AI risk

What is the statement on AI risk?
Are the signatories verified?
How did the statement come together?


How will my donations be used?
Will my donations be tax deductible?
Is CAIS an independent organization?


Where can I learn more about the research CAIS is doing?
How does CAIS prioritize research directions?
Why does CAIS focus on research benchmarks and metrics?
How can I get support for my research from CAIS?

Artificial Intelligence

What is AI capable of doing today?
What does AI influence today?
What are examples of “societal-scale” risks that CAIS is worried about?
How can I learn more about societal-scale risks from AI?