The Crypto currency is poured into research into potential threats to humanity.
The Machine Intelligence Institute (MIRI), an academic organization known in the LessWrong science enthusiast community, raised more than 2,5 million dollars last year, including more than 700 000 dollars from Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin.
MIRI focuses on potential threats from artificial intelligence to mankind. The team LessWrong and MIRI also deal with the problems of immortality.
A similar study sponsors the nonprofit organization Rationality.org through donations, which only last month received almost 150 ETH, reports Cryptovest.But even for the Futurist community LessWrong, it turned out to be impossible to predict the sharp rise in prices of crypto-currency, which caught them by surprise, the newspaper writes.
Recall, huge donations for scientific purposes in about the same direction as MIRI became famous philanthropist, hiding under the nickname Pineapple.
Author: Evgenij Novožilov, Analyst Freedman Club Crypto News
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