NYT: A.I. Researchers Are Making More Than $1 Million, Even at a Nonprofit

post by Rain · 2018-04-20T18:33:29.949Z · score: 11 (3 votes) · LW · GW · 3 comments

This is a link post for https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/19/technology/artificial-intelligence-salaries-openai.html


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comment by John_Maxwell (John_Maxwell_IV) · 2018-04-20T19:09:38.288Z · score: 19 (4 votes) · LW · GW

The figures listed on the tax forms, which OpenAI is required to release publicly because it is a nonprofit, provide new insight into what organizations around the world are paying for A.I. talent. But there is a caveat: The compensation at OpenAI may be underselling what these researchers can make, since as a nonprofit it can’t offer stock options.

If anything I would expect OpenAI to increase their base salary offerings in order to compensate for the lack of stock options.

comment by gwern · 2018-04-20T19:04:29.584Z · score: 11 (3 votes) · LW · GW

Extensive comments at https://www.reddit.com/r/MachineLearning/comments/8di9nk/d_ai_researchers_are_making_more_than_1_million/ https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16880276 https://www.reddit.com/r/reinforcementlearning/comments/8di9yt/ai_researchers_are_making_more_than_1_million/