The Future of Humanity Institute is a multidisciplinary research institute at the University of Oxford.  It enables a select set of leading intellects to bring the tools of mathematics, philosophy, and science to bear on big-picture questions about humanity and its prospects.  The Institute belongs to the Faculty of Philosophy and is affiliated with the Oxford Martin School.

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FHI research in Scientific American — December 2014

On December 16th, FHI researcher Carl Frey published a piece in Scientific American describing the challenges of a digital economy. 

Professor Stuart Russell summarises AI risk — December 2014

In a recent contribution to The Edge, Professor Stuart Russell describes FHI’s position on the opportunities and risks of future AI systems. 

FHI contributes chapter on existential risk to UK Chief Scientific Advisor’s report — November 2014

The 2014 UK Chief Scientific Advisor’s report has included a chapter on existential risk, written by FHI researchers Toby Ord and Nick Beckstead. The report describes the risks posed by AI, biotechnology, and geoengineering, as well as the ethical framework under which we ought to evaluate existential risk.

FHI Research Featured in New York Times — November 2014

On November 5th, FHI’s recent work on the future dangers of artificial intelligence was featured in the New York Times. 

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