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.

ft-small Oxford Martin Programme on the Impacts of Future Technology
 
cards-small Amlin Research Collaboration on Systemic Risk of Modelling
 
gpp-small Global Priorities Project
 
GCReven Vacancy for Research Fellow in Philosophy (Population Ethics)

OxfordMartin-complete-WEB


News

Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies now available for preorder from Oxford University Press — April 2014

Nick Bostrom’s latest book is now available for preorder.  Superintelligence asks the questions: What happens when machines surpass humans in general intelligence? Will artificial agents save or destroy us?

Steven Hawking, Max Tegmark, Frank Wilczek, and Stuart Russell discuss importance of FHI’s research on AI risk — April 2014

In an article published last week, notable scientists Steven Hawking, Max Tegmark, Frank Wilczek, and Stuart Russell discuss the risks associated with advances in artificial intelligence, citing work done by the Future of Humanity Institute. 

Toby Ord gives TEDx talk at Cambridge University — April 2014

FHI’s Toby Ord recently presented his talk, “How to Save Hundreds of Lives,” at a TEDx event in Cambridge University. In it, Toby demonstrates that even a modest amount of giving can save thousands of quality adjusted life years.

More news…