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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|Oxford Martin Programme on the Impacts of Future Technology|
|Amlin Research Collaboration on Systemic Risk of Modelling|
|Global Priorities Project|
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.
On November 5th, FHI’s recent work on the future dangers of artificial intelligence was featured in the New York Times.
On October 13th Professor Nick Bostrom will present his recent book Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies at the Oxford Martin School. The lecture will be followed by a book signing and drink reception, open to the public.
The Future of Humanity Institute is hiring for two positions. We are looking for ambitious interdisciplinary researchers interested in issues of systemic risk.
On October 13th, Dr. Seth Baum, the executive director of the Global Catastrophic Risk Institute, will lead a seminar on deterrence theory and global catastrophic risk reduction at FHI.