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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Open talk: ethical alternatives to experiments to create potential pandemic pathogens — September 2014

Professor Marc Lipsitch will be giving a talk on recent experiments with potential pandemic pathogens and their ethical alternatives on September 25th. Professor Lipsitch is a professor of epidemiology and the director of the Centre for Communicable Disease Dynamics at Harvard University.

FHI featured in Chronicle of Higher Education — September 2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education highlighted work done at FHI in an article about the risks of artificial intelligence and other advanced technologies. 

Superintelligence featured NYT Science Bestsellers list — September 2014

Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies has been featured on the NYT Science Bestseller’s list, sharing the list with Malcolm Gladwell’s David and Goliath and Daniel Kahneman’s Thinking, Fast and Slow. 

Carl Frey in Scientific American on automation and employment — September 2014

In an article featured in Scientific American, Oxford Martin and FHI research fellow Carl Frey discusses how cities can manage technological change, noting that the process of creative destruction works best when new occupations are fostered. 

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