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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Now hiring for Research Director and Research Fellows — August 2015

The Future of Humanity Institute is now hiring a Research Director and interdisciplinary Research Fellows.  The application deadline is September 25th, 2015.

FHI awarded prestigious €2m ERC Grant — August 2015

Nick Bostrom was recently awarded a €2 million ERC Advanced Grant, widely considered to be the most prestigious grant available from the European Research Council.  The grant will allow Nick Bostrom and a team of FHI researchers to continue their work on existential risk and crucial considerations. 

We are hiring — July 2015

We are now welcoming open expressions of interest from researchers and administrators who would would like to join our multi-disciplinary team focused on improving the long-run future of humanity.  At this time we are particularly interested in computer scientists with a background in machine learning, and policy analysts with a background in the governance of emerging technologies.

Toby Ord on the likelihood of natural and anthropogenic existential risks — June 2015

At a lecture at the Cambridge Centre for the Study of Existential Risk, Dr. Toby Ord discussed the relative likelihood of natural existential risk, as opposed to anthropogenic risks.  His analysis of the issue indicates a much higher probability of anthropogenic existential risk.

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