NEWS ARCHIVE


FHI awarded prestigious €2m ERC Grant

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.  Continue reading


We are hiring

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. Continue reading







FHI Technical Report: MDL Intelligence Distillation by Eric Drexler

In a newly published FHI Technical Report, “MDL Intelligence Distillation: Exploring strategies for safe access to superintelligent problem-solving capabilities”, Eric Drexler explores a general approach to separating learning capacity from domain knowledge, and then using controlled input and retention of specialised domain knowledge to focus and implicitly constrain the capabilities of domain-specific superintelligent problem solvers.

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Now Hiring Postdoctoral Researchers

Applications are invited for a full-time Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Artificial Intelligence (AI) safety within the Future of Humanity Institute (FHI) at Oxford University. This post is fixed-term for 2 years from the date of appointment. Continue reading