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Our people

Meet the dedicated team that makes our work possible.

Our board

Meet the board

The people behind the mission and vision of the organisation.

Anthony Aguirre

Vice President & Secretary of the Board
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Jaan Tallinn

Co-founder, Skype
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Max Tegmark

President
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Meia Chita-Tegmark

Vice President & Board Treasurer
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Victoria Krakovna

Research Scientist, DeepMind
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Our team

Meet our team

Our team represents a diverse range of expertise, having come from governance institutions, industry and academia, as well as a range of disciplines, including the behavioural sciences, medicine, machine learning, engineering, law and design.

Akhil Deo

Social Media Manager
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Andrea Berman

Grants Manager
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Anna Hehir

Program Manager for Autonomous Weapons Systems
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Anna Yelizarova

Project Manager
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Blake Pierson

Director of Communications, Outreach & Operations
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Carlos Ignacio Gutierrez

Policy Researcher
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Claudia Prettner

EU Representative
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David E. Nicholson

Manager, Future of Life Award
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Emilia Javorsky MD, MPH

Director of Grants & Multistakeholder Engagements
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Gus Docker

Podcast Host & Director
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Mark Brakel

Director of Policy
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Richard Mallah

Technical AI Consultant
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Risto Uuk

Policy Researcher
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Taylor Jones

Website Manager
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Will Jones

Editorial Manager
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External Input

Meet our External Advisors

Input from our advisors helps to ensure that our approach to executing our mission is well-informed, strategic and adaptable.

Alan Alda

Actor, Writer, Director & Science Communicator
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Alan Guth

Professor of Physics, MIT
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Christof Koch

Chief Scientific Officer, Allen Institute for Brain Science
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Elon Musk

Founder, SpaceX and Tesla Motors
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Erik Brynjolfsson

Director, MIT Center for Digital Business, MIT
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Francesca Rossi

IBM Research and University of Padova
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Frank Wilczek

Professor of Physics, MIT
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George Church

Professor of Genetics, Harvard University
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Martin Rees

Astronomer Royal, Co-founder of the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk
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Morgan Freeman

Actor, Director, Narrator & Science Communicator
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Nick Bostrom

Director, Future of Humanity Institute, Oxford University
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Sandra Faber

Professor Emerita of Astronomy and Astrophysics, UC Santa Cruz
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Saul Perlmutter

Professor of Physics, UC Berkeley
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Stuart Russell

Professor of Computer Science, UC Berkeley
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Other supporters

A special thanks to our supporters

Past Volunteers

In the past, we have had the support of a team of dedicated volunteers.
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AI Existential Safety Community

We are building a community of AI researchers who want AI to be safe, ethical and beneficial.
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Fellowship Winners 2022

These are the winners of our 2022 grant programs for research concerning the safe development and deployment of AI.
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