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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

Executive Director and Board Secretary
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Jaan Tallinn

Co-founder, Skype

Max Tegmark

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Meia Chita-Tegmark

Board Treasurer
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Victoria Krakovna

Research Scientist, DeepMind

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

Special Projects Lead
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Ben Eisenpress

Director of Operations
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Carlos Ignacio Gutierrez

Policy Researcher
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David E. Nicholson

Manager, Future of Life Award
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Emilia Javorsky MD, MPH

Director of Multistakeholder Engagements
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Gus Docker

Podcast Host & Director
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Landon Klein

Director of U.S. Policy
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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, Consultant
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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

Alan Guth

Professor of Physics, MIT

Christof Koch

Chief Scientific Officer, Allen Institute for Brain Science

Elon Musk

Founder, SpaceX and Tesla Motors

Erik Brynjolfsson

Director, MIT Center for Digital Business, MIT

Francesca Rossi

IBM Research and University of Padova

Frank Wilczek

Professor of Physics, MIT

George Church

Professor of Genetics, Harvard University

Martin Rees

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

Morgan Freeman

Actor, Director, Narrator & Science Communicator

Sandra Faber

Professor Emerita of Astronomy and Astrophysics, UC Santa Cruz

Saul Perlmutter

Professor of Physics, UC Berkeley

Stuart Russell

Professor of Computer Science, UC Berkeley

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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