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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.

On this page you'll find a growing group of AI researchers keen to ensure that AI remains safe and beneficial, even if it eventually supercedes human ability on essentially all tasks.

Faculty members

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Alessandro Abate

Professor
University of Oxford

Anca Dragan

Associate Professor
UC Berkeley

Anqi Liu

Assistant Professor
Johns Hopkins University

Bart Selman

Professor
Cornell University

Clark Barrett

Professor (Research)
Stanford University

David Krueger

Assistant Professor
University of Cambridge

Dylan Hadfield-Menell

Assistant Professor
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Florian Tramer

Assistant Professor
ETH Zurich

He He

Assistant Professor
New York University

Hong Zhu

Professor of Computer Science
Oxford Brookes University

Jacob Noah Steinhardt

Assistant Professor
UC Berkeley

Jaime Fernandez Fisac

Assistant Professor
Princeton University

José Hernández-Orallo

Professor
Universitat Politecnica de Valencia

Max Tegmark

Professor
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Michael Hippke

Lecturer
Sonneberg Observatory

Michael Osborne

Associate Professor
University of Oxford

Olle Häggström

Professor
Chalmers University of Technology

Patrick Shafto

Professor
Rutgers University

Paul Matthew Salmon

Professor
Uni of the Sunshine Coast

Peter Vamplew

Associate Professor
Federation University

Richard Dazeley

Professor
Deakin University

Roger Grosse

Assistant Professor
University of Toronto

Roman Yampolskiy

Associate Professor
University of Louisville

Samuel Albanie

Assistant Professor
University of Cambridge

Samuel Bowman

Assistant Professor of Data Science, Linguistics, and Computer Science
New York University

Scott Niekum

Associate Professor
UMass Amherst

Sharon Li

Assistant Professor
University of Wisconsin - Madison

Steve Petersen

Associate Professor
Niagara University

Stuart Russell

Professor
UC Berkeley

Tegan Maharaj

Assistant Professor
University of Toronto

The Anh Han

Professor of Computer Science
Teesside University

Victor Veitch

Assistant Professor
University of Chicago

Vincent Conitzer

Professor
Carnegie Mellon University

Yixin Wang

Assistant Professor
University of Michigan

AI Researchers

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Adrià Garriga Alonso

Redwood Research

Aidan Kierans

University of Connecticut

Aishwarya Gurung

University of Bath

Alan Chan

Mila, Université de Montréal

Alex Chan

University of Cambridge

Alex Turner

Oregon State University

Allan Suresh

National Institute of Technology Karnataka

Amir-Hossein Karimi

University of Waterloo

Andy Zou

CMU

Anna Katariina Wisakanto

Chalmers University

Annachiara Ruospo

Politecnico di Torino

Benjamin Smith

University of Oregon

Brian Green

Santa Clara University

Chad DeChant

Columbia University

Charlie Steiner

Independent

David Lindner

ETH Zurich

Eleonora Giunchiglia

University of Oxford

Ethan Perez

New York University

Fazl Barez

University of Edinburgh & University of Oxford

Francis Rhys Ward

Imperial College London

Hanlin Zhang

Harvard University

Harriet Farlow

UNSW Canberra

John Burden

CSER, University of Cambridge

Jonathan Cefalu

Stanford University

Joseph Kwon

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Kaylene Stocking

UC Berkeley

Kendrea Beers

Oregon State University

Lewis Hammond

University of Oxford

Linas Marius Nasvytis

University of Oxford

Lorenz Kuhn

University of Oxford

Matt MacDermott

Imperial College London

Michael Cohen

University of Oxford

Michele Campolo

School for Advanced Studies, University of Udine

Montaser Mohammedalamen

University of Alberta

Mykyta Baliesnyi

University of Tartu

Neil Crawford

UC Irvine

Nell Watson

University of Gloucestershire

Nikolaus Howe

Université de Montréal, Mila

Pablo Antonio Moreno Casares

Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Paolo Bova

Teesside University

Paul de Font-Reaulx

University of Michigan, AA

Pingchuan Ma

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Ryan Carey

Oxford University

Scott Emmons

University of California, Berkeley

Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui

University of Cambridge

Sumeet Motwani

University of California, Berkeley

Vincent Lê

Monash University

Wout Schellaert

Univ. Politècnica de València

Xiaohu Zhu

Center for Safe AGI

Yaodong Yu

University of California, Berkeley

How to join

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Vitalik Buterin Fellowships

If you're considering applying for the Vitalik Buterin postdoctoral fellowships or PhD fellowships, please use this page as a resource for finding a faculty mentor. All awarded fellows receive automatic community membership.

AI Professors

If you're a professor interested in free funding for grad students or postdocs working on AI existential safety, you can apply for community membership here.

AI Researchers

If you're a researcher working on AI existential safety, you're also welcome to apply for membership here, to showcase your research areas, apply for travel support, and get invited to our workshops and networking events.

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