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Past Volunteers

In the past, we have had the support of a team of dedicated volunteers. You can learn about our former volunteers below:

Past volunteers

Meet our past volunteers

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Adrià Garriga Alonso

Redwood Research

Aidan Kierans

University of Connecticut

Aishwarya Gurung

University of Bath

Alan Alda

Actor, Writer, Director & Science Communicator

Alan Chan

Mila, Université de Montréal

Alan Guth

Professor of Physics, MIT

Alan Yan

Ales Flidr

Alessandro Abate

Professor
University of Oxford

Alex Chan

University of Cambridge

Alex Turner

Oregon State University

Alexander Pan

UC Berkeley
Class of 2022

Alexander Tamas

Alexandra Tsalidis

Policy Researcher
Future of Life Institute

Alina Kovtun

Allan Suresh

National Institute of Technology Karnataka

Amir-Hossein Karimi

University of Waterloo

Anca Dragan

Assistant Professor
UC Berkeley

Anca Dragan

Associate Professor
UC Berkeley

Andrea Berman

Grants Manager
Future of Life Institute

Andy Zou

CMU

Anna Hehir

Program Manager for Autonomous Weapons Systems
Future of Life Institute

Anna Katariina Wisakanto

Chalmers University

Anna Yelizarova

Special Projects Lead
Future of Life Institute

Annachiara Ruospo

Politecnico di Torino

Annemieke Brouwer

EU Policy Research Fellow
Future of Life Institute

Anqi Liu

Assistant Professor
Johns Hopkins University

Anthony Aguirre

Executive Director and Board Secretary
Future of Life Institute

Ariel Conn

Director of Communications/Outreach and Weapons Policy Advisor, Future of Life Institute

Ariel Conn

Arnob Ghosh

Assistant Professor
NJIT

Asilomar AI Principles

Astrid Caldas talks about the important of equity in climate adaptation.

Astrid Caldas

Senior Climate Scientist
Union of Concerned Scientists

Baobao Zhang

PhD Candidate, Political Science, Yale University | Research Affiliate, Center for the Governance of AI

Bart Selman

Professor
Cornell University

Beatrice Fihn

Executive Director
ICAN

Ben Cumming

Communications Director
Future of Life Institute

Ben Eisenpress

Director of Operations
Future of Life Institute

Bena Lim Ying

Benjamin Smith

University of Oregon

Bing Song

Vice President, Berggruen Institute | Director of the Institute’s China Center

Bonnie Wintle

Research Fellow, School of Biosciences, University of Melbourne | Research Affiliate, Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (CSER)

Brad Knox

Research Associate Professor
University of Texas at Austin

Brian Green

Santa Clara University

Carina Prunkl

Senior Research Scholar
Future of Humanity Institute, University of Oxford

Carla Zoe Cremer

Centre for the Study of Existential Risk, Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence

Carlos Ignacio Gutierrez

Policy Researcher
Future of Life Institute

Carolyn Wu

Caspar Oesterheld

Carnegie Mellon University
Class of 2023

Cassidy Nelson

Research Scholar
Future of Humanity Institute, University of Oxford

Chad DeChant

Columbia University

Charlie Oliver

Founder/CEO
TECH 2025 (Served Fresh Media)

Charlie Steiner

Independent

Chase Moores

Christof Koch

Chief Scientific Officer, Allen Institute for Brain Science

Clark Barrett

Professor (Research)
Stanford University

Daniel R. Miller

Danit Gal

Project Assistant Professor
Cyber Civilization Research Center, Keio University (Tokyo, Japan)

David E. Nicholson

Operations Associate
Future of Life Institute

David Krueger

Assistant Professor
University of Cambridge

David Lindner

ETH Zurich

David Stanley

Dr. Peter S. Park

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Class of 2023

Dylan Hadfield-Menell

Assistant Professor
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Elad Hazan

Professor
Princeton University

Eleonora Giunchiglia

University of Oxford

Elizabeth Barnes

OpenAI Safety Team
OpenAI

Elon Musk

Founder, SpaceX and Tesla Motors

Emilia Javorsky MD, MPH

Director, Futures Program
Future of Life Institute

Eric Gastfriend

Erik Brynjolfsson

Director, MIT Center for Digital Business, MIT

Erik Jenner

UC Berkeley
Class of 2022

Erik Jones

UC Berkeley
Class of 2022

Ethan Perez

New York University

European Union

Fazl Barez

University of Edinburgh & University of Oxford

Federico Faroldi

Professor of Ethics Law and AI
University of Pavia

Felix Binder

Graduate Student Researcher
UC San Diego

Florian Tramer

Assistant Professor
ETH Zurich

Francesca Rossi

AI Ethics Global Leader and Distinguished Research Staff Member
IBM Research

Francesca Rossi

IBM Research and University of Padova

Francis Rhys Ward

Imperial College London

Frank Wilczek

Professor of Physics, MIT

George Church

Professor of Genetics, Harvard University

Grzegorz Orwiński

Gus Docker

Podcast Host & Director
Future of Life Institute

Hamza Chaudhry

US Policy Specialist
Future of Life Institute

Hanlin Zhang

Harvard University

Harriet Farlow

UNSW Canberra

He He

Assistant Professor
New York University

Hong Zhu

Professor of Computer Science
Oxford Brookes University

Imane Bello (Ima)

AI Safety Summit Representative
Future of Life Institute

Isabella Hampton

Policy Researcher
Future of Life Institute

Jaan Tallinn

Co-founder, Skype

Jack Koch

Jacob Beebe

Jacob Noah Steinhardt

Assistant Professor
UC Berkeley

Jacy Anthis

Visting scholar
UC Berkeley

Jade Leung

Head of Research and Partnerships
Center for the Governance of Artificial Intelligence, University of Oxford

Jaime Fernandez Fisac

Assistant Professor
Princeton University

Janos Kramar

Jared Moore

PhD student
Stanford University

Jason Orlosky

Jeanne Dietsch

State Senator, NH

Jesse Galef

Jessica Cussins Newman

AI Policy Specialist, Future of Life Institute | Research Fellow, UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity

Jody Williams

Chairwoman
Nobel Women's Initiative

Johannes Treutlein

UC Berkeley
Class of 2022

John Burden

CSER, University of Cambridge

Jonathan Cefalu

Stanford University

José Hernández-Orallo

Professor
Universitat Politecnica de Valencia

Joseph Cozens

Head of Transformation & AI
Clifton High School

Joseph Kwon

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Kaylene Stocking

UC Berkeley

Kayo Yin

UC Berkeley
Class of 2023

Kazue Evans

Kendrea Beers

Oregon State University

Kevin Wang

Kirsten Gronlund

Kristina Dahl

Senior Climate Scientist
Union of Concerned Scientists

Landon Klein

Director of U.S. Policy
Future of Life Institute

Lennart Bürger

M.Sc. Student
Heidelberg University

Lewis Hammond

University of Oxford

Linas Marius Nasvytis

University of Oxford

Liv Boeree

Co-founder of Raising for Effective Giving (REG)
Raising for Effective Giving (REG)

Liza Tennant

PhD student
University College London

Lorenz Kuhn

University of Oxford

Maggie Munro

Communications Strategist
Future of Life Institute

Marie-Therese Png

PhD Student
Oxford Internet Institute

Mark Brakel

Director of Policy
Future of Life Institute

Martin Rees

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

Mary Wareham

Coordinator of the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots | Advocacy Director of Human Rights Watch arms division

Matt MacDermott

Imperial College London

Max Kesin

Max Tegmark

President
Future of Life Institute

Max Tegmark

Professor
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Meia Chita-Tegmark

Postdoctoral Scholar, Tufts University | Co-founder, Future of Life Institute

Meia Chita-Tegmark

Board Treasurer
Future of Life Institute

Melody Guan

Michael Cohen

University of Oxford

Michael Hippke

Lecturer
Sonneberg Observatory

Michael Osborne

Associate Professor
University of Oxford

Michele Campolo

School for Advanced Studies, University of Udine

Montaser Mohammedalamen

University of Alberta

Morgan Freeman

Actor, Director, Narrator & Science Communicator

Moritz von Knebel

Project Manager
FAR AI

Muhammad Chaudhry

Hon Research Fellow
UCL

Multilateral Organizations

Mykyta Baliesnyi

University of Tartu

Na Li (Lina)

Natalie Jones

PhD Student, University of Cambridge | Research Affiliate, CSER

Neil Crawford

UC Irvine

Nell Watson

University of Gloucestershire

Nick Bostrom

Director, Future of Humanity Institute, Oxford University

Nikolaus Howe

Université de Montréal, Mila

Nisan Stiennon

UC Berkeley - Center for Human-Compatible AI (CHAI)
Class of 2022

Oishi Deb

PhD Researcher
University of Oxford

Olle Häggström

Professor
Chalmers University of Technology

Pablo Antonio Moreno Casares

Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Paolo Bova

Teesside University

Patrick Shafto

Professor
Rutgers University

Paul de Font-Reaulx

University of Michigan, AA

Paul Matthew Salmon

Professor
Uni of the Sunshine Coast

Paula Garcia

Energy analyst
Union of Concerned Scientists

Peter Haas

Peter Vamplew

Associate Professor
Federation University

Philip Torr

Professor
University of Oxford

Pingchuan Ma

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Qian Tao

Assistant Professor
Delft University of Technology

Rafael Martinez-Galarza

Ram Rachum

Researcher
Bar-Ilan University

Rasha Abdul Rahim

Deputy Director of Amnesty Tech
Amnesty International

Rebecca Boehm

Economist
Union of Concerned Scientists

Richard Dazeley

Professor
Deakin University

Richard Mallah

Principal AI Safety Strategist
Future of Life Institute

Riley Harris

DPhil Student
Oxford University

Risto Uuk

EU Research Lead
Future of Life Institute

Roger Grosse

Assistant Professor
University of Toronto

Roman Yampolskiy

Associate Professor
University of Louisville

Rose Hadshar

Project Manager, Research Scholars Programme
Future of Humanity Institute

Rosie Campbell

Assistant Director
Center for Human-Compatible AI (CHAI)

Ryan Carey

Oxford University

Samuel Albanie

Assistant Professor
University of Cambridge

Samuel Bowman

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

Sandra Faber

Professor Emerita of Astronomy and Astrophysics, UC Santa Cruz

Saul Perlmutter

Professor of Physics, UC Berkeley

Scott Emmons

University of California, Berkeley

Scott Niekum

Associate Professor
UMass Amherst

Sharon Li

Assistant Professor
University of Wisconsin - Madison

Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui

University of Cambridge

Shuchi Talati

Geoengineering Research, Governance and Public Engagement Fellow
Union of Concerned Scientists

Sonia Cassidy

Director Of Operations
Alliance to Feed the Earth in Disasters (ALLFED)

Stephane Hatgis-Kessell

PhD Student
Stanford University

Stephen Casper

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Class of 2022

Stephen Hawking

Theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author

Steve Petersen

Associate Professor
Niagara University

Stuart Russell

Professor of Computer Science, UC Berkeley

Stuart Russell

Professor
UC Berkeley

Sumeet Motwani

University of California, Berkeley

Susi Snyder

Managing Director
Don’t Bank on the Bomb, PAX & ICAN

Szymon Radziszewicz

Tammy Mackenzie

Director / Guest Researcher
The Aula Fellowship / NTNU

Taylor Jones

Website Manager
Future of Life Institute

Tegan Maharaj

Assistant Professor
University of Toronto

The Anh Han

Professor of Computer Science
Teesside University

Tim Schreier

Policy Researcher & Technical Standards Advisor
Future of Life Institute

Tucker Davey

United Nations

Usman Anwar

University of Cambridge
Class of 2022

Vera Koroleva

Victor Veitch

Assistant Professor
University of Chicago

Victoria Krakovna

Research Scientist, DeepMind | Cofounder, Future of Life Institute

Victoria Krakovna

Research Scientist, DeepMind

Vincent Conitzer

Professor
Carnegie Mellon University

Vincent Fortuin

Research group leader
Helmholtz AI, TU Munich

Vincent Lê

Monash University

Wayne Wei Wang

PhD Candidate
University of Hong Kong

William Jones

Associate, Futures Program
Future of Life Institute

Wout Schellaert

Univ. Politècnica de València

Xiaohu Zhu

Center for Safe AGI

Xin Cynthia Chen

ETH Zurich
Class of 2022

Yaodong Yu

University of California, Berkeley

Yawen Duan

University of Cambridge
Class of 2023

Yishuai Du

Yixin Wang

Assistant Professor
University of Michigan

Zara Yaqoob

Zeyu Qin

PhD Student
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Zhijing Jin

Max Planck Institute
Class of 2022

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