The technological advances of the last century have brought unprecedented progress. But they have also introduced a range of risks. These are the four technology-driven risks on which we currently focus.
With the potential to be either one of the most beneficial technological revolutions in human history, or the most catastrophic, it is vital to ensure that AI is developed in a way that is safe and beneficial for life.Read more
Biotechnology refers to powerful tools kickstarted in the 20th century which can shape and repurpose the properties of living cells, plants and animals. Each could either greatly improve, or greatly harm, life on earth.Read more
Nuclear war was the first man-made global catastrophic risk. Almost eighty years later, it remains as dangerous as ever - and we now know that previous predictions underestimated the impacts.Read more
Likely the most well-known of our cause areas, we believe climate change worsens other existential risks, such as pandemics or war, as well as posing many catastrophic threats on its own.Read more
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