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If you are not familiar with extreme risk...

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To be able to engage effectively with our work, you’ll need to understand the risks we are working to reduce. Each of the pages below provides an introduction to the topic in question and signposts further resources.

An Introduction to Extreme Risk

'Extreme Risk' can mean different things in different contexts. Find out exactly what we mean by it.
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Risks from Artificial Intelligence

From search algorithms to self-driving cars, AI is starting to change our lives. As the impact of this technology magnifies, so will its risks.
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Risks from Biotechnologies

Extreme risks from biotechnologies include engineered pandemics and, more broadly, biological weapons, which may seek to injure, kill or influence the behaviours of targeted populations.
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Risks from Nuclear Weapons

Extreme risks from nuclear weapons include the potential for nuclear winter and nuclear famine, as well as possible knock-on events such as epidemics, civil and geopolitical conflict, and state collapse.
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Climate Change

Driven by fossil fuel technologies, extreme risks from global heating range from its direct effects, such as food and water scarcity, to its indirect effects, such as undermining our ability to recover from other catastrophic events like nuclear war.
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FLI Book Guide

We have created a 'Book Guide' to collate a handful of books which provide a thorough introduction to some of our cause areas and the key ideas that underpin our work.
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Our team will continue to expand in the coming months and years so check back regularly for new job postings, or submit a rolling application.

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Sign an open letter

By signing one of our open letters, you help us signal to policymakers and wider society that support exists for extreme risk reduction.
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