Centre for the Study of Existential Risk
(2012; Cambridge, UK; 44 staff; cser.org)
A multidisciplinary research center within the University of Cambridge aimed at the study and mitigation of technology’s risk to human existence. Humanity’s technological power brings about novel threats such as nuclear exchange, artificial intelligence, biotechnology, nanotechnology, increasing reliance on limited resources, and fragile but increasingly interconnected systems. CSER seeks to identify concerns that need to be taken seriously and have not received sufficient study.
- Managing Extreme Technological Risks
- Global Catastrophic Biological Risks
- Extreme Risks and the Global Environment
- Risks from Artificial Intelligence
- TERRA updates: The Existential Risk Research Assessment (TERRA) predicts the most relevant publications to global catastrophic risk.
- The Cartography of Global Catastrophic Governance (January 2020, 61p): “provides an overview of the international governance arrangement for 8 different GCR hazards and two drivers.”
- Identifying and Assessing the Drivers of Global Catastrophic Risk (February 2020, 41p): “appraises the methods and approaches for assessing the drivers of global catastrophic risk.”
- An online calendar of past and upcoming events
Leadership: Huw Price (Co-founder & Academic Director), Martin Rees (Co-founder), Jaan Tallinn (Co-founder)