We are dedicated to the study and mitigation of risks that could lead to human extinction or civilisational collapse
CSER Public Lecture: Matthew Adler "Measuring Social Welfare, with Priority for the Worse Off"
- 23 May 2022
- Runcie Room, Faculty of Divinity
Success in REF2021 for Cambridge’s Faculty of Philosophy and Department of History and Philosophy of Science
- 13 May 2022
Primer on recent CSER research by Matthijs Maas
- 06 May 2022
Financial Times: Universities must wean themselves off fossil fuel funding
- 12 April 2022
Urgent IPCC warnings underscore importance of climate change mitigation in defending against catastrophic risk
- 07 April 2022
Working together to safeguard humanity
We are an interdisciplinary research centre within the University of Cambridge who study existential risks, develop collaborative strategies to reduce them, and foster a global community of academics, technologists and policy-makers working to safeguard humanity. Our research focuses on biological risks, environmental risks, risks from artificial intelligence, and how to manage extreme technological risk in general.
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Now is an important time for efforts to reduce existential risk. This is the first century in which one species holds the future of the planet in its hands – us. Will we be able to reap the benefits of technology or will the human story end with us?
Partner with us to safeguard humanity’s potential.