UNSW Sydney Lecture: Addressing Existential and Global Catastrophic Risk (Closed Event)

At the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (CSER) at the University of Cambridge (UK), Dr Lara Mani is part of a team dedicated to the study of and mitigation of risks that could lead to human extinction or civilisational collapse. So called ‘existential risks’, these threats pose an unrecoverable collapse of human society, comprising risks such as natural and manmade pandemics, unaligned artificial intelligence, nuclear war, asteroid impact, and volcanic eruptions. But what can be done to mitigate and prevent such risks?

In this talk, Dr Mani will introduce the field of existential and global catastrophic risk whilst exploring the complex nature of some of the risks that pose the biggest threat to the continued flourishing of humanity, and present CSER’s interdisciplinary approach to study such risks.

This event is a closed lecture co-presented by: iCinema Research Centre (UNSW ADA A&D) and Environment & Society Research Group (UNSW ADA HAL) at UNSW, Sydney.

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