SJ Beard: Fireside Chat on Existential Risk

Join Effective Altruism Cambridge for a fireside chat with SJ Beard, Senior Research Associate and Academic Programme Manager at the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk, Cambridge.
Their work covers a range of topics across existential risk, including a history of the field, and an examination of how narratives shape the way we view and study catastrophic events, and how such events have a history and geography. They have also made programmes for the BBC, such as “What do you do if you are a manically depressed robot?” and “I love my children but are they the biggest moral mistake I ever made?”, and have appeared on Radio and TV programmes, including Newsnight, Analysis, and the Naked Scientists.
We’ll be covering a wide range of topics, on their work and beyond, in an hour-long discussion on Wednesday. You’ll be able (and encouraged) to join in the discussion, push back on some of the ideas presented, and just generally ask any questions you might have – it should be really fun and thought-provoking!

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