£1 million grant for research into long-term impacts of artificial intelligence

14 July 2015

The Centre for the Study of Existential Risk and the Future of Humanity Institute, part of the Oxford Martin School, Oxford will together receive a £1m grant for policy and technical research into the development of machine intelligence.

The Technical Abstract submitted reads “The center will focus explicitly on the long-term impacts of AI, the strategic implications of powerful AI systems as they come to exceed human capabilities in most domains of interest, and the policy responses that could best be used to mitigate the potential risks of this technology.”

Funded by the Open Philanthropy Project and Elon Musk, the grant is from the Future of Life Institute in Boston, USA.


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