A new existential risk reduction organisation has launched in Cambridge, Massachusetts

31 May 2014

Last week, CSER founder Jaan Tallinn spoke at the launch of the Future of Life Institute, for which he is one of five founding members. FLi stands to become an important voice for the reduction of existential risk – its mission is “To catalyze and support research and initiatives for safeguarding life and developing optimistic visions of the future, including positive ways for humanity to steer its own course considering new technologies and challenges.”

Tallin joined a panel discussion with:

  • George Church, CSER advisor and biotech expert,
  • Andrew McAfee, tech impact researcher,
  • Ting Wu, genetics professor,
  • Frank Wilczek, physics Nobel laureate, and
  • Alan Alda, who chaired the discussion.

    Their wide-ranging discussion covered personal genetics, artificial intelligence and how scientists can advocate for safe technological progress.

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