How can humanity best reduce suffering?
Emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence could radically change the trajectory of our civilization. We are building a global community of researchers and professionals working to ensure that this technological transformation does not risk causing suffering on an unprecedented scale.
We do research, award grants and scholarships, and host workshops. Our work focuses on advancing the safety and governance of artificial intelligence as well as understanding other long-term risks.
7 July 2020
6 March 2020
Summary Dictators who exhibited highly narcissistic, psychopathic, or sadistic traits were involved in some of the greatest catastrophes in human history. Malevolent individuals in positions of power could negatively affect humanity’s long-term trajectory by, for example, exacerbating international conflict or other broad risk factors. Malevolent humans with access to advanced technology—such as whole brain emulation […]
3 March 2020
We have renamed the Foundational Research Institute (FRI) to the Center on Long-Term Risk (CLR) and will stop using the Effective Altruism Foundation (EAF) brand (except as the name of our legal entities).
We describe CLR's plans for 2020 and give an overview of our successes and mistakes in 2019.