Berkeley Ex­is­ten­tial Risk Initiative

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The Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative (BERI) is a non-profit organization that takes on ethical and legal responsibility for projects deemed to be important for existential risk reduction. It was founded in 2017 by Andrew Critch (Vaughan 2017; Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative 2018).

Organizations helped by BERI include the Center for Human-Compatible Artificial Intelligence, the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk, and the Future of Humanity Institute (Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative 2021).


Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative (2018) Semi-annual report, Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative, August.

Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative (2021) Mission, Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative.

Rice, Issa et al (2018) Timeline of Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative, Timelines Wiki.

Vaughan, Kerry (2017) Update on Effective Altruism Funds, Effective Altruism Forum, April 20.

External links

Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative. Official website.

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Center for Human-Compatible Artificial Intelligence | Centre for the Study of Existential Risk | existential risk | Future of Humanity Institute

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