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About the Center for the Governance of AI

The Center for the Governance of AI, housed at the Future of Humanity Institute, University of Oxford, strives to help humanity capture the benefits and mitigate the risks of artificial intelligence. Our focus is on the political challenges arising from transformative AI: advanced AI systems whose long-term impacts may be as profound as the industrial revolution. The Center seeks to guide the development of AI for the common good by conducting research on important and neglected issues of AI governance, and advising decision makers on this research through policy engagement.

The Center produces research which is foundational to the field of AI governance, for example mapping crucial considerations to direct the research agenda, or identifying distinctive features of the transition to transformative AI and corresponding policy considerations. Our research also addresses more immediate policy issues, such as malicious use and China’s AI strategy. Our work takes a cross-disciplinary approach, looking at transformative AI through the lenses of e.g. international security, the history of technology development, law and public opinion.

In addition to research, the Center for the Governance of AI is active in international policy circles, and actively advises governments and industry leaders on AI strategy. The Center for the Governance of AI researchers has spoken at the NIPS and AAAI/ACM conferences, and at events involving the German Federal Foreign Office, the European Commission, the European Parliament, the UK House of Lords, the U.S. Congress, and others.

The Center’s papers and reports are available at https://www.governance.ai.

About the Future of Humanity Institute

The Future of Humanity Institute, University of Oxford, is a multidisciplinary research institute at the University of Oxford. Academics at FHI bring the tools of mathematics, philosophy and social sciences to bear on big-picture questions about humanity and its prospects. The Institute is led by Founding Director Professor Nick Bostrom. Humanity has the potential for a long and flourishing future. Our mission is to shed light on crucial considerations that might shape that future. More information at http://www.fhi.ox.ac.uk/.