Selected Publications

Classifying GCRs based on critical system breached, global spread mechanism, and human prevention and mitigation failure.
In Futures, 2018

Risks and responses to near-term malicious use of AI/ML.

Extension of the model developed in my PhD thesis.
In The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 2017

Recent Publications

More Publications

. Surveying Safety-relevant AI Characteristics. In Proceedings of the AAAI Workshop on Artificial Intelligence Safety 2019, 2019.


. Exploring artificial intelligence futures. Forthcoming in Journal of AI Humanities., 2018.


. Mavericks and Lotteries. In Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A, 2018.


. Beyond Brain Size: Uncovering the Neural Correlates of Behavioral and Cognitive Specialization. In Comparative Cognition & Behavior Reviews, 2018.

Preprint PDF

. Policy Considerations for Random Allocation of Research Funds. In RT. A Journal on Research Policy and Evaluation, 2018.

PDF Project

. Classifying global catastrophic risks. In Futures, 2018.

PDF Slides Video

. The Malicious Use of Artificial Intelligence: Forecasting, Prevention, and Mitigation., 2018.

Preprint PDF Slides Video BBC New York Times Wired Opinion Wired The Verge CyberLaw podcast SecurityNow World Economic Forum People's Daily כלכליסט Deutsche Welle L'actualité

. Centralized funding and epistemic exploration. In The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 2017.

Preprint PDF Code Project Slides

. Funding science by lottery. In Recent Developments in the Philosophy of Science: EPSA13 Helsinki, 2015.

Preprint PDF Project

Talks & Podcasts

More Talks

Exploring artificial intelligence futures
Aug 16, 2018 3:40 PM
Science funding is a gamble so let's give out money by lottery
May 1, 2018 1:00 PM
Panel Discussion - Security & Privacy
Mar 16, 2018 2:10 PM
Artificial Intelligence Risks
Mar 1, 2018 3:00 PM
NonProphets (super)forecasting podcast - discussing AI
Sep 27, 2017 12:00 AM


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