Global Catastrophic Risk Institute

Global Catastrophic Risk Institute

The Global Catastrophic Risk Institute (GCRI) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank that evaluates threats to human civilisation and researches potential solutions.

This charity meets the requirements to be supported by Giving What We Can as an unlisted charity — read more about our inclusion criteria.

GCRI's mission is to "develop the best ways to confront humanity's gravest threats." To this end, GCRI:

  • Researches potential threats to human civilisation, along with promising solutions.
  • Focuses on areas related to the safety of artificial intelligence, risks from nuclear war, the aftermath of global catastrophes, and cause prioritisation and strategy.
  • Has produced a number of research publications furthering the field of catastrophic risk analysis.
  • Provides advice on careers, research directions, and other kinds of consulting related to global catastrophic risks.

There are relatively few other organisations researching ways to protect the long-term future. Working to protect humanity's long-term future could potentially have an enormous impact. To learn more, read 80,000 Hours' reports on nuclear security, artificial intelligence, biological risks, and global priorities research.

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