Based in Geneva, Switzerland, the Simon Institute for Longterm Governance (SI) works to mitigate global catastrophic risks, building on Herbert Simon's vision of future-oriented policymaking. With a focus on fostering international cooperation, the organisation centres its efforts on the multilateral system.
In order to guarantee the survival and flourishing of humanity, international policymakers must enhance their understanding of extreme risks, address the impacts of technological innovation on our world, and consider the interests of future generations in political processes.
SI's current work is focused on mitigating extreme harms from AI and promoting its responsible development through multilateral governance.
SI focuses on cultivating effective multilateralism, enhancing global technology governance, and shifting policy focus to the long term. Specifically, SI:
Since SI’s founding in 2021, the organisation has contributed to key intergovernmental processes for reducing global risks, hosted numerous workshops with researchers and policymakers to coordinate multilateral action, and delivered the first UN report on existential risk and rapid technological change.
We don't currently have further information about the cost-effectiveness of SI beyond it doing work in a high-impact cause area and taking a reasonably promising approach.
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