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Seth Baum

Seth Baum is Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Global Catastrophic Risk Institute (GCRI, http://gcrinstitute.org). He received a PhD in Geography from Pennsylvania State University and was recently a post-doc with Columbia University's Center for Research on Environmental Decisions. His research covers a broad range of topics, including artificial general intelligence, environmental policy, ethics, economics, education, and astrobiology. He also helps lead the global catastrophic risk research community via GCRI, the Society for Risk Analysis, and other organizations.

Dr. Baum is also active at the interface of academic scholarship and other sectors of society. Through GCRI, he is building ties between global catastrophic risk researchers and other relevant professionals. He is also active in public scholarship through collaborations with artists, entertainers, journalists, and other members of the media. His research has gotten wide media attention including interviews in the Discovery Channel, Fox News, and Talk Radio 702 (South Africa), plus additional coverage in The Guardian, MIT Technology Review, MSNBC, and other publications.


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Articles


"Confronting Future Catastrophic Threats to Humanity"   http://sethbaum.com  Dec 19, 2015

"What Are the Best Ways to Prevent Global Catastrophe?"   Ethical Technology  Feb 26, 2015

"Planetary Boundaries And Global Catastrophic Risk"   Ethical Technology  Oct 20, 2014

"When Global Catastrophes Collide: The Climate Engineering Double Catastrophe"   huffingtonpost.com  Jul 7, 2014

"The ethics of global catastrophic risk from dual-use bioengineering"   sethbaum.com  Mar 19, 2014


News


IEET Affiliate Scholar Seth Baum interviewed on the History Channel (Jan 06, 2016)

IEET Fellows and Affiliate Scholars Receive AI Safety Grants (Aug 27, 2015)


Past Appearances


Wallach, Hughes, Rothblatt, Swan, Baum @ World Technology Summit (NYC, NY USA - Nov 20, 2015)

Baum on “Global Catastrophic Risk And The Limits Of Insurability” @ Catastrophe Risk Modelling (Miami, Florida - Jun 18, 2014)

Brin, Baum, Pellissier @ Global Existential Risks and Radical Futures (Piedmont, CA USA - Jun 14, 2014)

Baum on “Risks of accidental nuclear war” @ UN Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Prep Committee (New York City, NY USA - Apr 28, 2014)

Baum on “Global catastrophic risk reduction” @ Futurability Initiatives (Tokyo, Japan - Mar 24, 2014)

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