What is existential risk?
Existential risks, or global catastrophic risks, are risks that could cause the collapse of human civilization. Prominent examples of human-driven global catastrophic risks include but are not limited to:
- nuclear war
- pandemics, bioterrorism, and other threats related to advances in biotechnology
- catastrophic accidents/misuse and other risks related to advances in AI
- effects of extreme climate change and environmental degradation
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