Existential Risks: Exploring a Robust Risk Reduction Strategy

@article{Jebari2015ExistentialRE,
  title={Existential Risks: Exploring a Robust Risk Reduction Strategy},
  author={Karim Jebari},
  journal={Science and Engineering Ethics},
  year={2015},
  volume={21},
  pages={541-554}
}
  • Karim Jebari
  • Published 2015
  • Psychology, Computer Science, Medicine
  • Science and Engineering Ethics
A small but growing number of studies have aimed to understand, assess and reduce existential risks, or risks that threaten the continued existence of mankind. However, most attention has been focused on known and tangible risks. This paper proposes a heuristic for reducing the risk of black swan extinction events. These events are, as the name suggests, stochastic and unforeseen when they happen. Decision theory based on a fixed model of possible outcomes cannot properly deal with this kind of… Expand
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