Matthew van der Merwe
Research Assistant, Future of Humanity Institute

Matthew van der Merwe is a research assistant at the Future of Humanity Institute at the University of Oxford. He writes about AI policy for the weekly newsletterImport AI.

Written by Matthew van der Merwe

A monument to the glories of Soviet-era military aviation. Tiraspol, Transdniester, 2004. Photo by Jonas Bendikson/Magnum

Essay/
Future of technology
How vulnerable is the world?

Sooner or later a technology capable of wiping out human civilisation might be invented. How far would we go to stop it?

Nick Bostrom & Matthew van der Merwe