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Cyber, Nano, and AGI Risks: Decentralized Approaches to Reducing Risks

Allison Duettmann
Christine Peterson
Mark S. Miller
The First Colloquium On Catastrophic And Existential Risk (2017)


The aim of this paper, rather than attempting to present one coherent strategy for reducing existential risks, is to introduce a variety of possible options with the goal of broadening the discussion and inviting further investigation. Two themes appear throughout: (1) the proposed approaches for risk reduction attempt to avoid the dangers of centralized “solutions,” and (2) cybersecurity is not treated as a separate risk. Instead, trustworthy cybersecurity is a prerequisite for the success of our proposed approaches to risk reduction.