Matthew van der Merwe

I work at the University of Oxford’s Future of Humanity Institute, as research assistant to Nick Bostrom. From 2018–2020, I worked closely with Toby Ord on his book The Precipice: Existential Risk and the Future of Humanity. From 2018–2021, I wrote about AI policy for Jack Clark’s weekly newsletter, Import AI. Previously, I worked as an equities analyst, researching cement companies. I have a BA in Philosophy from the University of Cambridge. I’m a member of Giving What We Can.

I can occasionally be found on: Twitter, Metaculus, EA Forum, Wikipedia, Goodreads.