This write-up from Open Philanthropy Project highlights future global catastrophic risks, such as pandemics and risks from advanced artificial intelligence, in order to point towards potential opportunities for research. The Open Philanthropy Project offers grants in relation to these issues.
Some relatively low-probability risks, such as a major pandemic or nuclear war, could carry disastrous consequences, making their overall expected harm substantial. Because such occurrences are unprecedented and relatively unlikely, they may not receive adequate attention from other actors. While we do not have credible estimates of the likelihood of these risks, some seem to be non-trivial.Open Philanthropy Project