The existential risk percentages shown in this graph are far from exact, since our knowledge of existential risks is limited. Also, at this moment, there are only two quantified scientific existential risk estimates¹² available to our knowledge, and they are both from the same institute (Future of Humanity Institute, Oxford University).
However, because of the seriousness of human extinction, we think that even a slight scientific indication is sufficient reason to make existential risks more widely known and discussed. We also believe we should urgently conduct more existential risk research, at diverse institutes with researchers from multiple fields, so as to improve the accuracy and robustness of these findings as soon as possible.
Even the amount of evidence we currently have convinces us that existential risk has increased significantly because of human action in potentially preventable ways. Therefore, we should:
- Find out more accurately and robustly how high the existential risks are and how to decrease them, by pursuing more existential risk research at different institutes.
- Globally prioritize preventing these risks from materializing.