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26 November 2023

Launch of the Institute for Technology and Humanity

We are pleased to announce that CHIA has moved homes within the University of Cambridge. Together with two other Centres – the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (CSER) and the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence (CFI) – CHIA is now part of a new Institute: the Institute for Technology and Humanity (ITH).

The institute will offer a home for the three centres as they continue work in their respective areas, along with a useful umbrella structure that allows integrating cross-centre strengths, facilitating synergies, and catalysing new collaborations where oppotunities arise. The Institute provide a structure that supports the centres in world-leading research and teaching that investigates and shapes technological transformations and the opportunities and challenges they pose for our societies, our environment and our world.  The breadth of research conducted spans the arts, humanities and social sciences alongside the natural, medical and technical sciences to address the great issues of our time.

At the Institute launch event the Vice-Chancellor of the University – Professor Deborah Prentice – said “the new institute demonstrates that the University of Cambridge is rising to this challenge of ensuring that human technologies do not exceed and overwhelm human capacities and human needs”.