What are the best areas to study regarding Existential risk?
There are many threats to humanity and our Earth currently. What are the best courses to study to help prevent existential risks? Examples given: A.I. Alignment, wealth inequality, poverty, climate change and pandemics.
1. AI Alignment
The best course to study: "Introduction to AI Alignment" taught by me at https://www.coursera.org/learn/ai- alignment
I also believe the following courses are important but I am biased since I teach them:
2. Poverty and Wealth Inequality
3. Pandemics and Biosecurity 101
4. Climate change and the environment (since there are many other environmental issues that can lead to catastrophe)
https://www.coursera.org/learn/environmentalism or my course on Superforecasting which has a section on the environment
5. Algorithmic regulation of financial markets, wealth inequality, AIs taking jobs, etc.. (since we will probably have more regulation in the future).
yet but there should be many courses available soon since this is a popular topic right now in academia and industry