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| leader_name = Eric Klien<ref name=NYT1>{{cite web|last=Vance|first=Ashlee|title=The Lifeboat Foundation: Battling Asteroids, Nanobots and A.I.|url=http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/07/20/the-lifeboat-foundation-battling-asteroids-nanobots-and-a-i/|accessdate=26 April 2013|work=Blog at The New York Times|date=20 July 2010}}</ref>
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The '''Lifeboat Foundatation''' is "a nonprofit nongovernmental organization dedicated to encouraging scientific advancements while helping humanity survive existential risks and possible misuse of increasingly powerful technologies, including [[genetic engineering]], [[nanotechnology]], and [[robotics]]/[[Artificial intelligence|AI]], as we move towards [[the Singularity]]."<ref>{{cite web|title=About the Lifeboat Foundation|url=http://lifeboat.com/ex/about|publisher=The Lifeboat Founation|accessdate=26 April 2013}}</ref>
Much of the money raised by the organization goes toward financing research projects at universities and other institutes.{{r|NYT1}}
== Advisory Boards ==
The Lifeboat foundation maintains dedicated "advisory boards"<ref name=LB1>{{cite web|title=Advisory Boards|url=http://lifeboat.com/ex/boards|publisher=The Lifeboat Foundation|accessdate=26 April 2013}}</ref> for research into specific topics related to [[existential risks]], including:{{r|LB1}}
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* Asteroid/Comet Impacts Board
* Astrobiology/SETI Board
* Biotech/Medical Board
* Business Board
* Chemistry Board
* Complex Systems Board
* Cosmology Board
* Counterterrorism Board
* Cybercrime/Malcode Board
* Diplomacy Board
* Economics Board
* Education Board
* Engineering Board
* Ethics Board
* Finance Board
* Futurists Board
* Geology/Geophysics Board
* Human-Nonhuman Relationship Board
* Human Trajectories Board
* Information Sciences Board
* Legal Board
* Life Extension Board
* Media & Arts Board
* Methods for Discovery & Solution Finding Board
* Nanotechnology Board
* Neuroscience Board
* Particle Physics Board
* Philosophy Board
* Physics Board
* Policy Board
* Religion/Spirituality Board
* Robotics/AI Board
* Scientific Freedom Board
* Social Factors Board
* Space Settlement Board
* Supercomputing Board
* Sustainability Board
* Transparency and Privacy Board
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The membership of these boards includes 13 [[Nobel laureate]]s{{r|LB1}}{{verification failed|date=April 2013}}, among them [[Eric Maskin]], who serves on the group’s economics board.{{r|NYT1}}
== References ==
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== External Links ==
*[http://ieet.org/index.php/IEET/more/4610 The Lifeboat Foundation: A stealth attack on scientists?]
[[Category:Human extinction]]
[[Category:Hazards]]
[[Category:Risk analysis]]
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