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Christine Peterson is Co-founder of Foresight Institute, a nonprofit focused on speeding benefits and reducing risks from coming revolutionary technologies, especially nanotechnology, AI, and longevity advances.

She facilitates interactive workshops for groups tackling hard problems across disciplines, and speaks to a wide variety of audiences, from the general public to technologists and investors.

She urges the EA community to explore the high leverage available when working on problems at the earliest possible “upstream” stage, when measurement is most challenging. She is credited with coining the term open source software.