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Finished theses

Beyond the Ban: a comprehensive approach to the governance of autonomous weapons

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The Influence of movie on behavioral change in individual meat and dairy products consumption

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Avoiding Moral Wrongs under Normative Uncertainty: Biases Involved in Maximizing Expected Choice-Worthiness

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Value Drift in the Effective Altruism Movement: A Qualitative Analysis

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The International Governance of Artificial Intelligence – Problems and Potential Solutions

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The Effect Of Global Poverty Reduction On Wild Animal Welfare

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Uncertainty about the expected moral value of the long-term future: is reducing human extinction risk valuable?

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Normative uncertainty and wild-animal suffering

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How Important is Mortality in Explaining the Fertility Transition in Developing Countries?

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Normative universals for intelligent machines: Are there universal values by which researchers can align Artificial Intelligence?

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Giving Lucky a name and a face: Increasing animal advocacy activism among meat-eaters using the identifiable victim effect

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Cultured meat: Do Chinese consumers have an appetite?

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Risk Analysis and Corrosion Prevention during Industrial Power Failure

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Rethinking Altruism: Altruism Born of Suffering and Its Unique Potential for Inclusivity

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All-cause versus cause-specific excess mortality for the estimation of influenza-associated mortality in Denmark, Spain, and the United States

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Global Priorities Research

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  • Quadratic funding mechanism under incomplete information and aggregate uncertainty - Luís Mota

  • Do anthropic ‘doomsday arguments’ offer a compelling reason to believe that the future will be short? - Marek Sklenka

  • Moral Uncertainty: Knowledge, Decision, and Deliberation - Riley Harris

  • Non-additive approaches to moral reasoning, value and decision making (provisional) - James Hart

  • The health state-dependence of risk aversion - Evelyn Morris

Animal Welfare

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  • Influence of documentaries on individual meat consumption - Tereza Hacová

  • Trade-offs between animal welfare and environmental impacts of given meat production systems and people's perceptions and preferences of those trade-offs - Jacob Schmiess

  • Policies for different nutrition - How can the state take influence on eating habits? - Adrian Schawalder

  • Understanding healthy and sustainable food systems change: an analysis of recommended policy interventions using a systems thinking framework - Luke Spajic

  • Using labelling to improve transparency in animal production: a review of regulatory and consumer choice approaches in the European Union (EU) - Ruth Martin

  • Do vegan claims on the product package impact their consumption by non-vegans in the European context? - Anita Jürson

  • Following and Defining Embryonic Development In Vitro to Mass-Produce Muscle Tissue in 3D - Michelle Hauser

  • Cueing taste and familiarity on plant-based food packaging: Product descriptor influence on purchase intention for a meat-eaters - James Odene

  • Methodology standardisation and characterisation of important parameters in alternative seafood meat science - Kieren Watkins


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  • Towards a unified and improved understanding of mortality estimation for influenzae: Comparison of influenza-attributable mortality estimates using cause-specific and all-cause mortality data - Sebastian S. Sudergaard Schmidt

  • Discovering immunological phenotypes associated with unannotated-ORF products in the human translatome - Joe Choo-Choy

AI safety

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  • Exploring the interpretability of Deep Neural Networks using Information Theory - Jamie Bernardi

  • Frontiers in Inverse Reinforcement Learning - Sayan Sarkar

  • Detection of new states encountered by a reinforcement learning agent - Lukáš Bátrla


  • Managing Food Security in the wake of Global Population Growth and Climate Change - Fabio Rappenecker

  • Can the Collective Action Problem framework help us understand the lack of global coordination on Existential Risks? A comparative study with collective action failures and successes (provisional) - Miguel Gimeno Xipell

  • The effect of early childhood economic shocks on adult psychology and welfare: Evidence from Indonesia - Duncan Webb

  • Initial food production scaling calculations for alternative foods (specifically big scale seaweed farming) - Aron Mill

  • Causes and Consequences of Farmer Suicide in India: Data analysis and policy recommendations - Esther Wenger

  • Carbon abatement with renewable energies in Germany - Johannes Lill

  • An Analysis of Progress in Image Classification - Onni Arne

  • The effect of calibration training on the accuracy of month-long forecasts of future events - Viktorie Havlíčková

  • The Policy Diffusion of Localization in China (provisional) - Caleb Huffman

  • Should Universal Basic Income Be Implemented to Deal with Changes on the Job Market Caused by Automation from the Perspective of Hedonistic Utilitarianism? - Risto Uuk

  • How different transport schemes of climate models could influence the outcome of a geoengineering experiment - Ann-Kristin Dugstad