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Institute for Technology and Humanity


The Institute for Technology and Humanity (ITH) supports 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.

Our Centres

The Institute is home to three University Research Centres: The Centre for the Study of Existential Risk, the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence and the Centre for Human-inspired AI. By integrating cross-centre strengths, facilitating synergies, and catalysing new collaborations, the Institute combines the arts, humanities and social sciences alongside the natural, health and technical sciences in order to address the great issues of our time.


Our Partners and Collaborators

We collaborate with practitioners, policy-makers and researchers from other academic institutions to ensure the research we do has a positive impact in the real world. 


Our History

The Institute for Technology and Humanity celebrated its launch on 21 November 2023 at the University of Cambridge. Vice-Chancellor Deborah Prentice, Lord Martin Reece and Dr Gillian Tett (Provost of King’s College) joined the Institute’s Director, Stephen Cave, to mark the celebration. The launch was covered by national and local media including the BBC, ITV, The Times, and the Sunday Times. You can read more about it on the University of Cambridge news site.

The Institute was many years in preparation. In addition to the Directors of ITH’s three Centres, the experience, creativity and dedication of a number of people were critical to its successful development. In particular, we wish to acknowledge the contributions of Seán Ó hÉigeartaigh, Rachel Burgess, Jessica Bland, Dorian Peters, Henry Shevlin, Caroline Bassett and Amanda Lightstone.

We are also extremely grateful for the support of the University’s School of Arts and Humanities (in which the Institute sits), and in particular, Chris Young, Jocelyn Wyburd, Ben Warn and Dan White. Finally, we will always be indebted to, and inspired by, Professor Huw Price whose work, wisdom and foresight made both CSER and CFI possible.