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Sam Hilton is a Research Affiliate at the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk.

During Sam’s 5 years as a Civil Service policy adviser he worked on a number of long-term issues including leading the team responsible for the UK's civil nuclear safety policy and working in the Treasury's Financial Stability team, where he pulled together the 2016 amendments to the Banking Reform Act. Within the charity sector Sam has worked on advocacy and community-building at a senior level for a number of small start-up institutions, including founding and running Effective Altruism London, being Assistant Director at The Life You Can Save and helping to run The High Impact NetworK (THINK). Sam is excited to combine his entrepreneurial and government backgrounds to build support for future generations in UK policy.

Caroline Baylon is a Research Affiliate at the Centre for the Study of Existential RIsk.

Caroline serves as Research Lead in AXA's Strategy, Research and Threat Horizon team, within an internal think tank looking at future trends in cyber security, AI and technology. Her research at present focuses on the use of AI by cybercriminals, both now and in the future, and on cyber security vulnerabilities in connected and driverless cars. She co-leads the team's biannual cyber security foresight publication and has established a scenario-planning programme within the company. Caroline also serves as a facilitator for an executive education course on scenario-planning taught at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School.

Previously, Caroline was the lead on cyber security at Chatham House (The Royal Institute of International Affairs) in London, United Kingdom, where her work centered on cyber security threats to critical infrastructure, notably on those to nuclear facilities and satellites. She was also Editor of the Journal of Cyber Policy, a peer reviewed academic journal published by Routledge, Taylor & Francis. Caroline has also served as an independent contractor for the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, carrying out research projects on the activities of cyber proxy groups and on prospects for curbing the proliferation of cyber weapons. She holds a Master of Science in Social Science of the Internet from Balliol College, University of Oxford and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Stanford University.

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