Bulletin receives $100K award

By Lorene Yue | June 23, 2021

Photo of Jaan Tallinn by Annika Metsla

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is proud to announce it has received a $100,000 award from the Founders Pledge on behalf of Jaan Tallinn, founding engineer of Skype and a member of the Bulletin’s Board of Sponsors.

“For over a decade I have seen it as my mission to ensure that AI research would yield positive long-term outcomes for humanity,” Tallinn said. “I’m delighted to provide this support for the Bulletin because it puts its considerable weight behind this issue and hope that I can help it continue to be a beacon of sober scientific analysis.” 

In addition to Skype, he is a founding engineer of Kazaa and co-founder of the Cambridge Centre for the Study of Existential Risk and Future of Life Institute. Tallinn joined the Bulletin’s Board of Sponsors in 2016. 

“We’re pleased to have our work recognized by an ally of the Bulletin,” said Rachel Bronson, CEO of the Bulletin. “These gifts make our mission and reporting possible.”  


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