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Jaan Tallinn

Founding Engineer of Skype and Kazaa

Jaan Tallinn is a founding engineer of Skype and Kazaa. He is a co-founder of the Cambridge Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (, Future of Life Institute (, and philanthropically supports other existential risk research organisations.

Jaan is on the Board of Sponsors of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (, member of the High-Level Expert Group on AI at the European Commission, and has served on the Estonian President’s Academic Advisory Board. He is also an active angel investor, a partner at Ambient Sound Investments (, and a former investor director of the AI company DeepMind (

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