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Haydn Belfield

Research Fellow


Haydn Belfield is a Research Fellow at the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence. He works on the international security challenges posed by emerging technologies, esecially artificial intelligence. He frequently advises tech companies and governments on these topics. Key publications include 'The malicious use of AI: Forecasting, prevention, and mitigation' and 'Toward trustworthy AI development: mechanisms for supporting verifiable claims'.

Haydn has been a Research Associate and Academic Project Manager at the University of Cambridge's Centre for the Study of Existential Risk for the past five years, in which time the Centre tripled in size. Previously he worked in UK politics as the Senior Parliamentary Researcher to a Labour MP in the Shadow Cabinet, and was seconded to several general election and referendum campaigns. He was a Policy Associate at the Global Priorities Project (University of Oxford) and the first Development Director of the Centre for Effective Altruism. He is a DPhil/PhD Candidate in International Relations, and has an MSc in Politics Research, and a BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE), all from the University of Oxford.

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