We may be living in one of the most consequential centuries of humanity’s history. Humans have only recently developed the power to destroy our own species, whether it be through nuclear war, runaway climate change, a global pandemic, or misaligned artificial intelligence. Before us lies the risk of our total demise or the opportunity for thousands of generations of prosperity and peace, giving us time to address our most entrenched injustices. On this scale, humanity’s history has just begun. But how can we ensure humanity’s existence doesn’t end in its infancy? This Yale Legal Priorities Society lunch talk was with Cullen O’Keefe, Founding Advisor at the Legal Priorities Project and Counsel for Policy & Governance at OpenAI.