professional headshot of Jaan Tallin, member of Artificial Intelligence high level group
founding engineer of Skype and Kazaa

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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 ( 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 in and director of the AI company DeepMind (