Ahmed Ghoor

Ahmed Ghoor graduated with a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Cape Town (UCT), and with an Imaamat certification from the Cape Town Islamic Educational Centre (CTIEC).

Recognizing that many well-intentioned efforts often lack adequate research and may inadvertently cause harm, Ahmed strives to apply a multidisciplinary reason- and evidence-based approach to drive meaningful change. In 2021, his undergraduate mini-thesis assessed the counterfactual value of investing resources into mitigating risks associated with AI developments.

He has previously served as the Chair of the UCT Muslim Students Association (MSA) and Effective Altruism UCT. He has also been a fellow at the Auwal Socio-Economic Research Institute and the Center for AI Safety.

Currently, Ahmed is researching and advocating for high-impact Muslim philanthropy opportunities, pursuing postgraduate studies in Computer Science focusing on the ethical use of new technologies and is an incoming research fellow at the Initiative for Longtermism in Africa (ILINA).