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Nick Bostrom

Founding Director of the Future of Humanity Institute, Professor and Author

Nick Bostrom is a Swedish-born philosopher with a background in theoretical physics, computational neuroscience, logic, and artificial intelligence, as well as philosophy. He is the most-cited professional philosopher in the world under the age of 50.

He is a Professor at Oxford University, where he heads the Future of Humanity Institute as its founding director. He is the author of some 200 publications, including Anthropic Bias (2002), Global Catastrophic Risks (2008), Human Enhancement (2009), and Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies (2014), a New York Times bestseller which helped spark a global conversation about the future of AI. He has also published a series of influential papers, including ones that introduced the simulation argument (2003) and the concept of existential risk (2002).

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See also: Academia Future of Humanity Institute (FHI) - Multidisciplinary research institute at the University of Oxford

Nick Bostrom Blog Posts

Superintelligence by Nick Bostrom - Book Review

Superintelligence by Nick Bostrom - Book Review

Review of Nick Bostrom's book Superintelligence on the risks of artificial intelligence

Nick Bostrom Creations

Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies


Superintelligence asks the questions what happens when machines surpass humans in general intelligence, written by Nick Bostrom

Nick Bostrom News

Research Scholars Programme at Future of Humanity Institute - now open

Future of Humanity Institute (FHI) - 12-Aug-2020

Research long-term consequences in Oxford with world leading thinkers such as Nick Bostrom


DPhil Scholarships available at Oxford's Future of Humanity Institute

University of Oxford - 04-Oct-2019

An amazing opportunity to work with some of the world's leading thinkers


Algorithm Is a Big Step Towards Whole-Brain Simulation

Singularity Hub - 21-Mar-2018

International team completely revamped the structure of a popular simulation algorithm. Reduces ...


Should We Die?

The Atlantic - 18-Feb-2017

Zoltan Istvan wants to be the one to decide when his life ends. Goal is one shared by many futur...


How Science Can Make Us Immortal

Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies (IEET) - 12-Feb-2016

Many respectable scientists now believe that humans can overcome death. We will simultaneously d...