Nick Bostrom is Director, Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford University where he runs the Programme on the Impacts of Future Technology. He has been listed in Foreign Policy’s Top 100 Global Thinkers and Prospect Magazine’s World Thinkers list (the highest-ranked analytic philosopher and the youngest person in the top 15 from all fields). He is widely considered to be the most influential “futurist” in the world.
He is the founding Director of the Future of Humanity Institute, a multi-disciplinary research centre that enables a number of exceptional mathematicians, philosophers, and scientists to think carefully about global priorities and consider the large questions for humanity. He also runs the Programme on the Impacts of Future Technology in the Oxford Martin School.
Nick Bostrom has appeared frequently on international television including BBC, CNN, NBC, ABC, PBS, CBC, Discovery Channel and SRF. In addition, he has addressed audiences around the world and is a repeat TED speaker. For a brief period during his graduate years, he performed stand-up comedy on the London circuit, thereby earning the right to refer to himself as a failed stand-up comedian.
Nick has a background in physics, computational neuroscience, and mathematical logic as well as philosophy. He is the author of some 200 publications, including Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies, an academic research volume which became a New York Times bestseller. He is best known for his work in existential risk, the simulation argument, anthropic (developing the first mathematically explicit theory of observation selection effects), impacts of future technology, and macro strategy and implications of ethical consequentialism.\
One of the most important thinkers of our time, Nick Bostrom changes the way we view the big picture—how advances in artificial intelligence and other technologies will reshape the human world, and how present actions affect the future.
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