Nick Bostrom

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  • Prof. Bostrom talks about how leaders can structure their thinking to understand the key transitions in AI, technology, and risk that affect humanity over the course of history and into the future.
  • Audiences leave with a broad perspective on the implications of technology, AI, and risk on the future of economics, politics and humanity.
  • Nick Bostrom is a Professor at Oxford University, where he heads the Future of Humanity Institute as its founding director. Bostrom is the most-cited professional philosopher under the age of 50.
  • His academic work has been translated into more than 30 languages; is the NYT bestselling author of Superintelligence (2014); and is a repeat TED speaker.

About Nick Bostrom - Speaker on AI, Technology & The Future, Director of the Future of Humanity Institute, Oxford University

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 a Professor at Oxford University, where he heads the Future of Humanity Institute as its founding director. Bostrom is the most-cited professional philosopher under the age of 50.

Prof. Nick Bostrom 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).

His academic work has been translated into more than 30 languages. He is a repeat main TED speaker and has been interviewed more than 1,000 times by various media. He has been on the Foreign Policy's Top 100 Global Thinkers list twice and was included in Prospect's World Thinkers List, the youngest person in the top 15. As a graduate student he dabbled in stand-up comedy on the London circuit, but has since reconnected with the heavy gloom of his Swedish roots.

 

 

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 Topics

What Prof. Nick Bostrom Talks About:

  • The Future of Artificial Intelligence
  • Utopia: What kind of Future is Worth Creating?
  • Recent Developments in Artificial Intelligence
  • The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence
  • Technological trends for the next 30 years
  • Can AIs be Conscious?
  • The Future of Live in the Universe
  • Global Catastrophic Risks

 

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