Nick Bostrom

Published on October 23, 2017

Philosopher, University of Oxford | Sweden

Nick Bostrom

One of the major 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.

A Professor at Oxford University, Bostrom is the Founding Director of the Future of Humanity Institute, a unique research center where leading minds from computer science, mathematics, philosophy, economics and engineering think about future technology impacts, global priorities, catastrophic risks and transformative opportunities.

He is Director of the Strategic Artificial Intelligence Research Center, which researches how the coming machine intelligence revolution will change society and the economy.

His book Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies became a New York Times bestseller and altered the global conversation on the future of AI.

Bostrom has a background in theoretical physics, computational neuroscience, the foundations of probability theory, and philosophy.

He received a Eugene R. Gannon Award, has been listed twice on Foreign Policy's Top 100 Global Thinkers, and was included in Prospect magazine’s World Thinkers list, the youngest person in the top 15 from all fields and the highest-ranked analytic philosopher.

His writings have been translated into 24 languages, with more than 100 reprints of his works.


Read the article on the Panel Discussion focused on Workers in Atypical Environments: “Keeping Workers Connected When the Office is Outer Space” to which he participated.

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