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Professor Nick Bostrom

Professor Nick Bostrom

Philosophy, University of Oxford

Nick Bostrom is Professor in the Faculty of Philosophy at Oxford University and founding Director of the Future of Humanity Institute and of the Programme on the Impacts of Future Technology within the Oxford Martin School.

He is the author of some 200 publications, including 'Anthropic Bias' (Routledge, 2002), 'Global Catastrophic Risks' (ed., OUP, 2008), and 'Human Enhancement' (ed., OUP, 2009), and the forthcoming book 'Superintelligence' (OUP, 2014). He previously taught at Yale, and he was a Postdoctoral Fellow of the British Academy. Bostrom has a background in physics, computational neuroscience, and mathematical logic as well as philosophy.

In 2009, he was awarded the Eugene R. Gannon Award (one person selected annually worldwide from the fields of philosophy, mathematics, the arts and other humanities, and the natural sciences). He has been listed in the FP 100 Global Thinkers list, the Foreign Policy Magazine’s list of the world’s top 100 minds.

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