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Nick Bostrom
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June 27, 2016: Nick Bostrom, Author of Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies

Among other topics, Nick discusses the following issues with Metis Strategy:

  • The increasing need for a focus on ethical behavior in a technology-driven world
  • The role of existential risks in the field of research
  • Current trends that are fueling the advancement of artificial intelligence
  • The inherent implications that artificial intelligence has on the human civilization
  • The complication that artificial intelligence presents as it is introduced to the business landscape
  • The Future of Humanity Institute that he oversees
  • People of influence on Nick’s personal development and the work he conducts

Nick Bostrom’s Biography

Nick Bostrom is the author of Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies, a book that explains the impending threats that artificial intelligence presents to the human civilization, and ways to co-exist with its presence. He gave a TED talk on the subject of machine intelligence in 2015. Nick is also a Professor in the Faculty of Philosophy at Oxford University and the Founding Director of the Future of Humanity Institute, a multidisciplinary research center at the University of Oxford whose mission is to enable leading researchers bring the tools of mathematics, philosophy and science to bear on big-picture questions about humanity and its prospects.

Nick received a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, Mathematics, Mathematical Logic and Artificial Intelligence from the University of Gothenburg. He received his master’s degree in Philosophy and Physics at the University of Stockholm, a master’s degree in Computational Neuroscience at King’s College London, and a PhD in Philosophy from the London School of Economics.


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