Keynote Speaker Nick Bostrom
What should we do, as individuals and as a species, to improve our long-term outlooks?
Nick Bostrom - A Swedish Professor of Philosophy at Oxford University. A well-known Author with more than 200 publications.
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Nick Bostrom is a Professor of Philosophy at Oxford University. He is the founding director of the Institute for the Future of Humanity, an interdisciplinary research center that empowers leading mathematicians, philosophers, and scientists to reflect thoughtfully on global priorities and the significant challenges which humanity faces.
Nick Bostrom’s career
Nick Bostrom has experience in physics, computational neuroscience, mathematical logic, and philosophy. He is best recognized for his effort in five fields: (a) existential risk; (b) stimulation argument; (c) anthropic (development of the first mathematically precise theory about observation selection effects); (d) result of future technologies; and (e) implications of consequentialism for a global approach.
Nick Bostrom’s honors & awards
Nick received the Eugene R. Award. Gannon Award (annually, there is only one person selected from representatives of philosophy, mathematics, art and other human and natural sciences around the world).
Nick Bostrom is on the Foreign Policy’s list of the 100 best global thinkers in the world as well as the Prospect Magazine’s World Thinkers list. Nick is the highest-ranked analytic philosopher and the youngest personality in the top 15 from all disciplines.
Nick Bostrom’s publications
The Swedish philosopher also is a writer and author of nearly 200 publications. Some of his most successful books are Anthropogenic Bias (Routledge, 2002), Global Catastrophic Risks (eds., OUP, 2008), Human Improvement (ed., OUP, 2009), Another popular book Superintelligence: Paths, Risks, Strategies (OUP, 2014). His publications have been translated into 24 world languages. His work was translated and reprinted more than 100 times. Both Elon Musk and Bill Gates recommended his book on “Superintelligence”.