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Enframing the Flesh: Heidegger, Transhumanism, and the Body as “Standing Reserve”

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IEET > Former > Nick Bostrom

Nick Bostrom

Nick Bostrom Ph.D. is a Professor of Applied Ethics at Oxford University, and the Director of the Oxford Future of Humanity Institute. Dr. Bostrom co-founded the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies in 2005 and served as Chair of its Board of Directors until 2011. In 2011 he stepped down as Chair and was appointed as Senior Fellow.  Dr. Bostrom also co-founded the World Transhumanist Association (Humanity+) in 1998 and served as Chair of its Board of Directors until 2009. Professor Bostrom is a frequent spokesperson and commentator in the media, and has consulted for the President’s Council on Bioethics (USA), the Central Intelligence Agency (USA), the European Commission, and the European Group on Ethics (Brussels), among many groups. Dr. Bostrom has a background in cosmology, computational neuroscience, mathematical logic, philosophy, and artificial intelligence, and his research addresses the philosophy of science, probability theory, and the ethical and strategic implications of emerging and future technologies. He is author of the book Anthropic Bias: Observation Selection Effects in Science and Philosophy (Routledge, New York, 2002), and has co-edited the book Global Catastrophic Risks (Oxford University Press, 2008) with Milan Cirkovic, and Human Enhancement (Oxford University Press, 2009) with Julian Savulescu.

Dr. Bostrom is available for media interviews.


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The Transhumanist Reader: Classical and Contemporary Essays by eds. Max More and Natasha Vita-More (2013)

Human Enhancement by Edited by Julian Savulescu and Nick Bostrom (2009)

Global Catastrophic Risks by eds. Nick Bostrom and Milan M. Cirkovic (2008)

Anthropic Bias: Observation Selections Effects in Science and Philosophy by Nick Bostrom (2002)


Articles


"Existential Risks Now to Yield AI Enrichment, Not Destruction"   Ethical Technology  Oct 17, 2015

"Anthropic Shadow: Observation Selection Effects and Human Extinction Risks"   Risk Analysis (Aug 2010)  Aug 20, 2010

"Human Enhancement Ethics: The State of the Debate"   Nick Bostrom and Julian Savulescu's Introduction to Human Enhancement (2009)   Sep 11, 2009

"When Will Computers Be Smarter Than Us?"   Forbes  Jun 24, 2009

"American Spectator reviews Catastrophic Risks"   Ethical Technology  May 13, 2009


Recent Multimedia


The Ethics of AI   2016-12-28

The Simulation Hypothesis   2015-10-14

On Existential Risk and Individual Contribution to the “Good”   2015-06-30

Is the Universe a Giant Computer Simulation?   2015-05-11

What happens when our computers get smarter than we are?   2015-05-02


News


IEET Co-Founder Nick Bostrom sets out threats from future technologies at UN meeting (Oct 14, 2015)

IEET Fellows and Affiliate Scholars Receive AI Safety Grants (Aug 27, 2015)

Wendell Wallach and Nick Bostrom finalists for World Technology Award in Ethics (Sep 06, 2014)

Nick Bostrom Testifies on Cognitive Enhancement for Obama BRAIN Initiative (Aug 22, 2014)

Big Changes Afoot for the IEET in 2012 (Dec 16, 2011)


Past Appearances


Wallach, Bostrom on “Technological Unemployment and the Future of Work” (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada - Jun 03, 2015)

4th Creative Industries and Emerging Technologies Fair & International Design Conferences (Lutfi Kurdar Convention & Exhibition Center - Feb 19, 2015)

Bostrom @ Age of Wonder (Baltan Laboratories, Eindhoven - Mar 28, 2014)

Goertzel @ Artificial General Intelligence (AGI-12) & Impacts and Risks of AGI (AGI-Impacts) (Oxford, UK - Dec 07, 2012)

Bostrom & Cascio @ Astana Economic Forum (Astana, Kazakhstan - May 22, 2012)

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