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Bostrom, Nick 1973-

Overview
Works: 37 works in 150 publications in 12 languages and 4,294 library holdings
Roles: Author, Contributor, Editor, Interviewee, Illustrator, Commentator
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Most widely held works by Nick Bostrom
Superintelligence : paths, dangers, strategies by Nick Bostrom( Book )

57 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 1,602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The human brain has some capabilities that the brains of other animals lack. It is to these distinctive capabilities that our species owes its dominant position. Other animals have stronger muscles or sharper claws, but we have cleverer brains. If machine brains one day come to surpass human brains in general intelligence, then this new superintelligence could become very powerful. As the fate of the gorillas now depends more on us humans than on the gorillas themselves, so the fate of our species then would come to depend on the actions of the machine superintelligence. But we have one advantage: we get to make the first move. Will it be possible to construct a seed AI or otherwise to engineer initial conditions so as to make an intelligence explosion survivable? How could one achieve a controlled detonation? To get closer to an answer to this question, we must make our way through a fascinating landscape of topics and considerations. Read the book and learn about oracles, genies, singletons; about boxing methods, tripwires, and mind crime; about humanity's cosmic endowment and differential technological development; indirect normativity, instrumental convergence, whole brain emulation and technology couplings; Malthusian economics and dystopian evolution; artificial intelligence, and biological cognitive enhancement, and collective intelligence
Anthropic bias : observation selection effects in science and philosophy by Nick Bostrom( )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 1,041 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Global catastrophic risks by Nick Bostrom( Book )

19 editions published between 2008 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Global Catastrophic Risks 25 leading experts look at the gravest risks facing humanity in the 21st century, including natural catastrophes, nuclear war, terrorism, global warming, biological weapons, totalitarianism, advanced nanotechnology, general artificial intelligence, and social collapse. The book also addresses over-arching issues - policy responses and methods for predicting and managing catastrophes." "Bostrom pioneered the concept of existential risk and the simulation argument. He developed the first mathematically explicit theory of observation selection effects and is the author of a number of seminal studies on the implications of future technologies."--Jacket
Human enhancement by Nick Bostrom( Book )

19 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"To what extent should we use technology to try to make better human beings? Because of the remarkable advances in biomedical science, we must now find an answer to this question. Human enhancement aims to increase human capacities above normal levels. Many forms of human enhancement are already in use. Many students and academics take cognition enhancing drugs to get a competitive edge. Some top athletes boost their performance with legal and illegal substances. Many an office worker begins each day with a dose of caffeine. This is only the beginning. As science and technology advance further, it will become increasingly possible to enhance basic human capacities to increase or modulate cognition, mood, personality, and physical performance, and to control the biological processes underlying normal aging. Some have suggested that such advances would take us beyond the bounds of human nature. These trends, and these dramatic prospects, raise profound ethical questions. They have generated intense public debate and have become a central topic of discussion within practical ethics. Should we side with bioconservatives, and forgo the use of any biomedical interventions aimed at enhancing human capacities? Should we side with transhumanists and embrace the new opportunities? Or should we perhaps plot some middle course? Human Enhancement presents the latest moves in this crucial debate: original contributions from many of the world's leading ethicists and moral thinkers, representing a wide range of perspectives, advocates and sceptics, enthusiasts and moderates. These are the arguments that will determine how humanity develops in the near future."--Publisher
H± : transhumanism and its critics( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humanity+/-: Transhumanism and Its Critics brings together sixteen of the foremost advocates and critics of transhumanism to debate the promises and perils of bioengineering an improved humanity. As it turns out, transhumanism is a catalyst for profound philosophical and theological inquiry. If the idea of a fixed human nature no longer applies, can we still speak of humane dignities and essential human rights? Should we try to limit the development of certain technologies? Is it even possible? Are the new sciences and technologies hailed by transhumanists just wishful thinking? And which utopic and dystopic visions have the power to motivate us to build a more wholesome, just, and sustainable tomorrow? This volume does much to advance critical dialogue on the future course of our species and our planet
Kleine filosofie van de volmaakte mens : een persoonlijke bloemlezing by Bas Heijne( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in Dutch and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filosofische teksten over de impact van technische ontwikkelingen op de toekomst van de mens
Superintelligence : paths, dangers, strategies by Nick Bostrom( Recording )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The human brain has some capabilities that the brains of other animals lack. It is to these distinctive capabilities that our species owes its dominant position. Other animals have stronger muscles or sharper claws, but we have cleverer brains. If machine brains one day come to surpass human brains in general intelligence, then this new superintelligence could become very powerful. As the fate of the gorillas now depends more on us humans than on the gorillas themselves, so the fate of our species then would come to depend on the actions of the machine superintelligence. But we have one advantage: we get to make the first move. Will it be possible to construct a seed AI or otherwise to engineer initial conditions so as to make an intelligence explosion survivable? How could one achieve a controlled detonation? This profoundly ambitious and original audiobook picks its way carefully through a vast tract of forbiddingly difficult intellectual terrain. Yet the writing is so lucid that it somehow makes it all seem easy. After an utterly engrossing journey that takes us to the frontiers of thinking about the human condition and the future of intelligent life, we find in Nick Bostrom's work nothing less than a reconceptualization of the essential task of our time
Die Zukunft der Menschheit Aufsätze by Nick Bostrom( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mejoramiento humano by Nick Bostrom( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in Spanish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

¿Hasta qué punto deberíamos utilizar la tecnología para perfeccionar a los seres humanos? Debido a los extraordinarios avances en biomedicina, debemos encontrar una respuesta a esta pregunta. El perfeccionamiento humano pretende aumentar las capacidades humanas por encima de niveles normales. Varias formas de perfeccionamiento humano ya están siendo utilizadas. Estas tendencias y estas grandes posibilidades que pueden darse en el futuro plantean interrogantes éticos trascendentes. Estos han generado un debate público intenso y se han convertido en el tema de conversación central en lo que a ética práctica se refiere. Esta obra, "Mejoramiento Humano", presenta las últimas tendencias en este debate crucial: contribuciones originales realizadas por muchos de los éticos y pensadores morales más importantes del mundo, que ofrecen una amplia gama de perspectivas, así como por defensores y escépticos, entusiastas y moderados. Este es el debate que determinará el desarrollo de la humanidad en un futuro próximo
Rizici globalnih katastrofa( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in Serbian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Znanstveni prerok by Nick Bostrom( )

1 edition published in 2009 in Slovenian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Superintelligenza : tendenze, pericoli, strategie by Nick Bostrom( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in Italian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nel gennaio 2015 Nick Bostrom è stato cofirmatario, assieme tra gli altri a Stephen Hawking, di una celebre lettera aperta che metteva in guardia sui potenziali pericoli dell'Intelligenza Artificiale. Non ha firmato quell'appello per passatismo, né tantomeno per luddismo, bensì in virtù di un lineare ragionamento filosofico. L'Intelligenza Artificiale è una delle più grandi promesse dell'umanità; grazie ai suoi sviluppi, attuali e futuri, saremo probabilmente in grado di fare cose che oggi sarebbero impensabili, vivremo meglio, e magari più a lungo e più felici. E tuttavia c'è una nube minacciosa sopra il cielo dell'Intelligenza Artificiale, e con questo libro Nick Bostrom è stato il primo a vederla e ad analizzarla, lanciando un allarme che ha avuto un'eco vastissima in tutto il mondo. Siamo proprio certi che riusciremo a governare senza problemi una macchina <<superintelligente>> dopo che l'avremo costruita? Se lo scopo dell'attuale ricerca sull'Intelligenza Artificiale è quello di costruire delle macchine fornite di un'intelligenza generale paragonabile a quella umana, quanto tempo occorrerà a quelle macchine, una volta costruite, per superare e surclassare le nostre capacità intellettive? Poco, ci informa Bostrom, pochissimo. Una volta raggiunto un livello di intelligenza paragonabile al nostro, alle macchine basterà un piccolo passo per <<decollare>> esponenzialmente, dando origine a superintelligenze che per noi risulteranno rapidamente inarrivabili. A quel punto le nostre creature potrebbero scapparci di mano, non necessariamente per <<malvagità>>, ma anche solo come effetto collaterale della loro attività. Potrebbero arrivare a distruggerci o addirittura a distruggere il mondo intero. Per questo - sostiene Bostrom - dobbiamo preoccuparcene ora. Per non rinunciare ai benefici che l'Intelligenza Artificiale potrà apportare, è necessario che la ricerca tec
Kognitivno izboljševanje : metode, etika, regulativni izzivi by Nick Bostrom( )

1 edition published in 2009 in Slovenian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Superintelligence : the coming machine intelligence revolution by Nick Bostrom( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humanity's biggest problems aren't what you think they are by Nick Bostrom( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Oxford philosopher and transhumanist Nick Bostrom examines the future of humankind and asks whether we might alter the fundamental nature of humanity to solve our most intrinsic problems."--TED website
Chao zhi hui : chu xian tu jing . ke neng wei ji yu wo men de yin ying dui ce = Superintelligence : paths, dangers, strategies by Bo si te long mu( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in Chinese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Chao ji zhi neng : Lu xian tu, Wei xian xing yu ying dui ce lüe = Superintelligence by Nick Bostrom( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in Chinese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Dang ji qi zhi neng chao yue le ren lei zhi neng shi hui fa sheng shen me?Ren gong zhi neng hui zheng jiu ren lei hai shi hui mie ren lei?Zuo zhe xiang xin, Chao ji zhi neng dui wo men ren lei jiang shi yi ge ju da de wei xie. Ben shu mu biao hong da, Qie you du chuang xing, Zuo zhe tan dao le chao ji zhi neng de you shi suo dai lai de feng xian, Ye tan dao le ren lei ru he jie jue zhei zhong feng xian, Kai pi le ren gong zhi neng ling yu de xin dao lu
Embryo Selection for Cognitive Enhancement: Curiosity or Game‐changer?( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Abstract Human capital is an important determinant of individual and aggregate economic outcomes, and a major input to scientific progress. It has been suggested that advances in genomics may open up new avenues to enhance human intellectual abilities genetically, complementing environmental interventions such as education and nutrition. One way to do this would be via embryo selection in the context of in vitro fertilization (IVF). In this article, we analyze the feasibility, timescale, and possible societal impacts of embryo selection for cognitive enhancement. We find that embryo selection, on its own, may have significant (but likely not drastic) impacts over the next 50years, though large effects could accumulate over multiple generations. However, there is a complementary technology – stem cell‐derived gametes – which has been making rapid progress and which could amplify the impact of embryo selection, enabling very large changes if successfully applied to humans
Existential Risk Prevention as Global Priority( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Abstract Abstract Existential risks are those that threaten the entire future of humanity. Many theories of value imply that even relatively small reductions in net existential risk have enormous expected value. Despite their importance, issues surrounding human‐extinction risks and related hazards remain poorly understood. In this article, I clarify the concept of existential risk and develop an improved classification scheme. I discuss the relation between existential risks and basic issues in axiology, and show how existential risk reduction (via the maxipok rule) can serve as a strongly action‐guiding principle for utilitarian concerns. I also show how the notion of existential risk suggests a new way of thinking about the ideal of sustainability. Policy Implications  Existential risk is a concept that can focus long‐term global efforts and sustainability concerns.  The biggest existential risks are anthropogenic and related to potential future technologies.  A moral case can be made that existential risk reduction is strictly more important than any other global public good.  Sustainability should be reconceptualised in dynamic terms, as aiming for a sustainable trajectory rather than a sustainable state.  Some small existential risks can be mitigated today directly (e.g. asteroids) or indirectly (by building resilience and reserves to increase survivability in a range of extreme scenarios) but it is more important to build capacity to improve humanity's ability to deal with the larger existential risks that will arise later in this century. This will require collective wisdom, technology foresight, and the ability when necessary to mobilise a strong global coordinated response to anticipated existential risks.  Perhaps the most cost‐effective way to reduce existential risks today is to fund analysis of a wide range of existential risks and potential mitigation strategies, with a long‐term perspective
Mirai o yomu : ēai to kakusa wa sekai o horobosuka( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in Japanese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Bostrom, Nick

Boström, Nick 1973-

Boström, Niklas.

Boström, Niklas 1973-

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Νικ Μπόστρομ

Ник Бостром

Нік Бостром

نيك بوستروم

نيك بوستروم فيلسوف سويدي

نیک باستروم

닉 보스트롬

보스트롬, 닉 1973-

ニック・ボストロム

ボストロム, ニック

尼克·博斯特倫

尼克·波斯托姆 瑞典哲学家

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