Anders Sandberg’s research at the Future of Humanity Institute centres on management of low-probability high-impact risks, estimating the capabilities of future technologies, and very long-range futures.Anders is a Senior Research Fellow on the ERC UnPrEDICT Programme. Topics of particular interest include global catastrophic risk, cognitive biases, cognitive enhancement…
In this episode of “The Existential Hope Podcast,” we have the pleasure of interviewing Anders Sandberg, a Swedish philosopher and researcher at the Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford University. Anders has a background in computational neuroscience and has made significant contributions to the field of transhumanism and cognitive enhancement. During our conversation with Anders, we explore the concept of grand futures and what it means to strive for them as a society. We discuss the potential benefits and risks of emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, and biotechnology, and how we can navigate these developments responsibly. Anders also shares his thoughts on the impact of technology on human nature, the potential for post-human societies, and how we can balance our desire for progress with our ethical and moral responsibilities. Overall, this episode provides an engaging and thought-provoking exploration of the grand futures we can envision for humanity and the challenges we must navigate to achieve them. Tune in to gain valuable insights from one of the leading thinkers in the field of transhumanism and existential risk.