This seminar is part of the Oxford Martin School Hilary Term seminar series: Blurring the lines: the changing dynamics between man and machine
Speaker: Dr Anders Sandberg, James Martin Fellow, Oxford Martin Programme on the Impacts of Future Technology
Artificial intelligence may seem the preserve of science fiction books and films, but how close are we to genuine artificial intelligence, and will it look as we expect it to? From mind uploading to self-replicating machines, Dr Anders Sandberg will explore what artificial intelligence will mean for humanity, and how we can navigate the inevitable risks it will bring.
About the speaker
Dr Anders Sandberg is a James Martin Fellow in the Oxford Martin Programme on the Impacts of Future Technology and the Future of Humanity Institute. His research centres on societal and ethical issues surrounding human enhancement and new technology, as well as estimating the capabilities and underlying science of future technologies. Topics of particular interest include enhancement of cognition, cognitive biases, technology-enabled collective intelligence, neuroethics and public policy. He has worked on this within the EU project ENHANCE, where he also was responsible for public outreach and online presence. Besides scientific publications in neuroscience, ethics, and future studies, he has also participated in the public debate about human enhancement internationally. Anders also holds an AXA Research Fellowship.
Anders has a background in computer science, neuroscience and medical engineering. He obtained his Ph.D in computational neuroscience from Stockholm University, Sweden, for work on neural network modelling of human memory. He has also been the scientific producer for the major neuroscience exhibition “Se Hjärnan!” (“Behold the Brain!”), organized by Swedish Travelling Exhibitions, the Swedish Research Council and the Knowledge Foundation that toured Sweden 2005–2007. He is co-founder and writer for the think tank Eudoxa.