Nick Bostrom

Nick Bostrom

Nick Bostrom is a Swedish philosopher at the University of Oxford known for his work on existential risk, the anthropic principle, human enhancement ethics, superintelligence risks, the reversal test, and consequentialism.

In 2003, philosopher Nick Bostrom proposed a trilemma that he called "the simulation argument". Despite the name, Bostrom's "simulation argument" does not directly argue that we live in a simulation; instead, Bostrom's trilemma argues that one of three unlikely-seeming propositions must be true.

Interview with Nick Bostrom at the Future of Humanity Institute Oxford University.

In 2011, Nick Bostrom founded the Oxford Martin Programme on the Impacts of Future Technology, and he is currently the founding director of the Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford University.

He is the author of over 200 publications, including Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies (2014), a New York Times bestseller and Anthropic Bias: Observation Selection Effects in Science and Philosophy (2002). In 2009 and 2015, he was included in Foreign Policy's Top 100 Global Thinkers list. Bostrom's work on superintelligence – and his concern for its existential risk to humanity over the coming century – has brought both Elon Musk and Bill Gates to similar thinking.

Books by Nick Bostrom

Nick Bostrom has written some great books, here are the top 3 - click for details.

Nick Bostrom in the Artificial Intelligence News

This is a selection of AI news articles Nick Bostrom features in.

Edward Albert Feigenbaum

Edward Albert Feigenbaum

You are invited to help this AI blog become better - please comment, share, like, etc. to make it more widely known, but please also contact me if you want to share your views on how best this AI blog should be/work.

If you or your company would like to contribute to this blog, please contact me on - I welcome any AI related articles/posts & it's free of course.