The Future of Humanity Institute is a multidisciplinary research institute at the University of Oxford.  It enables a select set of leading intellects to bring the tools of mathematics, philosophy, and science to bear on big-picture questions about humanity and its prospects.  The Institute belongs to the Faculty of Philosophy and is affiliated with the Oxford Martin School.

superintel   Order Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies
ft-small   Oxford Martin Programme on the Impacts of Future Technology
cards-small   Amlin Research Collaboration on Systemic Risk of Modelling
gpp-small Global Priorities Project



Nick Bostrom at US Presidential Bioethics Commission — August 2014

Nick Bostrom recently advised Obama’s Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues on issues regarding ethical considerations in cognitive enhancement. Discussion included how concerns about distributive justice and fairness might be addressed in light of potential individual or societal benefits of cognitive enhancement.

Superintelligence on NYT bestseller list — August 2014

Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies has been featured on the New York Times bestseller list. Ranked in the top 25 for nonfiction e-books, this week Superintelligence has topped books such as Daniel Kahneman’s Thinking, Fast and Slow.

Nick Bostrom book tour September 3-12th — August 2014

Nick Bostrom will be touring the United States to discuss Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies from September 3-12th. 

Former Assistant Secretary General to the UN visits FHI — July 2014

On July 21st Professor Steve Stedman visited the Future of Humanity Institute to discuss global catastrophic risks and emerging technology.  Professor Stedman is the former Assistant Secretary General to the United Nations, where he proposed and implemented the United Nations Task Force on Counter-terrorism, among other accomplishments. 

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