Anders Sandberg

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Anders Sandberg
Anders Sandberg (cropped).jpg
Born (1972-07-11) 11 July 1972 (age 43)
Solna, Sweden
Alma mater Stockholm University
Occupation Researcher, science debater, futurist, transhumanist and author
Movement Transhumanism

Anders Sandberg (born 11 July 1972) is a researcher, science debater, futurist, transhumanist and author. He holds a Ph.D. in computational neuroscience from Stockholm University, and is currently a James Martin Research Fellow at the Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford University.[1]

Sandberg's research centres on societal and ethical issues surrounding human enhancement and new technology, as well as on assessing the capabilities and underlying science of future technologies. His recent contributions include work on cognitive enhancement[2] (methods, impacts, and policy analysis); a technical roadmap on whole brain emulation;[3] on neuroethics; and on global catastrophic risks, particularly on the question of how to take into account the subjective uncertainty in risk estimates of low-likelihood, high-consequence risk.[4]

Anders Sandberg

He is well known as a commentator and participant in the public debate about human enhancement internationally, as well as for his academic publications in neuroscience, ethics, and future studies.[5]

Anders Sandberg in TEDxTallinn 2012

He is co-founder of and writer for the think tank Eudoxa, and is a co-founder of the Orion's Arm collaborative worldbuilding project.[6] Between 1996 and 2000 he was Chairman of the Swedish Transhumanist Association. He was also the scientific producer for the neuroscience exhibition "Se Hjärnan!" ("Behold the Brain!"), organized by Swedish Travelling Exhibitions, the Swedish Research Council and the Knowledge Foundation, that toured Sweden in 2005–2006. In 2007 he was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics at Oxford University, working on the EU-funded ENHANCE project on the ethics of human enhancement.[citation needed]

Sandberg is also an accomplished and inventive electronic artist, whose renderings have been adapted to a number of covers for books by fellow futurist Damien Broderick: The Dreaming, Earth is But a Star, The Judas Mandala, Skiffy and Mimesis, Uncle Bones, Warriors of the Tao, and xyzt.[citation needed]

One of his papers, entitled “Ethics of Brain Emulations”, became one of the most downloaded papers in the Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Artificial Intelligence.[7]


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