Research Seminar

Anders Sandberg: The Survival Curve of Our Species: Handling Global Catastrophic and Existential Risks

Date: 7 October 2015
Time: 10:00–12:00

Anders Sandberg, Future of Humanity Institute, Oxford University

How likely is humanity to be severely damaged by a global disaster, or go extinct? How bad would it be? This talk will review work on the taxonomy, distribution and ethics of risks to humanity as a whole. In particular, it will compare natural to anthropogenic risks, the issues of heavy tailed disaster distributions, the problems of managing risks from emerging technology, and mitigation strategies.

Anders Sandberg’s research centres on management of low-probability high-impact risks, societal and ethical issues surrounding human enhancement and new technology, as well as estimating the capabilities of future technologies.

Read more about Anders and watch him defining humanity at a TEDx-event.

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