About the Author

Nick Bostrom Professor, Faculty of Philosophy &
Director, Future of Humanity Institute &
University of Oxford

Nick Bostrom is a Professor at Oxford University, where he heads the Future of Humanity Institute as its founding director. He is the author of more than 200 publications, including Anthropic Bias (2002), Global Catastrophic Risks (2008), Human Enhancement (2009), and Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies (2014), which became a New York Times bestseller and sparked a global conversation about the future of AI. His academic work has been translated into more than 30 languages, and he is the world’s most cited philosopher aged 50 or under. He is a repeat main-stage TED speaker and he has been interviewed more than 1,000 times by various media. He has been on Foreign Policy’s Top 100 Global Thinkers list twice and was included in Prospect’s World Thinkers list, the youngest person in the top 15. Some of his recent work has focused on the ethics of digital minds. He has a book in the works on a topic yet to be disclosed.

Anthropic Bias – Complete Text

You can now view the entire text of Anthropic Bias: Observation selection effects in science and philosophy in HTML format, or download the text as a PDF. These are full digital reprints of the original book, offered here by the author with kind permission from Routledge.

Anthropic Bias