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Preface 1: Past Developments and Present Capabilities 2: Roads to Superintelligence 3: Forms of Superintelligence 4: Singularity Dynamics 5: Decisive Strategic Advantage 6: Intellectual Superpowers 7: The Superintelligent Will 8: Is the Default Outcome Doom? 9: The Control Problem 10: Oracles, Genies, Sovereigns, Tools 11: Multipolar Scenarios 12: Acquiring Values 13: Design Choices 14: The Strategic Picture 15: Nut-Cutting Time Afterword

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Nick Bostrom is Professor in the Faculty of Philosophy at Oxford University and founding Director of the Strategic Artificial Intelligence Research Centre and of the Programme on the Impacts of Future Technology within the Oxford Martin School. He is the author of some 200 publications, including Anthropic Bias (Routledge, 2002), Global Catastrophic Risks (ed., OUP, 2008), and Human Enhancement (ed., OUP, 2009). He previously taught at Yale, and he was a Postdoctoral Fellow of the British Academy. Bostrom has a background in physics, computational neuroscience, and mathematical logic as well as philosophy.


`[A] magnificent conception ... it ought to be required reading on all philosophy undergraduate courses, by anyone attempting to build AIs and by physicists who think there is no point to philosophy.' Brian Clegg, Popular Science

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