Hear This Idea
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Apr 20, 2023
#62 – Anders Sandberg on Exploratory Engineering, Value Diversity, and Grand Futures
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Anders Sandberg is a researcher, futurist, transhumanist and author. He holds a PhD in computational neuroscience from Stockholm University, and is currently a Senior Research Fellow at the Future of Humanity Institute at the University of Oxford. His research covers human enhancement, exploratory engineering, and 'grand futures' for humanity.

This episode is a recording of a live interview at EAGx Cambridge (2023). You can find upcoming effective altruism conferences here: www.effectivealtruism.org/ea-global

We talk about:

  • What is exploratory engineering and what is it good for?
  • Progress on whole brain emulation
  • Are we near the end of humanity's tech tree?
  • Is diversity intrinsically valuable in grand futures?
  • How Anders does research
  • Virtue ethics for civilisations
  • Anders' takes on AI risk and whether LLMs are close to general intelligence
  • And much more!

Further reading and a transcript is available on our website: hearthisidea.com/episodes/sandberg-live

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