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Preface1. Past Developments and Present Capabilities2. Roads to Superintelligence3. Different Forms of Superintelligence4. Singularity Dynamics5. Decisive Strategic Advantage?6. Intellectual Superpowers7. The Superintelligent Will8. The Control Problem9. Achieving a Controlled Detonation10. Oracles, Genies, Sovereigns, and Tools11. Acquiring Values12. Design Choices13. What is to Be Done?Summary/Epilogue

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Nick Bostrom is Professor in the Faculty of Philosophy at Oxford University and founding Director of the Future of Humanity Institute 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), and a forthcoming book on Superintelligence. 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.

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`[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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