Anders Sandberg

anders sandberg
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2007 - present

University of Oxford Philosophy Faculty. James Martin Research Fellow at the Future of Humanity Institute.

(2013 - present: Senior Researcher for the FHI-Amlin collaboration on systemic risk of risk modelling 

2016 - present: Oxford Martin Senior Fellow and Senior FHI Fellow.

2017 GoCAS Distinguished Chair. Led a program on existential risk within the Gothenburg Chair Programme for Advanced Studies at Chalmers University, Gothenburg.
2006 - 2007 University of Oxford Philosophy Faculty. Researcher at the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics as part of the ENHANCE project.
2004 - 2005 Swedish Travelling Exhibitions. Science producer for the neuroscience exhibition “Behold the Brain!”
1997 - 2003

Ph.D. in Computer Science, Stockholm University.

Thesis: Bayesian Attractor Neural Network Models of Memory. Advisor: Professor Anders Lansner

1991 - 1997

MSc. in Computer Science, Stockholm University.

M.Sc. Thesis: Gesture Recognition Using Neural Networks. Advisor: Professor Anders Lansner


Daniel, M.M., Cotton-Barratt, O., Sandberg, A. (2020). Defence in depth against human extinction: Prevention, response, resilience, and why they all matter. Global Policy

Sandberg, A., Nelson, C. (2020) Who should we fear more: biohackers, disgruntled postdocs or bad governments? Health Security.
Baum, S. D., Armstrong, S., Ekenstedt, T., Häggström, O., Hanson, R., Kuhlemann, K., Maas, M.., Miller, J, Salmela, M., Sandberg, A. & Sotala, K. (2018) Long-term trajectories of human civilization. Foresight. 21(1) 53-83.

Sandberg, A. (2018) There is plenty of time at the bottom: The economics, risk and ethics of time compression. Foresight 21(1) 84-99.

Dresler, Martin; Sandberg, Anders; Bublitz, Christoph; Ohla, Kathrin; Trenado, Carlos; Mroczko-Wąsowicz, Aleksandra ; Kühn, Simone; Repantis, Dimitris (2019) Hacking the brain: dimensions of cognitive enhancement.  ACS Chemical Neuroscience. 10(3), 1137-1148.
Pugh, J., Pycroft, L., Sandberg, A., Aziz, T., Savulescu, J., (2018) “Brainjacking in Deep Brain Stimulation and Autonomy", Ethics and Information Technology. 20(3) 219-232

Snyder-Beattie, A., Milett, P., Gronvall, G., Sandberg, A. (2018) Information hazards in biotechnology. Risk Analysis

Sandberg, A., Armstrong, S. & Cirkovic, M.M., (2017) That is not dead which can eternal lie: the aestivation hypothesis for resolving Fermi's paradox. Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, Vol 69, No. 11 pp. 406-415. ArXiv preprint arXiv:1705.03394. 
Fabiano, J.  & Sandberg, A. (2017) Modelling the social dynamics of moral enhancement: social strategies sold over-the-counter and the stability of society. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, 26(3), 431-445.

Sandberg, A. Human extinction. In Oxford Encyclopedia of Natural Hazard Science, Oxford University Press.

Minerva, F., Sandberg, A. (2017). Euthanasia and Cryothanasia. Bioethics, 31(7), 526-533.


My research focuses on the ethics of human enhancement, global catastrophic and existential risks to humanity, reasoning about emerging technology and other highly uncertain topics, the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, and long-term trajectories of human civilization.