Dr Anders Sandberg

Research Associate

anders.sandberg@philosophy.ox.ac.uk

Anders Sandberg’s research at the Future of Humanity Institute centres on societal and ethical issues surrounding human enhancement and new technology, as well as estimating the capabilities and underlying science of future technologies. Topics of particular interest include enhancement of cognition, cognitive biases, technology-enabled collective intelligence, neuroethics and public policy. He has worked on this within the EU project ENHANCE, where he also was responsible for public outreach and online presence. Besides scientific publications in neuroscience, ethics and future studies he has also participated in the public debate about human enhancement internationally. Anders also holds an AXA Research Fellowship. He has a background in computer science, neuroscience and medical engineering. He obtained his Ph.D. in computational neuroscience from Stockholm University, Sweden, for work on neural network modeling of human memory. He has also been the scientific producer for the major neuroscience exhibition "Se Hjärnan!" ("Behold the Brain!"), organized by Swedish Travelling Exhibitions, the Swedish Research Council and the Knowledge Foundation that toured Sweden 2005-2007. He is co-founder and writer for the think tank Eudoxa.

Publications

Chapters in Books

  • Sandberg, A. (2011), 'Cognition Enhancement:  Upgrading the Brain', in  J. Savulescu, R. ter Meulen and G. Kahane (Eds) Enhancing Human Capacities, (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell) pp. 71-91
  • Sandberg, A., Sinnott-Armstrong, W. and Savulescu, J. (2011), 'Cognitive Enhancement in Courts', in  J. Illes and B. J. Sahakian (Eds) Oxford Handbook of Neuroethics, (Oxford: Oxford University Press)
  • Sandberg, A. and Savulescu, J. (2011), 'The Social and Economic Impacts of Cognitive Enhancement', in  J. Savulescu, R. Ter Meulen and G. Kahane (Eds) Enhancing Human Capacities, (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell) pp. 92-113
  • Savulescu, J., Sandberg, A. and Kahane, G. (2011), 'Enhancement and Well-being', in  J. Savulescu, R. ter Meulen and G. Kahane (Eds.) Enhancing Human Capacities,Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell pp. 3-18
  • Savulescu, J., Sandberg, A. and Kahane, G. (2011), 'Reasons to Feel, Reasons to Take Pills', in  J. Savulescu, R. ter Meulen and G. Kahane (Eds.) Enhancing Human Capacities,Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell pp. 166-178
  • Sandberg, A., (2007), 'Biotechnology and the Promise of Tailor-Made Medicine', In F. Ficai (Ed.), Unlocking Ideas: Essays from the Amigo Society,  (pp. 61-67). London:  Stockholm Network.
  • Sandberg, A. and Bostrom, N., (2007), 'The Wisdom of Nature:  An Evolutionary Heuristic for Human Enhancement', In N. Bostrom and J. Savulescu (Eds.), Enhancement of Human Beings, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Sandberg, A., (2006), 'Den Forstaerkede Hjerne', In G. Balling and K. Lippert-Rasmussen (Eds.), Det Menneskelige Eksperiment, Denmark: Museum Tusculanum Forlag. [”The Amplified Brain”, in ”The Human Experiment”]

Journal Articles and Papers

Reports

  • Sandberg, A. (2009), Probing the Improbable: Methodological Challenges for Risks with Low Probabilities and High Stakes, Oxford: FHI, 
  • Sandberg, A. and Bostrom, N., (2008), 'Global Catastrophic Risks Survey'. Output of the GCR conference. Technical Report 2008/1. (Oxford:  FHI)
  • Sandberg, A. and Bostrom, N., (2007), 'Whole Brain Emulation:  A Roadmap'. Output of the FHI Whole Brain Emulation Workshop. Technical Report 2008/3. (Oxford:  FHI)
  • Sandberg, A. and Bostrom, N., (2006), ‘Cognitive Enhancement:  A Review of Technology’ (Enhance Project)