November 10, 2023 - 12:00pm

In the last year, artificial intelligence has progressed from a science-fiction fantasy to an impending reality. We can see its power in everything from online gadgets to whispers of a new, “post-singularity” tech frontier — as well as in renewed fears of an AI takeover.

One intellectual who anticipated this decades ago is Nick Bostrom, a Swedish philosopher at the University of Oxford and director of its Future of Humanity Institute. He joined UnHerd’s Florence Read to discuss extinction, the risk of government surveillance and how to use AI for the benefit of humanity.

You can watch the full video above.