MODERATOR: John Donvan, Contributing Editor, The Atlantic; Correspondent, ABC News
Nick Boström, Director of the Future of Humanity Institute and Programme on the Impacts of Future Technology, Oxford University; Author, Superintelligence
Nick Bostrom is Director of the Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford University.
John Donvan is the moderator for "Intelligence Squared U.S." He is an author and correspondent for ABC News. He has hosted "Nightline," "World News," "Good Morning America," and NPR’s “Talk of the Nation,” in addition to producing “My Generation” for PBS. He has also served as ABC’s Chief White House correspondent and held postings in London, Jerusalem, Moscow and Amman. Recognized by the National Magazine Awards for his 2011 Atlantic profile piece “Autism’s First Child,” he is currently writing a book on the history of autism to be published by Crown in 2013.
Philosopher Nick Boström, Director of the Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford University, argues that uncontrolled 'superintelligence' or artificial intelligence, without encoded human values, will ultimately destroy the world as we know it.