Dr Anders Sandberg

Senior Research Fellow, Future of Humanity Institute; Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Martin School; Ethics and Value Fellow, Reuben College


Anders Sandberg's research centres on estimating the capabilities and underlying science of future technologies, methods of reasoning about long-term futures, existential and global catastrophic risk, the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI), as well as societal and ethical issues surrounding human enhancement.

Topics of particular interest include management of systemic risk, reasoning under uncertainty, enhancement of cognition, neuroethics and public policy. He has worked on this within the EU project ENHANCE, where he was also responsible for public outreach and online presence, and the ERC UnPredict project.

Besides scientific publications in neuroscience, ethics and future studies he has also participated in the public debate about human enhancement, existential risk and SETI internationally.

(Image credit: David Fisher)


  • The search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI)
  • Human enhancement
  • Neuroethics
  • Global catastrophic risks
  • Future studies
  • Computational neuroscience

Media experience

Dr Sandberg has extensive media experience, both in print and broadcast media. 


English, Swedish