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Friendly Artificial Intelligence: Parenthood and the Fear of Supplantation

Our Paradoxical Economy - Courtesy of Technology and the Lack of Basic Income

Politics Don’t Always Play a Role in Attitudes Toward Science Issues

How Can We Safely Build Something Smarter Than Us?

Ideasthesia: How do ideas feel?

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Ed. Rohit Talwar

A Dangerous Master: How to Keep Technology from Slipping Beyond Our Control
Wendell Wallach

Artificial Superintelligence: A Futuristic Approach
Roman Yampolskiy

Who Are We?: Religious, Philosophical, Scientific and Transhumanist Theories Of Human Nature
John Messerly


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B. J. Murphy - New IEET Affiliate Scholar

B.J. Murphy, a popular contributing writer who specializes in technology news, has been invited to be an IEET Affiliate Scholar, and he’s accepted the position.

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Seventeen New Advisory Board Members at IEET - seeking 15 more

Seventeen people have joined IEET’s new Advisory Board. The purpose of this supportive group is to help us promote our mission, expand our community and infuse our progress with enthusiasm.

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Dr. Roman Yampolskiy - New IEET Affiliate Scholar

Dr. Roman Yampolskiy has joined the IEET as an Affiliate Scholar. Yampolskiy is a Tenured Associate Professor in the department of Computer Engineering and Computer Science at the Speed School of Engineering, University of Louisville. He is the founding and current director of the Cyber Security Lab and an author of many books including Artificial Superintelligence: a Futuristic Approach.

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IEET Audience Divided on Role of Reason in Morality

We asked “Does moral action depend on reasoning?” and 205 of you responded.  About 60% of you felt that both reason and pre-rational sentiments shaped morality, with one in eight holding out for morality based in reason, and one in eight believing that morality is all pre-rational.

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IEET co-sponsors “Transhuman Superpowers and Longevity Conference” in Oakland, CA

The Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technology is co-sponsoring a conference in San Francisco’s East Bay, at Humanist Hall in Oakland, on July 12.

The event is called “Transhuman Superpowers and Longevity”

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Riva Melissa-Tez joins IEET as Affiliate Scholar

Riva Melissa-Tez - entrepreneur, writer, philosopher, and life extension activist - has joined the Institute of Ethics and Emerging Technology, as an Affiliate Scholar. We are pleased and honored to have her with us.

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IEET Fellow Kevin LaGrandeur receives Science Fiction Award

Androids and Intelligent Networks in Early Modern Literature and Culture: Artificial Slaves, the new book by IEET Fellow Kevin LaGrandeur, was awarded Honorable Mention by the 2014 Science Fiction and Technoculture Studies Prize.

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Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technology is Seeking Advisory Board Members

The Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technology is forming an Advisory Board to help us promote our mission. We believe the formation of this supportive group will expand our community and infuse our progress with enthusiasm. Please consider joining us!

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Hank Pellissier returns to IEET as Fundraiser & Interim Managing Director

We are pleased to announce that IEET Affiliate Scholar Hank Pellissier is returning to the staff as IEET Interim Managing Director and Fundraiser. Hank was Managing Director from 2011-2012. The 2012-2015 Managing Director, Kris Notaro, who continued Hank’s work and helped recruit more than a hundred additional IEET writers, will begin directing the Rights of the Person Program, focusing on issues of consciousness and personhood.

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IEET Readers Lean Toward Possibly Purposeful Universe

We asked “Does the universe have a purpose?” and of the 120 of you that answered only a quarter said unequivocally “yes.” A third were unequivocally in the “No” purpose camp. But a third held out for purpose being possible, either as a result of our being in a simulation or as something we begin to understand as we become superintelligent.

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Technoprogressives Not Enthusiastic about Party-Building

We asked “How should technoprogressives enter electoral politics?” One hundred and one of you responded. Only 15% thought technoprogressives should focus on building “Transhumanist parties,” and another 5% thought we should focus on building “Technoprogressive parties.”

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IEET Launching Annual Fundraiser

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The IEET just turned ten years old, and we are astonished with what we’ve been able to accomplish in the last decade.

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IEET Audience Divided on Left-Right Political Cognitive Biases

Inspired by the debate over the effects of partisan tribalism on cognition we asked “Are liberals and people on the Left as cognitively biased as conservatives and people on the Right?” A plurality (42%) of the 150 respondents answered that “Leftists and liberals have some biases, but less than conservatives and the Right.”

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IEET Audience Skeptical of Taxing Bitcoin Income

We asked “Should income from virtual currencies like Bitcoin be taxed like regular income?” More than half of the 350 of you who responded were skeptical that such income could be tracked, and another 18% were opposed to taxing it if it could be.

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Please Welcome David Wood and Jon Perry

The IEET is pleased to announce the appointment of David Wood as an IEET Fellow and Jon Perry as an IEET Affiliate Scholar. David is a prominent vlogger, H+ Board member, and organizer of the London Futurists. Jon blogs regularly about futurism and economics at Decline of Scarcity and the IEET, and co-produces the podcast Review the Future.

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For a Longer, Brighter and More Just Future

2014 has been an exciting year for emerging technologies, and we want to share some of our news. We hope we can count on your continued support and involvement in the coming year.

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IEET Audience Wants Regulation of DIY Biohacking

We asked “Should DIY biohackers be subject to the same safety regulations and oversight as corporate biological research labs?” Of the 573 of you that responded six out of ten (61%) believed that biohackers should be subject to some kind of regulation.

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Technoprogressive Declaration - Transvision 2014

Here at the Transvision 2014 in Paris we just concluded a meeting of the technoprogressive caucus to draft a statement of common principles. The meeting consisted of the members of Technoprog!: AFT, Amon Twyman representing Zero State/Institute for Social Futurism, David Wood from the London Futurists, and me (J. Hughes) from IEET. The result is below. We are inviting individual and organizational co-signators. Please let me know if you would like to add your or your organization’s name.  We would like to collect co-signators between now and the end of the year, so you don’t have to decide immediately.

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New Affiliate Scholars: John Messerly and Amon Twyman

The IEET has appointed two new Affiliate Scholars, the philosopher John Messerly and the activist Amon Twyman.

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IEET Fellow Stefan Lorenz Sorgner Edits First Ever Comprehensive Intro to Post and Transhumanism

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The first ever comprehensive introduction edited by Robert Ranisch and IEET Fellow Stefan Lorenz Sorgner which compares and contrasts posthumanism and transhumanism is forthcoming within the next two weeks.

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IEET Fellow Evan Selinger, referenced in New York Times

New York Times

The NY Times picked up on IEET Fellow Evan Selinger’s concerns over the cognitive and characterological downside to using predictive consumer technology, including the new form of texting available on Apple’s iOS8.

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IEET Affiliate Scholar Rick Searle was a 3rd place winner of a $2,000 prize from FQXi

FQXi

IEET Affiliate Scholar Rick Searle was a 3rd place winner of a $2,000 prize in this spring’s FQXi essay contest “How Should Humanity Steer the Future?” The contests are regular events held by the Fundamental Questions Institute whose mission is “To catalyze, support, and disseminate research on questions at the foundations of physics and cosmology, particularly new frontiers and innovative ideas integral to a deep understanding of reality but unlikely to be supported by conventional funding sources.”

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IEET Fellow Stefan Sorgner on German public radio (WDR)

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With more than 100,000 podcast users alone, IEET Fellow Stefan Sorgner was interviewed by Westdeutscher Rundfunk Köln (WDR, West German Broadcasting Cologne.) Below is the audio in German…

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CBS Approves Pilot of TV Drama Based on Work of IEET Advisor Arthur Caplan

CBS will produce a pilot of “Austen’s Razor,” a drama inspired by the career of bioethicist and IEET Advisor Arthur L. Caplan.

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Wendell Wallach and Nick Bostrom finalists for World Technology Award in Ethics

Nick Bostrom and Wendell Wallach are finalists for the World Technology Award in Ethics this year. Other finalists include Julian Savulescu and Pat Churchland.

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IEET Fellow David Eagleman to Host PBS Series on The Brain

IEET Fellow David Eagleman has written and will host a six hour television series on The Brain for PBS.  The series will premeire in 2015, and deals with tough questions of ethics and emerging neurotechnologies.

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IEET Scholar Ted Chu Appointed Chief Economist at World Bank’s International Finance Corporation

Ted will be moving to Washington D.C. to lead the Global Economics and Strategy Department and be responsible for IFC’s strategy and development impact functions, leading a global team of approximately 100 people.

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IEET Fellow Susan Schneider Interviewed in the cover story for The Humanist (Sept/Oct)

The Humanist

Can consciousness be created in a machine? Is the mind/brain simply a computational system? IEET Fellow and University of Connecticut philosopphy professor, Susan Schneider, was interviewed by The Humanist on these pressing topics. What kind of technology will exist in a transhumanist world the humanists are starting to question…

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Nick Bostrom Testifies on Cognitive Enhancement for Obama BRAIN Initiative

The Obama administration’s Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues held a session on the ethical issues of cognitive enhancement, as part of the ethical, social, legal issues wing of the federal BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) Initiative. IEET co-founder and author of the new bestseller SuperIntelligence, Nick Bostrom was one of four asked to testify. His comments focused on the importance of ensuring egalitarian access to and benefits from cognitive enhancement.

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IEET Fellow Ramez Naam’s Nexus is a Finalist for the Endeavour Award

Endeavour Award

 Nexus is a finalist for the 2014 Endeavour Award, for the best SF or fantasy book written by a Pacific Northwest author in the previous year. 

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