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John Danaher
#61 - Yampolskiy on Machine Consciousness and AI Welfare by John Danaher

In this episode I talk to Roman Yampolskiy. Roman 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 and papers on AI security and ethics, including Artificial Superintelligence: a Futuristic Approach. We talk about how you might test for machine consciousness and the first steps towards a science of AI welfare.

Francaise > Rights > CognitiveLiberty > Advisory Board > Marc Roux
Marc Roux
« LE NEUROLOGUE QUI A « HACKÉ » SON CERVEAU ET A FAILLI PERDRE LA TÊTE » by Marc Roux

Traduction d’un article publié sur le magazine américain WIRED en 2016, celui-ci, édifiant, nous a semblé mériter une diffusion en français.

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Affiliate Scholar > Steve Fuller
Steve Fuller
From Transcendental Dopes to Transhumanists: Prolegomena to a Futurist Take on the History and Philosophy of Science by Steve Fuller

It is now fashionable to condemn our species’ exalted self-regard for precipitating that apocalypse in waiting known as the ‘Anthropocene’. Nevertheless, I shall heretically argue that we really know more than we normally think we do. But I don’t mean what Michael Polanyi famously called ‘tacit knowledge’, the context-based type of knowing that cannot be reduced to verbal or mathematical formulas. On the contrary, I mean the sort of knowledge that is generated from the production of verbal and mathematical formulas. They lay down...

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Affiliate Scholar > John Danaher
John Danaher
#60 - Véliz on How to Improve Online Speech with Pseudonymity by John Danaher

In this episode I talk to Carissa Véliz. Carissa is a Research Fellow at the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics and the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities at the University of Oxford. She works on digital ethics, practical ethics more generally, political philosophy, and public policy. She is also the Director of the research programme ‘Data, Privacy, and the Individual’ at the IE’s Center for the Governance of Change’. We talk about the problems with online speech and how to use pseudonymity to address them.<...

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Affiliate Scholar > John Danaher
John Danaher
#59 - Torres on Existential Risk, Omnicidal Agents and Superintelligence by John Danaher

In this episode I talk to Phil Torres. Phil is an author and researcher who primarily focuses on existential risk. He is currently a visiting researcher at the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk at Cambridge University. He has published widely on emerging technologies, terrorism, and existential risks, with articles appearing in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Futures, Erkenntnis, Metaphilosophy, Foresight, Journal of Future Studies, and the Journal of Evolution and Technology. He is the author of several books, including most r...

Francaise > Rights > HealthLongevity > Advisory Board > Marc Roux
Marc Roux
Comparaison rapport Touraine/ volonté AFT/ projet de loi de bioéthique by Marc Roux

En 2018 se sont tenus en France “les États généraux de la bioéthique”, débat national chargé de préparer la révision des lois de bioéthique prévue pour 2019. Le débat, organisé par le Comité consultatif national d’éthique a eu lieu à la fois en ligne et lors d’audition de spécialistes. Dans ce cadre, Marc Roux, président… [lire la suite]

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Affiliate Scholar > John Danaher
John Danaher
#58 - Neely on Augmented Reality, Ethics and Property Rights by John Danaher

In this episode I talk to Erica Neely. Erica is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Ohio Northern University specializing in philosophy of technology and computer ethics. Her work focuses is on the ethical ramifications of emerging technologies. She has written a number of papers on 3D printing, the ethics of video games, robotics and augmented reality. We chat about the ethics of augmented reality, with a particular focus on property rights and the problems that arise when we blend virtual and physical reality together in augmented real...

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EMG
Appel de Zarmina by EMG

Une tribune engagée de Ruetsa P. Siûol

Rights > Personhood > Contributors > Keith B. Wiley
Keith B. Wiley
The Stream of Consciousness and Personal Identity by Keith B. Wiley

This article is a shorter version of a paper I wrote in July, 2019, which loosely coincides with the five-year anniversary of the publication of my book, A Taxonomy and Metaphysics of Mind-Uploading. The book presents a wide range of thought experiments about mind uploading and then conveys my preferred model of identity, commonly known as branching identity.

Francaise > GlobalDemocracySecurity > CatRisks > Biosecurity > Advisory Board > Marc Roux
Marc Roux
Régulation française et internationale en matière de thérapie génique by Marc Roux

Introduction: L’annonce a fait l’effet d’une bombe. Le 26 novembre dernier, He Jankui, chercheur à l’université de Shenzen (Chine) a annoncé la naissance de deux bébés viables dont il a réussi à corriger l’ADN afin de les immuniser contre le VIH. Le scientifique chinois a eu le sens du timing, en présentant ses travaux deux… [lire la suite]