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Rights > Economic > Basic Income > Affiliate Scholar > B. J. Murphy
Present Futures: Universal Basic Assets and The History and Future of Space Travel ( Present Future

Present Futures: Universal Basic Assets and The History and Future of Space Travel Guest- Mr. BJ Murphy- Transhumanism (46:58-1:37:07) Category

Rights > Political Empowerment & Participation > Fellows > David Brin
David Brin
On Voter Fraud, Immigration, and Economic Disparity by David Brin

== The New “Voter Fraud” Commission ==

As usual, Democrats are right to complain… and they are doing it all wrong.

President Trump declared a commission aimed at justifying his unfounded voter fraud claims.  (“Millions cast illegal ballots, giving Hillary Clinton her huge popular vote margin.”) But instead of appointing a blue-ribbon, bipartisan committee of nationally respected sages, the commission will be spearheaded by Vice President Mike Pence and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, often tied to white ...

SciencePolicy > Innovation > Artificial Intelligence > Neuroscience > Advisory Board > Marc Roux
Marc Roux
Sauver le symbole by Marc Roux

Nous pouvons nous accorder avec certains critiques du transhumanisme pour dire que la convergence NBIC met en question notre rapport au langage et aux symboles. Or, il est probable qu’ils contribuent à ce qui fait émerger l’humain. Une pensée transhumaniste peut-elle relever ce défi ? Le symbolisme s’évanouira-t-il dans nos machines computationnelles ?

Rights > Political Empowerment & Participation > Fellows > David Brin
David Brin
Don’t Impeach! Plus appraising GOP proposed legislation—and why is he really in Saudi Arabia? by David Brin

I had prepped a missive appraising GOP legislative proposals… but it seems we must always lead with the latest, daily crises. With some Republicans already murmuring about impeachment and getting all moony-eyed toward the notion of “President Pence,” let me repeat what I’ve said for a year now.

SciencePolicy > Safety and Efficacy > Artificial Intelligence > Affiliate Scholar > John Danaher
Why we should create artificial offspring: meaning and the collective afterlife Science and Engineering Ethics

The iCub Robot - Image courtesy of Jiuguang Wang

That’s the title of a new article I have coming out. It argues that the creation of artificial offspring could add meaning to our lives and that it might consequently be worth committing to the project of doing so. It’s going to be published in the journal Science and Engineering Ethics. The official version will be out in a few weeks. In the meantime, you can read the abstract below and download a pre-publication version at the links provided.

Fellows > Stefan Sorgner
Stefan L Sorgner Visionary of the Month Air Berlin

The Air Berlin Magazine which has a print run of 165000 copies per issue presents three visionaries per issue. This months visionaries section is dedicated to the topic of computer-machine-interaction, and IEET Fellow Prof. Dr. Stefan Lorenz Sorgner was portrayed as a visionary in this month’s edition of the journal which is freely available on board of all Air Berlin planes as well as via the following link. The text is written both in German as well as in English: http://magazin.airberlin.com/guter-riecher/58597818/115

Technopolitics > Technoprogressivism > Rights > HealthLongevity > Advisory Board > Didier Coeurnelle
Didier Coeurnelle
1er mai technoprogressiste pour une vie en bonne santé beaucoup plus longue by Didier Coeurnelle

Depuis le 1er mai 2016, l’espérance de vie en bonne santé a augmenté de près d’un trimestre dans le monde. La durée moyenne de la vie des hommes et des femmes en Belgique est maintenant de plus de 80 ans. Elle est d’environ 70 ans dans le monde. Des millions de citoyens qui seraient… [lire la suite]

Technopolitics > SciencePolicy > Safety and Efficacy > Rights > HealthLongevity > Affiliate Scholar > Ilia Stambler
Ilia Stambler
Frequently Asked Questions on the Ethics of Lifespan and Healthspan Extension by Ilia Stambler

The mission of healthy life extension, or healthy longevity promotion, raises a broad variety of questions and tasks, relating to science and technology, individual and communal ethics, and public policy, especially health and science policy. Despite the wide variety, the related questions may be classified into three groups. The first group of questions concerns the feasibility of the accomplishment of life extension. Is it theoretically and technologically possible? What are our grounds for optimism? What are the means to ensure that the l...

Francaise > SciencePolicy > Artificial Intelligence > Neuroscience > Contributors > Alexandre Maurer
Alexandre Maurer
Non, l’Intelligence Artificielle n’est pas « purement logique » by Alexandre Maurer

Dans les conférences et débats autour sur l’Intelligence Artificielle (IA), il y a une affirmation qui revient souvent :

« L’intelligence artificielle est fondamentalement différente de l’intelligence humaine, car elle est purement logico-mathématique, alors que l’intelligence humaine est faite d’intuition, d’imagination, etc. »

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Fellows > William Sims Bainbridge
William Sims Bainbridge
A Process of Transformation by William Sims Bainbridge

Whether by coincidence or some mysterious cosmic force, May 2017 saw the publication of two books I wrote about the tension and possible partnership between religion and science.  The first was a science fiction novel titled Revival, and the second, a science research monograph titled Dynamic Secularization.  Both were written from the perspective of the radical revolution caused by information technology and computer science, and both postulated that we stand at a turning point in history.  Both also conceptualized human cult...