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Deutsch > SciencePolicy > Artificial Intelligence > Affiliate Scholar > Roland Benedikter
Roland Benedikter
MENSCH & MASCHINE by Roland Benedikter

Die Digitalisierung hat in nur wenigen Jahrzehnten unsere Lebenswirklichkeit bis fast in den letzten Winkel durchdrungen. Und viele ihrer Errungenschaften sind uns heute unentbehrlich. Doch wir stehen auch an einer Schwelle. Schon bald könnten Algorithmen und künstliche Intelligenz bestimmen, was es bedeutet, Mensch zu sein. Es ist also Zeit, dass wir uns neu bewusst zu werden, wer wir sind und warum wir den Computern und Cyborgs nicht unsere Zukunft überlassen wollen.

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Technopolitics > Philosophy > Affiliate Scholar > John Danaher
John Danaher
New papers on Moral Enhancement and Brain-Based Lie Detection by John Danaher

I have a couple of new papers available online. The first looks at the moral freedom objection to moral enhancement. The second tries to rebut an interesting philosophical objection to the use of brain-based lie detection. Both papers are set to appear in edited books in 2018. Details and links to pre-publication versions below (just click on the paper title):

GlobalDemocracySecurity > CatRisks > Cyber > Staff > Marcelo Rinesi
Marcelo Rinesi
Tesla (or Google) and the risk of massively distributed physical terrorist attacks by Marcelo Rinesi

You know, an autonomous car is only a software vulnerability away from being a lethal autonomous weapon, and a successful autonomous car company is only a hack away from being the world’s largest (if single-use) urban combat force. Such an event would easily be the worst terrorist attack in history.

Vision > Virtuality > Affiliate Scholar > John Danaher
John Danaher
The Reality of Virtual Reality: A Philosophical Analysis by John Danaher

There is an apple in front of me. I can see it, but I can’t touch it. The reason is that the apple is actually a 3-D rendered model of an apple. It looks like an apple, but exists only within a virtual environment — one that is projected onto the computer screen in front of me. I can interact with the apple. I have an avatar that I can control on the screen. That avatar is a virtual projection of my self. It can pick up the apple, throw it around the virtual room, or eat it. But I can’t touch it and interact with it using my own physic...

SciencePolicy > Innovation > Affiliate Scholar > Roland Benedikter
Roland Benedikter
Homo deus? The convergence of man and machine by Roland Benedikter

People have always tried to develop techniques that expand their skills. What is new is that man and machine are fusing together: prostheses and orthoses strengthen physical strength, computers support intellectual performance, and artificial intelligence has the potential to expand human consciousness. Much of it sounds utopian, some is already reality. It is high time to deal with the consequences: Will these techniques change our humanity? What needs to be done to minimize risks? And what opportunities open up?

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Francaise > Technopolitics > Philosophy > Contributors > Alexandre Maurer
Alexandre Maurer
Objections #4 : Transhumanisme et quête de sens by Alexandre Maurer

Cette partie du livre (Partie 4) liste les objections qui sont faites au transhumanisme, et tente d’y répondre. Dans cet article : les craintes d’ennui, de perte de sens, de déshumanisation…

Rights > Political Empowerment & Participation > Fellows > David Brin
David Brin
Cheating, gerrymandering and other threats by David Brin

I penned an important article on gerrymandering, offering new insights, and I’m waiting to hear from various journals and zines.  Alas, in this hyper-political era, editors choose according to their polemical tastes and pals… so you can expect it will likely be posted here, soon.  Meanwhile…

Technopolitics > Rights > Economic > Technological Unemployment > Fellows > Kevin LaGrandeur
A.I. Taking Jobs Academic Minute

The scholarly work of Kevin LaGrandeur proves that the humanities and sciences have more in common than meets the eye. Listen to the academic minute podcast here

SciencePolicy > Safety and Efficacy > Artificial Intelligence > Affiliate Scholar > John Danaher
Podcast - Why we should create artificial offspring RoboPsych

IEEt Affiliate Scholar John Danaher recently had the pleasure of being a guest on the RoboPsych podcast. He was interviewed by hosts Tom Guarriello and Julie Carpenter about my recent paper ‘Why we should create artificial offspring’.  The paper is an extended thought experiment, arguing that creating artificial offspring might be good for humanity.  The podcast explored many of the key ideas in the paper and some other issues too. You can listen below or follow this link to the RoboPsych website. While there, you shoul...

Rights > HealthLongevity > Affiliate Scholar > Ilia Stambler
Ilia Stambler Publishes New Text on Longevity Promotion

This book considers the multidisciplinary aspects of longevity promotion, from the advocacy, historical, philosophical and scientific perspectives. The first part on longevity advocacy includes examples of pro-longevity campaigns, outreach materials, frequent debates and policy suggestions and frameworks that may assist in the promotion of research and development for healthy longevity. The second part on longevity history includes analyses of the definition of life-extensionism as a social and intellectual movement, the dialectics of reduc...