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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...

SciencePolicy > Artificial Intelligence > Affiliate Scholar > Adam A. Ford
AI in Society - Ethics, Safety, Industry & Governance Artificial Intelligence / Human Possibilities

Panelists: Ben Goertzel, Marcus Hutter, Joscha Bach, Peter Cheeseman This panel was held at the ‘Artificial Intelligence / Human Possibilities’ event as adjunct to the AGI17 conference in Melbourne 2017.

Francaise > Technopolitics > Philosophy > SciencePolicy > Artificial Intelligence > Contributors > Alexandre Maurer
Alexandre Maurer
Faut-il devenir complémentaire de l’IA ? Une réponse à Laurent Alexandre by Alexandre Maurer

Dans son dernier talk, Laurent Alexandre prend des positions plus tranchées qu’à l’accoutumée sur certains sujets, notamment : contre le revenu universel, et contre le posthumanisme. Voici une réponse argumentée.

Technopolitics > Futurism > Fellows > David Brin
David Brin
How did humans “overshoot” in intelligence? Plus a Tech Roundup! by David Brin

Phew. The news cycle has slowed enough to get our heartbeats down just a tad.  So how about some stimulus on the positive-hopeful side? You are still a member of a spectacular, scientific civilization. The War on Science (and all other fact-using professions) will not succeed if we keep our spirits up. So let’s roll up our sleeves and dive into some amazing stuff.

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Affiliate Scholar > Rick Searle
Rick Searle
Are freedom and complexity incompatible? by Rick Searle

One of the most salient facts of the modern world is that what the individual gains in terms of power she simultaneously loses in terms of control and understanding over the mechanisms through which that power is bought. Given enough money in my pocket, I can fly to the ends of the earth while at the same time possessing no control over how I am brought there. Nor do I have anything deeper than a childlike understanding of how this miracle of flight has been brought about.

Rights > Political Empowerment & Participation > Fellows > David Brin
David Brin
Exit strategies Part II: Surprising aspects of the 25th Amendment by David Brin

Is there an exit strategy, in case the crazy gets even worse? Given the rapidity of events, I decided to offer a second weekend posting with some urgent perspectives.