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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

Fellows > Stefan Sorgner
IEET Fellow Prof. Dr. Stefan Lorenz Sorgner Becomes Visiting Professor Philosophie Magazine

IEET Fellow Prof. Dr. Stefan Lorenz Sorgner has just been a Visiting Professor at the University of Lower Silesia in Poland where he gave several talks and directed workshop: http://wca.wroc.pl/visiting-professors-prof-stefan-sorgner-wybitny-ekspert-z-dziedziny-trans-i-post-humanizmu While in Poland, he also gave a talk in Cracow to the Polish Transhumanist Society at the Jagiellonian University.

SciencePolicy > Artificial Intelligence
Informatica Journal - Call for Special Issue on Superintelligence Informatica Journal

Since the inception of the field of artificial intelligence, a prominent goal has been to create computer systems that would reason as capably as humans across a wide range of fields. Over the last decade, this goal has been brought closer to reality. Machine learning systems have come to excel in many signal processing tasks and have achieved superhuman performance in learning tasks including the games of Go and Heads-up Poker. More broadly, we have seen large changes in every pore of our society. This remarkable progress raises the questio...

Advisory Board > Daniel Faggella
Tech Emergence Founder Dan Fagella Announces The Sale Of Science Of Skill NASDAQ

SAN FRANCISCO, CA / ACCESSWIRE / March 20, 2017 /Dan Faggella, the founder of Science of Skill, has recently announced the sale of the company for over $1 million. The company was sold to an independent group of buyers from the Cleveland, Ohio area.

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Technopolitics > Philosophy > Futurism > Affiliate Scholar > Steve Fuller
IEET Affiliate Scholar Steve Fuller Published in Issues in Science and Technology Issues in Science and Technology

IEET Affiliate Scholar Steve Fuller has just published an article on the philosophy and politics of the US Transhumanist Party in the latest edition of Issues in Science and Technology, the magazine of the National Academy of Sciences. You can read it here.  Responses to the piece for publication in the Forum section of Issues may be sent to Sonja Gold at issuessn@utdallas.edu.

Technopolitics > Philosophy > SciencePolicy > Innovation > Safety and Efficacy > Artificial Intelligence > Affiliate Scholar > John Danaher
IEET Affiliate Scholar John Danaher on TED Future of Sex

Danaher, an academic based at the National University of Ireland, Galway, laid out his argument regarding the uncertain future regarding sex robots and their consequences at TEDxWHU last month in a 17-minute talk called “Symbols and Consequences in the Sex Robot Debate.”

Full Article and Video Here

Rights > Economic > Technological Unemployment > Fellows > Kevin LaGrandeur
Does this robot want your job?

Join us on Facebook Live for a discussion with NYIT Professor Kevin LaGrandeur as he argues that the real threat to American jobs isn’t flesh-and-blood foreign workers. It’s robots and computers.

https://www.facebook.com/events/392673634451063/

Affiliate Scholar > Hank Pellissier
Hank Pellissier Interview with Terry Hyland Brighter Brains

Learning to forgive has also been championed, for thousands of years, by numerous religions and philosophies. To learn more about Buddhism’s perspective on forgiveness, IEEt Affiliated Scholar Hank Pellissier interviewed Terry Hyland http://www.mindfulness.ie/about/staff/terry-hyland - he’s Emeritus Professor of Education at the University of Bolton, UK, Lecturer in Philosophy at the Free University of Ireland, and a lifelong learner in mindfulness theory and practice. He’s written over 150 articles, plus 19 book chapters and 6 books. ...

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Fellows > Stefan Sorgner
Essay collection “Nietzsche and Transhumanism: Precursor or Enemy?” To be Released Cambridge Scholars

n the 1st of May, the essay collection “Nietzsche and Transhumanism: Precursor or Enemy?”, edited by Yunus Tuncel, will be published. It deals with the question of whether Nietzsche can be seen as a precursor of transhumanism or not. Debates on the topic have existed for some years, particularly in the Journal of Evolution and Technology and The Agonist.