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IEET Managing Director Steven Umbrello Publishes Paper on Meaningful Human Control of Smart Home Systems HUMANA.MENTE Journal of Philosophical Studies

The last decade has witnessed the mass distribution and adoption of smart home systems and devices powered by artificial intelligence systems ranging from household appliances like fridges and toasters to more background systems such as air and water quality controllers. The pervasiveness of these sociotechnical systems makes analyzing their ethical implications necessary during the design phases of these devices to ensure not only sociotechnical resilience, but to design them for human values in mind and thus preserve meaningful human contr...

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IEET Managing Director Steven Umbrello assumes role as co-Editor of the International Journal of Technoethics International Journal of Technoethics

IEET Managing Director Steven Umbrello assumes role as co-Editor of the International Journal of Technoethics along with Baha Abu-Shaqra (University of Ottawa).

We are open for regular issue submissions

You can also submit to the Special Issue on Engineering Ethics

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Fellows > Stefan Sorgner
New Updates on IEET Fellow Stefan Sorgner Beyond Humanism

The “Immortalists Magazine” has just published detailed interviews on justice, rights, and discrimination with IEET Fellows David Pearce and Stefan Lorenz Sorgner: https://www.flipsnack.com/BDEAACF6AED/im-jun-jul-2020/full-view.html?fbclid=IwAR0a5-JAoMbaUWr0AC9ZIjs8tTV2FxUdgbqe2doO0CMV5d5CH4h_3UpM5pc

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IEET Managing Director Steven Umbrello Co-Authors New Paper Industry 5.0 and Human Values Applied Sciences

Although manufacturing companies are currently situated at a transition point in what has been called Industry 4.0, a new revolutionary wave—Industry 5.0—is emerging as an ‘Age of Augmentation’ when the human and machine reconcile and work in perfect symbiosis with one another. Recent years have indeed assisted in drawing attention to the human-centric design of Cyber-Physical Production Systems (CPPS) and to the genesis of the ‘Operator 4.0’, two novel concepts that raise significant ethical questions regarding the impact of tec...

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Affiliate Scholar > Steve Fuller
Livestream event on Steve Fuller’s Nietzschean Meditations Nietzschean Meditations

On Wednesday, 24 June (7 pm - 8.30 pm, London Time), Luke Mason will be interviewing Steve Fuller about his latest book, Nietzschean Meditations: Untimely Thoughts at the Dawn of the Transhuman Era. The event, which is part of the FUTURES Podcast series, will be livestreamed but registration is required.

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IEEt Fellows Stefan Sorgner & Kevin LaGrandeur on Covid19 and the Posthuman Posthuman Forum

On May 30, 2020, IEET Fellows Kevin LaGrandeur and Stefan Sorgner were featured speakers at the international symposium hosted by NYU, the Global Posthuman Network, and the NY Posthuman Research Group.  The symposium, done via videoconference, was on the topic, “The Philosophical and Political Implications of Covid19 and the Posthuman.”  It was attended by 250 people from around the globe.  All talks were 5 minutes long, with Q&A after.

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CFP: Special Issue on: Engineering Ethics: Bridging the Theory-Practice Gap International Journal of Technoethics

Details Invited Contributions

Steve Fuller - University of Warwick, UK Dylan Cawthorne – University of Southern Denmark

Submission Due Date

Initial paper submission deadline: December 1, 2020 Initial round of review to be completed by: February 1, 2021 Revised paper submission deadline: March 1, 2021 Second round of review to be completed by: April 1, 2021 Submission of accepted papers for journal copyediting processes: May 1, 2021 Publication of special section papers: July 2021

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IEET Fellow Stefan Lorenz Sorgner in Immortalists Magazine Journal of Posthuman Studies

IEET Fellow Stefan Lorenz Sorgner was featured on the cover of the “Immortalists Magazine“. In the magazine, you find a detailed interview, in which he explains his reflections concerning his transhumanist take on the impact of the coronavirus crisis,

A selection of his reflections on the pandemic can also be accessed via the following video which is part of the channel “Posthumans go Viral”.

His ideas reveal that there is a conflict between health and privacy. As an increased health span is identical with a better q...

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First volume of Posthuman Studies book series Published Posthuman Studies

Thee first volume of the new high-class Posthuman Studies book series has just been published by the oldest publishing house in the world, Schwabe publishing (founded 1488). It is written by IEET Affiliate Scholar and renowned sociologist Prof. Steve Fuller, available for 30 € and entitled: Nietzschean Meditations. Untimely Thoughts at the Dawn of the Transhuman Era https://schwabe.ch/nietzschean-meditations-fuller-nietzsche-transhumanism

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Sorgner versus Musk on whether we live in a Computer Simulation

“The Life Cycle is a podcast series dreamt up by Klang Games, conceived as an excuse to procrastinate the development of the studio’s simulation MMO, Seed, a game about human survival and exoplanet settlement”, according to their website. (https://www.thelifecyclepodcast.com/home/#about) In their latest episode of the podcast, they dealt with the question whether we live in a computer simulation and what our chances are that we do actually live in such a simulation. Elon Musk argues that chances are very high that we do not live in bas...