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piero scaruffi

piero scaruffi is an author, cultural historian and blogger who graduated in Mathematics in his native Italy before undertaking a career in the software industry of Silicon Valley, where he directed an Artificial Intelligence Center. In parallel he pursued his interests in the arts. Visiting scholarships at Harvard and Stanford in Cognitive Science and lecturing at UC Berkeley resulted in the book “The Nature of Consciousness” (2006). All along he also continued writing poetry both in Italian (for which he has been awarded several prizes) and in English. His main books on music are: “A History of Rock and Dance Music” (2009) and “A History of Jazz Music 1900-2000” (2007). He also co-wrote the first “History of Silicon Valley” to cover the century from the founding of Stanford University to the boom of social media. All along he also continued writing poetry both in Italian (for which he has been awarded several prizes) and in English. “Synthesis” (2009) collects poems and meditations.  His main books on music are: “A History of Rock and Dance Music” (2009) and “A History of Jazz Music 1900-2000” (2007).  All his writing is hosted on his website: http://www.scaruffi.com.


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Books
Philosophy’s Future: The Problem of Philosophical Progress by Russell Blackford and Damien Broderick eds. (2017)

Conversations with the Future: 21 Visions for the 21st Century by Nikola Danaylov (2017)

Surviving the Machine Age: Intelligent Technology and the Transformation of Human Work by Kevin LaGrandeur and James Hughes eds. (2017)

Chasing Shadows: Visions of Our Coming Transparent World by David Brin (2017)

TECHNOPROG, le transhumanisme au service du progrès social by Marc Roux and Didier Coeurnelle (2016)

Articles
"Plausible Deniability: How we’ll be attacked, unable to retaliate"   Contrary Brin  (Nov 18, 2017)

"Accepter et combattre la mort"   Association Francaise Transhumaniste - Technoprog  (Nov 15, 2017)

"Include specific tasks and goals to improve health of the global aging population into the WHO"   Ethical Technology  (Nov 14, 2017)

"What makes an algorithm feminist, and why we need them to be"   blog.rinesi  (Nov 11, 2017)

"Short story: Logs from a haunted heart"   blog.rinesi.com  (Nov 9, 2017)

"Nouvelle chaîne Youtube sur le transhumanisme"   Association Francaise Transhumaniste - Technoprog  (Nov 8, 2017)

"Review of Phil Torres’ “Morality, Foresight & Human Flourishing"   Reason and Meaning  (Nov 6, 2017)

"The Sapien Zoo"   Turner Stories  (Nov 3, 2017)

"It’s not left-vs-right, stupid. It is symbolism."   Contrary Brin  (Nov 1, 2017)

"There are only two emotions in Facebook, and we only use one at a time"   blog.rinesi.com  (Oct 30, 2017)

"Yuval Harari Drinks the Kool Aid"   Utopia or Dystopia  (Oct 30, 2017)

"10 questions fréquentes"   Association Francaise Transhumaniste - Technoprog  (Oct 28, 2017)

"Biohacking humans is not wise – Josiah Zayner’s “The Odin” - on Buzzfeed"   Ethical Technology  (Oct 26, 2017)

"Kevin LaGrandeur, New York Institute of Technology – A.I. Taking Jobs"   Academic Minute  (Oct 24, 2017)

"The likelihood of war"   Contrary Brin  (Oct 24, 2017)

"What makes an algorithm feminist, and why we need them to be"   blog.rinesi.com  (Oct 23, 2017)

"Peut-on aimer un robot (ou une IA) ?"   Association Francaise Transhumaniste - Technoprog  (Oct 21, 2017)

"Hoffer’s The True Believer and Trump"   Reason and Meaning  (Oct 19, 2017)

"Resilience Technology Part II: Simple measures to thwart possible collapse"   Contrary Brin  (Oct 17, 2017)

"Any sufficiently advanced totalitarianism is indistinguishable from Facebook"   blog.rinesi.com  (Oct 16, 2017)

Recent Multimedia
What Happens When We Design Babies?   2017-11-20

A.I. Taking Jobs   2017-09-13

Podcast - Why we should create artificial offspring   2017-09-12

AI in Society - Ethics, Safety, Industry & Governance   2017-09-10

The Ethics of Moral Enhancement   2017-07-26

News
Call for Papers: The Nietzsche and Transhumanism debates continues. (Nov 21, 2017)

Some things you wanted to know about robot sex* (but were afraid to ask) (Oct 22, 2017)

Transhuman Party promotes Radical Democracy & Collective Intelligence (Sep 29, 2017)

Ilia Stambler Publishes New Text on Longevity Promotion (Sep 10, 2017)

9th Beyond Humanism Conference Wrap Up (Aug 11, 2017)

Past Appearances
TransVision 2017 (Royal Opera of Brussels - Nov 09, 2017)

Kevin LaGrandeur @ U. of Michigan (Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the U. of Michigan - Sep 11, 2017)

“Beyond Humanism” Conference (Rome, Italy - Jul 19, 2017)

Sorgner in Bonn (Bonn, Germany - Jun 27, 2017)

Sorgner in Sigmaringen (Sigmaringen, Germany - Jun 21, 2017)