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Technopolitics > Philosophy > Staff > J. Hughes > Contributors > Ojochogwu Abdul
Ojochogwu Abdul
Reflections on James Hughes’ Problems of Transhumanism (Part 4) by Ojochogwu Abdul

Part 4: Moral Universalism vs. Relativism

James Hughes’ essays on the problems of transhumanism continue with a discussion on conflicts, borrowed from the Enlightenment, between universalism and relativism within transhumanism. The Enlightenment event (European and global), in addition to its attack and severance of the roots of traditional European culture in the sacred, magic, kingship, and hierarchy, thereby secularizing all institutions and ideas, also (intellectually and to some extent in practice) effectively set on course th...

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Staff > Steven Umbrello
CFP Delphi: Interdisciplinary Review of Emerging Technologies Delphi: Interdisciplinary Review of Emerging Technologies

Delphi is a pioneering interdisciplinary review of emerging technologies as seen through the perspectives of experts from the fields of science and technology, ethics, economics, business and law. Inspired by the idea to encourage inclusive, thoughtful – and sometimes unsettling – debates on the many opportunities and challenges created by technological progress, the international quarterly review brings together authors with different professional backgrounds as well as opposing views. Contributions to Delphi come in compact formats and...

SciencePolicy > Innovation > Staff > Steven Umbrello
IEET Managing Director Steven Umbrello Publishes New Paper on Technology Design Science and Engineering Ethics

Safe-by-design (SBD) frameworks for the development of emerging technologies have become an ever more popular means by which scholars argue that transformative emerging technologies can safely incorporate human values.

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Staff > J. Hughes > Contributors > Ojochogwu Abdul
Ojochogwu Abdul
Reflections on James Hughes’ Problems of Transhumanism (Part 3) by Ojochogwu Abdul

“Transhumanists, like Enlightenment partisans in general, believe that human nature can be improved but are conflicted about whether liberal democracy is the best path to betterment. The liberal tradition within the Enlightenment has argued that individuals are best at finding their own interests and should be left to improve themselves in self-determined ways. But many people are mistaken about their own best interests, and more rational elites may have a better understanding of the general good. Enlightenment partisans have often made a ...

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Staff > J. Hughes > Contributors > Ojochogwu Abdul
Ojochogwu Abdul
Reflections on James Hughes’ Problems of Transhumanism (Part 2) by Ojochogwu Abdul

“The dominant trajectory of Enlightenment thought over the last three hundred years has been towards atheism. Most transhumanists are atheists. But some transhumanists, like many of the original Enlightenment thinkers, are attempting to reconcile naturalism and their religious traditions. Some transhumanists even believe that the transcendent potentials of intelligence argue for a new form of scientific theology.” (James Hughes, 2010)

GlobalDemocracySecurity > Staff > Marcelo Rinesi
Marcelo Rinesi
AIs are scapegoats and it’s us who end up bleeding by Marcelo Rinesi

No AI built today has anything remotely approaching consciousness or personhood; the unstable mess of a Windows operating system is structurally more life-like than any of them. So why the increasing focus on robot ethics?

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Staff > Steven Umbrello
IEET Managing Director Steven Umbrello Joins Delphi Editorial Board Delphi: Interdisciplinary Review of Emerging Technologies.

IEET Managing Director Steven Umbrello Joins the editorial board of the journal Delphi: Interdisciplinary Review of Emerging Technologies. You can read the first issue here.

SciencePolicy > Artificial Intelligence > Staff > Steven Umbrello
IEET Managing Director Steven Umbrello Publishes New Paper on AI Ethics Big Data and Cognitive Computing

IEET Managing Director Steven Umbrello Publishes New Paper on AI Ethics in the journal Big Data and Cognitive Computing as part of the Special Issue Artificial Superintelligence: Coordination & Strategy and is available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2504-2289/3/1/5

Technopolitics > Sociology > Staff > Marcelo Rinesi
Marcelo Rinesi
2019 Should be the end of Big Attention by Marcelo Rinesi

If your business or cultural strategy was based on attention at scale, the first years of the century felt great, as the leading Internet platforms offered the possibility of nearly limitless, precisely targeted traffic. Then came the troubles

GlobalDemocracySecurity > CatRisks > Eco-gov > Vision > Bioculture > Fiction > Staff > Marcelo Rinesi
Marcelo Rinesi
Digital anamnesis and other crimes [short story] by Marcelo Rinesi

A database is a tool for forgetting; it decays on command, faster than nightmares and more thoroughly than graves.