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Marcelo Rinesi
Short Story: The Eater of Silicon Sins by Marcelo Rinesi

His job is not to press the button. When he fails at his job, people don’t die.

Technopolitics > Philosophy > SciencePolicy > Artificial Intelligence > Staff > Steven Umbrello
Steven Umbrello
A Deadline for Philosophy by Steven Umbrello

The visitors of this site are no stranger to discussions surrounding the imminent coming of artificial intelligence. Many arguments that surround AGI/ASI are typically polarized; either emphasizing the catastrophic risks associated with the technology or with possible utopian futures that may be ushered in. In either case, two things are almost universally agreed upon by experts in the field of AI 1) that AGI will almost certainly be developed by the end of the century (with ASI perhaps not long after) and 2) that the development and creatio...

Technopolitics > Sociology > Philosophy > Technoprogressivism > Staff > J. Hughes
J. Hughes
What Do Technoprogressives Believe in 2017? by J. Hughes

In December and January we surveyed the IEET audience about a wide range of topics, and 455 of you responded. This was a follow up to a 2013 survey we conducted (for instance “Who are the Technoprogressives?” “Who are the IEET’s audience?”). As we continue to focus the IEET on building the emerging technoprogressive ideological current, we are again looking at what the self-described technoprogressives believe.

Rights > Political Empowerment & Participation > Staff > Marcelo Rinesi
Marcelo Rinesi
The new (and very old) political responsibility of data scientists by Marcelo Rinesi

We still have a responsibility to prevent the ethical misuse of new technologies, as well as helping make their impact on human welfare a positive one. But we now have a more fundamental challenge: to help defend the very concept and practice of the measurement and analysis of quantitative fact.

GlobalDemocracySecurity > Staff > Marcelo Rinesi > Cyber
Marcelo Rinesi
Short story: Rush Hour by Marcelo Rinesi

Three minutes ago you were in a traffic jam, one of dozens of drivers impatiently waiting for their cars to reboot and shake off whatever piece of malware had infected them through the city network. Now you’re moving.

Technopolitics > Sociology > Rights > CognitiveLiberty > PrivacySurveillance > GlobalDemocracySecurity > Staff > Marcelo Rinesi
Marcelo Rinesi
The best political countersurveillance tool is to grow the heck up by Marcelo Rinesi

The thing is, we’re all naughty. The specifics of what counts as “wrong” depend on the context, but there isn’t anybody on Earth so boring that haven’t done or aren’t doing something they’d rather not be known worldwide.

Rights > Economic > Technological Unemployment > Staff > Marcelo Rinesi
Marcelo Rinesi
The informal sector Singularity by Marcelo Rinesi

At the intersection of cryptocurrencies and the “gig economy” lies the prospect of almost self-contained shadow economies with their own laws and regulations, vast potential for fostering growth, and the possibility of systematic abuse.

Technopolitics > Technoprogressivism > SciencePolicy > Rights > GlobalDemocracySecurity > Vision > Staff > J. Hughes
J. Hughes
Getting from 1932 to 1945 by J. Hughes

A piece I just wrote for the IEEE:

If the future is coming at an ever accelerating pace, then perhaps we can get from 1932 to 1945 in record time.

Technopolitics > Technoprogressivism > Rights > Economic > Technological Unemployment > Basic Income > Vision > Staff > J. Hughes
J. Hughes
Technoprogressivism Under Trump by J. Hughes

This is from an interview I gave yesterday to a French journalist. Thought you might be interested.

Rights > HealthLongevity > GlobalDemocracySecurity > Vision > Staff > J. Hughes
A New Focus for the IEET

Dear IEET friends and supporters. It is time for the IEET to undergo a major change of course.