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