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Informatica Journal - Call for Special Issue on Superintelligence Informatica Journal

Since the inception of the field of artificial intelligence, a prominent goal has been to create computer systems that would reason as capably as humans across a wide range of fields. Over the last decade, this goal has been brought closer to reality. Machine learning systems have come to excel in many signal processing tasks and have achieved superhuman performance in learning tasks including the games of Go and Heads-up Poker. More broadly, we have seen large changes in every pore of our society. This remarkable progress raises the questio...

Technopolitics > Philosophy > SciencePolicy > Artificial Intelligence > Affiliate Scholar > John Danaher
John Danaher
Robot Rights: Intelligent Machines (Panel Discussion) by John Danaher

I participated in a debate/panel discussion about robot rights at the Science Gallery (Trinity, Dublin) on the 29th March 2017. A video from the event is above. Here’s the description from the organisers:

Francaise > Technopolitics > Futurism > Technoprogressivism > SciencePolicy > Innovation > Artificial Intelligence > Contributors > Hadrian Pourbahman
Hadrian Pourbahman
Propriété intellectuelle du vivant, brevets et longévité pour tous by Hadrian Pourbahman

Beaucoup se représentent la propriété intellectuelle sous la forme d’une taxe : taxe sur la copie privée, sur les droits d’auteur… Mais en réalité, cette notion, dont l’origine remonte au XVème siècle, s’est peu à peu immiscée dans tous les aspects de notre société, y compris lorsque que l’on raisonne en terme de droit du vivant et de longévité.

Initialement publiй sur le site de l’Association Franзaise Transhumaniste - Technoprog

Francaise > Technopolitics > Philosophy > SciencePolicy > Artificial Intelligence > Contributors > Alexandre Maurer
Alexandre Maurer
Intelligence artificielle et automatisation by Alexandre Maurer

Cet article fait partie d’un projet de livre sur le transhumanisme. Pour en savoir plus, cliquez ici.

Initialement publiй sur le site de l’Association Franзaise Transhumaniste - Technoprog

SciencePolicy > Innovation > Safety and Efficacy > Artificial Intelligence > Affiliate Scholar > John Danaher
John Danaher
How to Plug the Robot Responsibility Gap by John Danaher

iller robots. You have probably heard about them. You may also have heard that there is a campaign to stop them. One of the main arguments that proponents of the campaign make is that they will create responsibility gaps in military operations. The problem is twofold: (i) the robots themselves will not be proper subjects of responsibility ascriptions; and (ii) as they gain autonomy, there is more separation between what they do and the acts of the commanding officers or developers who allowed their use, and so less ground for holding these p...

Technopolitics > Futurism > SciencePolicy > Artificial Intelligence > Fellows > David Brin
David Brin
Facing a future of technologic wonders: Artificial Intelligence by David Brin

Don’t be demoralized; we’ve faced waves of anti-science mania before. Today, let’s assume we decide to resume being a boldly confident, ever-ambitious, scientific and technological civilization, in which children believe they can be better than their parents… but parents make that goal hard to achieve, in the best way, because we’re improving too!

Technopolitics > Philosophy > SciencePolicy > Innovation > Safety and Efficacy > Artificial Intelligence > Affiliate Scholar > John Danaher
IEET Affiliate Scholar John Danaher on TED Future of Sex

Danaher, an academic based at the National University of Ireland, Galway, laid out his argument regarding the uncertain future regarding sex robots and their consequences at TEDxWHU last month in a 17-minute talk called “Symbols and Consequences in the Sex Robot Debate.”

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John Danaher
Understanding the Algorithmic Self (Videos) by John Danaher

On Friday 27th of January, I hosted a workshop focused on self-tracking and quantification at NUI Galway. The workshop dealt with two main questions:

Technopolitics > Psychology > SciencePolicy > Artificial Intelligence > Affiliate Scholar > John Danaher
John Danaher
The Carebot Dystopia: An Analysis by John Danaher

The world is ageing. A demographic shift is underway. According to some figures (Suzman et al 2015), the proportion of the worldwide population aged 65 or older will outnumber the proportion aged under 5 by the year 2020. And the shift is faster is some countries. Japan is a striking example. Demographers refer to it as a ‘super-ageing’ society. By 2030, they estimate that one in three Japanese people will be aged 65 or over. One in five will be over 75.

SciencePolicy > Artificial Intelligence > Fellows > Kevin LaGrandeur
Kevin LaGrandeur published new book Artificial Slaves RoutledgePress

Artificial Slaves has just been published in a relatively inexpensive paperback edition.  It won a 2014 Science Fiction and Technoculture Studies Prize, and has been well-reviewed in a number of journals (see below). The attached coupon gives an additional 20% discount.  For more information, please visit the RoutledgePress website.