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Technopolitics > Philosophy > Staff > Steven Umbrello > Fellows > Stefan Sorgner
IEET’s Steven Umbrello and Stefan Sorgner Publish New Paper on AI Cognitive Suffering Philosophies

IEET Managing Director Steven Umbrello and IEET Fellow, and ‘Bad Boy of Philosophy’, Stefan L. Sorgner have published a new paper on the potential cognitive suffering of future AI titled: “Nonconscious Cognitive Suffering: Considering Suffering Risks of Embodied Artificial Intelligence” in the journal Philosophies

Rights > Economic > Technological Unemployment > Fellows > Kevin LaGrandeur
Kevin LaGrandeur on Technological Unemploymen Vlog "Posthumans"

Dr. Francesca Ferrando (NYU) interviews scholar Dr. Kevin LaGrandeur (NYIT). Recorded at Digital Studio, New York University (NYU), New York City, April 2019.​

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Fellows > Kevin LaGrandeur
Kevin LaGrandeur on Ancient Technology Vlog "Posthumans"

Dr. Francesca Ferrando (NYU) interviews scholar Dr. Kevin LaGrandeur (NYIT). Recorded at Digital Studio, New York University (NYU), New York City, April 2019.​

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Fellows > Stefan Sorgner
Call for Manuscripts: Critical Post- and/or Transhumanism, Posthuman Studies

If you have an article which deals with some aspect of the posthuman or falls into the wide-scope of posthuman studies, please consider submitting it to the world’s first double-blind peer-reviewed journal explicitly dedicated to the posthuman, the Journal of Posthuman Studies. It was realized in cooperation with Penn State University Press first issue was launched in 2017.

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Fellows > Stefan Sorgner > Affiliate Scholar > Steve Fuller
First Volume of New Book Series “Posthuman Studies” Published Posthuman Studies (PHST)

IEET is happy to announce volume 1 of the newly launched book series entitled “Posthuman Studies” with the world’s oldest publishing house (Schwabe). The author is a world-leading sociologist from the University of Warwick: Prof. Dr. Steve Fuller. His monograph is entitled: Nietzschean Meditations. Untimely Thoughts at the Dawn of the Transhuman Era.

IEET Fellow Stefan Sorgner, the editor of this novel series, is welcoming your thought-provoking monographs. Please submit them by email to: ssorgner@johncabot.edu

GlobalDemocracySecurity > CatRisks > SpaceThreats > Fellows > Riccardo Campa
IEET fellow Riccardo Campa Co-Authors new Paper on Space Mining Technological Forecasting & Social Change

IEET fellow Riccardo Campa co-authors paper on space colonization with Konrad Szocik and Martin Braddock. The team envisions the prospect of asteroid mining and argue that fully automated space colonization (FASC) could be a solution to prevent unwanted side effects of the Singularity, such as competition for resources between humankind and a hostile Artificial Intelligence. The article appeared in Technological Forecasting & Social Change, on April 8th, 2019.

GlobalDemocracySecurity > CatRisks > SpaceThreats > Fellows > Riccardo Campa
A team of researchers including IEET fellow Riccardo Campa explains why genetic enhancement is needed for crewed Mars mission Changing the Paradigm on Human Enhancements: The Special Case of Modifications to Counter Bone Loss for Manned Mars Missions

A team of researchers including IEET fellow Riccardo Campa explains why genetic enhancement is needed for crewed Mars mission. Space colonization is not just a matter of rockets and spacesuits. The article appeared on Space Policy on March 19th, 2019.

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Fellows > Stefan Sorgner
Sorgner’s Philosophical Approach is a “point of refence that contemporary culture cannot ignore” (Vattimo) Übermensch

In the March 2019 edition of the German equivalent of “The Atlantic”, the “Cicero Kulturmagazin”, you will find a detailed interview, which is entitled “Der Übermensch ist unsere Hoffnung” (“The Overhuman is our Hope”). Here, the well-known journalist Alexander Kissler interviews the new realist Markus Gabriel, a bestselling author, and philosophy professor at the University of Bonn, and IEET FEllow and JCU philosophy professor Stefan Lorenz Sorgner about topics of Sorgner’s new monograph, e...

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Fellows > Stefan Sorgner
IEET Fellow Stefan Sorgner to Give Keynote Address at a Posthumanities Winter School Posthuman Studies: From Critical Posthumanism to Transhumanism

EET Fellow Stefan Lorenz Sorgner was invited to giving an opening keynote address at a winter school dedicated to the posthumanities with more than 100 doctoral students participating: http://ktkdk.edu.ee/winterschool2019/ IEET Scholar Steve Fuller was invited to being another keynote speaker during the same event.

28 January–1 February 2019

Technopolitics > Philosophy > SciencePolicy > Artificial Intelligence > Fellows > William Sims Bainbridge
William Sims Bainbridge
Taking Aim: The Problematic Nature of Artificial Intelligence in a Time of Social Conflict by William Sims Bainbridge

Many scientists, engineers, and governments are promoting what they call artificial intelligence, without a thorough critique of the validity of their concepts or evaluation of the harm that could result from implementing them.  Computer science organizations have begun promoting improved ethical standards, but there is little reason to believe that ethics have much power in today’s conflicted world.  Research on the actual ethical, legal and social implications of various kinds of AI is actually quite limited.  How can ...