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Francaise > Technopolitics > Philosophy > SciencePolicy > Artificial Intelligence > Contributors > Laurens Vaddeli
Laurens Vaddeli
Le devenir homme de la machine : anthropologie robotique et communauté humaine by Laurens Vaddeli

Les robots peuvent-ils prétendre à l’humanité?

Francaise > SciencePolicy > Innovation > Contributors > Terence Ericson
Terence Ericson
InSitu#1 – À la découverte des énergies du futur by Terence Ericson

Dans cette première vidéo du format InSitu, découvrez les enjeux des énergies de demain, dans un lieu atypique.

Technopolitics > Philosophy > SciencePolicy > Safety and Efficacy
John G. Messerly
Summary of Jaron Lanier’s “Who Owns the Future?” by John G. Messerly

Jaron Lanier‘s recent book, Who Owns the Future? discusses the role that technology plays in both eliminating job and increasing income inequality. Early in that book, Lanier quotes from Aristotle’s Politics: “If every instrument could accomplish its own work … if … the shuttle would weave and the plectrum touch the lyre without a hand to guide them, chief workmen would not want servants, nor masters slaves.”

SciencePolicy > Artificial Intelligence > Affiliate Scholar > John Danaher
John Danaher
Is Technology Value-Neutral? New Technologies and Collective Action Problems by John Danaher

We’ve all heard the saying “Guns don’t kill people, people do”. It’s a classic statement of the value-neutrality thesis. This is the thesis that technology, by itself, is value-neutral. It is the people that use it that are not. If the creation of a new technology, like a gun or a smartphone, has good or bad effects, it is due to good or bad people, not the technology itself.

Francaise > Technopolitics > Sociology > Philosophy > SciencePolicy > Neuroscience > Contributors > Alexandre Maurer
Alexandre Maurer
10 questions fréquentes by Alexandre Maurer

Nous recevons un grand nombre de questions par mail. Pour débroussailler le terrain, voici la réponse à dix questions parmi les plus fréquentes.

Francaise > SciencePolicy > Safety and Efficacy > Artificial Intelligence > Contributors > Alexandre Maurer
Alexandre Maurer
Peut-on aimer un robot (ou une IA) ? by Alexandre Maurer

Dans de nombreuses œuvres de fiction, des humains développent des sentiments pour des robots ou des intelligences artificielles. Cela est-il pertinent ?

SciencePolicy > Safety and Efficacy > Fellows > David Brin
David Brin
Resilience Technology Part II: Simple measures to thwart possible collapse by David Brin

Soon I will post about the passing of my colleague, science fiction author and unique American Jerry Pournelle. And of course much of what I post about today will be altered after we see what is wrought by Hurricanes Irma, José and Katia.  But this series conclusion is already prepared.

SciencePolicy > Safety and Efficacy > Fellows > David Brin
David Brin
Super hurricanes and solar storms and EMP… lessons about resilient tech (Part I) by David Brin

We’ll get to the solar storm alert and its implications, in a minute. But first… the devastation wrought by Hurricane Harvey tears open our hearts in empathy for our fellow humans and citizens in Texas. (See a list of ways you can help.)

Deutsch > SciencePolicy > Artificial Intelligence > Affiliate Scholar > Roland Benedikter
Roland Benedikter
MENSCH & MASCHINE by Roland Benedikter

Die Digitalisierung hat in nur wenigen Jahrzehnten unsere Lebenswirklichkeit bis fast in den letzten Winkel durchdrungen. Und viele ihrer Errungenschaften sind uns heute unentbehrlich. Doch wir stehen auch an einer Schwelle. Schon bald könnten Algorithmen und künstliche Intelligenz bestimmen, was es bedeutet, Mensch zu sein. Es ist also Zeit, dass wir uns neu bewusst zu werden, wer wir sind und warum wir den Computern und Cyborgs nicht unsere Zukunft überlassen wollen.

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SciencePolicy > Innovation > Affiliate Scholar > Roland Benedikter
Roland Benedikter
Homo deus? The convergence of man and machine by Roland Benedikter

People have always tried to develop techniques that expand their skills. What is new is that man and machine are fusing together: prostheses and orthoses strengthen physical strength, computers support intellectual performance, and artificial intelligence has the potential to expand human consciousness. Much of it sounds utopian, some is already reality. It is high time to deal with the consequences: Will these techniques change our humanity? What needs to be done to minimize risks? And what opportunities open up?

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