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Technopolitics > Philosophy > SciencePolicy > Innovation > Staff > Steven Umbrello
IEET Managing Director Steven Umbrello Co-Authors New Paper Industry 5.0 and Human Values Applied Sciences

Although manufacturing companies are currently situated at a transition point in what has been called Industry 4.0, a new revolutionary wave—Industry 5.0—is emerging as an ‘Age of Augmentation’ when the human and machine reconcile and work in perfect symbiosis with one another. Recent years have indeed assisted in drawing attention to the human-centric design of Cyber-Physical Production Systems (CPPS) and to the genesis of the ‘Operator 4.0’, two novel concepts that raise significant ethical questions regarding the impact of tec...

SciencePolicy > Innovation > Advisory Board > Brian Hanley
Brian Hanley
Pan-genomics! Let’s get real-world here. Graphs are just the start. by Brian Hanley

I work with human DNA pathological variants and gene therapy. To me, the current pangenome effort and friends is mostly an academic exercise that won’t matter. Yes, we know that FASTA is limited, but we can combine FASTA files and look at these differences. I do like what Erik and friends have done, and pangenomics is interesting. But, it doesn’t even start to address what really matters. There are other issues that are much more important. For instance:

Technopolitics > Philosophy > SciencePolicy > Nanotechnology > Staff > Steven Umbrello
IEET’s Steven Umbrello Publishes New Paper on Nanotechnology and Value Sensitive Design International Journal of Technoethics

Although continued investments in nanotechnology are made, atomically precise manufacturing (APM) to date is still regarded as speculative technology. APM, also known as molecular manufacturing, is a token example of a converging technology, has great potential to impact and be affected by other emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence, biotechnology, and ICT. The development of APM thus can have drastic global impacts depending on how it is designed and used. This article argues that the ethical issues that arise from APM - as...

SciencePolicy > Artificial Intelligence > Advisory Board > Alexey Turchin
Turchin et al Publish New Paper on the Simulation’s Termination Risk ArXiv

The main idea is that If we are in a simulation, the most probable type of it either a “Fermi simulation, that is, a simulation which is created by aliens to solve Fermi paradox via simulating possible global risks, or in a “Singularity simulation”,  – a simulation where future AI models its own origin. It means that our simulation will be turned off soon, as at least one of three conditions will be reached:

- It will model a global catastrophe, which is subjectively equal to the termination. - it will reach unkn...

SciencePolicy > Innovation > Staff > Steven Umbrello
IEET Managing Director Steven Umbrello Publishes New Paper on Technology Design Science and Engineering Ethics

Safe-by-design (SBD) frameworks for the development of emerging technologies have become an ever more popular means by which scholars argue that transformative emerging technologies can safely incorporate human values.

Francaise > SciencePolicy > Artificial Intelligence > Contributors > Alexandre Maurer
Alexandre Maurer
[Vidéo] AI Superpowers : automatisation, chômage et utilité social by Alexandre Maurer

[Vidéo] AI Superpowers : automatisation, chômage et utilité sociale

Technopolitics > Philosophy > SciencePolicy > Artificial Intelligence > Affiliate Scholar > Phil Torres
IEET Managing Director Steven Umbrello Co-Authors New Paper on Autonomous Weapons AI & SOCIETY

IEET Managing Director Steven Umbrello Co-Authors New Paper on Lethal Autonomous Weapons (LAWS) with Phil Torres and Angelo F. De Bellis in the journal AI & Society.

Francaise > Technopolitics > Philosophy > SciencePolicy > Safety and Efficacy > Advisory Board > Marc Roux
Marc Roux
Bébés-CRISPR : Quelles questions éthiques ? by Marc Roux

Position de l’Association Française Transhumaniste sur la récente naissance de bébés dont l’ADN a été modifié par génie génétique en Chine

SciencePolicy > Artificial Intelligence > Staff > Steven Umbrello
IEET Managing Director Steven Umbrello Publishes New Paper on AI Ethics Big Data and Cognitive Computing

IEET Managing Director Steven Umbrello Publishes New Paper on AI Ethics in the journal Big Data and Cognitive Computing as part of the Special Issue Artificial Superintelligence: Coordination & Strategy and is available online:

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 ...