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SciencePolicy > Innovation > Artificial Intelligence > Neuroscience > Advisory Board > Marc Roux
Marc Roux
Sauver le symbole by Marc Roux

Nous pouvons nous accorder avec certains critiques du transhumanisme pour dire que la convergence NBIC met en question notre rapport au langage et aux symboles. Or, il est probable qu’ils contribuent à ce qui fait émerger l’humain. Une pensée transhumaniste peut-elle relever ce défi ? Le symbolisme s’évanouira-t-il dans nos machines computationnelles ?

SciencePolicy > Safety and Efficacy > Artificial Intelligence > Affiliate Scholar > John Danaher
Why we should create artificial offspring: meaning and the collective afterlife Science and Engineering Ethics

The iCub Robot - Image courtesy of Jiuguang Wang

That’s the title of a new article I have coming out. It argues that the creation of artificial offspring could add meaning to our lives and that it might consequently be worth committing to the project of doing so. It’s going to be published in the journal Science and Engineering Ethics. The official version will be out in a few weeks. In the meantime, you can read the abstract below and download a pre-publication version at the links provided.

Technopolitics > SciencePolicy > Safety and Efficacy > Rights > HealthLongevity > Affiliate Scholar > Ilia Stambler
Ilia Stambler
Frequently Asked Questions on the Ethics of Lifespan and Healthspan Extension by Ilia Stambler

The mission of healthy life extension, or healthy longevity promotion, raises a broad variety of questions and tasks, relating to science and technology, individual and communal ethics, and public policy, especially health and science policy. Despite the wide variety, the related questions may be classified into three groups. The first group of questions concerns the feasibility of the accomplishment of life extension. Is it theoretically and technologically possible? What are our grounds for optimism? What are the means to ensure that the l...

Francaise > SciencePolicy > Artificial Intelligence > Neuroscience > Contributors > Alexandre Maurer
Alexandre Maurer
Non, l’Intelligence Artificielle n’est pas « purement logique » by Alexandre Maurer

Dans les conférences et débats autour sur l’Intelligence Artificielle (IA), il y a une affirmation qui revient souvent :

« L’intelligence artificielle est fondamentalement différente de l’intelligence humaine, car elle est purement logico-mathématique, alors que l’intelligence humaine est faite d’intuition, d’imagination, etc. »

Francaise > Technopolitics > Technoprogressivism > SciencePolicy > Neuroscience > Rights > HealthLongevity > Contributors > Terence Ericson
Terence Ericson
Les révolutions biotech : 1/ CRISPR-Cas9 (partie 2/2) by Terence Ericson

Pour retrouver le précédent article de la série sur la technique CRISPR-Cas9, cliquez ici.

Francaise > Technopolitics > Technoprogressivism > SciencePolicy > Neuroscience > Rights > HealthLongevity > Contributors > Terence Ericson
Terence Ericson
Les révolutions biotech : 1/ CRISPR-Cas9 (partie 1/2) by Terence Ericson

“Les révolutions biotech” est une suite d’articles qui souhaitent redécouvrir les grandes découvertes du domaine des biotechnologies et étudier leurs avancées à l’heure actuelle.

Francaise > Technopolitics > Technoprogressivism > SciencePolicy > Innovation > Contributors > Alexandre Maurer
Alexandre Maurer
Quel transhumanisme ? Partie 2 : Recherche et transparence by Alexandre Maurer

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

SciencePolicy > Safety and Efficacy > GlobalDemocracySecurity > CatRisks > Fellows > David Brin
David Brin
Solving problems: Energy, Climate and Remaking the Planet by David Brin

Here is another science posting, with lots of amazing news. But nowadays, it is impossible to do this without politics foaming over the rim. And so, to start off—

SciencePolicy > Innovation > Safety and Efficacy > Affiliate Scholar > John Danaher
John Danaher
The Ethics of Crash Optimisation Algorithms by John Danaher

Patrick Lin started it. In an article entitled ‘The Ethics of Autonomous Cars’ (published in The Atlantic in 2013), he considered the principles that self-driving cars should follow when they encountered tricky moral dilemmas on the road. We all encounter these situations from time to time. Something unexpected happens and you have to make a split second decision. A pedestrian steps onto the road and you don’t see him until the last minute: do you slam on the brakes or swerve to avoid? Lin made the obvious point that no matter how safe...

Francaise > SciencePolicy > Safety and Efficacy > Neuroscience > Brain–computer-interface > Implants > Contributors > Laurens Vaddeli
Laurens Vaddeli
Au-delà des frontières du corps : hybridations et extensions sensorielles by Laurens Vaddeli

Cet article est la synthèse d’un mémoire de recherche sur le body hacking et la cyborgisation. Par Laurens Vaddeli, étudiant en dernière année à la Sorbonne.

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