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SciencePolicy > Neuroscience > Implants > Contributors > Terence Ericson
Terence Ericson
Les révolutions biotech : 3/ Neuralink, le nouveau pouvoir du cerveau by Terence Ericson

Quand Elon Musk fait des rêves, il a souvent tendance à tout faire pour les réaliser. Sa nouvelle startup « NeuraLink » est-elle sur le point de faire un pas de géant dans le développement des interfaces cerveau/machine ?

SciencePolicy > Brain–computer-interface > Affiliate Scholar > John Danaher
John Danaher
The Tell-Tale Brain: The Effect of Predictive Brain Implants on Autonomy by John Danaher

What if your brain could talk to you?

’That’s a silly question’, I hear you say, ‘My brain already talks to me.’

SciencePolicy > Artificial Intelligence > Neuroscience > Affiliate Scholar > John Danaher
John Danaher
Cognitive Scarcity and Artificial Intelligence: How Assistive AI Could Alleviate Inequality by John Danaher

By Miles Brundage (FHI, Oxford University) and John Danaher (NUI Galway)

(Be sure to check out Miles’s other work on his website and over at the Future of Humanity Institute, where he is currently a research fellow. You can also follow him on Twitter @Miles_Brundage)

Technopolitics > Futurism > SciencePolicy > Safety and Efficacy > Implants > Contributors > Terence Ericson
Terence Ericson
Les révolutions biotech : 2 / MicroARN, gros organismes by Terence Ericson

Les microARN, reconnus seulement depuis 2000, sont à la fois de véritables détecteurs de cancers et un puissant moyens de lutter contre ces derniers.

SciencePolicy > Artificial Intelligence > Contributors > Pedro Villanueva
Pedro Villanueva
The new kindergarten Australis and the pedagogy of modal constructivism. An education for the future. by Pedro Villanueva

This work and proposal emerged under my experience during five years working with children in school Reggio Emilia in Chile, as a teacher of art. My studies were not limited to teaching and experiencing the constructivist experiences with children and create art lesson plans. During this stage in the artistic teaching with young children I began to investigate the pedagogical education and how it could develop and deepen the curriculum or child pedagogy from the cultural point of view and from a contemporary perspective. After collect, study...

SciencePolicy > Artificial Intelligence > Directors > George Dvorsky
George Dvorsky
When Will Robots Deserve Human Rights? by George Dvorsky

Films and TV shows like Blade Runner, Humans, and Westworld, where highly advanced robots have no rights, trouble our conscience. They show us that our behaviors are not just harmful to robots—they also demean and diminish us as a species. We like to think we’re better than the characters on the screen, and that when the time comes, we’ll do the right thing, and treat our intelligent machines with a little more dignity and respect.

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

Pour en finir avec une idée fausse qui pollue les débats sur l’IA.

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. »

Cette affirmation relève d’une méconnaissance de ce qu’est l’IA aujourd’hui. Tentons d’...

SciencePolicy > Artificial Intelligence > Directors > George Dvorsky
George Dvorsky
Would You Feel Safer If Your Self-Driving Car Could Explain Itself? by George Dvorsky

With each passing breakthrough in artificial intelligence, we’re asking our machines to make increasingly complex and weighty decisions. Trouble is, AIs are starting to act beyond our levels of comprehension. In high frequency stock trading, for example, this had led to so-called flash crashes, in which algorithms make lightning-quick decisions for reasons we can’t quite grasp. In an effort to bridge the growing gap between man and machine, the Pentagon is launching a new program to create machines that can explain their actions in a way...

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.