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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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Francaise > Technopolitics > Philosophy > SciencePolicy > Artificial Intelligence > Contributors > Alexandre Maurer
Alexandre Maurer
Faut-il devenir complémentaire de l’IA ? Une réponse à Laurent Alexandre by Alexandre Maurer

Dans son dernier talk, Laurent Alexandre prend des positions plus tranchées qu’à l’accoutumée sur certains sujets, notamment : contre le revenu universel, et contre le posthumanisme. Voici une réponse argumentée.

Francaise > SciencePolicy > Innovation > Safety and Efficacy > Contributors > Terence Ericson
Terence Ericson
Les révolutions biotech : 4 / Un été à suspens pour la technologie miracle CRISPR-Cas9 by Terence Ericson

Mutations incontrôlées suite aux thérapies géniques, découverte d’une protéine virale pour y remédier… Replonger au coeur de l’aventure CRISPR-Cas9.

Technopolitics > Philosophy > SciencePolicy > Neuroscience > Implants > Contributors > Alexandre Maurer > Terence Ericson
Alexandre Maurer
Objections #1 : Transhumanisme et folie des grandeurs by Alexandre Maurer

Cette partie du livre (Partie 4) liste les objections qui sont faites au transhumanisme, et tente d’y répondre. Dans cet article : les accusations d’hubris, d’orgueil, de folie des grandeurs, etc.

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.’