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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.)

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 > 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 > 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...

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