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Francaise > SciencePolicy > Safety and Efficacy > Rights > HealthLongevity > Contributors > Terence Ericson
Terence Ericson
InSitu#3 – Découvrez la technologie CRISPR-Cas9 en vidéo by Terence Ericson

(Re)découvrez le fonctionnement et les potentialités de ce minuscule complexe à l’origine d’une grande révolution dans le domaine de la génétique, CRISPR-Cas9.

Technopolitics > Philosophy > SciencePolicy > Innovation > Safety and Efficacy > Artificial Intelligence
Steven Umbrello Publishes New Chapter On Designing Safe AI Artificial Intelligence Safety and Security

IEET Managing Director Steven Umbrello and his colleague Angelo De Bellis published a new chapter in Roman Yampolskiy’s forthcoming volume Artificial Intelligence Safety and Security (2018) which will be published by CRC Press (Taylor and Francis). You can access the preprint below:

Preprint

Technopolitics > Philosophy > SciencePolicy > Safety and Efficacy
John G. Messerly
Summary of Jaron Lanier’s “Who Owns the Future?” by John G. Messerly

Jaron Lanier‘s recent book, Who Owns the Future? discusses the role that technology plays in both eliminating job and increasing income inequality. Early in that book, Lanier quotes from Aristotle’s Politics: “If every instrument could accomplish its own work … if … the shuttle would weave and the plectrum touch the lyre without a hand to guide them, chief workmen would not want servants, nor masters slaves.”

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...