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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 > 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.

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 ?

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 > 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...

SciencePolicy > Innovation > Safety and Efficacy > Rights > HealthLongevity > BodyAutonomy > ReproRights
George Dvorsky
This Artificial Womb Could Revolutionize the Way We Treat Premature Babies by George Dvorsky

Incubators and ventilators are invaluable when treating extremely premature infants, but they’re a far cry from the cozy confines of a mother’s womb. In an effort to create an environment that more closely approximates the real thing, researchers have now developed an artificial womb that could dramatically reduce mortality and disease in preemies.

Francaise > SciencePolicy > Innovation > Implants > Contributors > Alexandre Maurer
Alexandre Maurer
Est-il déraisonnable de vouloir plus ? by Alexandre Maurer

On reproche au transhumanisme de “vouloir toujours plus”... à tort ou à raison ?

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

Francaise > Technopolitics > Futurism > Technoprogressivism > SciencePolicy > Innovation > Artificial Intelligence > Contributors > Hadrian Pourbahman
Hadrian Pourbahman
Propriété intellectuelle du vivant, brevets et longévité pour tous by Hadrian Pourbahman

Beaucoup se représentent la propriété intellectuelle sous la forme d’une taxe : taxe sur la copie privée, sur les droits d’auteur… Mais en réalité, cette notion, dont l’origine remonte au XVème siècle, s’est peu à peu immiscée dans tous les aspects de notre société, y compris lorsque que l’on raisonne en terme de droit du vivant et de longévité.

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

SciencePolicy > Innovation > Safety and Efficacy > Artificial Intelligence > Affiliate Scholar > John Danaher
John Danaher
How to Plug the Robot Responsibility Gap by John Danaher

iller robots. You have probably heard about them. You may also have heard that there is a campaign to stop them. One of the main arguments that proponents of the campaign make is that they will create responsibility gaps in military operations. The problem is twofold: (i) the robots themselves will not be proper subjects of responsibility ascriptions; and (ii) as they gain autonomy, there is more separation between what they do and the acts of the commanding officers or developers who allowed their use, and so less ground for holding these p...

Technopolitics > Philosophy > SciencePolicy > Innovation > Safety and Efficacy > Artificial Intelligence > Affiliate Scholar > John Danaher
IEET Affiliate Scholar John Danaher on TED Future of Sex

Danaher, an academic based at the National University of Ireland, Galway, laid out his argument regarding the uncertain future regarding sex robots and their consequences at TEDxWHU last month in a 17-minute talk called “Symbols and Consequences in the Sex Robot Debate.”

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