SciencePolicy > Artificial Intelligence > Affiliate Scholar > John Danaher
#56 - Turner on Rules for Robots Philosophical Disquisitions

In this episode I talk to Jacob Turner. Jacob is a barrister and author. We chat about his new book, Robot Rules: Regulating Artificial Intelligence (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018), which discusses how to address legal responsibility, rights and ethics for AI.

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Francaise > Technopolitics > Philosophy > Contributors > Alexandre Maurer
Alexandre Maurer
Jacques Testart transhumaniste? by Alexandre Maurer

Petite tribune sur les récents propos “étonnamment transhumanistes” de Jacques Testart. Et sur la triste stratégie de l’”épouvantail transhumaniste”, largement pratiquée en France.

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Staff > J. Hughes > Contributors > Ojochogwu Abdul
Ojochogwu Abdul
Reflections on James Hughes’ Problems of Transhumanism (Part 4) by Ojochogwu Abdul

Part 4: Moral Universalism vs. Relativism

James Hughes’ essays on the problems of transhumanism continue with a discussion on conflicts, borrowed from the Enlightenment, between universalism and relativism within transhumanism. The Enlightenment event (European and global), in addition to its attack and severance of the roots of traditional European culture in the sacred, magic, kingship, and hierarchy, thereby secularizing all institutions and ideas, also (intellectually and to some extent in practice) effectively set on course th...

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Staff > Steven Umbrello
CFP Delphi: Interdisciplinary Review of Emerging Technologies Delphi: Interdisciplinary Review of Emerging Technologies

Delphi is a pioneering interdisciplinary review of emerging technologies as seen through the perspectives of experts from the fields of science and technology, ethics, economics, business and law. Inspired by the idea to encourage inclusive, thoughtful – and sometimes unsettling – debates on the many opportunities and challenges created by technological progress, the international quarterly review brings together authors with different professional backgrounds as well as opposing views. Contributions to Delphi come in compact formats and...

GlobalDemocracySecurity > CatRisks > Affiliate Scholar > John Danaher > Contributors > Seth Baum
#55 - Baum on the Long-Term Future of Human Civilisation Philosophical Disquisitions

In this episode I talk to Seth Baum. Seth is an interdisciplinary researcher working across a wide range of fields in natural and social science, engineering, philosophy, and policy. His primary research focus is global catastrophic risk. He also works in astrobiology. He is the Co-Founder (with Tony Barrett) and Executive Director of the Global Catastrophic Risk Institute. He is also a Research Affiliate of the University of Cambridge Centre for the Study of Existential Risk. We talk about the importance of studying the long-term future of ...

IEET Managing Director Steven Umbrello Publishes new paper on Lethal Autonomous Weapons

Lethal Autonomous Weapons (LAWs) have becomes the subject of continuous debate both at national and international levels.

GlobalDemocracySecurity > CatRisks > SpaceThreats > Fellows > Riccardo Campa
IEET fellow Riccardo Campa Co-Authors new Paper on Space Mining Technological Forecasting & Social Change

IEET fellow Riccardo Campa co-authors paper on space colonization with Konrad Szocik and Martin Braddock. The team envisions the prospect of asteroid mining and argue that fully automated space colonization (FASC) could be a solution to prevent unwanted side effects of the Singularity, such as competition for resources between humankind and a hostile Artificial Intelligence. The article appeared in Technological Forecasting & Social Change, on April 8th, 2019.

SciencePolicy > Innovation > Staff > Steven Umbrello
IEET Managing Director Steven Umbrello Publishes New Paper on Technology Design Science and Engineering Ethics

Safe-by-design (SBD) frameworks for the development of emerging technologies have become an ever more popular means by which scholars argue that transformative emerging technologies can safely incorporate human values.

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Staff > J. Hughes > Contributors > Ojochogwu Abdul
Ojochogwu Abdul
Reflections on James Hughes’ Problems of Transhumanism (Part 3) by Ojochogwu Abdul

“Transhumanists, like Enlightenment partisans in general, believe that human nature can be improved but are conflicted about whether liberal democracy is the best path to betterment. The liberal tradition within the Enlightenment has argued that individuals are best at finding their own interests and should be left to improve themselves in self-determined ways. But many people are mistaken about their own best interests, and more rational elites may have a better understanding of the general good. Enlightenment partisans have often made a ...

Francaise > Rights > BodyAutonomy > Contributors > Julien Varlin
Julien Varlin
Séquencer son ADN : comment fait-on ? que dit la loi ? quels sont les enjeux ? by Julien Varlin

Par Julien Varlin, membre de l’association.