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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 > Futurism > SciencePolicy > Artificial Intelligence > Fellows > David Brin
David Brin
Facing a future of technologic wonders: Artificial Intelligence by David Brin

Don’t be demoralized; we’ve faced waves of anti-science mania before. Today, let’s assume we decide to resume being a boldly confident, ever-ambitious, scientific and technological civilization, in which children believe they can be better than their parents… but parents make that goal hard to achieve, in the best way, because we’re improving too!

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.”

Full Article and Video Here

Rights > BodyAutonomy > ReproRights > Contributors > Valerie Tarico
Valerie Tarico
How to Talk with Your Kid about Abortion—Especially Your Abortion by Valerie Tarico

In coming decades, better birth control like long-acting IUDs and implants may make elective abortion virtually obsolete. But for now, unsought pregnancy is still painfully common; over a million American women have an abortion each year.

Rights > Economic > Technological Unemployment > Fellows > Kevin LaGrandeur
Does this robot want your job?

Join us on Facebook Live for a discussion with NYIT Professor Kevin LaGrandeur as he argues that the real threat to American jobs isn’t flesh-and-blood foreign workers. It’s robots and computers.

https://www.facebook.com/events/392673634451063/

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Rights > Political Empowerment & Participation > Affiliate Scholar > John Danaher
John Danaher
Is Judicial Review Compatible with Democracy? by John Danaher

Many countries have constitutions that protect individual rights. Strong form judicial review (hereinafter ‘strong JR’) is the practice whereby courts, usually the ‘supreme’ court in a given jurisdiction, have the final power to strike down legislation that they perceive to be in conflict with constitutionally protected rights. The United States and Ireland are two jurisdictions in which strong JR prevails; the UK and New Zealand are two jurisdictions where it does not. In the US, judicial review was not enshrined in the original tex...

Francaise > Technopolitics > Philosophy > Contributors > Alexandre Maurer
Alexandre Maurer
Le transhumanisme est-il un humanisme ? by Alexandre Maurer

Le 31 janvier 2017, l’Association Française Transhumaniste était invitée à une table ronde au Forum Européen de Bioéthique sur le thème : « Le transhumanisme, une nouvelle forme d’humanisme ? »

Initialement publié sur le site de l’Association Française Transhumaniste - Technoprog

SciencePolicy > Innovation > GlobalDemocracySecurity > CatRisks > Eco-gov > Fellows > Martine Rothblatt
World Record Electric Helicopter 30 Minute Flight Martine Rothblatt

World Record Electric Helicopter 30 Minute Flight 16Feb17 from martine Rothblatt on Vimeo.

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Technoprogressivism > Rights > Political Empowerment & Participation > Affiliate Scholar > Nikola Danaylov
Nikola Danaylov
Why the politics of the future is technology and technology is the future of politics by Nikola Danaylov

Technology drives change. And, by definition, change turns the world upside down. So it takes a perfectly good blue-blood nobleman and turns him into a pauper. It takes a king and, at best, makes him a ceremonial figurehead with no real power. It takes a shepherd and makes him a laborer, hopefully a member of the middle-class or, occasionally, a capitalist. And so, in the end, technology, as a bringer of change, is about politics. Because, as my undegraduate textbook defined it, politics is about “who gets what, from whom, under what condi...

Technopolitics > Philosophy > SciencePolicy > Artificial Intelligence > Rights > Affiliate Scholar > John Danaher
Symbols and their Consequences in the Sex Robot Debate | John Danaher TEDx Talks