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Technopolitics > Philosophy > Fellows > Stefan Sorgner > Affiliate Scholar > John Danaher
#57 - Sorgner on Nietzschean Transhumanism Philosophical Disquisitions

In this episode I talk Stefan Lorenz Sorgner. Stefan teaches philosophy at John Cabot University in Rome. He is director and co-founder of the Beyond Humanism Network, Fellow at the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies (IEET), Research Fellow at the Ewha Institute for the Humanities at Ewha Womans University in Seoul, and Visting Fellow at the Ethics Centre of the Friedrich-Schiller-University in Jena. His main fields of research are Nietzsche, the philosophy of music, bioethics and meta-, post- and transhumanism. We talk about his...

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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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 ...

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Rights > Personhood > Affiliate Scholar > John Danaher
Episode #54 - Sebo on the Moral Problem of Other Minds Philosophical Disquisitions Podcast

In this episode I talk to Jeff Sebo. Jeff is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, Affiliated Professor of Bioethics, Medical Ethics, and Philosophy, and Director of the Animal Studies M.A. Program at New York University.  Jeff’s research focuses on bioethics, animal ethics, and environmental ethics. He has two co-authored books Chimpanzee Rights and Food, Animals, and the Environment. We talk about something Jeff calls the ‘moral problem of other minds’, which is roughly the problem of what we should to...

SciencePolicy > Artificial Intelligence > Affiliate Scholar > John Danaher
Episode #51 - Moen on the Unabomber’s Ethics Philosophical Disquisitions Podcast

In this episode I talk to Ole Martin Moen. Ole Martin is a Research Fellow in Philosophy at the University of Oslo. He works on how to think straight about thorny issues in applied ethics. He is the Principal Investigator of “What should not be bought and sold?”, a $1 million research project funded by the Research Council of Norway. In the past, he has written articles about the ethics of prostitution, the desirability of cryonics, the problem of wild animal suffering and the case for philosophical hedonism. Along with his collaborator,...

SciencePolicy > Artificial Intelligence > Affiliate Scholar > John Danaher
Episode #48 - Gunkel on Robot Rights Philosophical Disquisitions Podcast

In this episode I talk to David Gunkel. David is a repeat guest, having first appeared on the show in Episode 10. David a Professor of Communication Studies at Northern Illinois University. He is a leading scholar in the philosophy of technology, having written extensively about cyborgification, robot rights and responsibilities, remix cultures, new political structures in the information age and much much more. He is the author of several books, including Hacking Cyberspace, The Machine Question, Of Remixology, Gaming the System and, most r...

Rights > HealthLongevity > Affiliate Scholar > John Danaher
Episode #46 - Minerva on the Ethics of Cryonics Philosophical Disquisitions Podcast

In this episode I talk to Francesca Minerva. Francesca is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Ghent. Her research focuses on applied philosophy, specifically lookism, conscientious objection, abortion, academic freedom, and cryonics. She has published many articles on these topics in some of the leading academic journals in ethics and philosophy, including the Journal of Medical Ethics, Bioethics, Cambridge Quarterly Review of Ethicsand the Hastings Centre Report. We talk about life, death and the wisdom and ethics of cryonics.

Rights > HealthLongevity
Aubrey de Grey - Robust Mouse Rejuvenation only 3 years away? An update on Anti-Aging Research

Aubrey de Grey is an author and biomedical gerontologist. He is the Chief Science Officer of the SENS Research Foundation and VP of New Technology Discovery at AgeX Therapeutics, Inc. He is editor-in-chief of the academic journal Rejuvenation Research, author of The Mitochondrial Free Radical Theory of Aging (1999) and co-author of Ending Aging (2007). He is known for his view that medical technology may enable human beings alive today not to die from age-related causes.  He is also an amateur mathematician who has contributed to the st...

SciencePolicy > Artificial Intelligence > Rights > Economic > Technological Unemployment > Political Empowerment & Participation > GlobalDemocracySecurity > CatRisks > Cyber > Staff > J. Hughes
AI, Algorithms and the Post Human Future of Governance Ethics in Action Podcast

IEET’s J. Hughes speaks with Nir Eiskovitz, director of the Center for Applied Ethics at University of Massachusetts Boston, about the impacts of algorithms on governance. How will the rise of AI change state and federal bureaucracies? Are AI mediated politics more democratic? More fair? What does post human governance look like?

SciencePolicy > Innovation > Artificial Intelligence > Rights > CognitiveLiberty > PrivacySurveillance > Staff > J. Hughes
Big Data and Genomics Healthcare Focus

IEET’s J. Hughes joins Corina Paraschiv explore the ramifications of genomic research for our society.