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Rights > CognitiveLiberty > FreeThought > PrivacySurveillance
Life Inside China’s Total Surveillance State Wall Street Journal

China has turned the northwestern region of Xinjiang into a vast experiment in domestic surveillance. WSJ investigated what life is like in a place where one’s every move can be monitored with cutting-edge technology.

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Rights > Personhood
What is TRANSHUMANISM? Dr. Ferrando (NYU) The Posthuman

This video is part of the mini-course in the Philosophy of “The Posthuman”, Lesson n. 2, by Dr. Francesca Ferrando (NYU)

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Rights > Personhood
What does “POSTHUMAN” mean? Dr. Ferrando (NYU) The Posthuman

This video is part of the online course in the Philosophy of “The Posthuman”, Lesson n. 1, by Dr. Francesca Ferrando (NYU).

Technopolitics > Technoprogressivism > SciencePolicy > Safety and Efficacy > Fellows > Kevin LaGrandeur
Kevin LaGrandeur on Surviving the Machine Age Palgrave Macmillan

Rights > HealthLongevity > GlobalDemocracySecurity > CatRisks > Biosecurity
Gene editing in human embryos is a moral obligation, says John Harris Practical Ethics Channel

In this interview with Katrien Devolder, John Harris (Professor Emeritus, University of Manchester &  Visiting Professor in Bioethics, King’s College London) argues that we should gene-edit human embryos, not only to prevent disease but also for the purpose of enhancement.

SciencePolicy > Safety and Efficacy > Artificial Intelligence
Slaughterbots Future of Life Institute

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SciencePolicy > Artificial Intelligence > Rights > Personhood
What Happens When We Design Babies? Review the Future

In this episode we discuss the prospect of designer babies. As genetic engineering and reproductive technologies continue to advance, parents are likely to gain unprecedented control over their offspring. We discuss some of the recent progress in germ line engineering and speculate about the degree of manipulation that might be possible in the near term. But perhaps more importantly, we discuss some of the ethical and policy implications of such advances. Will designer babies pave the way for a healthier and happier society or are we in for ...

Technopolitics > Rights > Economic > Technological Unemployment > Fellows > Kevin LaGrandeur
A.I. Taking Jobs Academic Minute

The scholarly work of Kevin LaGrandeur proves that the humanities and sciences have more in common than meets the eye. Listen to the academic minute podcast here

SciencePolicy > Safety and Efficacy > Artificial Intelligence > Affiliate Scholar > John Danaher
Podcast - Why we should create artificial offspring RoboPsych

IEEt Affiliate Scholar John Danaher recently had the pleasure of being a guest on the RoboPsych podcast. He was interviewed by hosts Tom Guarriello and Julie Carpenter about my recent paper ‘Why we should create artificial offspring’.  The paper is an extended thought experiment, arguing that creating artificial offspring might be good for humanity.  The podcast explored many of the key ideas in the paper and some other issues too. You can listen below or follow this link to the RoboPsych website. While there, you shoul...

SciencePolicy > Artificial Intelligence > Affiliate Scholar > Adam A. Ford
AI in Society - Ethics, Safety, Industry & Governance Artificial Intelligence / Human Possibilities

Panelists: Ben Goertzel, Marcus Hutter, Joscha Bach, Peter Cheeseman This panel was held at the ‘Artificial Intelligence / Human Possibilities’ event as adjunct to the AGI17 conference in Melbourne 2017.