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The Intelligence Explosion The Guardian

How to stop a robot turning evil. Guardian Original Drama returns with a third instalment, a superintelligence sci-fi. It’s 2027 and Mental Endeavours Ltd has a problem with their flagship robot Günther. How do you program an intelligent machine not to annihilate humanity? And if its intelligence is skyrocketing faster than anyone could have predicted, are they about to run out of time?

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

Technopolitics > Philosophy > Psychology > Technoprogressivism
Are we ready for robot relationships? The British Academy

On the 21st February 2017, IEET Affiliate Scholar John Danaher participated in a British Academy debate on the topic ‘Are we ready for robot relationships?’. The debate took place at DeMonfort University, Leicester UK. It featured contributions from Luke Dormehl, Margaret Boden, Kathleen Richardson, Nicole Dewandre and myself.

Vision > Galactic
How Astronomy Has Opened the Gates to Humanity’s Greatest Inventions Big Think

What’s so great about astronomy? Where does Professor Alex Filippenko begin. This branch of science is important for two salient reasons: it captures the attention of children who then grow up to become scientists across all disciplines, and even the most abstract, impractical research eventually leads to spinoff technology that radically changes our lives, as Filippenko explains.

SciencePolicy > Safety and Efficacy > Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Cognification: In the Future Everything Will Be Smart Big Think

If an object has a battery in it or a plug at the end of it, it won’t be long before that item is intelligent – although Kevin Kelly, the founder editor of WIRED, questions whether intelligence is really the word we want to be using.

SciencePolicy > Neuroscience
Advanced Brain Science: Optogenetics and Expansion Microscopy Big Think

Despite library shelves sagging under the weight of neurology books, what we know about the brain so far is unfledged. MIT professor Edward Boyden explains how research teams are using expansion microscopy to map the densely packed neurons so we can understand how the brain is wired and apply that to human therapies.

Rights > HealthLongevity
Malaria: How Do You Eradicate an Infectious Disease With No Vaccine? Big Think

Nearly 500,000 people die every year from malaria – an awful amount, but one that has come down from one million deaths per year. Philip Eckhoff, Senior Director of Research at the Institute for Disease Modeling, explains what is involved in total global eradication of malaria and how interdisciplinary collaboration is the key to out-thinking and out-maneuvering this disease.

Technopolitics > Sociology > Philosophy
Memes 101 | How Cultural Evolution Works Big Think

We are what we are because of genes; we are who we are because of memes. Philosopher Daniel Dennett muses on an idea put forward by Richard Dawkins in 1976

Rights > CognitiveLiberty > Education
How a Math Algorithm Could Educate the Whole World — for Free Big Think

Po-Shen Loh is a Princeton-educated mathematician, Carnegie Mellon professor, the head coach of the U.S. International Math Olympiad team, and now he’s adding start-up entrepreneur to his knock-out resume.