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Faut-il garantir un niveau de vie minimal ? Automatisation, intelligence artificielle…

Building artificial people: Endless possibilities and the dark side

#138 - THE EDGE OF HUMANITY A Conversation with Yuval Noah Harari

Citizenship as Fob Key

Amid Deep Job Losses, Who’s Fighting for Government Workers?

Yuval Harari et l’amélioration technique de l’accès au bonheur


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Pourquoi le transhumanisme?
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Still Think Robots Can’t Do Your Job?: Essays on Automation and Technological Unemployment
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Longevity Promotion: Multidisciplinary Perspectives
Illia Stambler

Philosophy’s Future: The Problem of Philosophical Progress
Russell Blackford and Damien Broderick eds.





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Enframing the Flesh: Heidegger, Transhumanism, and the Body as “Standing Reserve”

Moral Enhancement and Political Realism

Intelligent Technologies and Lost Life


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Alexandre Maurer

Faut-il garantir un niveau de vie minimal ? Automatisation, intelligence artificielle…

by Alexandre Maurer

Si on se dirige vers la fin du plein emploi, faut-il garantir un niveau de vie minimal à chacun ? Une question bête, mais qui mérite d’être posée, car cela ne fait pas consensus !

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Building artificial people: Endless possibilities and the dark side

O'Reilly Media

Supasorn Suwajanakorn discusses the possibilities and the dark side of building artificial people. his is a keynote highlight from the Artificial Intelligence Conference in London 2018.

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#138 - THE EDGE OF HUMANITY A Conversation with Yuval Noah Harari

Waking Up Podcast

In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Yuval Noah Harari about his new book 21 Lessons for the 21st Century. They discuss the importance of meditation for his intellectual life, the primacy of stories, the need to revise our fundamental assumptions about human civilization, the threats to liberal democracy, a world without work, universal basic income, the virtues of nationalism, the implications of AI and automation, and other topics.

Yuval Noah Harari has a PhD in History from the University of Oxford and lectures at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, specializing in world history. His books have been translated into 50+ languages, with 12+ million copies sold worldwide. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind   looked deep into our past, Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow considered far-future scenarios, and 21 Lessons for the 21st Century focuses on the biggest questions of the present moment.

Twitter: @harari_yuval

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Rick Searle

Citizenship as Fob Key

by Rick Searle

One of the key conceptual difficulties faced by those grappling with the resurgence of nationalism today is to hold fast to the recognition that this return of the nation state occurs in an already globalized world. In other words, this isn’t our grandparents’ nationalism we are confronting but something quite new, and forgetting that fact leads to all kinds of intellectual mistakes, most notably imagining that the ghosts of the likes of Hitler, Tojo, and Mussolini have risen from the grave like Halloween ghouls.

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Richard Eskow

Amid Deep Job Losses, Who’s Fighting for Government Workers?

by Richard Eskow

Politicians who seek populist/progressive support should stop repeating the antigovernment nostrums of the right and start challenging them instead. It’s time for genuine leaders to push for a bold public-sector jobs program, fearlessly and without cynicism.

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Marc Roux

Yuval Harari et l’amélioration technique de l’accès au bonheur

by Marc Roux

La “roue hédonique” (3/4) : Dans son livre, Homo Deus, Yuval Noah Harari consacre un chapitre à la manière dont il imagine que notre accès au bonheur pourrait être amélioré par la technique -> Critique.

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Adam A. Ford Wins 1st Prize in the Longevity Film Competition

Longevity Film Competition

Synopsis

“Aging is a technical problem with a technical solution - finding the solution requires clear thinking and focused effort. Once solving aging becomes demonstrably feasible, it is likely attitudes will shift regarding its desirability.  There is huge potential, for individuals and for society, in reducing suffering through the use of rejuvenation therapy to achieve new heights of physical well-being.  I also discuss the looming economic implications of large percentages of illness among aging populations - and put forward that focusing on solving fundamental problems of aging will reduce the incidents of debilitating diseases of aging - which will in turn reduce the economic burden of illness.  This mini-documentary discusses the implications of actually solving aging, as well as some misconceptions about aging.

The 21st century is a time of unprecedented change - we are discovering new and ingenious ways to solve problems that were once thought impossible - we dream of a brighter future - one in which the debilitating diseases of aging are relegated to the dustbin of history.”
Kind regards,

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John G. Messerly

Survival of the Richest

by John G. Messerly

Professor and media theorist Douglas Rushkoff recently penned an article that went viral, “Survival of the Richest.” It outlines how the super wealthy are preparing for doomsday. Here is a recap followed by a brief commentary.

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Alexandre Maurer

Vivre 300 ans en bonne santé : objectif fou… ou plausible ?

by Alexandre Maurer

Vivre plusieurs siècles en bonne santé, objectif fou ? Dans cette vidéo, j’explique que, bien que ce soit un objectif très ambitieux, ça n’en reste pas moins une piste de recherche tout à fait sérieuse et prometteuse.

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S.L. Sorgner on the “Ethics of Transhumanism”

Forbes

Recently, Forbes published an article on the “Ethics of Transhumanism” in which the philosophical reflections by IEET Fellow Stefan Lorenz Sorgner get recognized and dealt with:
https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2018/09/24/the-ethics-of-transhumanism-and-the-cult-of-futurist-biotech/#559b92bb4ac5

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The Ethics Behind Artificial Intelligence: A Dialogue with the CIO of Insight Corporation

Insight

Mike Guggemos, Chief Information Officer at Insight Enterprises and Kevin LaGrandeur, Ph.D., Professor of English at the New York Institute of Technology, Fellow of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies and Co-Founder of the NY Posthuman Research Group, share their views on the thorny issue of AI and ethics.

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John Danaher

Is effective regulation of AI possible? Eight potential regulatory problems

by John Danaher

The halcyon days of the mid-20th century, when researchers at the (in?)famous Dartmouth summer school on AI dreamed of creating the first intelligent machine, seem so far away. Worries about the societal impacts of artificial intelligence (AI) are on the rise. Recent pronouncements from tech gurus like Elon Musk and Bill Gates have taken on a dramatically dystopian edge. They suggest that the proliferation and advance of AI could pose a existential threat to the human race.

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Marcelo Rinesi

Short story: “On Agile Management as a Mechanism of Social Control”

by Marcelo Rinesi

No, for God’s sake, it’s not the Turing Police. They don’t look for superhuman AIs, much less the sort that hires teams for convoluted transcension heists. I know that’s what you wish we were working on, but they don’t think they are any close to being feasible, and they would know.

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Marc Roux

La « roue hédonique » (2/3) : Du bonheur

by Marc Roux

Deuxième des trois parties d’une réflexion sur le syndrome du “hedonic treadmill”. Qu’est-ce que “l’adaptation hédonique” ? Le rôle de la sérotonine …

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IEET Fellow Stefan Sorgner Becomes Lifeboat Foundation Fellow

IEET Fellow Stefan Sorgner, due to his engagement in posthuman discourses, the Lifeboat Foundation invited him to being an Advisory Board member of their Ethics, Futurists, and Philosophy board. Several noble prize winners, and MacArthur genius grant fellows are also Advisory Board members of this distinguished organization.

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IEET Fellow Stefan Sorgner Interviewed by Austrian newspaper

Die Presse am Sonntag

IEET Fellow Stefan Lorenz Sorgner was recently interviewed by the most intellectual Sunday newspaper of Austria today, Die Presse am Sonntag. In his interview which was entitled “Europe will turn into a Disneyland….”, he also talks about the world’s first Posthuman Studies course which he developed for John Cabot University. Each issue of the newspaper is being read by a third of a million people.

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Alexandre Maurer

L’importance du temps

by Alexandre Maurer

Allongement de la durée de vie, réduction du temps de travail : pourquoi vouloir plus de temps ?

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EMG

Les neurosciences pour booster l’intelligence artificielle ?

by EMG

L’intelligence artificielle est un domaine qui intéresse beaucoup les transhumanistes, d’une part dans l’optique d’un affranchissement des tâches ingrates pour une transition laborale profitant à tous, d’autre part pour peut-être un jour envisager la création d’êtres conscients “humains” non biologiques.

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John G. Messerly

Survival of the Richest

by John G. Messerly

Professor and media theorist Douglas Rushkoff recently penned an article that went viral, “Survival of the Richest.” It outlines how the super wealthy are preparing for doomsday. Here is a recap followed by a brief commentary.

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Alexandre Maurer

Vers la fin du plein emploi ? Automatisation, intelligence artificielle…

by Alexandre Maurer

Automatisation, intelligence artificielle : se dirige-t-on vers la fin du plein emploi ? Dans cette vidéo, je réponds à 4 objections fréquentes sur la question.

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Alexandre Maurer

[Vidéo] Immortalité & Surpopulation 2 : Continuer à avoir des enfants… ?

by Alexandre Maurer

Complément de ma première vidéo sur la surpopulation, pour répondre à l’objection : “Et si les gens continuent d’avoir des enfants régulièrement pendant des siècles… ?”

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Alexandre Maurer

« L’imposture du transhumanisme » : un regrettable quiproquo

by Alexandre Maurer

Un nouveau livre critique du transhumanisme vient de sortir. Qui, une fois de plus, est basé sur une mauvaise compréhension de ce qu’est le transhumanisme.

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Alexandre Maurer

La Singularité, mythe ou pas ? Interview de Science4All

by Alexandre Maurer

Dans cette vidéo, on examine les arguments récurrents selon lesquels “Singularité = bullshit”. Et on montre comment le biais de respectabilité nous pousse à sous-estimer les risques de l’IA.

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Terence Ericson

Nouveau format de vidéo, devenez plus qu’un simple spectateur !

by Terence Ericson

Nouvelle orientation, nouveau format, ensemble, pour interagir au mieux

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Armand Ngaketcha

Le Mvet, un mythe africain transhumaniste ?

by Armand Ngaketcha

Le Mvet, légende africaine du quinzième siècle, raconte l’histoire de mortels recherchant l’immortalité (présentée comme une quête positive) en s’incorporant des organes métalliques.

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IEET Fellow Kevin LaGrandeur Appears on Argentinian TV

Pampero TV

Watch the short video of Kevin talking about AI and agriculture.

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Terence Ericson

D’ailleurs, qu’est-ce que la bioéthique ? (synthèse meet-up IGEM) Partie 2/2

by Terence Ericson

Petite introduction à la bioéthique, synthèse des tables rondes sur le même thème au Parisian meet-up des équipes IGEM, le concours international de biologie de synthèse (Partie 2)

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Terence Ericson

D’ailleurs, qu’est-ce que la bioéthique ? (synthèse meet-up IGEM) Partie 1/2

by Terence Ericson

Petite introduction à la bioéthique, synthèse des tables rondes sur le même thème au Parisian meet-up des équipes IGEM, le concours international de biologie de synthèse

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Terence Ericson

[vidéo] Transhumanisme & Humanité

by Terence Ericson

On rapproche souvent le terme humaniste et philanthrope. Mais l’humain, au delà de notre voisin ou de notre collègue de bureau, c’est aussi celui qui vit dans la jungle à l’autre bout du monde.

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New Journal of Emerging Technologies Announced

Delphi - Interdisciplinary Review of Emerging Technologies

IEET Fellows Stefan Lorenz Sorgner and Aubrey de Grey were invited to being members of the Editorial Board of the new journal “Delphi - Interdisciplinary Review of Emerging Technologies” together with Zoltan Istvan and other distinguished scholars and thinkers, The Managing Editor is philosophy professor Ciano Aydin from the University of Twente: http://www.lexxion.de/en/zeitschriften/fachzeitschriften-englisch/delphi.html

Here you can find their initial call for papers: http://www.lexxion.de/pdf/delphi/Call_for_Papers_Delphi.pdf

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