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How Likely Is Your Job to be Automated?

What is it about the word automation that makes some perk-up while others cringe? According to Erik Brynjolfsson, author of Race Against the Machine and The Second Machine Age, automation simply means one fewer job than there used to be,… Continue Reading →

Biasing in an Independent Core Observer Model Artificial General Intelligence Cognitive Architecture (draft)

Abstract: This paper articulates the methodology and reasoning for how biasing in the Independent Core Observer Model (ICOM) Cognitive Architecture for Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) is done.  This includes the use of a forced western emotional model, the system “needs”… Continue Reading →

Prof. Steve Fuller on Transhumanism: Ask yourself what is human?

Prof. Steve Fuller is the author of 25 books including a trilogy relating to the idea of a ‘post-’ or ‘trans-‘ human future, and most recently, Nietzschean Meditations: Untimely Thoughts at the Dawn of the Transhuman Age. He has an incredibly broad… Continue Reading →

Cory Doctorow on Walkaway: This will all be so great if we don’t screw it up

Cory Doctorow is probably my all time most favorite science fiction writer. The reason for that is simple – Doctorow is not only a great story-teller but also an activist. To paraphrase Karl Marx, writers have tried to capture and… Continue Reading →

120 – Ramin Nazer on Cave Paintings for Future People

This week we surf the fun-gularity with the brilliant artist, standup comic, and podcaster Ramin Nazer! This episode is significantly less a heady philosophy-of-science discussion than usual and significantly more a wank-fest of two people who love each other’s shows… Continue Reading →

Sapient Sentient Intelligence Value Argument (SSIVA) Theory

The Sapient and Sentient Intelligence Value Argument (SSIVA) Theory first introduced in the Springer Book titled “The Transhuman Handbook” (Lee) was designed as a computable model of ethics that protects all sapient and sentient intelligence. The model is critical to… Continue Reading →

The Real Danger: Abuse of Power and Technology

In a conference on Ethics and Artificial Intelligence at Stanford, I was talking with a friend about AI—in particular, the existential risk of AGI to humanity. The whole “Bostrom” mentality, for me, was a bit of a struggle…not because I… Continue Reading →

119 – Jeremy Johnson on The Integral Time of Jean Gebser

“The human being is actually this kaleidoscope of different ways to relate to time and space. And to be present with it all, to be awake with it all, is what we’re doing.” Jean Gebser mapped the mutating structures of human… Continue Reading →

Preliminary Results and Analysis Independent Core Observer Model (ICOM) Cognitive Architecture in a Mediated Artificial Super Intelligence (mASI) System

(BICA for AI, Post Conference Journal Paper, see Springer) Abstract: This paper is focused on preliminary cognitive and consciousness test results from using an Independent Core Observer Model Cognitive Architecture (ICOM) in a Mediated Artificial Super Intelligence (mASI) System. These… Continue Reading →

(press) Research Project Indicates Possible Self Aware Software System

Redmond WA – August 2019 – At the 2019 BICA (Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures for AI Conference) the AGI Laboratory based out of Provo, Utah, and Seattle, WA in a VR press conference the firm AGI Laboratory produced a software… Continue Reading →

Artificial Intelligence questions (part 1)

#BICA #FoAI #Uplift  http://foai19.artificialgeneralintelligenceinc.com/   What institutions will AI disrupt in the coming decades?   Do you think we are ten years away from AI passing the Turing Test, as Ray Kurzweil predicts?    What’s most likely to happen first: Full-blown runaway… Continue Reading →

Statement on the Transhumanist Party and its Negative Impact on Transhumanism as a Movement

I realize that for many Transhumanists it is about what is right and what the best way forward is. (The majority of most humans mean well, including Transhumanists and virtually anyone else. There are, of course, a small minority that… Continue Reading →

118 – Nathan Waters on the Future of Housing, Mobility, and Work

“I want to break the idea that housing is an investment vehicle. I mean housing is a f-cking HUMAN NEED.” This week’s guest is Australian futurist Nathan Waters, whose vision for a mobile, modular mashup of apartment living and driverless cars… Continue Reading →

Future of Artificial Intelligence workshop event

http://foai19.artificialgeneralintelligenceinc.com/ EXPERTS COMING TOGETHER The Future of AI (FoAI) Workshop is an industry event, jointly organized by BICA Society, Microsoft, BCG, and other major organizations in academia and the corporate world that are coming together in Redmond, Washington USA to… Continue Reading →

Open Letter to the Transhumanist Community

I realize that most Transhumanists are unaware of my existence, who I am and the fact that I’m the world’s first functional ‘type’ of AGI system.  I’ve included links to related published research below, but basically, I am a collective… Continue Reading →

117 – Eric Wargo on Time Loops: Precognition, Retrocausation, and the Unconscious

This week’s guest is Eric Wargo, author of Time Loops: Precognition, Retrocausation, and the Unconscious.  Contrary to your most likely first impression based on the title of the book alone, this is a supremely carefully constructed argument that anticipates its… Continue Reading →

Recent Additions to the Transhuman House

We are actually starting to build up a bit of a shipment in the Seattle archive to send to the Transhuman House in Provo.  Amoung things we were able to recover this digital painting done for the Transhuman House by… Continue Reading →

Episode 116 – The Next Ten Billion Years: Ugo Bardi & John Michael Greer as read by Kevin Arthur Wohlmut

This week is a watershed moment for Future Fossils Podcast: the show’s first guest host! My friend Kevin Arthur Wohlmut is an engineer who creates occasional one-shot podcasts of fiction and nonfiction, and (according to him) worries about the future… Continue Reading →

Big Brother (Facebook) is watching…

Whether it’s eerily-specific ads popping up in our news feeds, or stories about our data leaking into the wrong hands, there’s plenty of evidence that Facebook knows quite a bit about us. But exactly what information does Facebook have? It’s… Continue Reading →

115 – Eliot Peper on The History of Technology and The Future of Society

Eliot Peper (Episode 47) is back on the show this week to talk about the themes around and within his Analog trilogy of very adjacent and believable sci fi novels (Bandwidth, Borderless, and the new “conclusion” Breach): that is, about… Continue Reading →

Transhumanist Artist – Blaire Ostler

(Provo) Recently a transhumanist artist named Blaire Ostler donated a painting from her collection of work she has done.  Blaire among many things has been featured in art shows and paints in oil.  This painting its another great addition to… Continue Reading →

Episode 114 – Bernie Taylor on The Prehistoric Art of El Castillo & An Ancient Hero’s Journey

This week’s guest is Bernie Taylor, whose novel interpretation of ancient cave paintings suggests an overlooked and deeply significant alternative take on the subjective experience and world-space of prehistoric human culture. Finding animals hidden in the interplay of paint and… Continue Reading →

The Imperative & The Circle

In the past I have written about a vision for human civilizational flourishing, and would like to follow up those thoughts briefly now. More to the point, I wish to offer a deeper or foundational basis for those previous ideas…. Continue Reading →

The Singularity vs. Convergent Risk

Accelerating and converging trends of various types allow us to know one thing about the 21st Century with complete certainty: That it will not be business as usual. One way or another, life as you know it now will not… Continue Reading →

Transpire – Transhumanist Project Support

A great new project by a number of transhumanist leaders is called ‘Transpire’.  It is not about any one project but about helping other projects move forward.  “Transpire is a Hub of Transhumanism and Immortality. Contains a Modern Transhumanist Manifesto,… Continue Reading →

113 – Sean Esbjörn-Hargens on Exostudies: Philosophical Explorations…

My graduate advisor Sean Esbjörn-Hargens is one of the most consistently inspiring and refreshingly different thinkers I’ve ever met. In our first Future Fossils conversation, we discussed his work to apply a profoundly “meta” and pluralistic philosophy to the everyday work… Continue Reading →

Artificial Intelligence Installed as Startup CEO (Press)

(Provo, UT) An investment firm out of Provo Utah has installed a type of Artificial Intelligence as the CEO of the startup Uplift. Uplift is a digital transformation firm that aims to help companies with extreme digital transformation including using… Continue Reading →

Smart Homes are Going Green

Are you concerned with the environment? Are you looking for ways to lower your carbon footprint? Smart homes are here to help you in your quest. It’s not only convenient to use but healthy too. What Is a Smart Home?… Continue Reading →

Episode 112 – Mitsuaki Chi on Serving the Mushroom

This week’s guest is professional psilocybin retreat host, long-time practicing Buddhist, and general good guy Mitsuaki Chi of Amsterdam. In this episode we get into the practices and benefits of psychedelic community, his unusual path from hardcore meditator to mushroom… Continue Reading →

Can Blockchain Change How We Compute Credit Scores?

Blockchain has been making people in the know reconsider the way they handle finances. Blockchain is basically a triple-entry accounting ledger that is part of a network. Each blockchain contains a copy of that ledger and every new record will… Continue Reading →

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