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Independent Core Observer Model (ICOM) Theory of Consciousness as Implemented in the ICOM Cognitive Architecture and the Associated Consciousness Measures

(2019) Submitted to the AAAI Symposia 2019 at Stanford for peer review: (http://diid.unipa.it/roboticslab/consciousai/) Abstract:   This paper articulates the fundamental theory of consciousness used in the Independent Core Observer Model (ICOM) research program and the consciousness measures as applied to ICOM… Continue Reading →

Impact Investing Just Doesn’t Cut It

Given the UN Climate Report released a few weeks ago, by the time my eight-year-old daughter graduates from high school, we’ll be in very big trouble. Yikes. After reading the report, I thought through a list of my instinctive yet… Continue Reading →

Roman Yampolskiy on Artificial Intelligence Safety and Security (227)

There are those of us who philosophize and debate the finer points surrounding the dangers of artificial intelligence. And then there are those who dare go in the trenches and get their hands dirty by doing the actual work that… Continue Reading →

Episode 0095 – Mark Nelson on the Legacy of Biosphere 2 (Part 2)

This week’s episode is the conclusion of a special two-part conversation with Dr. Mark Nelson, one of the eight “biospherians” who lived for two years inside the closed ecological network Biosphere 2 – one of the most ambitious experiments ever… Continue Reading →

Dr. Michael Greger on How Not to Age (Episode 229)

There are two people who caused me to become vegan and switch to a whole-plant-based diet. The first is Prof. Peter Singer who put the idea in my head many years ago when I started studying ethics. The second person is Dr. Michael… Continue Reading →

Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Litigation

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are gaining more attention as days pass. Aside from the advantages that cryptocurrencies have like anonymity and easy international transactions, people are enticed by the fact that it can become a good investment. Apart from trading bitcoins for cash, you… Continue Reading →

Stuart Russell on Artificial Intelligence: What if we succeed? (Episode 228)

Stuart Russell is a professor of Computer Science at UC Berkeley as well as co-author of the most popular textbook in the field – Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach. Given that it has been translated into 13 languages and is… Continue Reading →

Episode 94 – Mark Nelson on Ecotechnics & Biosphere 2 (Part 1)

This week’s episode is the first of a special two-part conversation with Dr. Mark Nelson, one of the eight “biospherians” who lived for two years inside the closed ecological network Biosphere 2 – one of the most ambitious experiments ever… Continue Reading →

AI Abstract Series E15 – Hybridization Concepts of Artificial Human Optimization Field Algorithms Incorporated into Particle Swarm Optimization

Welcome to the Technocracy A.I. Abstract Series for Published Scientific Work in the A.I. and Artificial General Intelligence field. Todays paper is titled: Hybridization Concepts of Artificial Human Optimization Field Algorithms Incorporated into Particle Swarm Optimization   Authored By Hassan… Continue Reading →

Episode 93 – Virtuoso Guitarist Andreas Kapsalis on Travel, Life, and Music

This week’s guest is one of my favorite living musicians, acoustic guitarist Andreas Kapsalis. We linked up at the magical experimental city of Arcosanti, Arizona last year during their Convergence event, at which we both performed, and talked about life… Continue Reading →

ZS updates #1

This is the first in a series of articles giving you news on developments within the Zero State (ZS).   A Work In Progress We just concluded the weekly Cloud Nine meeting on the ZS Discord server, in which we… Continue Reading →

ZS2.0: The Zero State Reboot [3/3]

This is the third and final part in my last article series outlining Zero State (ZS) ideas. You can find Part 1 here, and Part 2 here. This series outlines our transition from establishing a firm theoretical basis to an… Continue Reading →

How uBiome is Making Our Microbiome the Platform That Changes Almost Everything

This article is part of a series about how OS Fund (OSF) companies are radically redefining our future by rewriting the operating systems of life. Or as we prefer to think about it: Step 1: Put a dent into the universe…. Continue Reading →

Episode 92 – EFF-Austin Panel on “The Pre- and Post-History of VR, Surveillance, & Swarm Intelligence”

This week’s a treat – not one, but FOUR amazing guests, in Future Fossils Podcast’s first live taping at EFF-Austin, 10 July 2017. Heather Barfield (Head of EFF-Austin Digital Arts Coalition and Director of Development, Vortex Theater); Maggie Duval (Chief Experience… Continue Reading →

AI Abstract Series E14 – Multi-agent distributed framework for swarm intelligence

Welcome to the Technocracy A.I. Abstract Series for Published Scientific Work in the A.I. and Artificial General Intelligence field. Today’s paper is titled: Multi-agent distributed framework for swarm intelligence Authored By Sorin Ilie and Costin Badica Abstract: This paper presents… Continue Reading →

Future Grind – Ep. 28 – The State of Transhumanist Politics with Gennady Stolyarov II

In this installment of the Future Grind podcast host Ryan O’Shea sits down with Gennady Stolyarov II, Chairman of the US Transhumanist Party. Gennady took the reins of the Transhumanist Party when the organization’s founder, Zoltan Istvan, stepped down after… Continue Reading →

AI Abstract Series E13 – Chip Up AI Performance

Welcome to the Technocracy A.I. Abstract Series for Published Scientific Work in the A.I. and Artificial General Intelligence field. Today’s paper is titled: Chip Up AI Performance

AI Abstract Series E12 – A RIGHT TO REASONABLE INFERENCES…

Welcome to the Technocracy A.I. Abstract Series for Published Scientific Work in the A.I. and Artificial General Intelligence field. Todays paper is titled: A RIGHT TO REASONABLE INFERENCES: RE-THINKING DATA PROTECTION LAW IN THE AGE OF BIG DATA AND AI… Continue Reading →

ZS2.0: The Zero State Reboot [⅔]

This is Part 2 in a 3-Part article series, which briefly examines a number of ideas related to the “ZS Reboot”, and our current transition from establishing a firm theoretical basis to developing active project groups. You can find Part… Continue Reading →

ZS2.0: The Zero State Reboot [⅓]

The Zero State (ZS) community and movement was officially founded with the release of the Social Futurist Principles on 1st May 12011. It started energetically, but soon encountered a problem common across the internet, which we will briefly examine below…. Continue Reading →

The Vision Thing: SINGULARITY & SOLIDARITY

ZS (the Zero State) is undergoing something of an overhaul this month, continuing the “reboot” process spanning this year. As part of that overhaul there was a brainstorming session in the “Cloud Nine” ZS subgroup yesterday, in which we decided… Continue Reading →

H+ Mythos & Action [3/3]: First Five

The following article is a node in the Zero State Alternate Reality Game (ZS–ARG). You can learn more at http://zerostate.net, or in Transhumanity.net articles tagged “ZS” or “Zero State”. ZS is Transhumanist, Singularitarian, and Social Futurist. This is the third… Continue Reading →

Singularity Webcast – Dr. Michael Greger on How Not to Age

There are two people who caused me to become vegan and switch to a whole-plant-based diet. The first is Prof. Peter Singer who put the idea in my head many years ago when I started studying ethics. The second person is Dr. Michael… Continue Reading →

91 – An Oral History of The End of “Reality”

This week’s episode is an experiment in science fiction storytelling – the author-read short story “An Oral History of The End of ‘Reality.’” Originally released to Patreon supporters (without the intro or musical soundtrack) last November, this story brings together… Continue Reading →

H+ Mythos & Action [2/3]: Worldlines

The following article is a node in the Zero State Alternate Reality Game (ZS–ARG). You can learn more at http://zerostate.net, or in Transhumanity.net articles tagged “ZS” or “Zero State”. ZS is Transhumanist, Singularitarian, and Social Futurist. This piece is part… Continue Reading →

90 – Kate Greene on Humanizing Science & Cooking on Mars

This week we chat with science writer (and former laser physicist) Kate Greene, whose writing explores everything from Big Data to boredom to brain scans, and whose fascinating and eclectic life is brightly punctuated by the four months she spent… Continue Reading →

AI, VR, & Mars Colonization

When younger generations imagine what it must have been like to live through the first space race, and the initial excitement over the concept of a moon landing, they might compare it to the present day. Seemingly over the past… Continue Reading →

Introduction to the Intelligence Value Argument (IVA) Ethical Model for Artificial General Intelligence

The Intelligence Value Argument (IVA) states that, “ethically”, a fully Sapient and Sentient Intelligence is of equal value regardless of the underlying substrate which it operates on, meaning a single fully Sapient and Sentient software system has the same moral… Continue Reading →

AI Abstract Series E11 – Omega: An Architecture for AI Unification

Welcome to the Technocracy A.I. Abstract Series for Published Scientific Work in the A.I. and Artificial General Intelligence field. Today’s paper is titled: Omega: An Architecture for AI Unification. Authored By Eray Özkural. Abstract: We introduce the open-ended, modular, self-improving… Continue Reading →

Technological unemployment rolls on with the arrival of autonomous long-haul trucks.

A recurring theme we witness as our technological progress continues is the inevitable loss of jobs formerly performed by human beings. It has been a frequent part of our lives since we first invented the wheel. This one will have… Continue Reading →

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