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Ethics in designing AI Algorithms — part 3 (final)

Can a machine have morals or ethics? And if it did, what would guide them? Heck, a lot of people today don’t even have morals; how are we going to design AI systems with the proper moral parameters? Can a… Continue Reading →

Exosphere Academy Scholarship Program

Help us send students to the Exosphere or sign up your self.  donate here: DONATE The Exosphere Academy program is both about gaining skills while simultaneously exchanging experiences, knowledge, working and collaborating with participants from around the world looking to do… Continue Reading →

Ethics in Designing AI Algorithms  –  part 2

Can an AI algorithm outsmart a human? Well, AI algorithms have beaten a person in a chess match. Some have suggested that as soon as AI developers figure out how to do something, that capability ceases to be regarded as… Continue Reading →

Ethics in designing AI Algorithms - part 1

As our civilization becomes more and more reliant upon computers and other intelligent devices, there arises specific moral issue that designers and programmers will inevitably be forced to address. Among these concerns is trust. Can we trust that the AI… Continue Reading →

Nootropics for Newbies [review]

Ok, the book “Nootrics for Newbies” from a design standpoint is a huge knock off the ‘dummies’ series but from a publisher I have not heard of.   As a book on “Nootropics”, this is a great over view of nootropics… Continue Reading →

A Great AI Experience Shouldn’t Even Feel Like an AI Experience at All

Most of us have developed our ideas of what artificial intelligence should look like from movies, television shows, and popular novels. When thinking about AI, our minds flash to images of robots masquerading as humans, as we saw in Spielberg’s… Continue Reading →

The Future of UX Design Will Rely on Designers Evolving Along with the Systems They Develop

Traditionally, UX is a design process where products are designed in such a way that they are easy to use and engaging to interact with. The experiences that people have while interacting with these products holds almost as much value… Continue Reading →

Intro to Qualitative Futures Squares

The Qualitative Futures Square (QFS) is a method of formulating a futures hypothesis. Like a general scientific hypothesis, a futures hypothesis is a starting point in investigating a futures possibility. The QFS is a flexible tool, capable of being the… Continue Reading →

Extreme Future Tech Fest Summer 2016 – Call for Speakers and Papers

EFTF is a tech conference focused on emerging technology trends, across the tech sector. It covers the latest in emerging technology, the topics related to those trends but also social impact and emerging societal changes and where we are going… Continue Reading →

Controlled logic is the UX of tomorrow

Yesterday’s news of Google making Syntaxnet (Google’s AI for Understanding Language) open source is unbelievable and it raises questions as to whether or not there is a light at the end of the tunnel. It is impossible not to be… Continue Reading →

New Fathom Neural Compute Stick [press]

Press Release – The world’s first discrete deep learning accelerator. A standalone, ultra-low power neural network compute accelerator inside a standard USB stick. See it first at the Embedded Vision Summit in Santa Clara, CA, May 2-4. Movidius is pleased… Continue Reading →

Northwestern Discovers Possible Cure for Allergies [press]

NANOPARTICLE ACTS LIKE TROJAN HORSE TO HALT ASTHMA New technology also can be used to turn off peanut and other food allergies April 18, 2016 | by Marla Paul CHICAGO — In an entirely new approach to treating asthma and… Continue Reading →

Bioquark Inc. and Revita Life Sciences Receive IRB Approval for First-In-Human Brain Death Study [press]

PHILADELPHIA PA (PRWEB) APRIL 20, 2016 Bioquark, Inc., (http://www.bioquark.com) a company focused on the development of novel biologics for complex regeneration and disease reversion, and Revita Life Sciences, (http://revitalife.co.in) a biotechnology company focused on translational therapeutic applications of autologous stem… Continue Reading →

Genetic Engineering Shows Aging Can be Reversed [press]

“FIRST GENE THERAPY SUCCESSFUL AGAINST HUMAN AGING American woman gets biologically younger after gene therapies Elizabeth Parrish, CEO of Bioviva USA Inc. has become the first human being to be successfully rejuvenated by gene therapy, after her own company’s experimental… Continue Reading →

Virtual Reality meets NASA

Space is an absolute dream for many of us. Very few countries have a Space program. In the countries that do, very few people ever become astronauts or cosmonauts. Those who do become astronauts, few get the opportunity to go… Continue Reading →

Open Access to Tools and Technology

Open access to Tools and Technology by Gabriel Licina presented by the Extreme Futures Tech Fest – Winter 2016. Open access to tool and advancing technology is key to moving technology forward. the Restrictions we have in the industry currently… Continue Reading →

Envisioning the Future of Technology [video]

Extreme Futures Tech Fest (Winter 2016) Presents Kati Rissanen on ‘Envisioning the Future of Technology. check out the latest EFTF coming up on May 14th:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/extreme-futures-technology-fest-spring-2016-tickets-23741229657

Extreme Future Tech Fest – Sprint 2016 in Seattle May 14th

EFTF is a tech conference focused on emerging technology trends, across the tech sector. It covers the latest in emerging technology, the topics related to those trends but also social impact and emerging societal changes and where we are going… Continue Reading →

AI, Mixed Reality and the New Software Design Landscape

Based on the very positive feedback after this talk was presented at Microsoft, I decided to create a series “Creative Coding in Unity” tutorials which should begin going online at rbarraza.com April 2016. An age of more personal computing is… Continue Reading →

Artificial General Intelligence as an Emergent Quality

Sub-title: Artificial General Intelligence as a Strong Emergence Qualitative Quality of ICOM and the AGI Phase Transition Threshold ABSTRACT This paper summarizes how the Independent Core Observer Model (ICOM) creates the effect of artificial general intelligence or AGI as an… Continue Reading →

Nanobots for Dinner – Preparing for the Technological Singularity – Book Review

Now you don’t normally see ‘book’ reviews on Transhumanity.net and further probably not  ‘children’s’ book reviews and in fact now that I think about it this is only the second time ever.  What is cool is that now there is… Continue Reading →

The Future of Power Transmission Wirelessly – Extreme Futures Technology Fest

Exploring the Future of space based solar power and wireless power tranmission from travel to other large scale applications in the future.  From the Extreme Futures Technology Fest Winter 2016 – Session 2 on Wireless Power Adair Daniels speaking from his… Continue Reading →

Exosphere Academy 2016 – Prepare Yourself For The Creative Economy

“The burning desire to press forward in the face of all opposition, limitless curiosity for learning, the ability to adapt, and the will to shape the world for the better— these are the essential traits of the entrepreneur. In our… Continue Reading →

Death – What Can We Do? [video]

The first presentation after the keynote done by Evan West – The Informed Futurist talking about ad attitude adjustment in how we think of death. Even’s talk on Death and how we can look at it differently talks about the… Continue Reading →

AI Self driving Cars No Moral Dilemma

Artificial intelligence debate is flawed at the core. Here is one quick fix regarding the deeply flawed lose-lose AI car-crash greater-good scenario. I am addressing research flaws of: Autonomous Vehicles Need Experimental Ethics: Are We Ready for Utilitarian Cars? By… Continue Reading →

Basic Income Fact and Fiction

Basic Income Has Not Been Debunked David Rotman, via Technology Review (11 March 2016), described basic income as a “danger.” David Rotman wrote: “Eduardo Porter […] does an excellent job of debunking this utopian scenario.” On this occasion I won’t… Continue Reading →

Transhuman Debate 2.0 in SF East Bay

IEET is co-sponsoring “Transhuman Debate 2.0” on April 2, 2016, from 12:30 – 4:00pm in Oakland, CA, at Octopus Literary Salon, 2101 Webster St, #170 – only 2 blocks from BART. HOW DOES CONSCIOUSNESS ARISE? (1:00 – 1:30) Andres Gomez… Continue Reading →

Modeling Emotions in a Computational System

Emotional Modeling in the Independent Core Observer Model Cognitive Architecture ABSTRACT This paper is an overview of the emotional modeling used in the Independent Core Observer Model (ICOM) Cognitive Extension Architecture research which is a methodology or software ‘pattern’ for… Continue Reading →

[press] Official Political Platform/Agenda of the Transhuman National Committee (TNC) 02016

[Adopted by the 02016 TNC convention 27 Feb 02016] The following platform is the basis for the TNC’s transhumanist agenda that will be lobbied for in the United States by the TNC. Transhumanist Declaration Policy Plank The TNC starts with… Continue Reading →

[press] Official Statement to the TNC Convention 2016 by Lincoln Cannon

“I support the Transhuman National Committee in its goal to influence governance in the United States of America on behalf of Transhumanists in a democratic manner, reflecting our diversity, and with secular neutrality toward traditional and emerging cultures. I also… Continue Reading →

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