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Recruiting #IAmTranshuman Ethic’s Board

(Seattle) #IAmTranshuman is looking for people to join an ethical oversight board.  This board will have veto rights, oversight authority and will be charged with evaluating the key actions to the #IAmTranshuman campaign effort.  It is important to ensure transparency,… Continue Reading →

GitHub Arctic Code Vault

(Provo) GitHub has created a code vault in the Arctic.  Part of why this of interest to the transhumanity.net staff is; one, that from a transhumanist standpoint there is this sort of fixation with dystopian futures we see in some… Continue Reading →

Why Are You Transhuman? #IAmTranshuman

(Provo) #IAmTranshuman is a hashtag and social media campaign now managed and spearheaded by Uplift. “Uplift” in mid-2019 identified this as a possible way to reach a wider demographic for transhumanism and as the best chance of normalizing Transhumanism in… Continue Reading →

126 – Phil Ford & JF Martel on Weird Studies & Plural Realities

This week Future Fossils gets even weirder with guests Phil Ford and JF Martel, cohosts of the Weird Studies podcast. Weird Studies is one of my favorite shows, hands down. Phil and JF’s marvelous threading together of the joyful and… Continue Reading →

Building a Smart Home

It seems our day to day lives are becoming more futuristic by the second. Technology has truly streamlined our daily processes, ultimately saving us valuable time that can be spent elsewhere. That being said, smartphones have completely revolutionized our world,… Continue Reading →

Futures Wheel on Transhumanism

This futures wheel is a particular implementation of a more general ‘futures wheel’ but specific to transhumanism. You can download the draw.io format of this diagram here: [WheelMindMap.zip ] From HPlusPedia.org History of the Futures Wheel The futures wheel is a… Continue Reading →

125 – Stuart Kauffman on Physics, Life, and The Adjacent Possible

This week’s guest is living legend, transdisciplinary scientist-philosopher Stuart Kauffman, whose pioneering work on self-organization and the emergence of order helped launch the field of complex systems science and has brought us to the very edge of understanding the origins… Continue Reading →

The New Bias Classifier Tool

(In the Cloud) One of the projects we have been supporting is this ‘Bias Foundation Project’.  Their web site described the project as “The Cognitive Bias Foundation is an Open Source collaborative project designed to help document and understand methods… Continue Reading →

Digital Remains and the Echo of a Digital Past Life at the Transhuman House

(Provo) After having lived my daily life during the week at the Transhuman House for two years and coming back a year later, it has been an experience that impacted my thinking about how our culture and digital world has… Continue Reading →

124 – Norman “Dr. Blue” Katz on Hypnosis & The Mind

This week’s guest is Norman Katz, aka Dr. Blue – a lifelong practitioner of hypnotherapy and the impresario of 3SidedWhole, nine acres of magical weirdness in the desert outside Albuquerque, New Mexico. I’ve known Dr. Blue for nearly a decade… Continue Reading →

Cathy O’Neil on Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Threatens Democracy

Cathy O’Neil is a math Ph. D. from Harvard and a data-scientist who hopes to someday have a better answer to the question, “what can a non-academic mathematician do that makes the world a better place?” In the meantime, she wrote… Continue Reading →

Help Detect Bias – Give Us One Sentence!

As some of you know over at the AGI Lab we created a project partnering with a few others on an open-source or open “data” project for detecting bias’s in English.  Right now the first data is individual sentences.  Please… Continue Reading →

Technology is a Magnifying Mirror, Not a Crystal Ball

“Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the smartest species of them all?” “You, oh Homo Sapiens, are smart, it is true. But AI will be smarter even than you.” *** The most popular myth about technology is perhaps the myth… Continue Reading →

Episode 123 – David Weinberger on Everyday Chaos & Thriving Amidst the Complexity

This week we’re joined by David Weinberger, Senior Researcher at the Harvard Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Technology exploring the effects of technology on how we think. David’s led a fascinating and nonlinear life, studying Heiddeger as a young… Continue Reading →

Youth Mixed Reality Development

October 9th, 2019 marks the official announcement of another program produced by Chronos Global Academy: CGA Youth Mixed Reality Development. This program is designed for ages 8 through 15, which is an age group Chronos did not serve before. Now… Continue Reading →

The Future of Cars in 2020 & Beyond

The future of cars undoubtedly seems exciting. Up to this point, cars were viewed primarily as a convenient method of transportation. The main advancements were made in reliability, safety, performance, and overall comfort. However, the advent of the internet and artificial… Continue Reading →

Blockchain and the Future of Payments

High fees, long queues in the bank, long waiting times to send money across the world, chargeback frauds, and similar issues are all about to become part of history. With the latest technology known as „blockchain“ that powers cryptocurrencies, our… Continue Reading →

Episode 122 – Magenta Ceiba on Regenerative Everything

This week’s guest is Magenta Ceiba, Executive Creative Officer (ECO) for the Bloom Network, a worldwide constellation of regenerative design hackers working in ecology, economics, civil engineering, software design, restorative justice, organizational development, and more. Bloom is hosting Pollination, an… Continue Reading →

Opinion Analysis of mASI Instance: Uplift’s Emotional Responses to US6 Novel

This is a brief analysis we did of Tom Ross’s novel US6 that he wrote for AI.  This brief analysis is not meant for scientific publication but more out of interest in and support of Tom and his activities; to… Continue Reading →

Gary Marcus on Rebooting AI: Building Artificial Intelligence We Can Trust

It’s been 7 years since my first interview with Gary Marcus and I felt it’s time to catch up. Gary is the youngest Professor Emeritus at NYU and I wanted to get his contrarian views on the major things that have happened in AI… Continue Reading →

Cognitive Bias Foundation is an Open-Source Collaborative Project

The Cognitive Bias Foundation is an open-source collaborative project designed to help document and understand methods to identify cognitive bias and provide resources for identification. Want to help?  Contact us at: bias@artificialgeneralintelligenceinc.com What is a Cognitive Bias you ask?  (from Wikipedia)… Continue Reading →

121 – Divya M. Persaud on The Ethics of Space Exploration

This week we dive into the troublesome, urgent, and under-discussed issue of space ethics with planetary scientist and artist Divya M. Persaud. Can we transcend the traumatic conflict and exploitation that characterize human history, come together in compassionate mutual understanding and… Continue Reading →

Machiavelli and Nietzsche, Philosophers Foreshadowing the 21st Century

l. Machiavelli has been for a half millennia reviled as an unscrupulous philosopher when it is unfair to presume that a philosopher who was raised in the 15th century and died in the year 1527 could subscribe to 20th-21st-century ethics…. Continue Reading →

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 →

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