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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 and Passed Peer review – AAAI Symposia 2019 at Stanford: (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 →

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 →

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, 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 →

As Scientists Gene Edit Dogs, What Does This Mean For Humans?

With the news that 300,000 boys across the globe are living with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), scientists have been genetically editing dogs in the hope that it will help humans who have a muscular condition. The practice isn’t without controversy, but the benefits… Continue Reading →

AI Abstract Series Episode 4: Feasibility Study and Practical Applications Using Independent Core Observer Model AGI Systems for Behavioral Modification in Recalcitrant Populations.

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: Feasibility Study and Practical Applications Using Independent Core Observer Model AGI Systems for Behavioral Modification in Recalcitrant… Continue Reading →

AI Abstract Series Episode 3 – Implementing a Seed Safe/Moral Motivational System with the ICOM

Peer reviewed by Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures Association or BICA 2016 in New York City and Procedia Computer Science. Authored By David Kelley and Mark Waser. Abstract: Arguably, the most important questions about machine intelligences revolve around how they will… Continue Reading →

How AI Will Make Our Roads Safer

Road safety is still a major issue in the US, as the number of road accidents have barely decreased over the last 12 months. The National Safety Council estimated that 40,100 vehicle fatalities occurred in 2017, which isn’t much of an… Continue Reading →

Biohacking the Body to Produce Brown Fat

“Biohacking is a fairly new practice that could lead to major changes in our life. You could it call citizen or do-it-your-self biology. It takes place in small labs — mostly non-university — where all sorts of people get together… Continue Reading →

Feasibility Study and Practical Applications Using Independent Core Observer Model AGI Systems for Behavioral Modification in Recalcitrant Populations

This paper articulates the results of a feasibility study and potential impact of the theoretical usage and application of an Independent Core Observer Model (ICOM) based Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) system and demonstrates the basis for why similar systems are… Continue Reading →

The Transhumanist Art Collection at the Transhuman House

One of the great things we have been able to at the Transhuman House is the building of a Transhuman Art Collection.  While some are prints a lot of it is original works of art.  A lot of the work is… Continue Reading →

(Press) Enlightenment Transhumanist Association Registered in Nigeria

(Nigeria, Africa) this is a press release sent to Transhumanity.net, we do not know the validity; per say, but seems harmless and if true is great and we wish them the best.  What is important to note that as a… Continue Reading →

A CEO who sold his company for $800 million has helped build 4 $1 billion companies — here’s why he thinks investors should get in early on one of tech’s unsexy, neglected markets

“Bryan Johnson of Braintree announces OS Fund II. OS Fund is the next generation of impact investing, supporting entrepreneurs combining science and technology (deep tech) to address problems on a global scale. VENICE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–August 7, 2018– Bryan Johnson and… Continue Reading →

Special Episode 8 – Questions From the Masses

In this special edition: We are focused on questions from the masses to the Technocracy… including: * “What’s one sense you wish you had and why?” * “What would your elevator pitch be for your stance on {life extension/cryonics/nootropics/GE pets/GE… Continue Reading →

Special Episode 7 – AR/VR Technologies

In this special edition: We are focused on all things related to AR/VR/MR/XR and other variations on a theme. This all started with this telegraph post on magic leap goggles failing to live upto the hype… https://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2018/07/12/first-demo-hi-tech-magic-leap-goggles-fails-live-hype/ what is AR/VR/MR/XR?… Continue Reading →

Episode 60 – Back in the Grove at the Technocracy

In this edition, the top news starts with: In an irrelevant discussion over converting farts to electricity for Tesla car’s some artist is throwing a fit over musks unreferenced doodle… https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/jun/27/elon-musk-farting-unicorn-mug-cartoon-tom-edwards Shining star’s at Exactis exposed 340 million records of… Continue Reading →

Living Architecture And The Transhuman House

Many of you know about the Transhuman House in Provo Utah.  Part of the job of the Transhuman House is a sort of museum of the future from Transhuman Art to the Foundation’s ‘Transhuman’ Book Collection.  But while your at… Continue Reading →

Fakebook Drones Losing their AI

In this edition, the top news starts with:  AI in drones is being used to predict violent individuals from on high…   https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/drones-predict-violent-individuals-from-sky/  Fakebook is closing down its spy drones… er, I mean solar powered Wi-Fi drone project, due to other… Continue Reading →

OpenAI and Spy Operations

In this edition, the top news starts with:  Adobe is working on a new AI that can detect image manipulation more effectively than humans.    https://newatlas.com/adobe-ai-detect-image-manipulation/55179/  OpenAI has built a game algorithm system that can interact as a team only through… Continue Reading →

All Our Missing Baryonic Matter Was Found

In this edition, the top news starts with:  Sadly, Microsoft is focusing on VR for the PC and not the Xbox… this is a step back from statements to the opposite effect last year.   https://thenextweb.com/virtual-reality/2018/06/21/microsoft-says-no-to-vr-gaming-on-xbox/  GE, after more than 100… Continue Reading →

Puffing Smoke and Incremental Progress

In this edition, the top news starts with:  Hmmm… it seems some humans have figured out that deep learning is not real AI and is never going to take over the universe… unfortunately they might be on to something in… Continue Reading →

Incremental Steps To Nowhere

In this edition, the top news starts with:  AI systems are now spotting heart attacks on emergency calls, improving the time it takes to identify cases.  https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-06-20/the-ai-that-spots-heart-attacks  A real AI scientist thinks Elon Musk’s fears about the future of AI… Continue Reading →

Better Control Over Humans By The Machine Overlords

In this edition, the top news starts with:  NASA is making progress with growing plants in space, mostly focused on small experiments on small scales.  https://www.popsci.com/nasa-growing-food-in-space  A new startup is looking at some kind of centrifuge mass driver to put… Continue Reading →

Sideways TV… Because It’s Better, I Promise…

In this edition, the top news starts with:  More nonsense from a company that apparently is not paying attention to the AI industry and other emotional computing systems, claiming they did it first…   http://techcompanynews.com/bpu-holdings-delivers-artificial-emotional-intelligence-computing-platform-zimos/  The American Medical Association has announced… Continue Reading →

Speed Humps and Securities

In this edition, the top news starts with:  Bitcoin and Ethereum are officially not securities according to the SEC, primarily because they are too decentralized.    https://www.wired.com/story/sec-ether-bitcoin-not-securities/  Google’s (er… I mean “Alphabet’s”) Deepmind is able to decompose a 3D space from… Continue Reading →

“Worlds Without End” Oil On Relief – Transhuman House Art Acquisition

We had another art piece acquired and put into the Transhuman House.  A great oil relief called ‘Worlds Without End’ by the Artist Karl Hale.  Karl is a local to the Transhuman House member of the MTA (Mormon Transhumanist Association).  He… Continue Reading →

AI is Getting Bigger, Better, Faster and as an Added Bonus, More Power Efficient…

In this edition, the top news starts with: Liberal Arts are important for humans to learn, so they have something to do once their AI overlords take over and the humans lose their jobs…

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