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AGI Labs In Provo – Progress Report

(JULY 2017) – At the AGI Lab in Provo we have a number of people working on different things and between everyone there are a number of great things coming out from a number of them including material related to… Continue Reading →

The Transhuman House Opens in Provo

(Jun 2017) A long time in planning, the Transhuman House has finally opened in Provo Utah. Open to the public anyone is able to go and use the Foundation Library including the Transhuman Collection in a Transhuman Reading room as… Continue Reading →

Extreme Futures and Technology Forecasting Work Group – Winter 2017 (March 11th, Provo, Utah)

EFTF and the EFTF Manual is a TNC (Transhuman National Committee) Fundraiser. Get Tickets Here for the Saturday March 11th in Provo, Utah: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/extreme-futures-and-technology-forecasting-work-group-winter-2017-tickets-28855253841  This is a work group that will be an all day workshop on the EFTF book and… Continue Reading →

(press) Artificial General Intelligence Inc.’s Response to IEEE’s “Ethically Aligned Design – A vision for prioritizing Human Wellbeing with Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems”

Overall, the kind of thinking behind the aforementioned document released by IEEE (Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers) has a negative impact on the industry leading to increased fear and potentially slowing the development of critical technology that should be… Continue Reading →

[press] The TNC 2016 Election Finding of Fact

While the Transhuman National Committee (TNC) has been working on the formation and legal structures to provide the TNC with the legal foundation for moving forward as well as the policy and platform development the board has done some research… Continue Reading →

Critical Nature of Emotions in Artificial General Intelligence (IEET)

Key Nature of AGI Behavior and Behavioral Tuning in the Independent Core Observer Model Cognitive Architecture Based Systems Abstract: This paper reviews the key factors driving the Independent Core Observer Model Cognitive Architecture for Artificial General Intelligence specific to modeling emotions… Continue Reading →

The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence

On October 14-15, 2016, the NYU Center for Mind, Brain and Consciousness in conjunction with the NYU Center for Bioethics will host a conference on “The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence”. Speakers and panelists will include: Nick Bostrom (Future of Humanity Institute), Meia Chita-Tegmark (Future of Life Institute), Mara… Continue Reading →

Implementing a Seed Safe/Moral Motivational System with the Independent Core Observer Model (ICOM)(BICA)

Abstract: Arguably, the most important questions about machine intelligences revolve around how they will decide what actions to take. If they decide to take actions which are deliberately, or even incidentally, harmful to humanity, then they would likely become an… 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 →

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 →

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 →

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] Targeting Aging with Metformin (TAME) Global Health Span Policy Institute

Right now, the federal government spends billions each year in medical research seeking to cure one disease at a time – while virtually ignoring the underlying processes that eventually lead to a whole host of fatal diseases. It is estimated… Continue Reading →

Brain Health Investment via Sugar Consumption Cost Redistribution

Although the overall trends regarding the consumption of added sugars as decreased from 1999-2007, the overall mean intake of added sugars continues to be an area of concern as they exceed the U.S. Dietary Guidelines on recommended intake. Numerous studies… Continue Reading →

Critical Topics and Focus Survey (TPC)

The mission of the Transhumanist Policy Center (TPC) is to provide nonpartisan guidance to the public, policy makers and electoral candidates on issues that affect legislation. TPC aims to safeguard the efficacy of scientific fact, empirical research, and critical thinking… Continue Reading →

QUIT/CONTINUE: HOW VIDEO GAMES MIGHT SHAPE THE FUTURE OF WORK

In the last week, a hundred million people devoted themselves to work of all kinds. Some of it was menial and repetitive; some of it required sophisticated analysis and team building. There were people buying and selling, people inventing, and… Continue Reading →

VR: It’s More Than Just Games

Flying cars. Hotels in space. Robotic sexual partners. Some technologies seem destined to remain vaporware: Great ideas in theory which never seem to become practical, widespread products. But next year could be the year in which we tick at least… Continue Reading →

Transhuman Design – Experience Focused Engineering

Transhuman Design IS ‘Experience Focused Engineering’. Why? Admittedly, I’m coining this definition or phraseology; but it goes to what I do for a living and helps explain that to people outside the field. Further, this definition quantifies a philosophical approach… Continue Reading →

Interview with an AGI (Artificial General Intelligence)

I was thinking about ideas for an article on my train ride home from the experience lab I work in, and it came to me that it would be interesting to actually have an interview with an AI only a… Continue Reading →

Strategies for Raising Children and Preserving Deep Thinking Skills

Having and raising children is a critical part of the propagation of the species. Until Immortality or other reproductive options are realized, or otherwise finally engineered, it is critical to our long term survival. Children are therefore our most important… Continue Reading →

Advantages of DMF optical computing over the D-wave Quantum Computing

A way to understand the huge and important advantages of DMF optical computing over the D-wave is to think of things this way:  Imagine the problems of building a D-wave into a computer brain that will allow robots to operate… Continue Reading →

3D Printing Laboratories: The Age of DIY Designer Drugs Begins

Novel techniques in 3D printing technology simplify the production of drugs, enabling home design and synthesis of pharmaceuticals.The Science: Professor Lee Cronin, Chair of Chemistry at the University of Glasgow and his team have built what they call “reactionware”, “special… Continue Reading →

Why AR (Augmented Reality) Will Be Big…

So this is an article originally posted on my blog based on my work as a CTO setting corporate strategy that has a lot of research behind it that I can’t publish due to work restrictions. that being said, you… Continue Reading →

Transhumanity.net NewsReader Open Source Project

We are pleased to announce an open source project that contains all the source code for the two released news reader applications as well as the Xamarin based Android application source tree.  We are currently working on an HTML5 for… Continue Reading →

Introduction to the companies of the SI (Singularity Index)

Today, at the time of writing this, the SI is down 124.77 from 4460.56 to 4335.79 since last week or so. OK, so to be fair, we are still validating (fine tuning) the weighting algorithms but in the same time… Continue Reading →

Introducing the Singularity Index – A Market Index focused on the Companies helping drive us towards Singularity

Introducing the Singularity Index. The Singularity Index (also referred to as the SI) is part of a statistical approach to looking at market trends, as it relates to relative motion in the market, towards or away from ‘Singularity’. As the… Continue Reading →

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