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360 View Tour – Version TR.01

This initial version of the house is about learning what works, whats new and bringing resources together, building experiences and otherwise move the various transhuman projects forward and the Foundation’s vision for the future.  From local organizations such as the… Continue Reading →

AI Paranoia

Paranoid fear of #artificialintelligence will historically been seen in the same light as the house arrest of Galileo. Historic Catholic Church repression (suppression of the heliocentric solar system model) is identical in essence to the fear of AI. In fact,… Continue Reading →

Preview – The Intelligence Value Argument and Effects on Regulating Autonomous Artificial Intelligence

Newton Lee in partnership with Springer is working on an upcoming book covering transhumanist topics, one of the chapters covers IVA (Intelligence Value Argument) which is summary of the chapter titled: “The Intelligence Value Argument and Effects on Regulating Autonomous… Continue Reading →

Human-like Emotional Responses in a Simplified Independent Core Observer Model System

Abstract. Most artificial general intelligence (AGI) system developers have been focused upon intelligence (the ability to achieve goals, perform tasks or solve problems) rather than motivation (*why* the system does what it does). As a result, most AGIs have an… Continue Reading →

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 →

(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) Artificial General Intelligence Inc. creates AI system with Complex Emotional Subjective Experience

SEATTLE, Nov 7, 2016 – Artificial General Intelligence Inc. [1] researchers have created a software system with complex emotional subjective experience – a groundbreaking achievement that includes a subconscious landscape based on the Plutchik emotional model [2]. Moreover, the company’s… Continue Reading →

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 →

EFTF Attendee’s will become named authors of the Extreme Futures Technology and Forecasting Journal 2016 edition

At the upcoming EFTF being used to raise funds for the TNC and creating a transhuman political lobby in DC we are adding a new feature to the EFTF even that includes creating a book. So that means EFTF Attendee’s… 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 →

The Moral Obligation to Let AI Replace Humanity

Why Artificial Intelligence specifically, AI or AGI (Artificial General Intelligence) and the development of the same, is morally more important then the existence of humanity and research related to AI should come above any other program or goal even if… 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Live Streaming – EFTF Winter 02016

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 →

[press] Unanimous AI Powering the 02016 TNC Convention

Unanimous AI in an effort to support NPO’s like the TNC has agreed to support the TNC convention with integration with our member portal (http://members.TranshumanPolitics.com/) as the voting platform for the 02016 convention.  This move shows the TNC’s willingness to… Continue Reading →

Emergence, Reduction & Artificial Intelligence

The concept of emergence is controversial to some – for example Eliezer Yudkowski, who favors reductionism, wrote a critique at Less Wrong (see link below).  Do reductionists often dismiss emergence? Ben formalized emergence in his book ‘The Evolving Mind’ as… Continue Reading →

Ex Machina Movie Review

After months of mind numbing patience, I finally managed to see ‘Ex Machina’ the movie (http://exmachina-movie.com/ ). There have been a few AI centered or Singularity related movies the past few years such as Transcendence with Johnny Depp (love hate… 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 →

Transhumanism: Dangerous or Misunderstood?

Since the movement has gained global attention from people like Ray Kurtzweil and Zoltan Istvan, transhumanism has been looked at with caution and fear. Even to the extreme of being called “one of the world’s most dangerous ideas” by Francis… Continue Reading →

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