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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 →

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 →

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) 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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] 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 →

Extreme Futures Tech Fest – Winter 2016

This time even better then before EFTF, get your tickets now for Saturday Febuarary 27th in Seattle. Get the Early Bird Tickets Now before the prices goes up here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/extreme-futures-technology-fest-winter-2016-tickets-20356613178 EFTF is a tech conference focused on emerging technology trends, across… 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 →

Dog-God AI-Delusion Redacted

The first version of this article insulted proponents of AI fear. Those insults could distract people from my logic so I created this redacted version with insults removed. This redacted version also includes extra information. The logical fallacy (human treatment… 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 →

Imbecilic Dog-God-AI-Delusion

Super-smart AI harming or enslaving humans is a fiction similar to gods. It is fitting to link the two idiotic delusions together, which Steve Wozniak did in March 2015. Gods have zero relevance to intelligence. Gods relate wholly to deluded… Continue Reading →

“Transhuman Strategies” conference March 21 in Silicon Valley

What are the Transhuman Goals in the near future? How can these Transhuman ideas permeate the mainstream? Are there ways Transhumanism can assert itself in the political sphere? How can Transhumanist ideas and innovations create a better world now, for… 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 →

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