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Artificial intelligence, or simply AI, is starting to rapidly take over the world of technology. Whether it is an assistant like Siri or Alexa, or a self-driving car produced by Tesla, AI is changing our everyday lives. Although today’s AI… Continue Reading →

AI Ethics and the Continuum of Sentience

Some years ago I gave a talk called “Consciousness and the Transhuman”, in which I discussed important connections between questions of neuroscience, advancing cognitive technologies, human augmentation and animal rights. Around the same time, philosopher David Pearce was beginning to… Continue Reading →

Alternate Reality Games as Cybernetic Organisms

This article is part of a series on Alternate Reality Gaming (ARG), particularly as it relates to cutting-edge computing technologies. Previous articles (here and here) set out the starting point for this series, which is the idea that while the… Continue Reading →

AGI Laboratory Developed New Consciousness Model for Artificial General Intelligence

The research theory is in a white paper is titled: “The Independent Core Observer Model Computational Theory of Consciousness and the Mathematical model for Subjective Experience” Abstract: This paper outlines the Independent Core Observer Model (ICOM) Theory of Consciousness defined… Continue Reading →

Society of Mind & the Network Society

Here at AGI Laboratory we explore the intersection of technology and society, where AI, VR, and Big Data (among other things) come crashing into our cultures, social traditions, economies and political institutions. Looking at the world today, it is increasingly… Continue Reading →

Simulated News and Techno-Tribalism

We have reached a point in the early 21st Century at which media cannot be assumed to directly represent reality. This is both true in the general and older sense that we may distrust any narrative, but more importantly it is also now… Continue Reading →

Transhuman Gamification and Writing Contest

(WSRDC, Azure) By decree of the Architect, The Foundation’s Contest has been superseded; in its place, a new more logical contest designed around allowing a wider audience and higher participation with less friction to participation and the crypto from the Foundation… Continue Reading →

Artificial Intelligence Driven News Show Leak (press)

(Provo, UT) An employee of Metric.Media (a Machine Learning Digital Advertising Firm) leaked to us that they have been building a video production studio to produce a new ‘news’ show called: “The Technocracy”.  Apparently in conjunction with the Artificial General Intelligence… Continue Reading →

Autognosis: Cities 3 (part 4)

Grid Scale Energy Storage So far in Autognosis: Cities we’ve discussed how growth curves of cities could be brought into alignment with other life forms, how a city could be fitted with a smart grid which behaves functionally like a nervous system,… Continue Reading →

Autognosis: Cities 2 (part 3)

Sustainable Design In the last installment of ‘Autognosis: Cities’  we discussed a theory of matching the growth curve of a city with that of an organism.  In this installment, I would like to cover the idea of giving that city a nervous… Continue Reading →

Autognosis: Cities 1 (Sustainable Cities)(Part 2)

’Cities are the Crucible of civilization’.  So said Geoffrey West, a professor studying the General Scaling Phenomenon of the natural habitat of the modern human – cities.  Geoffrey has spent his career developing the underlying mathematical principals and generalizations for cities so… Continue Reading →

Building AGI Powered Killer Drones 101

Note:  Do NOT try this at home.  This is not a “how-to”.  Building these could (hopefully) get you arrested . . . . . . but it’s only a matter of time before they WILL be abused.  Our saving grace… Continue Reading →

Big Data Knows You, Better Than You Do

No Such Thing As A Free Meal There are always strings attached, they say. Perhaps this is nowhere more true than in the human mind, which believes itself to be in charge of its own conscious decisions when evidence frequently… Continue Reading →

AI Transcends Human Cognitive Bias

What Is Human Cognitive Bias? When humans make intuitive judgments, they often make errors that don’t seem to make a lot of sense. The errors matter because they’re systematic, occurring again and again under similar circumstances. For example, people tend… Continue Reading →


Society and Artificial Intelligence: a Deep-Dive Series. Introduction Like many techies, people who’ve used these these rectangular objects called ‘computers’, or anyone who’s seen any sci-fi movie since the 80’s, I have been interested in Artificial Intelligence for a long… Continue Reading →

50PH14: Slaughterbots & Fear-mongering vs. Useful Action

So . . . . the Elon Musk anti-AI hype cycle has started up again. Elon Musk, Warren G, and Nate Dogg: It’s Time to ‘Regulate’ A.I. Like Drugs Worse, we have the Stuart Russell’s movie, Slaughterbots. screen-grab from Slaughterbots Actually,… Continue Reading →

Artificial Intelligence Generally and Watson are NOT real AI…

Recently the venture capitalist Chamath Palihapitiya, founder, and CEO of Social Capital created a huge stir by calling IBM’s Watson a joke.  Frankly, as a computer scientist that is focused on ‘real’ Artificial Intelligence (AI) I am not able to… Continue Reading →

Transhuman House 2.0 Launch

With the donation of a new 3 bedroom condo in Provo, the Transhuman House has moved to a new location that is bigger and better and as we are setting up, we hope to open the first week of dec. … Continue Reading →

Startup Metric.Media does for Real life What Amazon did for Online Advertising With Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

(16 AUG 2017) – Provo, Utah – Hall Labs has invested in a startup called Metric.Media.  To understand what Metric.Media is doing think of it this way… Say you’re at a mall with your girlfriend in one city nearby and buy a… 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 →

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:  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 →

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