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Why ASI Will Need Mankind

Mankind has come closer than any other lifeform to answering the “Why” because of our supreme level of intelligence.   The enhancement of this intelligence is the only way to enhance our understanding of the universe. Developing AI is, in itself,… Continue Reading →

ARG5 Houses of the Outer Court

Welcome to a Rabbit Hole for TNET‘s March-April 2018 Game Event.  The following piece is FRActal MEtafiction (FRAME); a Futurist Arts & Culture paradigm which draws upon the concepts of Culture Mining and Gamification, and is inspired by artists such… Continue Reading →

Episode 8 – Losing Faith in Humanity on The Technocracy

The latest from TheTechnocracy; In this edition, the top news starts with: The simple observation of the monkeys normally referred to as humans observing that the use of machine intelligence smarter than themselves could actually help them be more successful… Continue Reading →

Technology is Nothing…

…in the absence of minds to appreciate its benefits. Futurism is therefore not only about technology, but also about people. More to the point, it is about the effects of technology on ourselves and our communities. The Process Technology is… Continue Reading →

Automated Content & Culture Mining: Das Glasperlenspiel

Up until very recently, we have understood creativity to be the sole preserve of human beings. Over the last twenty years, however, we have seen signs that machines are catching up fast, and the range of creative machine activities is… Continue Reading →

Enter The Technocracy

(WWW) The Technocracy is a new ‘news’ podcast that launches today described as Answer the most important question: “What are the most important trends and the latest news?” all the news that matters, according to the machine… A news video… Continue Reading →

RECOMBINANT DISRUPTION

How important is Artificial Intelligence to emerging 21st Century society? Before assessing the likely practical impact, we must first understand that its philosophical and moral impact already goes to the very heart of who we are, and what we believe… Continue Reading →

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE vs. HUMANS: WHO IS THE WINNER?

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 →

AUTOGNOSIS : 1

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: 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 →

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