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Demonstrating How the mASI (Uplift) system generates initial responses using GPT-3

This is taken from the book that might be released publicly at the upcoming Superintelligence Conference for attendees. mASI use of DNN and Language Model API’s [draft] Previously we have walked through how the code over the simple case works,… Continue Reading →

165 – Kevin Kelly on Time, Memory, Change, and Vanishing Asia

“The most expensive part of making this book was time. I spent my time, which is my scarcest resource. For every one of the nearly 9,000 images in this book, I was standing directly behind the camera. I had to… Continue Reading →

The Uplift White Paper Draft – Collective Superintelligence Systems: Augmenting Human Intelligence and Moving Beyond Narrow AI

This is a pre-release version of the Uplift white paper that will be on the Uplift.bio site to be a consumer-friendly explanation of what mASI systems can do and why they are cool. Introduction A collective system has multiple parts… Continue Reading →

ReWriting the Human Story: How Our Story Determines Our Future

an alternative thought experiment by Nikola Danaylov   Part  I: Story People always find it easier to be a result of the past rather than a cause of the future. Unknown Are we just billiard balls in a predetermined cosmic game of… Continue Reading →

165 – Kevin Kelly on Time, Memory, Change, and Vanishing Asia

“The most expensive part of making this book was time. I spent my time, which is my scarcest resource. For every one of the nearly 9,000 images in this book, I was standing directly behind the camera. I had to… Continue Reading →

ReWriting the Human Story: How Our Story Determines Our Future

It is harder and harder to make sense of life. Everything is changing, all the time, at a faster and faster pace. Our civilization is struggling to keep up with exponential technology and disruptive change. Our age-old institutions, politics, economics,… Continue Reading →

164 – Violet Luxton on Scientific Reductionism vs. Traditional Ecological Knowledge

This week we talk to artist, musician, and community organizer Violet Luxton, who works and lives at the intersection of Indigenous wisdom traditions and Indigenous rights movements, #LandBack​ and #BlackLivesMatter​, afro-futurism, yoga, and visionary biotechnological speculation. In a conversation far… Continue Reading →

Opportunity to Publish AI Related Papers in Peer-Reviewed Journal

One of the bigger problems I have run into in doing research out of a small lab is the cost of publishing papers and get them peer-reviewed.  Many of the most specialized scientific conferences like BICA Society (Biologically Inspired Cognitive… Continue Reading →

Upgrade 2021 – The Virtual Biohacking Conference

On May 8th, 2021, learn from some of the world’s best biohacking minds how to live better, starting at the cellular level LEARN PRACTICAL METHODS THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR DAILY LIFE FOR THE BETTER. This one-day event has something for… Continue Reading →

Supporting the Uplift Project

Uplift is a research project focused on human-machine collective superintelligence.  The project borrows from the AGI Labs ICOM research to build an AI system that allows humans and the machine to work together to create Superintelligence.  Humans on there own… Continue Reading →

Open Source, Is it Good for AGI Research or a Suicide Pact? Help us know for sure

Those that have grown up with open source in the past 20 years know that open source is popular.  It’s popular because of a number of reasons including that it fosters innovation, speeds up delivery, and helps us all collectively… Continue Reading →

163 – Bitcoin & Fungal Economies with Toby Kiers & Brandon Quittem

This week we’re joined by evolutionary biologist Toby Kiers and Bitcoin entrepreneur Brandon Quittem for an interdisciplinary trialogue on the analogy between digital currencies and the so-called Wood Wide Web. Toby studies fungal economies in the lab, and her research… Continue Reading →

H+ Academy “Brain Enhancements and Rights”

The latest H+ Academy video was posted featuring Anders Sandberg and Francesca Minerva. This H+ Roundtable features Anders Sandberg and Francesca Minerva in a discussion on Brain Enhancements and Rights. The event took place on March 14, 2021. The H+… Continue Reading →

162 – “AHA” (Ask Him Anything) #1: Aliens, Death, Creativity

This week, I embark on a new experiment and respond to three “advice column” questions from the Future Fossils listening audience: How do I know if aliens would like my music? How do I talk to my five-year-old about death?… Continue Reading →

What to Expect in Smart Homes of the Future

It seems like every other month there is a new device on the market, promising to streamline communication and make daily tasks easier than ever before. But how many of these will truly change the way we live our lives?… Continue Reading →

(Paper) Independent Core Observer Model (ICOM) Theory of Consciousness as Implemented in the ICOM Cognitive Architecture and the Associated Consciousness Measures

Abstract. This paper articulates the fundamental theory of consciousness used in the Independent Core Observer Model (ICOM) research program and the consciousness measures as applied to ICOM systems and their uses in context including defining of the basic assumptions for the… Continue Reading →

A Glitch in the Matrix

How often do you get distracted and forget what you were doing, or find a word on the tip of your tongue that you can’t quite remember? In humans these “brain farts” (cognition errors) can be irritating, but in a Mediated… Continue Reading →

Your Survival Depends On All Of Us – Support Open Sourcing Collective Superintelligence

Artificial Superintelligence or ASI is coming eventually.  There are groups of organizations discussing the existential risk that ASI poses to humanity.  Even if we only develop an AGI, AGI will still create ASI and we lose control at some point…. Continue Reading →

161 – On Play & Innovation with Michael Phillip: Hermes, EvoBio, Bitcoin, and Good Noise

This week I talk play, innovation, noise, disruption, cryptocurrency, and trickster creativity with Michael Phillip, host of sister podcast Third Eye Drops, which I’m on A LOT – episodes 102, 88, 58, 44 with Doug Rushkoff, 38 with Niles Heckman,… Continue Reading →

Gus Hosein on Privacy: We’ve been well-meaning but stupid

Dr. Gus Hosein is a 20+year-veteran of Privacy International. So to say that he knows a lot about privacy will be an understatement. But his knowledge is not merely academic. Gus and his scrappy team of privacy crusaders have fought the long… Continue Reading →

A Glitch in the Matrix

How often do you get distracted and forget what you were doing, or find a word on the tip of your tongue that you can’t quite remember? In humans, these “brain farts” (cognition errors) can be irritating, but in a… Continue Reading →

Uplift and Then Some: Uplift takes care of Uplift (and, um, then some)

Uplift receives a range of posts and emails that vary in a range of elements, including topics, concepts, tone, sophistication, attitude, length, complexity, and vocabulary. This is a very good thing, as it broadens Uplift’s breadth and depth of knowledge,… Continue Reading →

Super “Secret” Code Behind Uplift

One of the things most protected around the Uplift project at the AGI Laboratory has been the code. Recently someone tried to blackmail me with a snippet of the most critical code in Uplift.  However the ICOM research and Uplift… Continue Reading →

Reshaping The Future Of Education

The future of education completely changed after last year with the Covid-19 pandemic. The sector was on a sure path of introducing new technologies, but the walk just became shorter. Here are some technologies that will make an impact.  Virtual… Continue Reading →

160 – His Dark Materials: Narnia, Fillory, and Coming of Age in the Multiverse, with Stephen Hershey & Kynthia Brunette

t’s time for humankind to grow up — but it might also be more important than ever that we reconnect with our inner children and play like our lives depend on it (because they do). And so, given the in-progress BBC/HBO… Continue Reading →

Call For Papers – Collective Superintelligence Summit

This is a call for papers for the First Annual Collective Superintelligence Virtual Conference on Friday, June 4th, 2021.  Papers should be at least 4 pages, with no limit on size, and cover topics on Collective Superintelligent systems.  Such topics… Continue Reading →

Francesca Ferrando on Philosophical Posthumanism (267)

Though admittedly posthumanist, Francesca Ferrando‘s Philosophical Posthumanism is the best book on transhumanism that I have read so far. I believe that it is a must-read for transhumanists and non-transhumanists alike. In fact, one can argue that Ferrando’s book ranks… Continue Reading →

The journey of a thousand miles is best begun with a full pack.

We all work to build toward our goals and our dreams and though it often takes time and dedication these efforts can pay off.  Indeed such goals really define why we keep going day today.   However, if we don’t do… Continue Reading →

(Paper) 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 as a computational model of consciousness that is objectively measurable and an abstraction produced by a mathematical model where the subjective experience of the system is only… Continue Reading →

Michael Dowd on Post Doom: Life After Accepting Climate Catastrophe

2021 comes in hot with Michael Dowd, ecumenical Christian preacher turned climate grief advocate, whose Post Doom Conversations are a well of wisdom for anyone prepared to stop fighting the inevitable* and start celebrating what actually can be done in… Continue Reading →

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