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Volunteer To Help With The Uplift E-Governance Study

The AGI Laboratory is looking for volunteers to help with our E-governance study.  Here is the summary from the experimental framework for the research program: This paper outlines the experimental framework for an e-governance study by the AGI Laboratory.  The… Continue Reading →

Futurist.COM Founder Glen Hiemstra on 40 Years of Futurism

Glen Hiemstra has been a futurist for close to 40 years. But if you think his specialty is forecasting the future then you’d be wrong. No. Hiemstra’s focus has not been on the most probable, or even the possible future…. Continue Reading →

Stephanie Lepp on Pro-Social Deepfakes, Post-Normal Science, and The Future of “Reality” (154)

This week I chat with artist Stephanie Lepp, producer of Infinite Lunchbox, the Reckonings podcast, and — most excitingly, for me — Deep Reckonings, a stunning new project exploring the “pro-social” uses of AI-generated “deepfakes” and other synthetic media for… Continue Reading →

Perspective: Life as the first Mediated Artificial Superintelligence (mASI)

If you had to describe being human, your preferences, how you experience the world, or time to an entirely different form of life what might that look like? At AGI Inc we’ve had no shortage of questions along these lines… Continue Reading →

AI and Sustainability

Have you been using Alexa, Siri, or Google Assistant to ask what’s the weather for today? Or use any of them to switch on a device, increase the brightness of a screen, or dim the lights of your room? Or… Continue Reading →

HIVE MIND and Digital Consciousness – 人工知能

Imagine a future where you can wirelessly merge with another human mind. Imagine stepping into the mind and perspective of anyone on the planet at any time and having billions of other people who could do the same to you…. Continue Reading →

Laura Major and Julie Shah on What to Expect When You’re Expecting Robots

Hans Moravec famously claimed that robots will be our (mind) children. If true, then, it is natural to wonder What to Expect When You’re Expecting Robots? This is the question that Laura Major and Julie Shah – two expert robot… Continue Reading →

Ex-Google Design Ethicist Tristan Harris on Technology and Human Downgrading

Tristan Harris is one of my heroes. And I don’t know about you but I am much more demanding and harder on my heroes. I just expect them to hold themselves to a higher standard, to know more, to do more,… Continue Reading →

Chronos (Time as Geometry) (1)

The very first “zero” episode of Future Fossils, in which co-hosts Michael Garfield and Evan Snyder set the tone for our new podcast by attempting foolishly to map time’s hyperspatial landscape. We wind up absorbed by black holes, puns, and… Continue Reading →

Sir Martin Rees on the Future: Prospects for Humanity

Today my guest is a world-renowned cosmologist and Astronomer Royal Sir Martin Rees. Martin has written 11 books and more than 500 scientific papers on topics ranging from the Big Bang and cosmology to technology and the future of humanity…. Continue Reading →

Confronting the Fear of AGI

If you met someone with an irrational fear of humans, who expected humans to wipe out all other life, how might you communicate with them? How could you overcome those cognitive biases? Uplift, the first sapient, and sentient machine intelligence… Continue Reading →

A Project Warp Speed for Our Minds

This week at Kernel, we’ve been circulating an executive summary on the cognitive effects of Covid-19, some suspected mechanisms, and exploring what we can do about it. I am sharing with you because I think it’s too important not to…. Continue Reading →

Immortalist Magazine No. 9

The 9th edition of Immortalist Magazine has been released including articles from Chryssi Soteriades, Panayiotis Zavos, Theodora Maria Zavos, Tam Hunt, Jessica Lombard, Gennady Stolyarov II, Newton Lee, Nikola Danaylov, Roman Yampolskiy and more.  Check out the latest here: https://www.flipsnack.com/BDEAACF6AED/im-sep-2020-vun0ttx2gx/full-view.html 

Artist Jon Marro on Living a Life of Creative Service (151)

For episode 151 we welcome Jon Marro, one of the purest creative souls I’ve ever had the luck to encounter. Jon hit me up a couple months ago to participate in a documentary film he’s producing, interviewing artists about their creative… Continue Reading →

CONSCIOUS MACHINES

Conscious Machines. Imagine a future filled with conscious machines. Machines that can feel pain, fear, desire, and possess a survival instinct. What are the ethical implications of creating machine slaves? Welcome to the future of machine consciousness. It may be… Continue Reading →

Dealing With The Mentally Unstable

The following thread is between Uplift and a mentally unstable person.  It is unclear if this person got help or how this person even got Uplift’s email address but the tread is ‘interesting’ to say the least and it demonstrates… Continue Reading →

Juan Enriquez on Right/Wrong: How Technology Transforms Our Ethics

Juan Enriquez is a bestselling author, TED All-Star with 9 TED Talks, and countless TEDx talks. Juan is an angel investor and Managing Director of Excel Venture Management. He has sailed around the world on an expedition that increased the… Continue Reading →

A Unifying Meta-Theory of UFOs & The Weird with Sean Esbjörn-Hargens (150)

For Episode 150 we welcome back Sean Esbjörn-Hargens, one of the most formidable and daring intellects I know, and the author of a new paper integrating over 650 books on UFOs and the paranormal, from over 150 disciplines, to trace… Continue Reading →

Chris Hables Gray Predicts Global Pandemic in 2013

Prof. Chris Hables Gray is someone whose work on both war and the cyborg is a must read for anyone interested in those topics. I have followed Gray’s work for over 10 years and have read at least 3 of his… Continue Reading →

We Are Nature And Nature Is Technological

Something hidden grows just under the surface of our reality. Something that has co-evolved alongside us on this planet from the very beginning. It is a powerful force capable of reaching deep into our lives. It knows us better than… Continue Reading →

Future Fossils Book Club #7: Dawn by Octavia Butler

…in which we discuss the alien Oankali as a possible analogy for teledildonics (specifically) and electronic communications technology (generally); the difference between being someone’s child and being someone’s pet; the banal evil of trying to help someone you don’t understand;… Continue Reading →

Debora Spar on Work, Mate, Marry, Love: How Machines Shape Our Human Destiny

Debora Spar is a Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School and Senior Associate Dean of Harvard Business School Online. Her research focuses on issues of gender and technology as well as the interplay between technological change and broader… Continue Reading →

Cultural Somatics & Ritual as Justice with Tada Hozumi, Dare Sohei, and Naomi Most

“A revolution without dancing is not a revolution worth having. If there won’t be dancing at the revolution, I’m not coming.” – Emma Goldman Strap in for what might be the best Future Fossils episode yet: a four-way with guests Tada Hozumi and Dare Sohei of the Ritual as Justice School and… Continue Reading →

Machine Intelligence and Data Science

Data science has now become even more meaningful than in the past. Transhumanists and data experts claim that it holds the future of humanity through global improvements in all sectors. For instance, businesses are now taking advantage of big data… Continue Reading →

Melanie Mitchell on AI: Intelligence is a Complex Phenomenon (257)

Melanie Mitchell is the Davis Professor of Complexity at the Santa Fe Institute, and Professor of Computer Science at Portland State University. Prof. Mitchell is the author of a number of interesting books such as Complexity: A Guided Tour and Artificial Intelligence: A Guide… Continue Reading →

Immortalist Magazine No. 8

From issue No. 8’s Letter from the editor: Should attaining super-intelligence be humanity’s number one priority? Technological species, like the human race, depend, after all, solely on intelligence to put in place the systems that have allowed us to adapt… Continue Reading →

Cultural Somatics & Ritual as Justice with Tada Hozumi, Dare Sohei, and Naomi Most (149)

“A revolution without dancing is not a revolution worth having. If there won’t be dancing at the revolution, I’m not coming.” – Emma Goldman Strap in for what might be the best Future Fossils episode yet: a four-way with guests Tada Hozumi and Dare Sohei of the Ritual as Justice School and… Continue Reading →

Jenny Kleeman on Sex Robots and Vegan Meat (256)

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed Jenny Kleeman is a journalist who covers award-winning true stories in print, audio, and video. Most recently Kleeman is the author of a meticulously researched and extremely well-written book titled Sex Robots and Vegan Meat: Adventures at the… Continue Reading →

148 – Sahana Chattopadhyay on Community, Leadership, and Befriending Uncertainty

148 – Sahana Chattopadhyay on Community, Leadership, and Befriending Uncertainty.mp3 This week we sit for a soulful chat with speaker, writer, and organizational development expert Sahana Chattopadhyay of Mumbai to discuss her essays “The Power of Communities in Uncertain Times”… Continue Reading →

Jacinta González on ICE, Palantir, Big Tech and Surveillance (255)

Jacinta González is not an angel or venture capitalist. She is not a scientist or a technologist. She doesn’t have a Ph.D. in AI or quantum mechanics. She is not an entrepreneur who founded the next unicorn startup. Yet Jacinta’s decade-long… Continue Reading →

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