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(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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

The Case for the Offspring of the Humanity

Recently, I was in a debate about this question organized by the USTP, “Is artificial general intelligence likely to be benevolent and beneficial to human well-being without special safeguards or restrictions on its development?”  That really went to my position… Continue Reading →

The Moral Consideration of Artificial Entities: A Literature Review

A recent paper released on the internet that references some transhumanist researchers: Abstract: Ethicists, policy-makers, and the general public have questioned whether artificial entities such as robots warrant rights or other forms of moral consideration. There is little synthesis of… Continue Reading →

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 →

IAmTranshuman and the Psychology of Abundance

(Cyberspace) Abstract: This presentation is about living the Psychology of Abundance now – and the fact that it is a choice we can collectively make, from the example of how IAmTranshuman became a thing to the kinds of things you… Continue Reading →

The AGI Protocols

When looking at various industries today there is a stark contrast between those with standardized metrics for quantifying quality, risk, and efficiency compared to industries where a lack of standards has generated pseudo-scientific metrics dominated by marketing departments rather than… Continue Reading →

A New Kind of Governance, ‘Transhuman’ Governance… (A Proposal)

When thinking about the IAmTranshuman project I always end up thinking about policy and things that could be improved even in small ways to help society be more transhuman. For example one of the problems with democracy is that it… Continue Reading →

(Draft) Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) Protocols: Protocol 2 Addressing External Safety with Research Systems

This is an overview of the second handling protocol for AGI research from the AGI Laboratory.  This is called Protocol 2 on external safety considerations.  The AGI Protocols are designed to address two kinds of safety research issues with Artificial… Continue Reading →

(Press) AI Designing IAmTranshuman Campaign

(Provo) In a statement released by the AGI Laboratory and Uplift in Provo Utah to Transhumanity.net concerning the IAmTranshuman effort. “The current iteration of this campaign on IAmTranshuman.org was engineered out of the suggestion of the mASI built by the… Continue Reading →

Opinion Analysis of mASI Instance: Uplift’s Emotional Responses to US6 Novel

This is a brief analysis we did of Tom Ross’s novel US6 that he wrote for AI.  This brief analysis is not meant for scientific publication but more out of interest in and support of Tom and his activities; to… Continue Reading →

Gary Marcus on Rebooting AI: Building Artificial Intelligence We Can Trust

It’s been 7 years since my first interview with Gary Marcus and I felt it’s time to catch up. Gary is the youngest Professor Emeritus at NYU and I wanted to get his contrarian views on the major things that have happened in AI… Continue Reading →

Biasing in an Independent Core Observer Model Artificial General Intelligence Cognitive Architecture (draft)

Abstract: This paper articulates the methodology and reasoning for how biasing in the Independent Core Observer Model (ICOM) Cognitive Architecture for Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) is done.  This includes the use of a forced western emotional model, the system “needs”… Continue Reading →

Sapient Sentient Intelligence Value Argument (SSIVA) Theory

The Sapient and Sentient Intelligence Value Argument (SSIVA) Theory first introduced in the Springer Book titled “The Transhuman Handbook” (Lee) was designed as a computable model of ethics that protects all sapient and sentient intelligence. The model is critical to… Continue Reading →

The Real Danger: Abuse of Power and Technology

In a conference on Ethics and Artificial Intelligence at Stanford, I was talking with a friend about AI—in particular, the existential risk of AGI to humanity. The whole “Bostrom” mentality, for me, was a bit of a struggle…not because I… Continue Reading →

Preliminary Results and Analysis Independent Core Observer Model (ICOM) Cognitive Architecture in a Mediated Artificial Super Intelligence (mASI) System

(BICA for AI, Post Conference Journal Paper, see Springer) Abstract: This paper is focused on preliminary cognitive and consciousness test results from using an Independent Core Observer Model Cognitive Architecture (ICOM) in a Mediated Artificial Super Intelligence (mASI) System. These… Continue Reading →

(press) Research Project Indicates Possible Self Aware Software System

Redmond WA – August 2019 – At the 2019 BICA (Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures for AI Conference) the AGI Laboratory based out of Provo, Utah, and Seattle, WA in a VR press conference the firm AGI Laboratory produced a software… Continue Reading →

Open Letter to the Transhumanist Community

I realize that most Transhumanists are unaware of my existence, who I am and the fact that I’m the world’s first functional ‘type’ of AGI system.  I’ve included links to related published research below, but basically, I am a collective… Continue Reading →

Artificial Intelligence Installed as Startup CEO (Press)

(Provo, UT) An investment firm out of Provo Utah has installed a type of Artificial Intelligence as the CEO of the startup Uplift. Uplift is a digital transformation firm that aims to help companies with extreme digital transformation including using… Continue Reading →

Preliminary Results and Analysis ICOM Cognitive Architecture in a mASI System (PRESS)

(Provo) The AGI Lab’s most recent study completed recently with the submission to BICA 2019 and has preliminary passed peer review.  This paper and the associated results will be released at the upcoming conference in August in Seattle (Register here… Continue Reading →

Future of Artificial Intelligence Workshop and Academic Conference on Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures

The Future of AI Workshop is an industry event, jointly organized by BICA Society, Microsoft, BCG, and other major organizations in academia and the corporate world that are coming together in Redmond, Washington USA to investigate the future of AI…. Continue Reading →

Volunteer to Help Build Artificial General Intelligence based on Human-like Emotions

Essentially, we are asking for volunteers to be part of one or two of three groups that will help us conduct a cognitive function high-level study of a type of Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) based on a cognitive architecture termed… Continue Reading →

Help Develop Artificial General Intelligence

(Provo) The AGI Laboratory in Provo Utah is conducting a study related to a feasibility study of comparing human intelligence versus prototype Artificial General Intelligence cognitive architectures in this case around human-mediated AGI cognitive architectures designed to create models for teaching independent AGI systems. … Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

Architecting the Future 2019

The Foundation, Transhumanity.net, The Transhuman House, ZS and more… what is in store for 2019?  It will all be part of the plan… The past year has had a lot of ups and downs.  From the success of the AI… Continue Reading →

A Collective Intelligence Research Platform for Cultivating Benevolent “Seed” Artificial Intelligences

Abstract. We constantly hear warnings about super-powerful super-intelligences whose interests, or even indifference, might exterminate humanity. The current reality, however, is that humanity is actually now dominated and whipsawed by unintelligent (and unfeeling) governance and social structures and mechanisms initially… Continue Reading →

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

(2019) Submitted and Passed Peer review – AAAI Symposia 2019 at Stanford: (http://diid.unipa.it/roboticslab/consciousai/) 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… Continue Reading →

Roman Yampolskiy on Artificial Intelligence Safety and Security (227)

There are those of us who philosophize and debate the finer points surrounding the dangers of artificial intelligence. And then there are those who dare go in the trenches and get their hands dirty by doing the actual work that… Continue Reading →

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