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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 →

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 →

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 →

AI, VR, & Mars Colonization

When younger generations imagine what it must have been like to live through the first space race, and the initial excitement over the concept of a moon landing, they might compare it to the present day. Seemingly over the past… Continue Reading →

Dissecting the Scientists’ Call to Ban Autonomous Lethal Robots

The last six months has seen a rising flood of publicity about “killer robots” and autonomy in weapons systems.  On November 19, 2012, Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued a 50-page report “Losing Humanity: The Case against Killer Robots” outlining concerns… Continue Reading →

PESSIMISM AMONG THE SINGULARITARIANS: IS IT A BAD THING?

Have you heard? Robots are coming and they are going to steal our jobs! I expect you have heard rumors to that effect, because the tech news seems positively awash with reports of automation replacing shop assistants, cooks, and much… Continue Reading →

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