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One can imagine…

One can imagine such technology outsmarting financial markets, out-inventing human researchers, out-manipulating human leaders, and developing weapons we cannot even understand. Whereas the short-term impact of AI depends on who controls it, the long-term impact depends on whether it can be controlled at all.

So, facing possible futures of incalculable benefits and risks, the experts are surely doing everything possible to ensure the best outcome, right? Wrong. If a superior alien civilisation sent us a message saying, “We’ll arrive in a few decades,” would we just reply, “OK, call us when you get here – we’ll leave the lights on”? Probably not – but this is more or less what is happening with AI. Although we are facing potentially the best or worst thing to happen to humanity in history, little serious research is devoted to these issues outside non-profit institutes such as the Cambridge Centre for the Study of Existential Risk, the Future of Humanity Institute, the Machine Intelligence Research Institute, and the Future of Life Institute. All of us should ask ourselves what we can do now to improve the chances of reaping the benefits and avoiding the risks.

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Posthuman Politics

Posthuman Politics

Dates: September 25 – 28, 2014
Location: Mytilini, Greece

 

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In general, we welcome papers related to various aspects of posthuman politics. Both trans- meta- and posthumanism can be related to a variety of specialized topics questions and disciplines:

  1. Philosophy,
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  3. Media Theories
  4. Contemporary political theory, political economy, contemporary Marxism
  5. The politics of contemporary art forms: Contemporary cinema, theater, music, performance, e.t.c.
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  9. Ontology
  10. Pedagogical studies, psychology
  11. Contemporary informatics (fuzzy-logic, cloud computing, e.t.c.), info-communication, Infotainment and the politics of world wide web (safety, rights and copyrights, e.t.c.), biohacking, bodyhacking, genderhacking.
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  13. Technology, biotechnology
  14. Literature, literary studies, cultural theory
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  16. Practical Philosophy and Pragmatics
  17. Spirituality and Religion
  18. Comparative posthumanisms Trans- Meta- Post- and other -humanisms: differences and convergencies
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The Value of Science Fiction in Understanding the Singularity

The Value of Science Fiction in Understanding the Singularity

by William Hertling

About Singularity Weblog

 

Singularity Weblog started as a personal journal of Socrates’ thoughts on trends, news, issues, films and people related the technological singularity. However, due to the active involvement of readers like you, it is evolving into a growing community of people interested in exploring and shaping our future.

 

The blog is not meant to provide definitive answers, but rather, to ask the tough questions in an attempt to generate discussion, provoke thought and stir the imagination. It aims to spark a conversation about the impact of technology, exponential growth and artificial intelligence where everyone’s opinions and participation are greatly encouraged.

 

Here Socrates will not shy to provide his opinion but will place no claim on its superiority. His goal is to get you actively involved in the ever-evolving conversation about the future of humanity.

 

 

 

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The Value of Science Fiction in Understanding the Singularity

by William Hertling

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