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STELARC Performance – Outside of Your Skin

STELARC Performance – Outside of Your Skin

I recently had the pleasure of videoing Stelarc’s performance at West Space in Melbourne Australia – the performance was a fusion of virtual reality and meat space – it was a feast for the senses. I have embedded the video of the performance below. Stelarc has been extending his body through performances since the late 1960s. His performances include attaching a “Third Hand...

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Best of H+: The Reluctant Transhumanist

Singularity, 2012: God springs out of a computer to rapture the human race... The “God” of Singularity Sky is really just an Artificial Intelligence, manipulating us all merely to beat the alien competition. The Merchant Princes (from a series of novels by Stross) are just as rapacious as anything on Wall Street, and a downstream parallel universe is just another market to exploit.

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Best of H+: Dancing at the End of Time

Michael Moorcock, creator of iconic characters...has been freaking us out for over forty years...The godfather of New Wave sci-fi, Moorcock was writing steampunk thirty years before Gibson and Sterling’s The Difference Engine, and anticipated posthuman themes a full generation before the World Transhumanist Association formed.

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Reward Function Integrity in Artificially Intelligent Systems

Reward Function Integrity in Artificially Intelligent Systems

Video and abstract of Roman's presentation at Oxford University. Analysis of historical examples of wireheading in man and machine and evaluate a number of approaches proposed for dealing with reward-function corruption. While simplistic optimizers driven to maximize a proxy measure for a particular goal will always be a subject to corruption, sufficiently rational self-improving machines are bel...

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