Opinion

The Corporatization of AI is a Major Threat to Humanity

The Corporatization of AI is a Major Threat to Humanity

By Ben Goertzel This “editorial” article represents the personal views of the author, shaped by his 3 decades in the AI research community and 2 decades as an AI entrepreneur. It absolutely does NOT represent an official position of H+ Magazine or Humanity+. I’ve been working in the AI field since the late 1980s, and hoo boy have things changed! A joke I sometimes tell in confere...

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The Disrupted Generation

The Disrupted Generation

author Andrew. F. Allan Change in the direction of humanity is inevitable. Whether Transhuman or Posthuman, we are unlikely to be the humans of recent history in the immediate future that lies ahead. The disruption to “normal” human life is profound in implication and consequence. From communication to life changing technologies the fabric of human existence is being fundamentally disrupted and re...

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The Asilomar AI Principles Should Include Transparency About the Purpose and Means of Advanced AI Systems

The Asilomar AI Principles Should Include Transparency About the Purpose and Means of Advanced AI Systems

author Bill Hibbard The recently published set of 23 Asilomar AI Principles are intended to guide the development of artificial intelligence (AI). Two principles, 7 and 8, call for transparency about the reasons for harm caused by AI and transparency about explaining judicial decisions made by AI. While helpful, these two principles are much too narrow. Principles 19 and 20 describe the unlimited ...

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Book Review: The Homebrew Industrial Revolution (2010)

Book Review: The Homebrew Industrial Revolution (2010)

Author Harry J. Bentham       Predicting an economic “singularity” approaching, Kevin Carson from the Center for a Stateless Society writes in The Homebrew Industrial Revolution (2010) we can look forward to a vibrant “alternative economy” driven less and less by corporate and state leviathans. According to Carson, “the more technical advances lower the capital o...

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The Unpredictable Freedom and Sweetness of Chaos

The Unpredictable Freedom and Sweetness of Chaos

I’m going to share a productivity, planning and organizational hack that will change your life. It will yield some unpredictable results, but if you approach it the right way, it could bring some of the most amazing work of your life, along with freedom, joy, exhilaration.

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