Facebook is the subject of a heated debate for a psychological experiment the company has conducted on nearly 700,000 people without their knowledge. The Facebook experiment was carried out in 2012 and was related to the manipulation of content on users’ newsfeeds to analyze the effect on the user’s sentiment.
A talk describing Beckley’s collaborative pilot study with Johns Hopkins University on the treatment of addiction with psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy and its results.
At first examination Transhumanism is a complex and quickly evolving Promethean school of thought loosely woven together with a variety of conversations and points of view. It is kind of a crazy quilt of ideas and technologies in which it is difficult initially to discern much more than a common definition. It seems there are already a few manifestos still glowing from Hephaestus’ forge. There is some uncertainty, at least in my own mind where the movement begins and ends.
Aaron Sloman – Artificial Intelligence – Psychology – Oxford Interview This a transcript of a video, of Aaron Sloman being interviewed by Adam Ford, at the Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) Winter Conference, St Anne’s College, Oxford University, December 2012. The...
The human psyche is highly fragile in the times of stress, and it’s only appropriate to assume that the simulated voices will follow us more and more, just like the GPS in your car telling you to turn around the corner. We must apply tight user experience guidelines to some of these simulations.
Cognitive Enhancement and Other Technologies of the Mind – Fundamental and Ethical Questions (Conference, Bristol, 9-10 January 2013)
Is cognition too narrow a frame to think about the technological alteration of the mind?
Hawking Incorporated: Stephen Hawking and the Anthropology and the Knowing Subject by Hélène Mialet that deserves a spot on every Transhumanist’s bookshelf.
Belief Genome is an online app that aims to map all human beliefs and their connections by crowdsourcing information from users.