artificial intelligence

Don’t Panic!

Don’t Panic!

By Calum Chase First Published on Pandora’s Brain Franklin D Roosevelt was inaugurated as US President in March 1933, in the depth of the Great Depression. His famous comment that “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself” was reassuring to his troubled countrymen, and has resonated down the years. If and when it turns out that machines will make it impossible for many people to earn a ...

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Sophia and SingularityNET: Q&A

Sophia and SingularityNET: Q&A

By Ben Goertzel These last couple months have been fascinating (and exhausting) for me. I’ve largely taken a break from my AI research work and I’ve spent most of my time organizing a new AI-meets-blockchain project — SingularityNET — and traveling around promoting it. At the same time, the Sophia robot I’ve been working on at Hanson Robotics has been made a citizen o...

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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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Implanting Morality

Implanting Morality

In a recent post I argued that humans need to become more intelligent and moral if they are to survive and flourish. In other words, they must evolve. A few perceptive readers raised objections about the nature of morality and the techniques to be used to maximize moral behavior. As for the nature of morality, I claimed that “the essence of morality lies in … the benefits of mutual cooperation and...

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Is Artificial Superintelligence Research Ethical?

Is Artificial Superintelligence Research Ethical?

Video Interview: Recently I interviewed Roman Yampolskiy, Latvian born computer scientist at the University of Louisville, known for his work on behavioral biometrics, security of cyberworlds and artificial intelligence safety. He holds a PhD from the University at Buffalo (2008). He is currently the director of Cyber Security Laboratory in the department of Computer Engineering and Computer Scien...

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