artificial intelligence

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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