Author: bengoertzel

Humans for Transparency in Artificial Intelligence

One thing we can do now is to advocate for the development of AI technology to be as open and transparent as possible — so that AI is something the whole human race is doing for itself, rather than something being foisted on the rest of the world by one or another small groups. In collaboration with Ethiopian AI firm iCog Labs, we have created an online petition in support of transparent AI.

Should Africans Learn to Code?

Randomly clicking through Singularity Hub as I do from time to time, I happened on an article by someone named Nathaniel Calhoun, titled “Future of Work: Why Teaching Everyone to Code Is Delusional.” Initially, the title perplexed me a little,...

AI, Can We Destroy the Asteroid?

Imagine we have superhuman artificial intelligence. And let’s assume that it goes well, and doesn’t try to kill us. Turns out, it can solve many of our problems. Then imagine we find an asteroid barreling down on Earth. It’ll get...

Review of “Transforming Humanity” by Maxwell Leistung

Maxwell Leistung, in his recent book Transforming Humanity, has presented a careful and cogent argument that, in fact, it may well be possible for human beings to radically improve their own experience and interaction, even without benefit of currently nonexistent hi-tech interventions.

More AI Scare Talk from Stephen Hawking

The barrage of AI scare propaganda increases! A couple months ago it was Nick Bostrom with his book Superintelligence (a nicely-written, rather academic-ish book arguing at length and with great complication that we can’t prove advanced AIs won’t kill us...

We are Watching Sousveillance Gradually Emerge, and Expose More and More Abuses of Power

Suddenly, rather than an abstract and science fictional notion, sousveillance is something that makes intuitive sense to everyone who follows the daily news.

The emergence of sousveillance is a wonderful example — suddenly, rather than an abstract and science fictional notion, it’s something that makes intuitive sense to everyone who follows the daily news.