Category: Economy

AIs, Ethiopian Food and iCog Labs

On February 2, 2015 Getnet Asefa, the CEO of iCog Labs, standing under the Azure Sky over the international Airport of Addis Ababa welcomed his guests from Hong Kong, Germany, and England. His exact words were, “Welcome to the era...

Unequal Access to Technology: What Can We Learn From Smartphones?

The smartphone industry has made a remarkable impact on numerous aspects of human life, and can be seen as a foretaste of what might be achieved by emerging new technologies of human enhancement. Core smartphone technology frequently dropped in price,...

Cognitive Enhancement and the Future of Work

This theoretical paper draws the scientific community’s attention to how pharmacological cognitive enhancement may impact on society and law. Namely, if safe, reliable, and effective techniques to enhance mental performance are eventually developed, then this may under some circumstances impose new duties onto people in high-responsibility professions—e.g., surgeons or pilots—to use such substances to minimize risks of adverse outcomes or to increase the likelihood of good outcomes. By discussing this topic, we also hope to encourage scientists to bring their expertise to bear on this current public debate.

Quantifiable Ethics in Retail — Can You Change the World through Effective Altruistic Shopping?

Can something as simple as an app that gives unbiased product information change the world? Filtering out products which follow one’s personal norms and values will reshape the concept of brand image, render it unimportant for highly similar goods, such as soap and just about everything under the kitchen sink.

The Nomadic Diary of Onyx Ashanti: Episodes #3 and #4: Exploring the Digital Memory Banks and Exo-voice Development Updates

busking has supported me since I first moved away from home as an adult in the early 90’’s. I knew a total of 3 songs when I started. busking allows you to develop. it is the like a relationship with someone you might not see very often but when you do, its familiar and comfortable.