Prominent futurists +Aubrey de Grey (SENS), +Benjamin Goertzel (OpenCog), +George Dvorsky (i09) and +James Hughes (IEET) will be joining Adam Ford for an online miniconf on Future Day (March 1st 3pm PST). Join the event here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cdlioq680jhm1roog202jks97es Please prepare your questions...
In the future, radical life extension will emerge as a main topic of political discussion. I can easily envision a moment a decade from now when 10 or 20 percent of representative seats in a large country will be held by transhumanists.
In the news this week, Google is acquiring artificial intelligence startup DeepMind for more than $500 million USD. Founded by Demis Hassabis, Shane Legg and Mustafa Suleyman, DeepMind’s research remains somewhat mysterious. To learn more it helps to examine the research of its founders. These videos comprise a lecture given by Dr. Shane Legg on the development of machine superintelligence. This lecture was recorded on 31st of October 2009 at the UKH+ meeting and it is well worth your time if you are interested in this work.