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$5,000.00 USD will be awarded to the winner. $1,000.000 USD will be awarded to three runner-up papers, one of which could be the final winner. About the Prize: Humanity+, a 501(c)3 non-profit educational organization is sponsoring the Blockchain essay prize...

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.

Video: International Summit on Human Gene Editing

A major component of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Medicine’s Human Gene-Editing Initiative is an international summit to take place December 1-3 in Washington, D.C. Co-hosted with the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the U.K.’s Royal Society,...

To Survive, We Must Go Extinct — Apocalyptic Terrorism and Transhumanism

Perhaps it’s time to figure out ways to redesign our cognitive architectures so that people are less likely to adopt faith-based, delusional thinking about how the world ought to be.