Intelligence

Defeat Any Chatbot in a Turing Test with ASCII Art

Defeat Any Chatbot in a Turing Test with ASCII Art

Simply stated, we know the Turing Test can be easily defeated and is an inadequate test of human level intelligence. Although academics will continue the debate, I hope to share with you here how an ancient and arcane art, ASCII art to be precise, shows how Turing's idea was not sufficient to capture the full range of human level intelligence.

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What physical or mental enhancements are possible through gene therapy ?

What physical or mental enhancements are possible through gene therapy ?

Advances in genetics now permit to edit one's genome relatively easily. Gene therapy is now used exclusively to fix diseases, but could soon be used by transhumanists for genetic enhancement, such as augmenting one's mental faculties or improving one's physical appearance. What exactly can we modify and what are the risks involved ?

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Intelligence Augmentation

Intelligence Augmentation

Yesterday’s post argued for the moral and intellectual augmentation of human beings. I’d like to add to my thoughts on intellectual augmentation, saving the more controversial moral issues for later.

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We Must Evolve

We Must Evolve

To make a better reality, humans need to be more intelligent and moral. They must evolve.

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The Technological Singularity @ LOSCON 39 with David Brin, Phil Osborn, Vernor Vinge, Mitch Wagner

The Technological Singularity @ LOSCON 39 with David Brin, Phil Osborn, Vernor Vinge, Mitch Wagner

This is a super panel discussion from last year featuring David Brin, Phil Osborn, Vernor Vinge, and Mitch Wagner. The panel discusses the technological singularity with a live audience at LOSCON 39. The panel drop some pretty interesting ideas and facts along the way, so this is one to listen to in its entirety rather than skimming. Another of the amazing videos filmed and produced by H+ board me...

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