Category: Risks

The Asilomar AI Principles Should Include Transparency About the Purpose and Means of Advanced AI Systems

author Bill Hibbard The recently published set of 23 Asilomar AI Principles are intended to guide the development of artificial intelligence (AI). Two principles, 7 and 8, call for transparency about the reasons for harm caused by AI and transparency...

Rise of the Robots: Disruptive Technologies, Artificial Intelligence & Exponential Growth

Professor Doctor Hugo De Garis, Doctor Ben Goertzel and Ivar Moesman discusses various aspects of exponential growth of technology, artificial intelligence, bitcoin and 3D printing

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.

Opinion: Synthetic Biology — The True Savior of Mankind

Once we recognize that the current species are flawed, we will see that only by designing and introducing new species can suffering, poverty and the depletion of natural resources be stopped. Once we look at this option, we find already a perfect and ultimately moral solution to the threats of climate change, disease, overpopulation and the terrible scarcity giving rise to endless injustice and retaliatory terrorism.