Recent dramatic progress in artificial intelligence (AI) leads us to believe that Ray Kurzweil’s prediction of human level AI by 2029 may be roughly accurate. Even if reality proves to be a bit different, still i […]
I had mixed feelings about the DARPA Robotics Grand Challenge when I first heard about it. On the one hand, it sounded really cool — making humanoid robots drive cars, climb ladders, use power tools and ca […]
Randomly clicking through Singularity Hub as I do from time to time, I happened on an article by someone named Nathaniel Calhoun, titled “Future of Work: Why Teaching Everyone to Code Is Delusional.”
bengoertzel replied to the topic Review of "Transforming Humanity" by Maxwell Leistung in the forum h+ Magazine 5 years, 9 months ago
Peter — I wrote it as a book review because I felt the topic really deserved a book, not just an article … but I didn’t have time to write the book, at least not for the next year or so ;D
Maybe someone else will do some “reverse engineering” and write the book corresponding to the book review — that would be pretty funny ;D …. Book…[Read more]
A couple months ago it was Nick Bostrom with his book Superintelligence (a nicely-written, rather academic-ish book arguing at length and with great complication […]
Serban: Yeah, I have read lots of Nick Bostrom’s stuff and also debated/discussed with him and his FHI colleagues in person at Oxford.
See my dialogue with MIRI honcho Luke Muehlhauser at http://19k.0d3.mwp.accessdomain.com/2012/05/05/how-dangerous-is-artificial-general-intelligence-muelhauser-interviews-goertzel/ … he thinks basically the same…[Read more]
bengoertzel replied to the topic Response to Julia Mossbridge's Critique of Transhumanism in the forum h+ Magazine 5 years, 12 months ago
The following are some comments on the post, sent to me via email from Julia Mossbridge…
As to your three thoughts on re-reading…
1) The argument that essentially runs, “well, we use technology for purpose X so why not for purpose Y” — which I think is your point here — seems to be a bit silly to me, in that there are…[Read more]
Julia Mossbridge, a neuroscientist for whom I have loads of respect, has recently written a blog post that is (in Julia’s warm, friendly way) rather critical of transhumanism...
In a follow-up conversation on a […]
The emergence of sousveillance is a wonderful example […]
In the wake of a tragedy like the nuclear incidents we’re currently seeing in Japan, one of the questions that rises to the fore is: What can we do to prevent similar problems in the future?
This question […]
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