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During 2010-12, noted AI researcher and long-time Humanity+ Board member Ben Goertzel conducted a series of textual interviews with researchers in various areas of cutting-edge science — artificial general intelligence, nanotechnology, life extension, neurotechnology, collective intelligence, mind uploading, body modification, neuro-spiritual transformation, and more. These interviews were published online in H+ Magazine, and are here gathered together in a single volume. The resulting series of dialogues treats a variety of social, futurological and scientific topics in a way that is accessible to the educated non-scientist, yet also deep and honest to the subtleties of the topics being discussed.
Between Ape and Artilect is a must-read if you want the real views, opinions, ideas, muses and arguments of the people creating our future.
- Itamar Arel: AGI via Deep Learning
- Pei Wang: What Do You Mean by “AI”? - Joscha Bach: Understanding the Mind- Hugo DeGaris: Will There be Cyborgs?- DeGaris Interviews Goertzel: Seeking the Sputnik of AGI - Linas Vepstas: AGI, Open Source and Our Economic Future - Joel Pitt: The Benefits of Open Source for AGI- Randal Koene: Substrate-Independent Minds- João Pedro de Magalhães: Ending Aging - Aubrey De Grey: Aging and AGI- David Brin: Sousveillance- J. Storrs Hall: Intelligent Nano Factories and Fogs- Mohamad Tarifi: AGI and the Emerging Peer-to-Peer Economy - Michael Anissimov: The Risks of Artificial Superintelligence - Muehlhauser & Goertzel: Rationality, Risk, and the Future of AGI - Paul Werbos: Will Humanity Survive?- Wendell Wallach: Machine Morality- Francis Heylighen: The Emerging Global Brain - Steve Omohundro: The Wisdom of the Global Brain and the Future of AGI - Alexandra Elbakyan: Beyond the Borg - Giulio Prisco: Technological Transcendence - Zhou Changle: Zen and the Art of Intelligent Robotics - Hugo DeGaris: Is God an Alien Mathematician? - Lincoln Cannon: The Most Transhumanist Religion?- Natasha Vita-More: Upgrading Humanity - Jeffery Martin & Mikey Siegel: Engineering Enlightenment
I had the opportunity to attend the keynote presentation of Sara Blakely, Founder of Spanx. In her one-hour talk, Sara highlighted her fascinating journey from launching a start-up with $5000 in savings to becoming the youngest self-made female billionaire in history. Anyone who’s heard Sara’s story knows it’s exhilarating and motivating, but to see her live brings a new dimension to her story. She’s fresh, exuberant, funny and completely passionate about helping women feel and look their best, and about reforming all of the misguided trends that have kept in women in painful and ill-fitting undergarments over the last 50 years.
I was so inspired this morning when I read this article. That you are a female or male this article is worth the read!
The blessing of being a US citizen...create your success. I work with a lot of start-ups and entrepreneurs. The difference between those who succeed and those that don't is fear and no funding. Overcome fear by finding experts you can rely on and spend wisely. Many fail because they cheap out - DIY website, won't spend to get the best package, website and marketing that will get success faster.
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Ready to erase your tracks and disappear online, once and for all? This infographic from Who Is Hosting This reveals the nine steps you need to take to remove your personal information collected all over the web.
It's amazing how much information is out there about you. Have you ever Googled yourself?
There may be many reasons for 'deleting' your online presence, or parts of it. This is good information.
How to Disappear Online !
In a demo that drew gasps at TED2010, Blaise Aguera y Arcas demos new augmented-reality mapping technology from Microsoft.
"So what makes a great leader in the 21st century? I've met many, and they stand out. They are women and men who are preparing themselves not for the comfortable predictability of yesterday but also for the realities of today and all of those unknown possibilities of tomorrow."
The language of physical theater is like the languages of typography and animation, but more obviously connect to the human. In this talk, three basic principles…
Scott McCloud and Alok Nandi invite you to talk about ways to apply techniques from the graphic arts world to interaction design and usability. Scott McCloud…
Type design is full of contradictions — it is one of the most specialised design disciplines, but also the one whose results audience cannot escape, being bombarded…
The ‘should designers be able to code’ debate has raged for some time, but I’m interested in another debate: should designers be able to research?
Are you a designer who can do research? Good research and the insights you uncover inspire fresh ways of thinking and get your creative juices flowing. Good research brings clarity to a woolly brief. Audience insight helps sharpen your focus on what’s really important. Experimentation through research and design brings a sense of playfulness and curiosity to your work. Good research helps you do good design.
"RESEARCH IS EVERYONE’S JOB"
Recordit.co is a new app for the Mac that allows you to easily record any screen action and to share it instantly with anyone.
Recordit is a super-simplified screencasting tool, that takes away any possible complexity or technical issues from recording screen actions.
This tool is ideal to share or report a bug you encounter in a certain app or to show where to click and what to choose to someone unfamiliar with a certain online service.
Free to use.
Download it now: http://recordit.co/
N.B.: It requires Mac OSX 10.9
A really quick tool for the Mac, but can do the same with Quicktime. Not sure if my firewall is preventing this from running. Recorded 5 seconds of footage from 1/4 of my screen on my MacBook Pro and has been cycling for about 5 minutes. Personally I pay the money and use ScreenFlow, which also allows webcam and microphone input together with screen casting and computer sound. Once finished recording the Screenflow editor pops up to allow you to adjust any of the shot.
The rise of social media in combination with an ever-increasing range of mobile devices makes the immediate communication of ideas between individuals and th...
In commemoration of a year in print, we present the Startup of You in visual summary. The last year has continued to demonstrate how work and careers need a new entrepreneurial mindset for everyone, not just entrepreneurs.
The hardest thing to know is when an idea becomes TRUE. Personal Branding's tipping point is now behind us, but just because we aren't on the "bleeding edge" doesn't mean we can't find and share cool personal branding resources and ideas (like this one). M
This is just GOLD. Nuff said.
Last week took place Tapestry Conference. Thanks to live-stream, I spent some time watching some of the talks. The discussions around beauty and functionality made me reflect on how we, as informat...
TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading - through TED.com, our annual conferences, the annual TED Prize and local TEDx events.
We're all familiar with satellite imagery, but what we might not know is that much of it is out of date. That's because satellites are big and expensive, so there aren't that many of them up in space. As he explains in this fascinating talk, Dan Berkenstock and his team came up with a different solution, designing a cheap, lightweight satellite with a radically new approach to photographing what's going on on Earth.
There's nothing inherently off-putting about sustainability at all. I challenge you to find someone who is "in favor" of purposely ruining the future. The problem is in helping people become aware of their impacts and connecting their perfectly adequate values to the effects their activities have.
When traveling abroad, it's important to learn about the people and culture you are doing business with, so as not to be misunderstood or appear rude. Here are some tips for businesspeople and other visitors traveling in the UK....
This talk will examine philosophical origins of design principles and develop new models of practical implementation. The main goal of this presentation is to…
Why was it worth one company spending $350,000 to shave a second off an interaction? Should you do the same? Designing for the web has made interaction designers…
My New Year’s Resolution for 2014 was to get more people started in User Experience (UX) Design. I posted one lesson every day in January, and thousands of people came to learn! Below you will find...
In this video, Shelley Evenson and Tom Schneider describe how two recent trends will influence designing for services.