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The Simulation Argument – How likely is it that we are living in a simulation?

The simulation hypothesis doesn't seem to be a terse parsimonious explanation for the universe we live in. If what is ...
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All Aboard The Ship of Theseus with Keith Wiley

An exploration of the philosophical concept of metaphysical identity, using numerous variations on the infamous Ship of Theseus thought experiment ...
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Why don’t we see more larger brained species in our ecosystem?

Species with larger brains seem to have a higher general intelligence. So why haven't all species evolved larger brains? Possibly ...
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Narratives, Values & Progress – Anders Sandberg

Anders Sandberg discusses ideas & values and where we get them from, mindsets for progress, and that we are living ...
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Longevity Day with Aubrey de Grey!

“Longevity Day” (based on the UN International Day of Older Persons - October 1) is a day of support for ...
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Longevity Day Melbourne 2016

“Longevity Day” (based on the UN International Day of Older Persons - October 1st) is a day of support ...
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Elon Musk on the Future of AI

Elon Musk discusses possible best of alternative AI futures - in that the advanced AI tech is democratized - no ...
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Can We Improve the Science of Solving Global Coordination Problems? Anders Sandberg

Anders Sandberg discusses solving coordination problems: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91FKgBURAV0 Includes discussion on game theory including:the prisoners dilemma (and the iterated form), the ...
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Anders Sandberg -The Technological Singularity

Anders gives a short tutorial on the Singularity - clearing up confusion and highlighting important aspects of the Technological Singularity ...
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Heavy-Tailed Distributions: What Lurks Beyond Our Intuitions?

How likely is civilization to devastated by a global disaster or even go extinct? Anders discusses (with a whiteboard) how ...
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Zombie Rights

Andrew Dun provides an interesting discussion on the rights of sentient entities. Drawing inspiration from quantum complementarity, defends a ...
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Extending Life is Not Enough

Dr Randal Koene covers the motivation for human technological augmentation and reasons to go beyond biological life extension. Competition ...
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Sam Harris on AI Implications -The Ruben Report

A transcription of Sam Harris' discussion on the Implications of Strong AI during recent appearance on the Ruben Report ...
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Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence with Aubrey de Grey

Projects at SENS Foundation Sens Foundation has a lot of projects that were working on all at the same ...
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The Quantified Self with Anders Sandberg (in under 2 mins)

The Quantified Self movement is usefully encouraging loads of people to record metrics about their personal health - the ...
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AI: The Story So Far – Stuart Russell

Awesome to have Stuart Russell discussing AI Safety - a very important topic. Too long have people been associating ...
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Philosophy of Science

a branch of philosophy concerned with the foundations, methods, and implications of science. The central questions concern what counts as science, the reliability of scientific theories, and the purpose of science. This discipline overlaps with metaphysics, ontology and epistemology, for example, when it explores the relationship between science and truth.

Epistemology

questions what knowledge is and how it can be acquired, and the extent to which knowledge pertinent to any given subject or entity can be acquired. Much of the debate in this field has focused on the philosophical analysis of the nature of knowledge and how it relates to connected notions such as truth, belief, and justification.

Unprecedented Technological Growth

Over the last few decades we have seen unprecedented technological change.   Our ability to visualize impacts of technological convergence in the short, medium and long term is detrimental to our survival.  With informed estimates of possible futures, we can hope to achieve clearer visions for a better future, let’s leverage growth in powerful new technologies  to solve global problems.

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