There is a really interesting Aeon article on what bad science, and how it fails. What is Bad Science? According to Imre Lakatosh, science degenerates unless it is both theoretically and experimentally progressive. Can Lakatosh’s ‘scientific programme’ approach, which incorporates merits of both Khunian and Popperian ideas, help solve this problem? Is our current research […]
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Feral cats kill about 1 million native animals per day in ecosystems which didn’t evolve to cope with cats. How should we deal with the problem of feral cats? I hear a lot of ‘kill ’em all’ . When in HK I noticed a lot of cats with one ear slightly smaller.. then found out […]
“In short, data is not knowledge; knowledge is not comprehension; comprehension is not wisdom” The standard account of understanding has been, since Aristotle, knowledge of the causes of an event or effect. However, this account fails in cases where the subject understood is not causal. In this paper I offer an account of understanding as […]
An interesting new series ‘The Age of A.I.’ narrated by Robert Downey Jr. – this first episode looks at how AI’s interact with humans ‘Affective Computing’ using object recognition, NLP attempting to simulate human emotion, digital avatars which work like agents for us – similar to John M. Smart’s idea of a digital twin (I […]
Many of you know the sad news that theoretical physicist & mathematician Freeman Dyson has passed away, so in celebration of his life and achievements, Anders Sandberg (Future of Humanity Institute) discusses Freeman Dyson’s influence on himself and others – How might advanced alien civilizations develop (and indeed perhaps our own)? We discuss strategies for […]
What is the replication crisis in science? What does it mean for public trust in science? Martin Bush will discuss these issues as well as the repliCATS project as a response to the replication crisis. Agenda: 5.30 – Meet, great, and eat.. pub food – it’s actually not bad! Feel free to come early to […]
Introduction Overview The event will address a variety of topics futurology (i.e. accelerating change & long term futures, existential risk, philosophy, transhumanism & ‘the posthuman’) in general though it will have a special focus on Machine Understanding. How will we operate along side artificial agents that increasingly ‘understand’ us, and important aspects of the world […]
STELARC – CONTINGENT AND CONTESTABLE FUTURES: DIGITAL NOISE, GLITCHES & CONTAMINATIONS Synopsis: In the age of the chimera, uncertainty and ambivalence generate unexpected anxieties. The dead, the near-dead, the brain dead, the yet to be born, the partially living and synthetic life all now share a material and proximal existence, with other living bodies, microbial […]
In order to achieve biomedical longevity, the problem of cross-Linking of the extracellular matrix needs to be addressed. Cells are held together by special linking proteins. When too many cross-links form between cells in a tissue, the tissue can lose its elasticity and cause problems including arteriosclerosis, presbyopia and weakened skin texture. These are chemical […]
Interview with hugely successful investor Jim Mellon at the Undoing Aging conference in Berlin 2019! We cover reasons why it’s a good time to invest in Anti-Aging and rejuvenation biotechnology today, the ethical reasons why we should, and effective advocacy: i.e. what one would say to a billionaire to convince them that investing in longevity […]
Regrettably, induction is peripheral to traditional AI, and the machine learning community in large is not interested in A(G)I. It is the field of reinforcement learning at the intersection of AI and machine learning that has AGI ambitions and takes learning seriously.
— Marcus Hutter
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