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Conference: Thinking Machines in the Physical World
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Conference: Thinking Machines in the Physical World

“Thinking Machines in the Physical World” invites cross-disciplinary conversations about the opportunities and threats presented by advances in cognitive computing:   – What concrete, real-world possibilities does intelligence-focused technology open up?   – What potential effects will “smart computers” exert on labor and jobs around the globe?   – What are the broader social implications…

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Media series with James Hughes

James Hughes the Executive Director of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, is a bioethicist and sociologist at Trinity College in Hartford Connecticut where he teaches health policy and serves as Director of Institutional Research and Planning. Dr. Hughes is a Fellow of the World Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a member of Humanity+, the Neuroethics Society,…

Politics & the Future – Panel with James Hughes, David Wood & Steve Fuller
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Politics & the Future – Panel with James Hughes, David Wood & Steve Fuller

The panelists are Steve Fuller, David Wood, James Hughes Podcast of panel here   Discussion points: Effective Futurist Politics Futurist caucuses within existing political establishments “the future of politics” in the sense of “Politics 2.0” Political struggles within transhumanism Transhumanist politicisation controversy Transhumanism definition controversies Comparison of futurist related political positions Transhumanist political organisations Transhumanist…

What is Technoprogressivism?
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What is Technoprogressivism?

Rejecting the two extremes of bioconservatism and libertarian transhumanism, Hughes argues for a third way, “democratic transhumanism,” a radical form of techno-progressivism which asserts that the best possible “posthuman future” is achievable only by ensuring that human enhancement technologies are safe, made available to everyone, and respect the right of individuals to control their own…