Tag Archives: Kurzweil

$7M to research AI risk

Future of Life Institute awards $7M to explore artificial intelligence risks The Future of Life Institute (FLI) announced today (July 1) the selection of 37 research teams around the world I’ll be very interested to see if any of the … Continue reading

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Grand Challenges

U.S. engineering schools to educate 20,000 students to meet grand challenges The two grand challenges worthy of the name aren’t even mentioned: 1/ Full automation of the production of a production facility. 2/ Indefinite life extension – stopping the aging … Continue reading

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Hidden Toxins

Hidden toxins found in ‘green,’ ‘all-natural,’ and ‘organic’ products It’s kind of a – yeah – so what? My old biochem lecturer (Peter Molan – Waikato University) had identified over 200 different alkaloids commonly found in a natural honey sold … Continue reading

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Living forever

The man investing Google’s billions says we shouldn’t be afraid to live forever It has been clear to me since 1974 that indefinite life extension (elimination of the detrimental effects of aging) is a technical possibility. This is not the … Continue reading

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AI

The Guardian – Artificial intelligence, how clever do we want our machines to be? Ray is half right. We have to think about ethics first, then we have to demonstrate those ethics by our actions – at both the personal … Continue reading

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Quantum Biology

Life on the Edge: The Coming of Age of Quantum Biology The notion of consciousness being a primary attribute of existence makes no sense to me. If there were any sort of conscious awareness, why would that consciousness take such … Continue reading

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Cancer

New device yields close-up look at cancer metastasis While this sort of approach is interesting, and I am all in favour of adding to our knowledge base, it seems clear to me that the most powerful approach to fighting cancer … Continue reading

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