Tag Archives: Risk

What is the most immediate challenge you have at startup ecosystem level that you would like automation to help solve?

What is the most immediate challenge you have at startup ecosystem level that you would like automation to help solve? [ 20/April/21 ] In New Zealand that would be a trap that catches mammals – particularly mice, rats, cats, hedgehogs, … Continue reading

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Will humanity’s extinction be abrupt, or will it slow after a long decadence?

Will humanity’s extinction be abrupt, or will it slow after a long decadence? [ 19/April/21 ] It seems to me that there are finite probabilities associated with various sorts of extinctions (some rapid, some slower) that together sum to about … Continue reading

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Is human extinction as imminent as this article claims or is the writer trying to scare people?

[The comment was – Is human extinction as imminent as this article claims or is the writer trying to scare people? – but I didn’t record where I wrote it, and can’t now (2 weeks later) find it again or … Continue reading

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Responsibility for discoveries

Scientists accept no responsibility for what is done with their discoveries. Do scientists believe that science is more important than humanity? [ 7/Mar/21 ] Anil Mitra and Scott Currier both give reasonable answers, but the question is not accurate. Many … Continue reading

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On the nature of freedom and responsibility and being human

Why is uncontrolled human activity the biggest threat to the environment? [ 5/Mar/21 ] David Simpson makes some reasonable points in his answer, but I will approach it from a different set of perspectives. Those perspectives are mostly around exploring … Continue reading

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$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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